Africa is home of safaris! There are lots of amazing places where you can enjoy a safari. From savanna national parks and game reserves to forests teeming with primates, there are many destinations to visit.
There are many safari destinations to be found within Africa. The most well known are located in East equatorial and Southern Africa. From snow capped mountains reaching to 17,000ft. to low lying coastal plains, tropical rain forest right through to desert, the variety of wilderness is unrivaled. This great variety of choice often poses the question of where to go on safari to Africa. One thing is for sure it is impossible to cover all the destinations effectively in one visit.
We recommend you segment Africa’s safari destinations into groups such as: Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania (with Zanzibar or Seychelles), Zambia and Botswana/Zimbabwe (with Zanzibar or Mauritius), South Africa with either Botswana or Namibia (with Mauritius or Seychelles) and lastly South Africa on it’s own. Using the destination grouping approach means less international travel and local transfer time and more time for a safari and to relax. All of the above mentioned countries have great wilderness regions and providing a safari is conducted in a reputable and professional manner none will fail to impress.
For first time travellers to Africa we recommend either the Tanzania and Zanzibar/Pemba tours option or the Uganda holidays, Kenya vacations and Rwanda safari options. Kenya has much to offer as a tourist destination while Uganda and Rwanda’s gorilla tracking tours genuine safaris. Apart from wildlife travel, East Africa also offers the best birdwatching destinations in Africa, in addition to white water rafting, kayaking and bungee jumping in Uganda, not forgetting mountain climbing adventures.