Going on an African safari is hands down #1 on my bucket list. A lot of people don’t know where or how to start planning a safari or getting in touch with a company that will handle it and help you along the way. After doing some research on we have come up with some not miss safari experiences.
1. The Serengeti & Great Migration
The ‘Big Five’ are lion, rhino, leopard, Cape buffalo and African elephant. Originally named the Big Five by hunters they are among the most popular wildlife to see.
- The Serengeti is the most famous park in Africa.
- The largest concentration of predators anywhere.
- Stomping ground of the two million strong Wildebeest Great Migration.
- Endless acacia-studded plains – classic ‘Out of Africa’ scenery.
- Home to the famous ‘Serengeti mobile camps’.
2. The Last Great Apes
The sub-tropical forests of Virunga Mountains straddle the borders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Rwanda. These mountains are home to approximately 700 mountain gorillas – the last of the species in the world.
One of the most amazing points about viewing Great Apes in the wild, is just how close you can get to them. While many of them keep their distance, it is not uncommon to have a group completely surrounding you
3. The Skeleton Coast
- Astonishingly beautiful scenery – arguably the finest in Africa.
- A remote landscape quite unlike anywhere else we operate tanzania safaris.
- Home to the critically-endangered desert elephant and huge seal colonies.
- The land of the Himba, one of Africa’s most fascinating tribes.
- An untouched environment with very few people.
Located north of Swakopmund in central Namibia, the Skeleton Coast National Park runs up Namibia’s coast. The southern part of the park is easily reachable by self-drive trips from Swakopmund, however the most interesting northern parts can only be accessed by air.
4. Wildlife, Wine, and City Life
The Winelands are only a short drive from Cape Town and are well worth a stay. They are extremely beautiful, with stunning views of vineyards set against a dramatic mountain backdrop. This is a lovely area to explore, quiet and peaceful. Tour the vineyards, sample the wines, go for a walk, play a round of golf, explore Stellenbosch, wander around Franschhoek, or simply relax and soak up the tranquil atmosphere.
Accommodation here is excellent. It ranges from luxurious hotels through to simpler B&Bs that are equally appealing in their own way. The restaurants here deserve a special mention as the area is known for its gastronomy – some of the top restaurants in South Africa can be found here.
5. The Quirimbas Acrchipelago
- Best beach destination in Africa
- Fantastic diving and snorkelling
- Whale sharks, manta rays and whales cruise the coast
- Finest fishing waters in Africa
- World-class hotels and untouched barefoot beach experiences
The country has two main archipelagos of islands – Bazaruto in the south and Quirimbas in the north. Our recommendation is the Quirimbas, which we believe has some of the best beaches in the world.
A substantial part of the charm of the Quirimbas is that they are less visited than the southern Bazaruto islands. Indeed, the entire north of the country has remained largely untouched by tourists, leaving a charm and character there with which no other beach destination in Africa can compete.
So which African safari will you choose to go on?! They all sound amazing and there is one for every type of person! This is just a small sampling of all the great adventures you can go on when visiting Africa. Feedback is always welcome, especially do’s and don’ts when it comes to safaris!