Safari in Africa is one of the most adventurous you can experience.
A journey packed with beautiful, majestic lions and giraffes on the savannah, pink flamingos on the lakes and friendly gorillas in the rainforest – there is something for everyone.
There are several countries in Africa where you can go on safari, and each country offers something different.
The classic safari trip with herds of elephant, lions, giraffes, antelopes and, all the other typical savannah animals, you will find in Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana, while Namibia offers varied nature with rugged desert landscapes and beautiful, crystal blue seas.
If you want a mix of safari and big city experiences, then South Africa will be just for you, as here you can experience the country’s largest safari park spiced with big cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg, which offer culture, history and great wine.
To combine safaris with a nice beach holiday at eg. Mauritius or Zanzibar is great and gives you beyond safari, also the opportunity to experience many of Africa’s other activities, such as sailing on glass bottom boat trips, world-class diving, cycling, golfing or just enjoying the warm Indian Ocean, sunbathing and going on dolphin spotting.
Are you into wild nature experiences, you can also combine your safari trip with a visit to the popular island, Madagascar, which is actually the world’s oldest island.
In this way you will experience both the savannah’s beautiful animals on classic safari and the old island’s rare bird species, chameleons, jackals and not least the sweet lemurs.
Safari in Africa → What do the countries offer
Here you get a small guide that tells what each country and area has to offer.
Safari in Kenya
Every year late July / first August (and again in late November) you can experience “The Wildebeest Migration” at the Masai Mara.
Here, 1.5 million wildebeest and several hundred thousands of zebras and gazelles cross the Mara River, in search of fresh grass across the river.
On Kenya’s coast, located on the Indian Ocean, you will find a tropical coast paradise and coral reef.
Safari in Namibia
In Namibia you get a beautiful and varied landscape, with the opportunity to visit safari parks and reserves with the beautiful savannah animals as well as a cheetah rehabilitation center.
Namibia also offers the world’s oldest desert with sand dunes, cave paintings, the dried out lake “Deadvlei” and a very special wildlife in Sossusvlei.
From the Namibian coastline you also have the opportunity to go on a boat trip on the turquoise blue sea to look for dolphins, seals and sea turtles.
Safari in Tanzania
Another classic safari country where you can experience the country’s popular national park “Serengeti” with a variety of wonderful savannah animals.
Here, too (depending on the season) you can experience The Great Migration when the animals are moving around the ecosystem to find fresh grass.
The world’s tallest freestanding mountain “Kilimanjaro” and the world’s largest lake “Lake Victoria” can be found in Tanzania.
Besides a diverse wildlife, Tanzania also has a rich plant life and “Kitulo National Park” is beautiful and a botanical marvel with more than 350 vascular plants, 45 different orchids and other beautiful plants.
From Tanzania, it’s obvious to combine the journey with a beach holiday in Zanzibar.
Safari in Sydafrika
South Africa is a great choice if you want a classic game drive in the country’s largest safari park “Krüger National Park“, and when you want to move on to the big city, you can visit the metropolis, Johannesburg.
South Africa’s largest city is bursting with history as the city in the 1950s was subdivided into suburbs due to the introduction of apartheid.
SoWeTo is one of these suburbs, and the suburb where the country’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, lived before being imprisoned on Robben Island.
You can visit the prison when you finish your journey in Cape Town, where it’s a must to experience Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope and the delicious restaurants and fine wines.
Safari in Botswana
On safari in Botswana you are also surrounded by the amazing savannah animals, and the Okavango Delta is one of the most unique areas in the world.
An area that gives life to a unique wildlife that can be experienced on both walking safaris, canoe trips or classic game drives.
The national park “Chobe” and the Choobe river have huge amounts of animal and bird life – especially the elephant and buffalo amount is huge.
Safari in Uganda
On safari in Uganda you can go on game drive on the savannah, but also spend time on a trekking in the rain forest.
Here you can experience and get close to the friendly and endangered mountain gorillas, and enjoy them in the fantastic surroundings.
In addition, there are plenty of small and fast chimpanzees and 1,000 different bird species.
In Uganda you can also go on a cruise on the Nile in the “Murchison Falls National Park” which offers hippos and Nile crocodiles.
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