There is a reason that going on an African safari is a legendary experience. A safari can truly be a once-in-a-lifetime journey filled with incredible natural beauty, brilliant, exotic wildlife and adventures that you will never forget. Finding the right safari is a matter of searching online, comparing options, and choosing the most amazing experience for your budget you can find.
Deciding on where to go for your luxury African safari? Here are some excellent choices.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
One of the top goals of many safaris is to see the so-called Big Five, which means rhinos, buffalos, leopards, elephants and lions. Of course, hippos, zebras, gazelles and giraffes are some other animals that every safari goer would love to see. One of the best places to go is Kruger National Park in South Africa. A highlight of Kruger is the huge multitude and diversity of different kinds of birds—over 500—and many amazing examples of the Big Five.
There are also a number of luxury safari lodges you can stay in during your adventure at Kruger. The park spans over numerous landscapes and terrain that includes a massive amount of biodiversity and different climates loved by the different animals. The only drawback of Kruger National Park is that sometimes it gets very crowded, but this can be avoided by picking a less busy time of year.¹
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is a perfect place to see all of nature’s wonder spread out before you, including the Big Five. This is one of the most popular safari destinations in the world and has almost 600 kinds of birds and 100 kinds of animals. The reserve is the most heavily attended from July to October when the weather is the hottest. It is also this time when visitors can see the amazing mass migratory process of the wildebeests as well as the predators who follow them around looking or a tasty meal. Maasai Mara is definitely worth a visit, with great luxury safari accommodation onsite as well and a world-famous reputation that it richly deserves.²
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is a top destination for safari adventurers because of its world-class natural biodiversity and amazing range of species and birds. There is also a wildebeest migration here every year in the fall when millions of the creatures and other beautiful animals like zebra migrate through the park territory. A big advantage of the Serengeti is that it is massive: in fact it is more than ten times the size of Maasai Mara. This means you have plenty of space to roam, take in the sights and relax, without as many tourists milling around. There are also plenty of high-end accommodation and safari lodges in the Serengeti that will hospitably welcome you and provide restful sleeps and delicious meals on your adventure.¹
More About The Safari Experience
Safaris are truly a special experience in which you will see incredible wildlife in the wild—not in a zoo—and traverse majestic, beautiful landscapes through dry and wet terrain, forests, open savannah and everything in between. Safaris will also give you the chance to experience the local culture and drink in the full African experience from the friendly and wonderful local people. Signing up for a luxury African safari also means you will have professional, experienced staff to guide you. As always, searching online to find a reputable safari company with good reviews is your best option to begin this exciting adventure.