Always wanted to wake up to the mighty roar of a lion? Get transported into The Lion King? Kenya is the most popular safari destination in all of Africa. This beautiful country in the East of Africa is filled with 61 Kenya National Parks and National Reserves, covering 8% of the land. The difference between a park and a reserve is that parks only allow tourism and research while reserves allow for human activities such as firewood collection or fishing under specific regulated conditions.
Located on the southernmost tip of the African continent, South Africa is full of diversity. From the powdery beaches that touch two different oceans to the dramatic landscapes that play host to some of the most iconic African wildlife, this nation offers visitors a plethora of activities. South Africa, is a multiethnic society with a myriad of rich cultures, languages, and religions. Offering a variety of cultural immersion experiences and culinary traditions, as well as some of the world’s best safaris, South Africa is limitless in both adventure and beauty. Keep reading below for a list of 9 of the best things to do in South Africa!
Nestled in East Africa, in the Southwestern portion of Kenya that borders Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, the Masai Mara National Reserve (also known as the Maasai Mara) is Kenya’s most famous wildlife destination. The reserve is one of Africa’s highest density regions for predators, and its wide open grasslands and rising wildlife populations make it one of the best (and easiest) places in the world to spot game.
Located in East Africa, Tanzania is one of the best places for game drives and THE scene for the Great Wildebeest Migration where almost two million mostly wildebeest, zebra, and antelope move through the Serengeti in search of water and food. One of the many advantages of choosing Tanzania for your safari is access to the biggest terrestrial conservation area in Africa and perhaps even in the world.
Teeming with wildlife such as zebra herds, wildebeests and springboks, Namibia is a wildlife lover’s paradise. Situated in southern Africa, this country might very well be one of the most underrated places to visit. If you love wildlife, nature, culture and adventure, here are the best things to do in Namibia.
Seniors are traveling more than ever. Exploration, education and the world is my oyster, are sentiments expressed by travelers over 50. Have you dreamed of photographing extraordinary wildlife and epic scenery, experiencing wildlife in a natural habitat, learning about Africa’s culture, and tasting culinary dishes indigenous to the region? Travelers—seniors included—are journeying to Africa in record numbers.
What images come to mind when you hear the word “safari?” Most likely, your head immediately fills with scenes from the Lion King: majestic lions strolling through the tall, golden savanna and cheetahs chasing their prey at lightning speeds, all the while birds soar towards the giant, fiery sunset. But that’s just the movies, right? Real life hardly ever lives up to what we picture in our minds. Well, what if we told you that the iconic safari experience is real? Keep reading below to find out what to really expect from a classic safari in the beautiful African country of Namibia.
Tanzania is by far one of the best places to travel to in Africa, and for good reasons too! The country is bursting with a rich variety of culture, wildlife, unbelievable destinations, and activities that are sure to leave you with some lasting memories. Tanzania is a place to experience at least once in your life, so much so that we found it rather impossible to fit everything in a top 10 list!
Located on the rugged East African coastline, the country of Tanzania is the largest is East Africa and is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife on the planet. Due to its vast wilderness areas, including the famous Serengeti National Park and Kilimanjaro National Park (which holds Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro), Tanzania has become one of the world’s top safari destinations, drawing in millions of adventurers each year. In fact, it is one of the best-known places in the world to see the “big five:” lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalo, and leopards. Yet, with so much to see and nearly endless safari opportunities, when is the best time to travel to Tanzania? Continue reading below to find out when you should go!
Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, is defined by the distinctive geography of the famous Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, both of which create unique habitats for a vast array of wildlife. The vast number of wildlife species that inhabit this beautiful country provide an excellent opportunity for travelers to spot a variety of spectacular animals on their safari excursions. Keep reading below to find out the very best times to travel to Botswana to see these highly sought-after animals!
A trip to a far-off place is always special, but there’s something mesmerizing about getting up close and personal with the region’s wildlife. For animal lovers, this can be the drive behind choosing the destination of their next getaway. From embarking on an African safari to swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos, there are countless opportunities for exciting adventures. Keep reading to find out the best places to go for animal encounters!
A trip on an African Safari is an amazing way to be exposed to nature and see a variety of animals in their natural habitat. If you are wondering where to go in Africa to have this once in a lifetime experience, check out these trips to Botswana and Tanzania, to visit some of the most famous places in Africa, like the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, or Ngorongoro Crater. Do keep in mind that many safari trips involve arriving on a small plane with luggage restrictions, so being mindful of what you bring is very important.
Botswana is truly a hidden gem of the world. From opportunities to spot rare animal species to delicious culinary experiences, the country is sure to enchant you-- even better, its central location gives you the opportunity to sightsee around the neighboring countries of Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Zambia. We’ve put together 10 reasons why Botswana should be your next travel destination!
For many people, an African safari seems like the ultimate bucket list activity. From the exhilarating feeling of getting up close and personal with the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo) to the endless beauty of sprawling plains and and glistening waterways, there’s nothing quite like it. With so many countries and countless parks to choose from, it can be a challenge finding the right safari for you. While there’s no such thing as a bad safari, what kind of trip you’re looking for in terms of price, accommodation, and adventure level can determine the ideal destination. Whether you long for the exclusivity of a Zambia safari or the wow-factor of a Tanzania safari, keep reading for the best places to go on safari!
Only a handful of places in the world hold a special place in my heart, and Botswana has certainly become one of them. The adventure started in Chobe National Park, which is situated at the northern portion of Botswana, and continued onwards to the Savuti and Moremi National Parks, on the outskirts of the Okavango Delta.