Africa is a fascinating place if you are searching for raw wildlife feeling. If desert – and its accompanying gobsmacking scenery – is your thing, a trip through Namibia and Botswana is perfect. Enjoy the incredible vastness of Namibia, the dunes of Sossusvlei, wild coast of Swakopmund, the incredible, game-rich Etosha and a visit to a local bushman community.
From there, you head into the lush Caprivi Strip, going on a game drive through the parks between Botswana and Angola that form an important part of the migratory corridor for elephants and other wildlife. Then it’s off to the breath-taking Okavango Delta, followed by the barren beauty of Makgadikgadi.
Spend two days exploring Chobe, which boasts one of the largest elephant populations in Africa, followed by two days in Hwange (Zim). You’ll see elephant and more magnificent elephant! And that’s beside all the other African wildlife favourites who call these parks ‘home’.
Amongst the most fertile wildlife habitats on the globe, South Luangwa Park is such a haven for wildlife you can basically guarantee sighting antelope, giraffe, crocodiles, lions, wild dog and elephants, while the Luangwa river has the highest concentration of hippos in Africa. The area also boasts a large natural population of leopards, groups of the very rare and endangered African wild dog plus an absurd level of birdlife, with over 400 species resident at some point of the year. Brightly-coloured bee-eater birds swarming in the thousands is an unforgettable sight for even seasoned safari-nuts.
Luangwa’s appeal is extended by its pronounced weather patterns and distinct seasons that create very different safari experiences as the year progresses. Extra info on best african safari tour operators.
Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Rwanda and Uganda, African Adventures
Uganda is perfect for treks and primate-spotting. This five-day Africa Adventure trip would suit the time-pressed traveler searching for an affordable (and less commercial) adventure – but there’s also opportunity for extension and upgrade along the way. This tour kicks off in the Rwandan capital city of Kigali with an informative tour of the Kigali Genocide Museum, after which travelers will be driven north, across the border to Uganda’s Bwindi forest and national park, with stop-offs for scenic photographs along the way. The national park is located in stunning southwestern Uganda and the second day of the tour is jam-packed with gorilla tracking through the verdant Bwindi jungle. The next day participants get the chance to take a scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha sector for sightings of lions, elephants, topi and antelope before embarking on a gorgeous two hour boat cruise along the Kazinga channel to spot hippos, buffaloes, crocodiles and more.
Located in the extreme southwest of the country on the border with Tanzania, Maasai Mara National Reserve is Kenya’s quintessential safari destination. Covering over 580 square miles/1,500 square kilometers, it’s home to the Big Five and is famous for its thriving big cat populations. In particular, the reserve is known as one of the best places to see lions in their natural environment. Special Maasai Mara experiences include visits to traditional Maasai villages and the annual Great Migration. Between July and October, the migration sees approximately two million wildebeest, zebra and other antelope cross from Tanzania to Kenya across the mighty Mara River.
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