There is something about experiencing wildlife in their natural habitat, there really is. If you haven’t already added a Safari to your bucket list, it is definitely worth thinking about, whether you are an animal enthusiast or not. You might wonder if its similar to visiting a Zoo, but I can confidently tell you that an African Safari Experience is nothing like visiting a Zoo.
Apart from it being literarily an out of this world experience, it is another remarkable reason to visit Africa.
Top African Safari Destinations
Africa’s top safari destinations include wildlife parks in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Gabon and Namibia. In terms of the best safari where you’re almost certain to see the “Big Five” you are on the right track with these choices.
The “Big Five”
In Africa, the “Big Five” is a term coined big-game hunters. The animals represented are the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, White/Black rhinoceros.
They not called “Big Five” because of their size but it is based on the degree of danger as well as the difficulty in hunting them.
You can find details here about the best times to visit these places and when to witness the great annual migration which is high up there in the Safari experience, if you are going to Kenya or Tanzania.
“During this time, millions of zebra, wildebeest (gnu) and other antelope in East Africa gather up their young and start their long trek from Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains, further north to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.” – GoAfrica
I recently went on a safari at Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya). According to GoAfrica, Kenya tops the list of most popular Safari Destinations and Masai Mara is considered the most popular wildlife park in Kenya.
Here are some pictures to get you dreaming, you can also find a short video here.
Is a Safari already on your bucket list? If you are considering it, you can also make an enquiry now.
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