Top african safari attractions
The Best of East Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar, If you’ve got a bit more time to spare, we recommend exploring the ‘best of East Africa’, which includes the breath-taking parks of Kenya and Tanzania, with their prolific wildlife and wide plains; mountain-trekking in Uganda and coming face-to-face with the highly endangered gorillas; and ending off relaxing on the white beaches of Zanzibar.
Amongst the most fertile wildlife habitats on the globe, South Luangwa Park is such a haven for wildlife you can basically guarantee sighting antelope, giraffe, crocodiles, lions, wild dog and elephants, while the Luangwa river has the highest concentration of hippos in Africa. The area also boasts a large natural population of leopards, groups of the very rare and endangered African wild dog plus an absurd level of birdlife, with over 400 species resident at some point of the year. Brightly-coloured bee-eater birds swarming in the thousands is an unforgettable sight for even seasoned safari-nuts.
Luangwa’s appeal is extended by its pronounced weather patterns and distinct seasons that create very different safari experiences as the year progresses. Extra info about how much does an african safari cost.
Kenya Wildlife Safari, Intrepid Travel
If you’re keen to uncover authentic Kenya in all its glory, opt for this utterly individual and participatory Intrepid Travel tour. Travelers will be expected to pitch in and help with camp set-up and food prep from time to time, which helps keeps costs down, create a truly immersive experience and of course, facilitates all that group bonding. Starting and ending in the eclectic city of Nairobi, this 8 day African extravaganza is perfect for travelers in search of a safari that allows them to connect with both locals and other like-minded travelers. It includes; the opportunity to meet and learn about the fascinating way of life from Maasai warriors, a trip to the incredible Masai Mara National Reserve for an epic full-day game drive, a rhino-spotting trip in the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park and the opportunity to check out Hell’s Gate National Park, which boasts breathtaking cliffs, towering gorges, spectacular rock towers, volcanoes and the lush Lake Naivasha.
Located in the northeast of the country on the Mozambique border, Kruger National Park is the most famous of all South Africa’s many game reserves. As well as the Big Five, the park is home to the vulnerable cheetah, the endangered wild dog and several elusive small cat species. It is a good option for first-time visitors to Africa, with a wide choice of accommodation options (ranging from basic campsites to luxury lodges). With a well-maintained and easily navigated road system, Kruger is also the ideal self-drive safari destination. Keen birders should plan to visit between October and March. At this time, the park provides a temporary home for more than 200 migrant bird species.
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