Great Safari Destinations in Africa
Safari is an unforgettable journey, which is about observing animal life in the wild. Having visited it even once, you will certainly want to repeat this adventure.
The fauna of Kenya strikes with its diversity and wealth, which is why this country is rightfully considered to be the homeland of Safari. It is home to the Masai Mara National Reserve, which is the most popular safari destination not only in Kenya, but also throughout Africa.
Tanzania is one of the best countries for a safari trip. It is here the oldest and most famous national park of the country can be found – Serengeti. It features numerous species of large mammals, about 500 species of birds and 350 species of reptiles, as well as the world-famous-protected natural area Ngorongoro, which is rightly called the eighth natural wonder of the world.
In many parks, travelers will have the opportunity to see the big five mammals. Also in Tanzania you can meet a lot of other representatives of the animal world: cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, hyenas, zebras, wildebeest, warthogs, jackals, etc.
Uganda offers a unique safari experience with its dense forests which are home to myriads of species. Places like the Rweteera Safari Park in the Kibale Forest allow visitors to watch hundreds of birds and numerous species of apes and monkeys, including wild Chimpanzees and even the threatened red colobus monkeys, as well as black-and-white colobus and red-tailed monkeys.
Zambia is very often called “real Africa.” It is famous for its pristine wildlife. This country is considered to be the best on the continent for hiking safaris. The most favorable place for this purpose is the National Park of South Luangwa. Hiking Safaris have been held here for many years, so animals do not pay any attention to people.
Botswana is first and foremost the pristine nature and excellent national parks, which are inhabited by many different animals and birds. This country adheres to a policy of limiting the mass flow of travelers, so safari here is a bit more expensive than in other countries of the African continent. But it is worth it, as tourists here can see a large number of animals and birds, as well as enjoy the amazing delta of the River Okavango and the unique nature of the Kalahari Desert.
Botswana is one of the safest countries in Africa, as well. About 18% of the country’s territory is dedicated to national parks and reserves, the main of which are: chobe, Sea, Central Kalahari, Makgadikgadi Pans, Nksai pans, Kgalagadi, Khutse. Chobe National Park is known for the largest number of elephants in the world, and the National Reserve by the number of wild dogs (about 30% of the world population).