Set Off On a Safari
Africa is home to some of the most exotic species on the face of the Earth and a safari to one of Africa’s many enormous national parks is sure to make for an unforgettable holiday. Those who have an insatiable love for nature may want to consider taking the plunge on one of the following five safari holidays.
Masai Mara – Kenya
Masai Mara National Reserve is the number one wildlife reserve in Kenya. It was formed about fifty years ago to protect some of Africa’s precious wildlife from poachers. Today it is one of the main reasons that tourists go to Kenya and the abundance of magnificent scenery and wildlife will certainly not disappoint. For lovers of big cats, Masai Mara is one of the top destinations in Africa. There are cheetahs, leopards and lions. The best time to go is in the beginning of July when the wildebeest and zebra start to migrate from the Serengeti in vast numbers.
Kruger – South Africa
South Africa as a country has a great deal to offer visitors of any type, but particularly impressive are its safari holidays. Kruger Park is the number one place to go if you want to enjoy a luxury safari holiday. South Africa is home to plenty of fine wines, amazing food and much more. The southern part of Kruger provides all of this in addition to luxury accommodation in lodges. Kruger is home to plenty of big cats, elephants, rhinos, buffalos and hundreds of species of birds.
Chobe National Park is an enormous reserve in Botswana and, since it covers four very distinct eco-systems, it makes for one of the most diverse safari holidays in the world. The Savuti marshland offers plenty of wildlife to see around the year. There are as much as 120,000 elephants in the park as well. Ideally, you should try to visit during the winter months (April to October) since they are somewhat drier and cooler. There is also more wildlife to see. Additionally, you can tour some of Chobe by car, making it cheaper than many other safari holidays.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve – Botswana
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is relatively off the beaten track. Covering a huge area, it comprises a sixteenth of the entire land in Botswana. The region is nothing like as touristy as many other safari destinations in Africa which, for some, is part of its charm. There’s little in the way of places to stay, but it’s possible to find a few options if you look hard enough. The reserve contains all manner of wildlife including giraffes, hyenas, warthogs, big cats and various game animals.
Zambezi Valley – Zambia
One of Africa’s most unspoilt safari destinations, the Zambezi Valley offers some absolutely magical landscape, flora and fauna. It is home to the Zambezi River, lush forests and grassy plains. Here you can see everything from colourful butterflies to majestic lion prides, elephants and crocodiles. The area is not actually a reserve – it is a wilderness which also happens to be home to some safari holiday camps including some luxury destinations for those who don’t want to stray too far from their home comforts.
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