Quick guide to African Safari for first time
Experience an adventure in Africa's National
A safari in Africa is the ultimate travel experience. Who wouldn’t want to hike with the wild animals, swim with
the corals or explore the most romantic vineyards? First-time visitors to Africa should be prepared to be blown
away as they’re about to experience an adventure like no other.
Whether you’re courageous enough to wander through the continent’s most remote regions, or you’d rather stick to
the south side, the following guide will help you make the best choice.
|Visit one of many National Parks in Africa
to experience a great holiday adventure of African safari
Kruger National Park
Park is one of the largest national parks in Africa, and
probably, one of the most famous. It covers a whopping 19,633 square kilometres. You should expect to see the
big five animals here – Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Leopards and Buffalos. There are many operators offering
the classic drive safari, or for the more adventurous, there is a walking safari. Nothing will beat the
experience of being next to a pride of lions or a herd of elephants.
South Africa’s Camps Bay
South Africa’s Camps Bay is an ideal travel destination. People from all over the world come here to test the
beaches, enjoy the nightlight and try out the water activities. There are many Camps Bay villas you’ll adore, as well as a wealth of places of interest that will keep
you busy. On a sea life safari, tourists will admire whales, sharks, seals, dolphins and penguins – all in their
natural habitat. Many trips are organized to Seal Island and Robben Island, so if you’re travelling to Cape Town
make sure to include this experience into your itinerary.
Located in the North of Africa, Botswana is now rivalling the better known destinations in South Africa. Here
you can experience the Okavanga Delta, grassland where the Okavanga River meets a huge trough; the water all
ultimately evaporates although for a while, every year, and the grasslands flood. It is listed as one of the
seven natural wonders of Africa. The grasslands and seasonal flooding create an excellent environment for many
types of wildlife, springbok, hippopotamus, antelope and zebra to name a few. Botswana is also home to the
semi-arid Kalahari Desert and the massive elephant herds of the Chobe National Park.
|Experience the sense of awe in African grasslands, one of seven natural wonders of
The Namib-Naukluft National Park is Africa’s largest reserve; part of this is the Namib Desert, considered the
oldest in the world and is home to snakes, geckos, hyenas and jackals, amongst others. The sand dunes here are the
tallest in the world and separate the sand from the lagoons, wetlands and mudflats with the shoreline attracting
hundreds of thousands of birds. The diversity of wildlife here is truly amazing, the real issue, in a park the size
of Switzerland, is travelling around it all.
Zambia is home to the South Luangwa National Park, the Lower Zambezi National Park – which is full of game, the
Zambezi river and the magnificent Victoria Falls, which border Zimbabwe. The walking safari originated in the South
Luangwa National Park and you can aspect to see sixty different animal species and 400 varieties of birds. The
valley is also home to an amazing variety of exotic wildflowers and tree species. Obviously a visit here must
include a view of the awe inspiring Victoria Falls, in the wet season, the river is two kilometres wild and drops
over one hundred feet, the spray can be seen from miles away.
|There are many unique animal species in Africa, that can be found throughout its
The Serengeti and Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest peak in Africa, are familiar names to everyone; Tanzania is
also home to the volcanic Ngorongoro Crater, with its many forms of game. This area is known to be home to 25,000
large animals, including the rare black rhinoceros, zebras, elands, gazelles, lions, leopards, reedbuck, buffalos
and wildebeest. At the far end of this park stands the Olduvia Gorge, regarding as the cradle of mankind and the
most important prehistoric site in the world. Whilst Serengeti is at risk of being over crowded by tourists, there
are many wonders which can be seen outside of this park.
Kenya is home to the Masai Mara National Park, known as the home of the great migration. It has many private
game reserves in the Laikipia region. This is another excellent place to see the big five and the annual migration
of the wildebeest. There are a variety of ways to accomplish this, on foot, by car, or even via hot air
Whichever destination you choose in your African safari trip, you are sure to have the experience of a