An African Safari holiday is one of the most memorable experiences a wildlife enthusiast can embark on. To see magnificent animals like lion, elephant and rhino in their natural surroundings is an exhilarating feeling.
But with so many destinations to choose from, where do you start?
We take a look at three of the most destinations, but for more check out the luxury African safaris guide by AfricanSafariHome.com
THE KRUGER PARK
The Kruger National Park is located in South Africa and the most popular safari destination. The massive park is home to more than 140 large mammal species, including the notorious Big 5 and more than 500 bird species.
Accommodation in the Kruger Park is plentiful, ranging from simple camping and self-catering solutions, to the finest in luxury lodges.
The best time to visit the Kruger Park is from the end of July to October. This is the back end of the winter season when temperatures are slightly warmer, but not so hot as is in summer when the animals tend to be dormant during the day. The vegetation is also less dense this time of year, making for better game viewing.
The Serengeti in Tanzania is of course home to the Great Wildebeest Migration, where more than 1.5million wildebeest and 500,000 other plains game, move in a circular pattern over the plains following the seasonal rains.
This extraordinary movement of animals is a spectacle to behold, as the plains games are tracked by predators like lion and hyena, often resulting in epic battles.
Another truly remarkable sighting occurs around February in the southern Serengeti when more than 400,000 wildebeest calves are born. These calves need to build their strength over a 6-week period where the full migration can be viewed in one location.
A luxury 7-day Great Migration package starts at around $5,000 per person sharing, nightly. This is however inclusive of all drinks and meals but excludes flights.
Zambia is a wild-card entry on this list but a sleeping gem of a destination.
Destinations like Kruger and Serengeti have long been popular favourites, but Zambia is making a name for itself with exceptional new lodges and magnificent wildlife and adventure safaris.
The biggest attraction in Zambia is arguably Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall. But insiders will point you to Kafue National Park, home of the Big 5 and more notoriously, the big cats of Kafue. (lion, cheetah and leopard)
Zambia also features the mighty Zambezi river, where a tiger fishing experience is on the bucket list of most outdoorsmen and a white water rafting expedition on level 5 rapids the target of adrenaline seekers.
For more information on these and other fantastic destinations, visit African Safari Home and browse the most popular luxury African safaris or have a friendly tour planner assist you.
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