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An African safari holiday is a thrilling and immersive adventure that allows you to explore the continent's diverse wildlife, stunning landscapes, and rich cultures. Here's a description of what you can expect on an African safari holiday - for those interested in authentic tailored safaris:
Africa offers a variety of safari destinations, each with its unique attractions. We list all safari countries and each of the popular places within each country on our safari places page. The most popular safari countries include Kenya, South Africa and Botswana and the most searched-for places include Greater Kruger, the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Serengeti and the Maasai Mara.
One of the many highlights of a safari in Africa is to encounter some of Africa's iconic wildlife. Some places host the Big 5 (lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes and leopards) and other species such as giraffes, cheetahs, zebras, wildebeest and wild dogs (painted wolves). Casual and serious bird watchers will enjoy ticking off an abundance of bird species. Other spectacular wildlife encounters include gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking.
Game drives are the quintessential African bushveld safari experience. No matter where you are on this great continent, the expectation and thrill of heading out in the game drive vehicle in the early morning and late afternoon defines your safari day.
Your guide (and sometimes a tracker) will be reading the 'bush news' as you go - the many signs of the presence of wildlife - to ensure interesting and sometimes breathtaking wildlife encounters.
Accommodation options for your safari in Africa are many and varied- from luxury lodges to mobile tented camps. Lodges often provide spacious rooms with modern amenities, while tented camps offer a more immersive experience, allowing you to feel closer to nature. Some lodges and camps are situated in private reserves or private concessions within national parks, providing exclusive game-viewing experiences.
African safaris offer opportunities to engage with local cultures and communities. You can visit local villages, meet members of tribes, learn about their culture, and enjoy traditional dances and music. This cultural immersion adds another layer of richness to your safari experience.
Depending on your chosen destination, you could book additional activities such as hot air balloon rides, bush walks, canoe safaris, horseback riding, or even diving in coastal areas.
Africa offers diverse landscapes - including vast open savannahs, woodlands and dense forests, enormous freshwater lakes, arid deserts, and majestic mountain ranges. The breathtaking scenery is a constant companion throughout your journey.
The safari tourism industry is committed to conservation efforts and sustainable tourism practices. By participating in a safari, you contribute to preserving wildlife habitats and supporting local communities (who are vital role players in wildlife conservation).
An African safari holiday offers an unforgettable experience that will leave you with cherished memories. The beauty of wilderness areas, the thrill of wildlife encounters, and the warmth of African hospitality combine to create an adventure of a lifetime that will fuel your stories for years to come.
Remember that each safari experience can be tailored to your preferences, whether you prefer a more luxurious or adventurous approach. Start that discussion with our safari experts, who will help you create the safari of a lifetime. We specialise in authentic tailored safaris
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