There were days when an African safari remained just but a dream to many, this is due to the fact that it was an expensive affair, the roads were impassable if at all they existed and the airlines were few. It is time to arise and live the dream because international airlines have ventured into Africa, most African countries are developed which makes it easier to explore.
African destinations such as Kenya have a number of international airlines operating on a daily basis and some have even smaller planes landing in smaller airstrips in the major safari areas. In destinations such as South Africa the infrastructure within the major parks is well developed such that you can drive yourself right through the jungle.
Here are some of the destinations where living the African safari dream is a reality:
Botswana is the jewel of the South African Coast whose subtropical wilderness is surrounded by one of the most remarkable deserts on the planet Kalahari and borders the borders the world’s largest inland delta, the Okavango. It is renowned as one of the best places to go on a safari.
Botswana national parks are among Africa wildest characterized by vast open spaces where nature reigns supreme. The rich oasis of the Okavango Delta provides a natural habitat to large concentrations of wild animals including crocodiles, hippos and antelopes. You can enjoy sailing in traditional boats to explore the amazing sights of the delta on luxury safaris in Botswana, each of which will remain etched in your memory for a long time to come.
Namibia is an excellent destination for a dream safari holiday; it has an impressive variety of landscapes; savage seascapes, rugged mountains, incredible wildlife, vast desert and colonial cities. Namibia safari holidays set a beautiful playground for adventurous travelers and photographers.
The Etosha National Park is a great destination for enjoying wilderness African safaris. It is known for its vast shallow pan which was once a huge lake but now it is mostly dry, however in summer it is filled with water and it attracts flocks of pelicans and flamingoes. It is also a place where you can see all sorts of animals from black rhino to lions, elephants, impalas and reptiles.
Dramaland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia; it is amazing, dramatic and arid. Attractions in this area include the Burnt Mountain, the mysterious Skeleton Coast and the Petrified Forest. For the Namib Desert experience the Sossulvei dunes which are the tallest in the world provide breathtaking views of the whole area.
Tanzania is home to most of nature’s most breathtaking creations, from the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro which is the world’s highest free standing mountain and Africa’s rooftop to the Ngorongoro crater which is the largest in the world. A luxury safari in Tanzania will blow your mind.
The Ngorongoro crater is stunningly beautiful acting as a vast natural amphitheatre teeming with game. The animals you can see here include antelopes, giraffes, lions, zebras and different species of birds.
The Serengeti plains are home to an estimated 3 million animals which roam on an area of 12,950 square kilometers. It is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa hosting the great Wildebeest Migration.