So you’ve decided to go on vacation or safari in Africa – the BIG question is to decide where to go! You have no idea of several wonderful destinations across many different countries in this huge continent, with most of them concentrated in Southern and East Africa. It’s best to do inquiries concerning what you’d like to experience before thinking of where to go due to diverse landscapes and animals offered by every reserve, wilderness or park area as well as hotels.
1. South Africa or Malawi is the place to be in case you want a low-priced safari.
Aside a range of accommodation available which includes camping in your private shelter to rural self-catering cottages at all national parks, park entrance bills is reasonably priced. For these reasons, South Africa is unquestionably regarded as a budget-friendly safari destination.
Though the parks and infrastructure in Malawi aren’t up to the standard of the one’s in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia, it offers the Big Five in the Majete Wildlife Reserve devoid of the masses of Africa’s more renowned game parks. Malawi is also a place in Africa to travel in with low budget plan.
2. If you want to see the epic Great Migration go to… Kenya or Tanzania
Would you like to visit Africa’s most famous and most dramatic wildlife migration? If your answer is yes, then I would recommend to you the Masai Mara or the Serengeti National Park in Kenya and Tanzania respectively.be aware of safari crowds likely to be experienced, but this amazing animal wonder is worth it!
3. If you want to try a walking safari go to… Zambia or South Africa
There are several walking safaris on offer in South Africa as well, both in reserved concessions and in national parks such as Kruger. There is the option of doing a wilderness trail, where you trek for a number of days carrying all your food and supplies or walking for just a few hours in the bush. Although South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is relatively high-end and expensive, it one other great place to do walking safaris.
4. South Africa or Namibia; a place to combine a safari with beautiful desert landscapes.
Next, I suggest Namibia’s Etosha National Park set on a giant salt pan which dries out entirely in the winter seasons, giving the park an outstanding and exceptional desert feature. Also expect to see animals such as giraffes which pass through the horizon besides white salt crust in the landscape. In order to reach the impressive desert setting of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, where some of the world’s highest sand hills flow in a vast sea, you’ll need to drive south out of Etosha’s gates.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in northern South Africa is a cross-border semi-desert wilderness with , huge horizons, red sand mounds and remarkable twilights. The famous Kalahari black-manned lions, cheetah to gemsbok and hyena among other host of animals exist there.
5. If you want to do a water-based safari go to… Botswana
Would you love to experience a water-based safari? If yes, then I would suggest Botswana’s Okavango Delta which is regarded as one of the wildest places in Africa, and the finest place to do a safari on water. Accommodation shouldn’t be a problem at all because you can stay in a lodge or camp on one of the islands at Okavango Delta. By the help of a professional poler, you can spend your days gliding through waterways on a mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe)
6. If you want to see the Big Five go to… South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe
Have you also considered going for sightings of the “big five” (leopard, elephant, lion, rhino and buffalo)? Then Eastern and Southern parts of Africa are where to head to. The Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in Botswana, the Masai Mara in Kenya, the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, Kruger National Park in South Africa and Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe are among the places to easily spot these animals.
Despite the fact that the Etosha National Park in Namibia which is noted as one of the continent’s best places to view big game doesn’t have any buffalo, the other four can be seen there.
7. If you want to see wild mountain gorillas go to… Uganda or Rwanda
Do you know where to find wild mountain gorillas across the globe? Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are the places to visit if you want to see them.
Most tourists prefer visiting Uganda or Rwanda in search of gorillas rather than the DRC which is politically insecure and can be problematic for tourists to visit. Road conditions are relatively better with much more urbanized tourist infrastructure in Rwanda than in Uganda making it an easier choice.
8. Kenya or Tanzania is the right place if you want to combine safari with beach.
It’s such a delight and an unforgettable experience to combine safari with beach where you can while away resting days on the striking palm-fringed white-sand beaches of Mombasa or on one of the islands off the north coast, such as the magnificently exotic Lamu after seeing your fill of animals in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Park.
The well-known Serengeti and the Zanzibar Island which are all top destinations in its own right for its Swahili construction and outmoded culture, spicy food, gorgeous beaches and snorkeling opportunities are reserves offered by Tanzania.
If you want to combine safari with beach, wine tasting, road tripping, shopping and mountains go to… South Africa
Going on safari at South Africa can even be more interesting than you could ever think of if you love doing different activities on your holiday. It is fun doing some hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains in the South after seeing the Big Five in Kruger National Park in the north of South Africa.
From there, you can fly down to Cape Town in the south west which is a world-class city home to great restaurants, wine farms, fantastic shops and many other interesting activities to do like surfing lessons. Your vacation cannot be complete without taking a road trip out of the city along the eastern coastline or into the winelands afterwards.