Have you ever dreamt of going on a safari in Africa? Over the years, the continent has been inspiring many people to see exotic animals in their natural habitat. In the early days, people would go to colonial Africa for game hunting safaris. Africa has numerous game reserves to choose from. It is good to know that Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa have over 60 national parks. With that in mind, it might be very difficult to decide on which to go.
That is the reason why we have handpicked the best safari destinations in Africa for you.
- SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
This national park boasts of a pristine landscape. People tour this national park from June to July when there is wildebeest migration. The UNESCO World Heritage Site borders Maasai Mara National Park to the North. In fact, they have the same ecosystem. You will be able to enjoy lions chasing cheetahs.
- KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
It is considered as the most beautiful park in Africa. This park has a huge appeal just for the scenery alone. You will have a 12-hour road trip from Kampala. In addition, you can consider hiring a private charter flight.
- HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
HWANGE National park has been the most underrated national park for the last couple of years. The park is the largest national park in Zimbabwe. It boasts of a great diversity of mammals that you will never find in any other national park. This national park has super pride numbering more than 20 lions.
- KALAHARI DESERT
It is found in Namibia. People who have visited this place have claimed that indeed it is a land of pure adventure. Unfortunately, there are no facilities in the reserve. Therefore you need to have a tour operator.
- SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
This national reserve is well known to offer a wilder side of the popular Kenyan Safari experience. Do you know that Samburu people are often confused with their southern cousins in Maasai land? What is the reason behind this? They have a similar cultural appeal. Be guaranteed that you will have an ideal experience when you visit this national reserve.
- SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK
Have you been looking for a safari destination with a spectacular concentration of wildlife? It is one of the few national parks in Africa that have an incredible diversity of antelope species. Some of these antelopes can only be found in this national park.
- ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
The highly regarded national park has rugged coastlines and evolving landscapes. It has the tallest elephants in Africa. You will be in a position to see the endangered black rhino in this national park. There are multiple thatched rooms with outdoor showers in this park.
- CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
It is found along the peacock blue river. This makes it a prime game destination in Botswana. The park is a home for numerous endangered species such as the brown hyena and wild dog. Away from that, you will have a rare chance to meet the original inhabitants of this country.
- KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
This is the biggest national park in South Africa. It is the same size as Israel. You will easily access this national park. It has an excellent road network. This means you can even use two-wheeled drive vehicles.
- VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
You will have the full freedom to trek on forested volcanoes, misty rainforests, and grasslands. Usually, there are three national parks that cover Rwanda and Uganda. Also, there are several lodges. These residences are beautifully appointed.