African Animal Safari shows you why Africa is renowned for having the best animal safaris in the world: find tips and top destinations and get your chance to see the famous “Big Five”!
You are finally getting the holidays of your life: a safari in Africa to see spectacular wildlife you always dreamed of: lions, rhinoceros, giraffes, cheetahs! But where to go?
There are lots of options out there. Narrow down the list of countries if you want to see specific wildlife, go to Wild Animal Safaris for lists of best places to see charismatic wildlife.
For tips and all time favourite, scroll below…
Sure you heard the names Kruger, Victoria Falls and Serengeti… But which is where already? A quick recap of the highlights of Africa…
See the big five whatever your budget, from high-end lodges to cheap self-drive and camping…
From water ecosystems to desert…
The red desert country…
An adventure destination, with canoe and walking safaris…
Wildlife haven, with a quarter of the country set aside for conservation purposes…
Most famous safari destination, said to harbour the largest concentration of wildlife in Africa…
The primate haven…
African safaris can be expensive, so here are a few tips to decrease the cost of your safari:
But there are reasons for certain high seasons, such as the timing of the great migrations! Make sure you won’t miss out if you are here to see certain events…
Countries and places that are suitable for self drive tour have these characteristics: many public and self catering camps and camping options, well maintained roads, excellent facilities.
You can usually use local agencies that provide you with 4WD, camping gear and itinerary.
Below are parks and itineraries you can safely visit on your own, without particular 4WD experience or local knowledge:
Namibia is ideal for people who find Africa a little scary.
At Sossusvlei, you will find that it’s impossible to take a bad photo. The sweeping red sand dunes will blow you away.
You can have great wildlife experiences in Etosha, in relative comfort, for a very reasonable price.
This reserve is family owned and operated, and very involved in wildlife conservation. The owner was conservationist Lawrence Anthony and he was involved in several welfare and wildlife projects. Wife Françoise Malby-Anthony is the professional chef behind the great cuisine that is served at the lodge, with a zulu-inspired French menu.
Recently they created the Thula Thula Rhino Fund to protect rhinos.
But of course, it’s the wildlife that makes the Thula Thula Game Reserve a great choice for an African safari.
Wildlife highlights at Thula Thula Game Reserve include:
Every day you can enjoy two game drives, bush walks and night drives.Check the Thula Thula Game Reserve site for more on this great African Animal Safari.
The Mfuwe Lodge is part of a serie of beautiful camps owned by the Bushcamp Company. It’s run by Andy Hogg who previously worked for Save the Rhino Trust. The Bushcamp Company supports conservation organisations such as The South Luangwa Conservation Society, the Zambian Carnivore Programme and the Zambia Wildlife Authority.
Wildlife highlights at the Mfuwe Lodge:
The Mfuwe Lodge is the start of game drives at dusk and dawn, walking safaris, birdwatching and spotlighting tours at night.
Go to the the Mfuwe Lodge site to check out more details on this great location for African Animal Safari.
This camp is operated as a collaboration between Wilderness Safaris and Save the Rhino Trust, the NGO which has helped preserve Damaraland’s desert-adapted black rhinos
Wildlife highlights at Desert Rhino Camp:
At the camp, you’ll be able to observe wildlife on full-day 4WD trips, take guided nature walk, track black rhinos on foot.
More on this great African Animal Safari destination.
Experiencing wildlife first hand in Africa is a life changing experience. And for anyone that loves wildlife, a definite bucket list item!
Find your top African Animal Safari now and book your ticket!