African safari vacations offer you the intrepid traveler an adventure that won’t ever be forgotten! The massive continent of Africa is full of resources, diverse cultures, and outstanding terrain.
African safari holidays do not simply involve game drives to see wild animals, although you’ll certainly need to include numerous game drives in your itinerary in your quest to see Africa’s BIG 5 – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, and buffalo. There are many other outdoor activities and adventures that form a part of African safari holidays.
You might choose to perform your safari the luxurious way and indulge yourself by staying at a few of many beautiful safari lodges offering all amenities while offering you that actual Africa encounter. Other popular lodging choices are the numerous independently owned lodges and camps. At these institutions, you can enjoy true African hospitality while learning about Africa’s magnificent environment.
More adventuresome African safari holidays are called’ walking safaris’. If you opt for this type of safari, you will truly get up close and personal with Africa. Guided climbs of about 5-8 miles daily will provide you the chance to visit distant areas where you are able to see plenty of wildlife. During the hikes, there are lots of breaks for you remainder while taking in the beautiful landscape.
Then there is a’driveway’ safari. Travel through Africa at your own pace in a difficult 4×4 automobile and stop every night at different places along the way. You may even want to put up camp beneath the great African skies. Of course, when you do so, you will need the correct camping gear. And you will need to have a map which clearly indicates that the location of safe camping websites. In Africa, you can not only pull off the street and put up camp!
One of the most popular African safari vacations is a visit to Uganda. Known as the pearl of Africa’,’ Uganda boasts the maximum mountain range in the continent. This mountain range is called the Rwenzoris and is home to half the world’s inhabitants of gorillas.
And of course, there is Kenya. In recent years, Kenya is now East Africa’s premier tourist destination.
A safari through Kenya will also take you through many tribal villages where you can meet the friendly, vibrant Masai people.
Included in the collection of safari holidays is your ever-popular safari through Tanzania – the biggest country in Africa. Tanzania is also home to the massive Serengeti Park where countless wild animals roam freely.
Tanzanian game lodges offer a distinctive African experience. They are located in Tanzania’s many game reserves and national parks, in which wildlife and natural beauty abound. While staying in these game lodges you can enjoy many activities like guided walks and hikes, game drives, canoeing, bird-watching and, of course, watch the famous Serengeti migration.
Safari holidays to Zambia are also hugely popular with tourists from every corner of the world. The most important attraction is the thundering Victoria Falls. The Falls span an incredible 1708 meters, 1200 meters of which is in Zambia where the giant curtain of water starts its dip. More than 545 million cubic yards of water drops every minute – that’s 9 million liters per second!
When contemplating African safari holidays, you can not rule out a safari through Namibia. This expansive country was part of South Africa but it proudly gained its independence on 21 March 1990.
A safari tour through Namibia is the perfect way to see this exceptional portion of Africa. Still another stark comparison is seen in Namibia – the warm arid coastline meets up with the freezing cold water of the Atlantic Ocean. This exceptional ecology is not seen anywhere else on the planet.