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8 Jaw-dropping Places you should visit in Africa in 2024 (Including Videos)

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Author: Vihann Van Wyk - 4 October 2021

Last Update: 10 May 2024

Botswana

Many wonderful lodges in the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert are remote and provide full-board accommodations. For the ultimate best of Africa tour, many visitors in Botswana head to the Okavango Delta, where seasonal flooding creates labyrinthine rivers that attract a wide variety of wildlife.

In the Delta, local people make use of mokoros to navigate through the channels in search of good fishing areas and to reach places where hunting is particularly plentiful. Quick and efficient, this mode of transport is certainly a bucket-list activity for all safari-goers.

The Okavango Delta is also one of the best vantage points for spotting wildlife. It’s also a more tranquil experience compared to the bumpy ride in a jeep: You’ll have a cool breeze coming off the water instead of kicked-up dust in your eyes, and you can rely on the onboard bathroom instead of scrambling to find a discrete spot in the bush.

Why Botswana is one of the best places to visit in Africa in 2024?

  • There are lots to view on game drives due to the abundance of wildlife and birds.
  • The large choice of adventurous activities makes this a fantastic family destination
  • Untouched landscapes make Botswana naturally beautiful and a drawcard for many photographers
  • Botswana also claims the continent’s second-largest migrant corridor. Throngs of top predators gather to stalk massive herds of zebra, wildebeest, and buffalo.

Examples of Safari Tours Offered on a Botswana Safari

South Africa

Famous for its sun-soaked beaches and enormous game reserves, Africa’s most developed and popular tourist destination also offers outstanding chances for wine tasting, hiking, museum-hopping and even whale watching in the coastal towns.

The Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino – live freely in South Africa’s top safari destination, the huge Kruger National Park. The country has more endemic and near-endemic bird species than any other African country, while the Cape Floral Kingdom in the southwest includes roughly 5% of the world’s plant species.

South Africa is still one of the best places to visit in Africa if you’ve always wanted to go on a safari and is most certainly one of the best places to visit now. There are numerous fantastic safari camps around the country, with the majority of the high-end sites being found in the Kruger National Park and the neighbouring Sabi Sands.

Why South Africa is one of the best places to visit in Africa in 2024?
  • Fantastic birdwatching and a diverse flora kingdom
  • Endless choices of beautiful scenic hiking trails
  • Some of the greatest white sandy beaches around
  • Scrumptious selections of cuisine and wine tastings
Examples of Safari tours offered on a South African trip:

Kenya

Kenya is without a doubt one of Africa’s most well-known safari spots. The Masai Mara, a well-known attraction in the vast migration wheel, is a fantastic year-round attraction.

Viewing Africa’s magic from the skies on a hot-air balloon flight over the savannah would be a particular delight. One can easily see why this country is considered one of the best places to visit in Africa in 2024 or any year.

Why Kenya is one of the best places to visit in Africa in 2024?
  • Kenya is the home of the safari, the ‘original safari’ destination.
  • For over a hundred years Kenya has fascinated adventurers and romantics from all over the world.
  • The romanticism of gin and tonic, evenings over a campfire, and nights under canvas with the distant roar of a lion in the African night may still be found in Kenya.
  • This is the home of Out of Africa and both Teddy Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway came here on safari.
  • An easy destination with short flights from the USA and UK, yet offering you that unique safari feel.
Examples of Safari tours offered in Kenya:

Tanzania 

A Tanzania Safari is spectacular, with snow-capped peaks, volcanic craters, and the Masai steppe of limitless grasslands. Every year, millions of wildebeest, zebra and Thompson’s gazelle migrate over the grasslands, crossing rivers in spectacular fashion. Few countries can boast Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater all in one country.

Why Tanzania is one of the best places to visit in Africa in 2024?
  • Track and see the Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Float silently over the endless plains on a hot air balloon safari
  • Experience the pristine coral reefs and shear wall dives off the coast
Examples of Safari tours offered in Tanzania:

Zanzibar Holidays

Zanzibar, a small island off the coast of Tanzania, in the Indian Ocean, has a colorful history with connections to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The island life, with palm-fringed beaches, turquoise oceans, and local dhow sailing boats, is unlike any other. Include a relaxing beach getaway after viewing the Wildebeest Great Migration.

Why Zanzibar is one of the best places to visit in Africa in 2024?
  • Enlightening historical and cultural experiences of Stone Town
  • A relaxing turquoise beach vacation
  • Bespoke and diverse island tours
  • World-class scuba and snorkel dive reef sites
Examples of Safari tours offered in Zanzibar:

Rwanda Safaris

There is one main reason to visit Rwanda: to see gorillas. The Rwandan part of the Virunga Volcanoes Mountains is home to around half of the world’s mountain gorillas and is frequently regarded as Africa’s best gorilla trekking experience.

Why Rwanda is one of the best places to visit in Africa in 2024?
  • World-class trekking & hiking
  • The captivating mountain gorillas of Rwanda
  • Kigali: The heartbeat of modern Rwanda
  • Rwanda culture
Examples of Safari tours offered on a Rwanda Safari:

Mauritius Holiday

This paradise on Earth is the kind of tropical island fantasy made of powdery icing-sugar white sandy beaches shaded by swaying palm trees, crystal-clear turquoise ocean, year-round sunshine, lush forests, and volcanic mountain backdrops – and some of Africa’s best beach resorts. Lying off the coast of East Africa, Mauritius has something to offer just about everyone, from couples looking for romantic experiences, to families in search of outdoor activities for kids, and adventure seekers who want to have an active, exciting holiday.

Why Mauritius is one of the best places to visit in Africa in 2024?
  • Indulge in water sports
  • One of the most iconic tropical destinations
  • Delicious local Mauritian cuisine
  • Chamarel Village – Coloured layers of sand
Examples of Safari tours offered on a Mauritius Holiday:

Namibia Safari

An escape to Namibia is another fantastic African destination for guaranteed solitude. Hence why this country would be one of the best places to visit in Africa in 2024. Many travelers are opting for outdoor excursions rather than crowded cities, so these kinds of remote getaways are set to gain appeal.

Why Namibia is one of the best places to visit in Africa in 2024?
  • Landscapes with incredible scenery
  • Fantastic birdwatching 
  • Endless desert adventure activities
  • Visit the world-renowned Etosha National Park
Examples of Safari tours offered on a Namibia Safari:

Well, there you have it. Our carefully curated list of the best 8 safari destinations you should visit in Africa before the end of 2024. Don’t forget, our travel experts are on hand to help you realize all of your safari fantasies. We are excited to welcome you to Africa and reconnect you with the wonder of the continent.


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