You can’t visit Africa without going on safari, and we’ve rounded up 3 of the best for you to visit. There’s more than just day game drives at these safari parks, and when else will you have a chance to see some of your favourite animals in the wild?
Chobe National Park – Botswana
While you’ll spot animals the easiest during the dry season, it’s a fantastic safari all year round. You can go on a game drive, or there’s also the option of a river cruise.
The landscape is stunning; everything is centred around the river, including towns, woodland and sandy areas.
You’ll see crocodiles, hippos, buffalo and elephants, and a variety of birds, as well as plenty of predators.
This safari park has a lack of fences, so you’ll see animals grazing close to the lodges, which is just fantastic to see up close.
Kruger National Park – South Africa
Kruger National Park is more pleasant during winter, rather than the scorching summer months, but that means winter is also more popular and therefore more expensive.
However, you’ll see buffalo, rhinos, leopards and lions, as well as a wide variety of reptiles, birds, and mammals.
There’s options to go out for night or day game drives, and you can even camp in the park! It’s easy to get to from Johannesburg, and is a great safari for first-timers.
Maasai Mara National Reserve – Kenya
Many people make the trip to Maasai Mara from July to October, when the animals arrive during their migration. You’ll see the same ‘big five’ animals like in Kruger National Park, but there’s also wildebeest, gazelles and zebras!
There’s camping, game drives, and even a chance to try a balloon safari. It’s an amazing experience seeing the animals from above.
You can also meet the Maasai Mara tribespeople, which the reserve was named after. Learn their customs and history to get a dose of culture on your safari.
You’ll see amazing and majestic animals up close for an unforgettable experience when you visit any of these 3 safaris – or why not all 3? From balloon safaris to cruises, camping and game drives, you’ll have the time of your life!