Away from city life in New York, people love the idea of immersing themselves in nature with a safari. Africa is certainly the go-to place for most when assessing the options, largely because of the reputation African safaris have.
Alongside this, people want to go on a safari that is going to provide them with the best value for money. Although some African safaris can cost an arm and a leg, not every offering out there is extortionate. Ultimately, though, if you want to have the trip of a lifetime, then you have to stump up a reasonable amount of cash.
For people who perhaps prefer the idea of experiencing a safari through a YouTube tour or a safari-themed slot game like Mega Moolah, there are even an array of resorts that cater towards those who perhaps aren’t keen on exploring nature and seeing the animals. After all, it isn’t for everyone, but for some people, it’s the ultimate dream, especially if they have an affinity with nature and want to connect further with it. With that in mind, below are some excellent African destinations that are well worth considering.
Home to plenty of wildlife, Madagascar is one of the most unique places on earth to go on safari. Not only will you able to able to immerse yourself in an outside world packed full of animals, but you’ll also be able to witness the devastation caused in the area. Sadly, 90% of the country’s forests have been destroyed, leaving just 5% of all known plant and animal species found in Madagascar. With that in mind, the parks play an integral role in protecting the existing wildlife in the country, making them hugely worthwhile to visit and essentially support. There are plenty of animals to see, but you’ll notice there are a lot more lemurs there than perhaps many other destinations in the world. In terms of parks and game reserves worth considering, popular options include Amber Mountain National Park, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, and Andringitra National Park.
With many people flocking to the likes of the Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana is full of options and boasts an extensive selection of wildlife for visitors to take in. Most popular of all is certainly the elephant, with the country being home to over 130,000 of them. Other animals worth checking out along the way include big cats, zebras, meerkats, hippos, and a huge selection of birdlife.
When it comes to planning the average safari, most of them tend to be focused on South Africa, a nation with a diverse range of landscapes and a massive choice of animals to find. The likes of Kruger National Park and the Amakhala Game Reserve are packed full of animals, such as black and white rhinos and cheetahs, and offer a remarkable all-round experience, from fine wine to delicious food, all accompanying the amazing outdoor exploration you can embark on. In terms of a comprehensive safari package, South Africa is hard to beat.
A haven for primates, Rwanda boasts a large selection of golden monkeys, colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and an array of gorillas. The best places to see the animals are at Akagera Parc, National des Volcans and Nyungwe Forest National Park. Although, there are many other options in what is an excellent location to stay at, especially if you’re keen to steer clear of more commercial offerings elsewhere. Rwanda is more off the beaten track, making it a truly unique destination to go on safari.
Other options include Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.