an African safari at least once in your life
is nothing quite like heading out into the African bush, visiting the many
and varied wildlife on offer. If you are planning on visiting the
Big Five, several African countries offer you the best experience possible.
In case you donít know, the Big Five consists of African lion, African
elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and White or Black rhinoceros,
a fascinating group of animals if ever there was one.
choosing a location, Signature
Safaris offers some of the best trips on offer, giving anyone the change
to live at one with nature and experience the wide open spaces of Africa,
while staying in luxury and comfort.
have a brief look at jsut a few of the best locations in Africa for an
adventure safari, alphabetically and in no particular order of preference,
as each country has its own unique experiences to offer.
offers a varied safari experience where visitors can experience a combination
of desert, savannah, saltpan and wetland areas. Around 80 percent
of the country is taken up by the Kalahari Desert which offers a stark
and beautiful experience.
National Park is a must-see, offering the largest population of elephants
anywhere in the world along with lions, hyena, jackals, cheetah and even
Okavango Delta is a place to experience the very best in African sunsets.
Part of the Kalahari Basin and in the south of the Great Rift Valley, the
Delta is a patchwork of lagoons, clear streams, forested islands and floodplains.
The dry winter season is the best to visit this fascinating area when the
wildlife flock here to enjoy the water and a huge number of different species
are waiting to be seen and photographed.
known as the ďWarm Heart of Africa,Ē not only for the weather but for its
friendly people, Malawi offers an excellent safari experience. Africaís
smallest country, Malawi is situated on the Great Rift Valley and is dominated
by Lake Malawi, a beautiful expanse of water with golden sandy beaches.
The Lake Malawi National Park is a World Heritage Site for the protection
of its many freshwater fish.
not a safari experience as such, itís worth visiting Likoma Island while
on the lake where you can visit the third largest cathedral in Africa,
St Peterís Cathedral Ė a rather surreal experience in the middle of the
African bush and waters of the lake. Visiting the island also offers a
cultural experience where you can meet the fishermen who make their living
on Lake Malawi.
country also offers excellent wildlife parks including Majete Wildlife
Reserve, a relatively unspoiled and tourist-free experience which gives
the feeling of an expedition into the wild African bush, rather than the
usual safari experience. This park offers the Big Five along with
several other fascinating species.
has several National Parks on offer, along with beautiful sandy beaches,
lined with palm trees. However, what the country is possibly most famous
for is the amazing Serengeti. These vast and open plains are home
to a huge number of animals including wildebeest and zebra. However this
is where the well-known and incredibly spectacular Great Migration happens
watching around 300,000 zebra along with 1.5 million wildebeest and
other antelope, along with their young, joining up to head off of their
long trek from the Serengeti Plains up to the northern Masai Mara National
Reserve, a journey of around 1,800 miles, in search of life-giving food
it is a fascinating sight to watch, it is grueling for the animals themselves
and it is estimated that around 250,000 wildebeest donít make it to their
destination, especially as several predators tend to join the migration,
including hyenas, leopards, lions and wild dogs, hoping to pick off a weak
animal for dinner.
is just a brief introduction into all that is on offer on this vast and
beautiful continent. Try a safari this year, camera in hand, and you will
not regret it.
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