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Africa's best safari destinations
Posted on 09/07/2016

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To see amazing animals and find yourself in breathtaking landscapes, there's not much better than a safari - perfect for solo travellers, couples or families.

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  • The best safari spots in Africa
    The best safari spots in Africa
  • Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
    Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

    Not the safest destination by any means but Rwanda's rainforests, volcanoes and lakes make it impossible to leave off of our list. Trekking and canoeing are incredible, while the 350-strong mountain gorilla population will leave you speechless.

  • Etosha National Park, Namibia
    Etosha National Park, Namibia

    Etosha National Park is home to Africa's tallest elephants, cheetahs, and, of course, an array of big cats. It also offers a massive range of accommodation options.

  • Zambezi Valley, Zambia
    Zambezi Valley, Zambia

    Zambia's national parks are often neglected by tourists in favour of its neighbour Tanzania, but we think that Zambezi Valley is the real definition of wilderness and the horseback safaris are an awesome experience.

  • Kruger National Park, South Africa
    Kruger National Park, South Africa

    The word 'Kruger' has by now become synonymous with safaris and, as one of Africa's oldest and best-maintained parks, it's easy to see why. The easiest spot to see the Big Five, it remains a favourite for all safari-goers.

  • Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
    Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

    This is, without doubt, Africa's most popular safari destination. Home to the 'Big Five' (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard and rhinoceros), we'd recommend going between July and October for the annual migration of millions of wildebeest - the stampede makes the ground vibrate!

  • Chobe National Park, Botswana
    Chobe National Park, Botswana

    Chobe has one of the densest game concentrations in the whole of Africa and is known for its endangered species populations, with wild dogs, cheetahs and brown hyenas. The water safaris are a major highlight!

  • Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

    Each year, 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra migrate through the Serengeti with over 3,000 lions having made it their home as well. Its sheer siwe is remarkable. Could this be Africa's most magnificent park? We think so!

  • Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
    Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

    Previously more popular than South Africa and Zimbabwe combined, Mozambique's wildlife has finally recovered following the effect of conflicts. With more than fifty coral islands, the marine life here is unparallelled.

  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve, Uganda
    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve, Uganda

    Home to roughly half the world's mountain gorillas, tracking is a highlight of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve, and although guides will ask you to not to stare at the gorillas, it's pretty tough! With volcanoes and waterfalls, the backdrop isn't bad either.

  • Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
    Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe is probably home to the best guides on the continent, not to mention the fact that Hwange has one of the world's largest populations of elephants - so it's definitely worth a visit!

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Safaris are a unique experience. Where else can you enjoy incredible wildlife experiences 24/7, explore by foot, boat, horse or even balloon and get out into the heart of a country and immerse yourself in the culture as much? Once you go once, you'll want to try out all the destinations on our list!

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