A safari holiday is something that makes it onto nearly every single person’s bucket list in the World. There is nothing like seeing some of the most incredible wildlife in their natural habitat, situated only metres away. Africa has some of the most diverse safari destinations on the planet, meaning that picking one can be a hard task. Here are the top 5, to help you narrow down that choice.
Although seen as one of the pricier safari destinations in Africa, Botswana has some of the most exclusive and prestige experiences on offer. Those who want to see the beautiful African wildlife in luxurious surroundings should put Botswana at the top of their list.
Chobe National Park is home to four completely distinct ecosystems, including the Savuti Marsh. There are also around 120,000 elephants in this one particular region, making it the best place in Africa to catch sight of these incredible beasts.
Head over to Botswana in between April and October to see the largest variety of animals such as zebra, giraffes and buffaloes. The weather will also be a lot dryer and cooler, meaning you can enjoy everything this African country has to offer.
Quite possibly the most popular destination for those seeking a unique African safari experience. Not only will you be able to go on game trails and seek out wildlife, but there are plenty of other activities on offer too.
North Kenya is ‘the place’ for tourists who want to take part in the safari aspect of Africa, but also have fun taking part in other African experiences. You can fish stunning rivers, ride horses through the plains or just take in the beautiful scenery.
When visiting Kenya make sure you check out Amboseli National Park which is one of the most photographed wildlife areas in the World. Behind herds of wildlife will be the backdrop of the breath-taking mountains.
Those looking for a safari destination that is more remote and low key, will love everything that Zambia has to offer. Although many places cater for tourists, this part of Africa has much of its original style and culture still intact.
North Luangwa Park is a prime example of an ‘untouched’ piece of Africa, although there are very few of those left now! The only access to this area is by plane or bush driving (some companies will take you there) and so it is perfect for those who love feeling remote.
Zambia is an African safari destination best reserved for those who have at least experienced something similar before, so that they can truly appreciate time away from the crowds and tourists.
Dubbed as Africa’s prime game viewing location and also as one of the best safari destinations in the World; Tanzania has it all. Being one of Africa’s largest countries you will be completely spoilt for choice when it comes to the type of holiday you want to enjoy.
It is well worth visiting the Ngorongoro crater which is said to have the biggest density of wildlife in Africa. Those who don’t mind sharing the road with other vehicles will be drawn to this ever popular site.
If you would prefer something a bit more low key, then Ruaha is the place to visit. Visited by fewer tourists, the game viewing here is second to none.
Last, but by no means least, is Namibia; something a little bit different. Many people flock here to take part in some weird and wonderful activities, as well as seeing the fascinating landscapes.
The Skeleton Coast is one reason that thousands of people visit Namibia, due to it being one of the most incredibly unique places on the planet. Expect some giant sand dunes and thousands of seals!
Etosha is one of Africa’s most famous safari parks and so well worth a visit. You will see a whole range of wildlife all based around the water hole, although it can be pretty packed with tourists during peak times.
Picking just five African safari destinations was a tough one, as there really are so many to choose from. You could experience some luxury in Botswana or go back to basics in Zambia. Wherever you decide to go just remember to take a camera!