On an authentic tailor-made African safari, one can enjoy a wide range of unique and diverse activities. Choosing which experiences to invest in, on the other hand, might be difficult. That is why we have compiled a list of eight unforgettable safari experiences in Africa.
1. Kenya – Watch The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth
Thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope migrate from the Serengeti National Park to the Maasai Mara’s better pastures every year.
Wildebeest Migration during Green Season
The Great Wildebeest Migration is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World” and provides an unrivalled safari experience, with half a million calves being born and urged to their feet within minutes to keep them safe from predators.
2. Botswana: The Okavango Delta
Beginning in the Angolan highlands, the Okavango Delta winds its way down to Botswana’s flat plains. This one-of-a-kind wetland covers 15,000 square kilometres and is home to a variety of endangered animals, including white and black rhinoceros.
Boat adventures in the Okavango Delta
During the flood season, the delta’s dynamic eco-system comes alive, attracting the highest densities of species in Africa, making it one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders.
3. Lesotho: Drive Through The Kingdom In The Sky
Lesotho is a landlocked kingdom surrounded by the Republic of South Africa at a high height. This one-of-a-kind location is the only country on the planet with all of its territory located above 1500 meters above sea level, giving it the title “Kingdom in the Sky.”
Lesotho Scenery In Green Season
A 4WD road trip is one of the finest methods to see the huge and varied yet undeveloped regions of this nation with such dramatic and stunning scenery. Visit the highest pub in Africa, Maluti’s snow-capped highlands, or the Semonkong Falls’ unspoiled beauty.
4. Madagascar: The Avenue Of The Baobabs
The Baobab tree is one of the most popular plant species in the country. Madagascar is the most accessible site in Africa to observe Baobab trees, which line the unpaved road between Morondava and Belon’i Tsiribihina.
Baobab trees in Madagascar
The Avenue of the Baobabs is a magnificent row of 20 to 25 baobab trees that may live up to 800 years and reach heights of 98 feet. It is one of the most frequented places in the region, and it was awarded temporary protection status in 2007, paving the way for it to become Madagascar’s first national monument.
5. Rwanda: Gorilla Trekking
The highly endangered mountain gorillas live in the “Land of a Thousand Hills.” With just 780 gorillas remaining in the world, gorilla trekking in Rwanda is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the 300 gorillas who live within Volcanoes National Park.
Mountain Gorillas chilling in the forest
Rwanda is the most costly nation to visit to see this endangered animal, but it is well worth it. The journey is less physically taxing, there is less vegetation, which means greater visibility, and it is also more ethical, given that the Ugandan government evicted an indigenous people from their ancestral territory in the name of gorilla conservation in 1992.
6. Namibia: Skydiving In Swakopmund
Namibia is well-known for its breathtaking natural wonders. Nature lovers from all over the world visit Etosha National Park, the Kalahari Desert, and Fish River Canyon Park.
Swakopmund, on the other hand, draws visitors for a different purpose. It is Namibia’s adventure capital, with adrenaline-pumping activities set amid German architecture and beachfront promenades.
Sandboarding in Swakopmund Namibia
Spend a day sandboarding over the Namib Desert dunes or skydiving to test your boundaries. Jump out of a plane 10,000 feet above sea level for one of the purest thrills in the world as you take in an unobstructed view of Namibia’s scenery from above.
7. South Africa: Searching For The Big 7
It’s no secret that South Africa is one of the continent’s top safari destinations. It delivers a punch with spectacular wildlife sightings, 5-star accommodations, and a well-developed tour infrastructure. While most visitors to South Africa prioritize the Kruger National Park, those willing to go to the coastal city of Port Elizabeth will discover that the Addo Elephant National Park offers even more rewards.
Rhino spotting in South Africa
Nature lovers may get up, close and personal with not just the Big Five, but also the Big 7. Addo is located 75 kilometres outside of the city. It is home to lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, rhinoceroses, whales, and great white sharks, making it the world’s only national park. Addo also boasts the largest remaining population of the flightless dung beetle, which is good news for conservationists.