Going to the zoo is a great learning and fun activity for adults and children – perfect friends and family trip anytime. But it comes nothing close to having a vacation in these animals’ natural habitats. Where else to have that sort of experience if not the African safari.
Safari is a Swahili word for journey. A journey to African Safari is to experience firsthand the allure of wildlife. Seeing Lion’s pride ambushes and chases their games or less thrilling yet fascinating sights like a chameleon changing its skin color. Nevermind the mosquito infestation and other inaccurate representations; the African Safari destinations combine 5-star hospitality and local presence with a real wilderness experience.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
It is located in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, covering an area of 7,523 sq. Mile, Kruger Park is one of the oldest, largest, and most sought-after safari in Africa. It offers one of the best wildlife diversity and game viewing with exceptional logistics to make your visit memorable.
Along with viewing the big five game, lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, black and white rhinos, in their natural habitats, the Kruger Safari Park delivers breathtaking views of cheetahs. Wide varieties of birds, different attractive species of antelope, jackal, giraffe, hippopotamus, monkey, and mongoose add to the park’s fascination.
Depending on your budget, you can choose to explore the fascination of Kruger Safari Park sleeping in bushveld camps for a fabulous outdoor experience or the comfortability of modern facilities along with peace and serenity of the Kruger’s Lodges. Besides excellent amenities such as Wi-Fi, private plunge pool, and more in these lodges, you also enjoy amazing nightlife with cat dancers, discos, and other entertainment.
Though it is a great vacation destination, it is also perfectly suitable for honeymoon, anniversary, and other parties.
Chobe National Park & Moremi Game Reserve Botswana
Chobe Park has a majestic view of the wildlife and is surrounded by fascinating natural attractions such as Victoria fall, Chobe, Kwando, Linyanti rivers, lyrics, island, floodplains, setting up a highly natural diverse park. The settings are most appreciated during the dry season when these animals come out to quench their thirst at the Chobe river bank.
Known as the home to the largest herds of buffalo, hippo, and elephant on the continent, the impressive numbers of lion, leopard, jackal, hyena and wild dog are also there for sighting in an unspoiled, preserved environment.
Whether you are going on lone vacation, romantic, or family retreats, Chobe park offers an unbeatable all-around experience and opportunity of a once in lifetime photography, especially with the touch of sunset or sunrise.
You can explore the spectacle of Chobe park with a luxurious boat cruise or game drives.
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
If you’re looking for a highly diversified wildlife Park, the South Luangwa National Park is a great destination. Luangwa River fences the over 9,050 km2 area of preserved paradise to the east, steep Muchinga Escarpment to the west and northwest. It is overall blessed with stunning natural attractions and prolific games.
South Luangwa supports over 400 different species of birds and 60 species of mammals. The Luangwa river bank, which is home to a large group of crocodiles, hosts a wide array of mammals and different collections of birds.
The elephants are easily noticeable as they stroll gracefully along the riverbank. So also are zebras in their easy to spot contrasting colors strolling around the park. Other animals that you are unlikely to miss taking a view of the park are buffalos, giraffes, and lions’ pride, one of the highest densities of Leopards in the world. The trees and the park’s sky are also filled with over 400 different species, creating fascinating views for birdwatchers.
Depending on your budget and preferences, the park can be accessed through Mfuwe Gate through ferries, private vehicles, or fly in.
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Renowned for featuring in lists of ten wonders of the world and seven wonders of Africa for over 2 million migration of wildebeests across over 40,000 square kilometers from Tanzania and Kenya. The movement occurs during July and November.
Covering 1500 square miles, the unending plains and the abundance of a group of animals give the park breathtaking views. The park has a wealth of different animals, including elephants, zebras, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, and annually-migrating wildebeests. Leopards and rhinos are frequently sighted, while crocodiles are seen on the Mara Riverbank and 400 bird species gracing the trees and sky.
Maasai Mara can be accessed by road from different entry or exit points. The trip gives the chance of taking in the countryside’s views before seeing the majestic views of the park. Or through several of the airstrip operators in Maasai Mara. Different airstrips give access to various parts in the park, with each offering different fascinations and amenities.
The Safaris in Kenya have various surrounding hotels that add hospitality and entertainment that include casinos for those that want to try their luck after a day of impressive sights of Maasai Mara.
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Leaving out Etosha National Park on a trip to Namibia is unheard of. The park is the third biggest in the world, with an area of 20,000 square kilometers. Notable for its endorheic pan, Etosha Pan, which gives different colors when occasionally filled with water. Unlike other Parks, hundreds of animals come to you in folds as you wait near one of the many water holes.
The preserved wilderness boasts of many wildlife such as Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, and over 100 other different mammals, including the endangered Leopards and black rhinos, and 340 species of birds.
Within the camp are five camps that provide different views of the animals and the landscape, and amenities. More luxurious lodge options are available outside the park with a beauty treatment, drive or fly in options or internet access for business or gaming pleasure in the middle of vacation, wellness center, etc.