Top 5 African Safaris

SafariWhen it comes to experiencing unabridged wilderness, the African continent has no equivalent. Make it the deep jungles of Congo or the Kenyan savanna, Africa is where man and beast can go back to primordial times and face each other with the same curiosity as they did at their first encounter. Living metaphors behind, if you want to see a real-life lion, minus the iron bars framing its grandiloquent posture, the only place to go is Africa. This mysterious continent is where safaris were born, but one must take into account that eachsafari offers a different experience. So depending which are your preferences in terms of wild beasts and their various habitats, here are the top 5 African safaris you can try:

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The Masai Maraa in Kenya is far more than a national park: it’s a believe-it-or-not, one of a kind phenomenon. Each year between July and October, the 1.5 million wildebeest and zebras travel hundreds of miles in search of water and fresh grass. Closely following are Africa’s most fierce predators: lions, leopards, hyenas. Many believe this massive migration to be the topmost spectacular phenomenon on the planet.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Safari to Serengeti National Park Well, now that you’ve been introduced to the much praised Maasai Mara, let me tell you a secret: it all starts in Tanzania. The Serengeti National is where the wildebeest migration starts, and it’s also a prime destination for anyone interested in spotting a sleeping lion among the tall grass plains.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

If you ever did some research on African safaris, them you definitely know what the phrase ‘big five’ refers to. Rhinos, elephants, buffaloes, cheetahs and lions can all be admired along your trip across this famous South African park. This is also one of the most tourist friendly national parks on the continent, one of the few you can actually visit with your own car.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forrest, Uganda

Being home to the most numerous colony of mountain gorillas on the planet, Bwindi needs no further reference. Whether you are passionate about anthropology, a big fan of Tarzan or simply a curious nature, Bwindi is the perfect place to admire this fascinating species. The classical safari takes here another name: gorilla tracking.

The Zambezi River Valley, Zambia

Zambezy SafarisNobody knows exactly which is the true birthplace of the safari. However, for the sake of great endings, out classification of best 5 African safaris should also include Zambezi River. If not so much for the abundant wildlife, then at least for the unforgettable sights: the river crosses the bush, the mighty jungle and witnesses unforgettable sunsets before giving birth, in a dramatic descent, to the Victoria Falls.

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