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Any vacations in Africa will not be complete without going on a safari
to experience the wild animals and the peace and tranquillity of the
bushveld. According to him, there are literally hundreds of national
parks and wildlife areas in Africa that you can travel to.
And some are definitely better than others when it comes to providing the potential for a great safari holiday.
his experience, and in the general consensus of the wildlife tour
industry and various other sources such as the first hand accounts of
safari trips in the travel diaries at African Safari Journals, here are the top 5 vacations in Africa Safari destinations:
1. Tanzania - Serengeti
During the annual migration, when the wildebeest and zebra pack up and
leave their grazing areas to find fresher ones, the Serengeti is an
astonishing place to be.
a very good safari vacations in africa destination at other times of
the year too but the migration has been ranked by many as one of the
wonders of the natural world. Hard to beat in the safari stakes.
2. Kenya - Masai Mara National Park
you want to see the big cats, this wildlife park is hard to beat. Lion,
leopard and cheetah abound and they are relatively easy to spot because
of the grassland vegetation which means you get unrestricted views for
Another big plus is the fact that going off-road is allowed as long as you are not making new trails of your own.
is one of the few vacations in Africa parks that still allows this and
it is a big advantage because the animals will rarely oblige you and
stay next to the major roads.
only downside here is that because of it's popularity there are a lot
of people around so if you want to spend time in isolation with nature
this is not the place to go.
3. South Africa - Kruger National Park
sheer variety of species no other place in Africa can come close to the
Kruger Park. And because it is so large (larger than Wales) it has a
number of different ecosystems that you can pass through in your search
for animals and birds.
It is one of the best managed parks in Africa and the accommodation and infrastructure is superb.
4. Botswana - Selinda Reserve
Seasoned safari travellers rate this reserve in north Botswana
extremely highly and they return to it again and again, drawn by the
very high concentration of wildlife, high standard of accommodation and
service and exclusivity.
5. Zambia - South Luangwa National Park
Luangwa is a diamond in the rough, just waiting for enough exposure to
bring it to its rightful place in the crown of vacations in African
But for the moment it's relative isolation as one of Africa's best kept secrets is part of it's charm.
has a reputation as one of the best places in Africa to see the elusive
leopard and it is the birthplace of the walking safari.
Bruce Whittaker is the founder of African Safari Journals and has been on numerous safaris throughout Africa in places like South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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