Find your perfect safari in Southern Africa for game viewing, amazing beaches, and more, by perusing these eight local places:
1. Kruger National Park
For a self-drive safari, Kruger National Park is at the top of the list. Opt for a private lodge for access to expert rangers, trackers, and vehicles, not to mention luxury accommodations like Singita. Enjoy big game viewing that includes leopards, rhinos, cheetahs, and lions.
2. Eastern Cape
Thanks to the work of conservationists, elephants and lions once again frequent the landscape of South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. The beautiful game reserves there boast glorious rivers and amazing night skies as well.
Combine your dream safari with waterslides and championship golf courses at Pilanesberg, a scenic reserve that features a historic volcanic crater. At this stunning destination, you can view game on elephant-back, 4×4, or hot air balloon.
Madikwe enhances your self-drive safari with intimate dinners away from camp and night drives too. The red sands are glorious to explore and provide once-in-a-lifetime photographic opportunities.
The premier park in Tanzania is Serengeti. Visit several game parks by 4×4, exploring Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park. Your visions of adventure are about to come true.
6. Masai Mara
Kenya’s most famous game park is Masai Mara. The Wildebeest Migration is a “must” within whichever package you choose. After watching game, head to the sandy beach of the Kenya coast in Mombasa for relaxation.
Prepare to see mighty lions and an amazingly diverse landscape of delta and desert. Walk with a bushman along ancient paths and see great wildlife, including giraffes and hippos along drives.
8. Serengeti National Park
Focus your Serengeti safari holiday in Tanzania around the world-famous migration, where nature reveals itself in amazing ways, with hundreds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest, and antelope chasing the rain as it moves from region to region. You might also head off the beaten track for a chimpanzee trek in the rainforest of Gombe.