The word Safari translates to journey, and it’s one of the leading travel experiences that take most tourists to Africa. It’s a journey through Africa’s vast plains to catch a glimpse of the flora and fauna, and the highlight which is the wildlife. Just about every African country offers a unique safari experience, for example, in Zambia you can go for walking safaris or take a guided safari through the Egyptian deserts to see the pyramids.
Here are some of the best safari destinations in Africa that you should consider exploring.
Okavango Delta In Botswana
Famed for being the largest inland delta in the world, Botswana’s Okavango Delta offers a memorable safari experience. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, and its marked by crystal-clear waters flowing into the Kalahari Desert. The site provides an incredible opportunity for game and wildlife spotting in the area around the grasslands and lagoons. Some of the wild animals you can expect to see on an Okavango Delta safari include cheetahs, hippos, lions, wild dogs, antelopes, buffalos, elephants, and leopards.
The Mwiba Wildlife Reserve In Tanzania
The privately owned Mwiba Wildlife Reserve is situated in close proximity to the Arugusinyai River Gorge in Tanzania. The African savannah hosts an impressive 33 natural water springs attracting wildlife in incredible numbers. Safaris are provided on a private concession basis allowing only you and your team to stay at the game reserve at any given time. That gives you the liberty to explore off-road terrains and also go for night game drives.
Maasai Mara Reserve In Kenya
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is marked by golden sunsets and a vast landscape of Savannah providing breathtaking views. It’s also one of the sites of the spectacular Great Wildebeest Migration that sees millions of wildlife embark on a long journey in search of greener pastures. Some of the wild animals you can expect to see at the Maasai Mara include baboons, hippos, impalas, hyenas, crocodiles, zebras, and gazelles. Also if you are lucky, you might be able to see all the Big 5 animals during your stay at the game reserve.
Zambezi Valley In Zambia
The Zambezi National Park rests towards the southern edge of Zambia and nestled within it is the Zambezi Valley. It hosts several animals including birdlife, hippos, and elephants. Zambia is also a popular destination for walking safaris and the Luangwa National Park is one of the destinations to enjoy this experience.
Kruger National Park in South Africa
The Kruger National Parks boasts of being amongst the continent’s oldest National Parks. It’s the place to go for an opportunity to come face to face with big cats. However, the park also offers sightings of a vast selection of animals including hippos, cheetahs, crocodiles, and giraffes.
Desert Safari In Egypt
When you think about Egypt, the thing that comes to mind are the pyramids. Well, there is so much more to do in the country and that includes going on a desert safari. This isn’t a safari aimed at seeing wildlife, but rather one that allows you to soak in the country’s historic sites and monuments. Most of the safaris are half or full-day as well as multi-day tours to different pyramids, cities, and monuments.
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