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About The Best Places for a Safari in Africa

The best places for a safari in Africa include wildlife parks in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Gabon. If you are looking for the best safari where you are almost guaranteed to see the "big five" most popular animals (big five most popular types of animals: lions, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos and elephants), then you cannot be wrong if you choose these places. If you plan to go on a safari in Africa, we know that there are many aspects that you need to take note: for example, what animals you want to look at, what is the best time to go and do, what type of safari you prefer with all the amenities , camping, traveling, economy-camp - there are plenty to choose from. The first thing you need to decide on what animal you want to watch. Mammals, birds, reptiles or The Big Five most popular animals are: lions, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos and elephants. If you want to see these animals during a trip, then you should go to Masai Mara, Kenya, Kruger National Park, South Africa or Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. If you're interested to see gorillas, we would advise you to go to Rwanda, Uganda and Gabon. If you work inspired by Jane Goodall and prefer to see chimpanzees, then you certainly need to visit Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. Enough to see a lot of elephants, a better place than the Okavango Delta, Botswana is not found. To see the king of beasts- the lions, go to the Serengeti and protected areas Ngor, Ngorongo Conservation Area, South Africa - this is the best place to admire the lions. In southern Africa, it is deserved to be mentioned South Luangwa National Park, as it is full of lions that live there more freely than in other places, equipped for tourists. To see the black rhino is not easy, but still you have a chance to see him briefly in the Etosha National Park, Kruger National Park and in the Chobe National Park. The huge number of hippos and crocodiles are in lakes and rivers of east and southern Africa. More than anything I've seen them in a canoe safari in the Zambezi River, which flows between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania and the Liwonde National Park in Malawi, also offer good conditions to observe hippos and crocodiles, but beware, these animals are extremely dangerous. If the bird-watching is your passion, then you will be pleased to know that in Eastern and Southern Africa are available bird safari to view birds.


You must decide for yourself how close you want to get to the wildlife in Africa. If you do not like watching the wildlife out of the SUV, then do not despair - there are plenty of alternative methods.

Safari on elephants

The best offer on the back of an elephant safari is of Abu Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Also, several of these trips are available in Zimbabwe, but throughout the safari. Since elephants usually make their way to the desert, you may not much be watching, but the impression received from the fact that you are sitting high up on this huge beast, is definitely worth it.

Safari on foot

If you're in good shape and love the thrill, then go on a safari on foot. Guides will tell you many interesting things while walking, but because you are on your feet, you can do well close to the species, smells and sounds of African nature.

Safari on a mountain bike

A great option for cycling for enthusiasts, this safari will make you experience the excitement, to show their flexibility!

Canoe Safari

Swimming along the Zambezi river among hippos and crocodiles, camping under the stars to the sounds of lions roaring in the night, crossing the river the spectacle of elephants - that's what a safari in a canoe. It's magical.

Balloon Safaris

It is rather expensive, but once in life itself, you can afford. It's an unforgettable experience. Safari on the ball offers the largest national parks. The best place for it is in Serengeti Plains, where you can watch from the height the annual migration of wildebeest. Passengers are treated to traditional hot air balloon with champagne.

Safari on a camel

The advantage of traveling on a camel is that your guides are likely to be Aboriginal. It's not so attracting like on a horse, but is funny and romantic.

Safari on horseback

You can arrange the race for the zebras and antelopes! It is memorable, but you have to be completely healthy and have a great experience rider to take advantage of this safari.

Safari - Hunt

If you want to go to Africa, not only to film by camera, but to use the gun to do a lot of options. You will be able to bring the trophy to your living room.


Having selected the type of safari you're interested in, the next step is the selection of service levels in the safari . From the list of the categories below, you can pick up a luxury, the usual safari, or something in between.

Traditional (mobile) safari tent

The mobile camp moves with you from one location to another. The camp is usually broken down for you in advance and is convenient of the level that you have chosen. As a rule, in the camp you will have hot water shower, gourmet food and lots of servants, ready to meet your needs. If you prefer to follow in the footsteps of Hemingway, this type of safari is for you. Mobile safari is nice because you can get into more remote areas the African savannah. Recommendations : Nomad Safari Guides : Tentage safari in Tanzania. Abercrombie & Kent : Try their famous tour of Kenya Hemingway Safari. Outback Africa : general camping safari.

Safari tours

As a rule, you'll travel on a group of SUVs or pickup. The itinerary of the safari is drawn up in every single day, you'll know it in advance. It includes food, accommodation, leisure pastime. There will be a guide who will help you throughout the safari and negotiate various issues. Safari tours are a wonderful thing if you do not want too much difficulty during the trip. The guides are usually well chosen, well-informed, which makes it possible to travel to more remote areas of Africa. Recommendations : Taga Safari : Safari offers excellent tours in Malawi. Explore Tanzania : A good example of a seven-day safari tours at reasonable prices. Botswana Explorer : Chic guided tour that includes a walk to the best parks in Botswana and Victoria Falls at night.

Safari Package (a complete solution for safari)

This species is similar to the safari tours, tour package offers you a definite route with accommodation and meals, but you are not traveling in a group. All of your reservation will be made for you, so you do not have to worry about anything, in all other aspects you are the independent traveler. Safari Package is a good option for those who choose to go to Africa for the first time, and for those who are limited financially, as these tours often cost little cheaper than others. Recommendations : Kenya Discovery Tour: an eight-round package of top-notch Kenyan wildlife parks. Northern Tanzania: a two-week tour of national parks in Tanzania and Mount Kilimanjaro. The Luangwa Explorer Safari: the best tour in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, includes foot safari. Independent safari by car If you actually choose to plan your trip, take a car and drive on the reserve, which you will choose! Not bad, of course, pre-study, and perhaps to copy an existing route that you like. Parks usually are fairly remote places, so bring your extra supplies of food, water and fuel. It is necessary to use the services of a tour agency or a tour operator to book a room and a car in advance. Independent safaris are suitable for South Africa, Botswana and Namibia, but for countries like Zambia and Malawi, where infrastructure is poorly developed , a lack of gas stations and roads, an independent safari cannot be called a good choice. Of course, if you do not find a fun ride, consisting of a detour on the road potholes the size of a truck, people, goats and dogs. Otherwise, it is better to travel in these countries buying the tour. Recommendations : Wildlife Africa: tours by car in South Africa. Namibian Org. : Enjoy Namibia at a time when you want it and at a pace which you can.

Safari Drive

Car cover safari tours in several African countries, particularly in Kenya. Safari with the arrival on site For absolute convenience, the operator of a charter flight can throw you right in the park. These kinds of safaris allow you to visit the reservation and parks, which are not accessible by road offering a trip into the wild life as it once was. Moving by air also saves time that can be spent on land and allows you to not spend a moment in vain and you can enjoy views of wildlife. Recommendations : South Africa Fly-in safaris: a huge number of options available, including the Kruger National Park. Skeleton Coast, Namibia: Experience the shipwreck in the desert, it's a little scary, but exciting at the same time. On this tour you will not see much wildlife around. Botswana Fly-in safaris: A good way to quickly move and visit some of the best parks, accessible only by air.

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park is situated in the Okavango Delta and contains four different eco-systems. The highest number of species in Africa is concentrated in Savuti . Chobe boasts 120.000 elephants, so that you can hardly miss them, enjoying the safari. It is best to visit Chobe from May to September, winter months are cool and dry. Herds of zebra, eland and wild beasts, buffalo and giraffes gather around Savuti in this time of the year. ...

Loango National Park, Gabon

Loango National Park in Gabon is perhaps the least well-known nature reserve on this list, but the acquisition of popularity among a wide range of tourists is only a matter of time. Loango is the only place in Africa where you can see whales, chimps, gorillas and elephants in the park. In Loango you can enjoy the contemplation of nature on the shores of the ocean, savannah, swamp and forest. Loa...

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park in South Africa has the greatest diversity of wildlife in Africa, including the 'big five', hippos, crocodiles, leopards and others. Kruger Park in terms of arrangement and support is the best in Africa, so ideal for an independent safari on your own machine. Kruger National Park is 2 million hectares protected African savannah, where an incredible variety of life forms exist in harmony in a frame of archaeologic...

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park in Tanzania offers a classic safari. Extensive grasslands make Serengeti fantastic for the convenient monitoring of hunting lions, because you can see them clearly. It was from here that the migration of wild beasts and zebras began, as well as the area is much larger than the Mara territory , as a consequence it is less filled with tourists. Serengeti National Park , the national ...

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is home to nearly half population of mountain gorillas. Besides the fact that you can perfectly observe the gorillas from the side as you can see chimpanzees and many other ma was admitted to the World Heritage List. Uganda is known as the "Pearl of Africa" , one of the most picturesque countries in Africa with breathtaking scenery and a rich and varied natu...

Etosha Natonal Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park is the best place of wildlife in Namibia. Etosha is home to the highest of African elephants, red-listed black rhinos and another 91 species of mammals. Etosha is especially popular among photographers in the dry season, who love to photograph the herd at the watering. In Etosha there is no scheduled safari, you have to go on safari when you want to go. Etosha is the la...

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is our personal preference, due to the fact that this place is full of giraffes, elephants, lions, and another 105 other species of mammals. Hwange also has the largest population in Africa and wild dogs. There are a few fairly comfortable homes, where you can stay for a reasonable price. The park is located near one of the greatest wonders of the world - Victoria Falls. The Hwange Nationa...

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is the perfect place for a safari on foot, here you would truly get the experience of being in Africa. Here you will find a sea of fowls and more than 400 species of birds. The Luangwa River is filled to the brim with hippos and if you're lucky, you'll meet a pack of 30 lions and more others. The park is home to more than 60 different animal species and more than 400 different bird species. ...

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

The protected area Ngorongoro in Tanzania has on its territory the world's largest crater, which is a natural aviary for nearly every type of wildlife found in East Africa. The Masai tribe still lives inside the protected area and it's almost a man's house-skilled - there the earliest traces of human habitation were found. The centuries-old practice of slash-and-burn shifting cultivation has led to a marked change in natural vegetat...

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Kenya is the most popular country for a safari, Masai Mara and the reservation is the most popular wildlife sanctuary in Kenya. From October to July you can witness a grand seasonal migration of millions of wild beasts and zebras. It is also possible to go on a cultural tour of the Masai tribe of habitats, it will definitely expand your horizons. Masai Mara is one of the most popular Kenyan parks. It is lo...

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