Safari in Swahili means “we go.” In the beginning it was called the journey through East Africa in order to hunt wild game. We remain faithful to the basic assumptions of ecotourism and act in defense of wildlife. If on Safari, then only for unforgettable impressions. Where to go and what to see? See in our material!
Place number one when it comes to traveling on Safari. Just in this country is located Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater – unique places on the planet. Serengeti is known for being inhabited by about 500 species of birds and 3 million animals. In the park you will see representatives of the Big Five: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.
To Tanzania is worth a trip at any time, remembering that in the dry months (October – November) millions of wildebeest and zebras leave the northern hills and head to the southern plains, and in the period from April to June, with the arrival of the rainy season, animals migrate to the west and north.
In Tanzania, you must also see Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro. Although the mountain is rapidly losing its snow cover, its peak still impresses with its beauty and majesty.
Trips to Kenya are often combined with Safari in Tanzania, although the country deserves separate attention. Masai Mara Reserve is an extension of the Serengeti National Park and is home to many savannah inhabitants: lions, cheetahs, giraffes and zebras. In the Mara and Talek rivers, hippos are also happy to splash.
In addition to wild animals in their natural environment in Kenya, you have the opportunity to see how the indigenous Africans live – the Masai, and also climb the second highest peak in Africa – Mount Kenya. Let’s face it: this is an activity only for the most adventurous – it measures 5199 m – but at its base is a national reserve listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Maybe not the most popular safari destination, but you can be sure that you will not encounter crowds of tourists on your way and you will be in contact with untouched nature. As much as 70% of Botswana is covered by the Kalahari Desert, one of the hottest areas in South Africa. Here you will encounter zebras, antelopes, hyenas, jackals, lions and other wild animals.
Chobe National Park is famous for its large population of elephants, and the Moremi reserve is home to about 30% of the world’s population of wild dogs – lycas. You can’t leave Botswana without seeing the Okavango Delta, which is home to thousands of species of birds, zebras, buffalo, hippos and kudu. The river itself is an attraction in itself as it disappears into the sands, creating a vast maze of lagoons, islands and channels. The delta is best traveled on a traditional “mokoro” rowboat.
This is also not a very popular destination, yet Namibia captivates with its beauty and true African atmosphere. At the northwestern end of the Kalahari Desert lies Africa’s greatest pride – Etosha National Park. It is here that you will see almost all the animals inhabiting the Black Land, as well as baobab-like unique moringa trees. It is also worth going to the South Luangwa National Park. The reserve impresses with its vast plains and wide-spreading Luangwa River, which is home to a large population of hippos.
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