Thinking of what to do this holiday season? Think no more, because the answer lies in front of your eyes—a safari. Luxury Safari’s is one of the best ways to spend time and explore the jungles in Africa. The scenery is breathtaking, and activities like bird watching are memorable. There are several destinations throughout Africa that combine the essence of luxury touring with a wild ride safari. Here are the top 5 destinations to check out:
5. Kruger National Park, South Africa
Kruger is conveniently located providing tourists with easy access to safari activities. There is a great diversity of inhabitants in the park. The park is ideal for self-drive safaris owing to the presence of clear sign posts acting as guides. This South African park lies between The Crocodile Rivers and Limpopo, placing it at the heart of wilderness. There are up-to-standard gas stations and restaurants serving local and international cuisine. Mountain-biking and hiking trails are other popular events at Kruger.
4. Etosha National Park, Namibia
Etosha, which means ‘Great White Place’ in English, boasts of hypnotic landscapes which are the premier of wildlife in that country. The white pan found there, hence the name, is actually a lake bed that froze approx 12 million years ago. The plains are famous for mirages and big lizards. There are about 300 bird species, antelopes, giraffes and other numerous species as well. Of course, The Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo.), also call Etosha home.
3. Ngongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania
Tourists are expected to experience an intense trip at Ngongoro because of the compact nature of the park. The Big Five are common here and one can expect to sight almost all of them during a single morning’s drive. The crater provides a serene assault by nature with the large species of animals making this ‘Lost World’ a safari’s paradise.
2. Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
A good spectacle of this Game Reserve is spotting the tough lions of the Kalahari Desert. The view is quite untamed, creating a raw African experience. Expect to meet the Bushmen, a group of Botswana inhabitants that have lived in the harsh desert for more than 30,000 years. Camping, among the lions, with security of course, is quite popular, exciting and thrilling at the same time. Expeditions usually vary from group tours to private ones.
1. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
The Mara, its well-known name, boasts of traffic of wildlife that’s unmatchable across the entire African region. The Great Migration provides an excellent opportunity of viewing The Big Five. This park is the most prolific wildlife venue in Africa that hosts the annual wilder-beast migration, which is actually one of the 8th Wonder of the World. More than 2.5 million animals, in total, cross to Tanzania, a journey estimated to be 1,000 miles, during the season. This is the best time to frequent the African Eden.
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