Observing wild animals in their natural habitat is one of the coolest leisure experience and safari is just the right vacation package for you. Safaris is an expensive jaunt, and you would want to turn your journey into an epic experience.
The sound of wild creatures calling at night, the stillness of the early morning and the rising sun casting a heat mirage across the horizon is a thrilling safari experience.
Every safari enthusiast would show off their clean shots of never-ending safari photos which is part of the safari allure.
This article will highlight the top 5 most iconic safari destinations in Africa.
Okavango Delta, Botswana
The sheer diversity of wildlife in the Okavango Delta makes it one of the most popular safari destination in the world.
The Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland Delta offering unparalleled water-based safari adventure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Okavango Delta has a large population of cheetah, leopards, lions, antelope, hippos, African wild dogs, buffalo, and elephants.
One of the highlights is the option of conducting your safari riding on an elephant or a horse, to an area inaccessible due to flooding and impossible for a jeep to reach.
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
The Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya is a quintessential safari destination covering over 1,500 km and home to the Big Five.
The great migration is arguably one of the most abundant wildlife concentrations in the continent between July and October.
Approximately two million wildebeest, zebra, and antelope from Tanzania make the annual migration to Kenya across the mighty Mara River.
There are multitudes of lions, cheetah, hyena, zebra, hippo, impala, crocodiles, baboons.
South Luangwa, Zambia
The South Luangwa, Zambia features exceptional birdlife and wildlife experience all year-round.
Known also as a safe haven for wildlife, and the most fertile wildlife habitats in the world.
The highest concentration of hippos in Africa is found in the River Luangwa.
Sighting of giraffe, crocodiles, lions, antelope, elephants, wild dogs is a guarantee.
An abundance of species of birdlife and brightly colored bee-eater birds swarm in multitude, creating beautiful scenery and unforgettable experience even for seasoned safari-goer.
The area also boasts of packs of endangered African wild dogs, a multitude of leopards.
The weather pattern in Luangwa is impressive creating a very different and unique safari throughout the year.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Kruger National Park is the most famous and largest park in the country and home to the Big Five alongside other mammals and flying creatures.
Kruger National Park is also home to cheetah, endangered wild dog, and several elusive small cat species.
Mwiba Concession, Tanzania
This concession features private access to the wildebeest calving grounds and the Great Migration route from December to March.
The resident wildlife enjoys abundant natural springs, and there are abundant numbers of buffalo, elephants residing in the area, while predators like leopards and lions prowl the surrounding bush.
The Mwiba concession is a private sanctuary that features flexibility for off-road & night game drives and walking.
The local tour guides will expertly ensure you get as close enough to both game drives and walking safaris.