The last two years were unprecedented and uncertain. But as the pandemic is slowly losing its grip, the demand for the holiday is picking up.
Most travelers have started making enquiries about holidays around the world. And the most preferred option for a holiday is a safari. With numerous countries and plenty of National Parks, you will be confused about your choice.
Of course, Africa and Kenya are still the top two regions preferred by safari-goers. Some Parks are suited to family safari, while others are best when explored alone.
Also, seasoned safari fans might be looking at more than Big five or jungle safaris. If you’re planning a safari trip, it’s essential to know about the best places to offer you the best adventure and wildlife escapades.
1. Masai Mara in Kenya
Masai Mara is the best place to view wildlife in abundance.
- In fact, you can catch the glimpse of the Big Five in the Masai Mara Park if you visit during peak season.
- Additionally, it is also famous for zebras, giraffes, and hyenas. It offers a splendid density of wildlife with spectacular safari adventures.
You can visit open plains – and explore the nearby villages to know about the culture of the place.
- Staying in private conservancies and lodges will give you a perfect safari experience.
- The Park is exclusive to a conservation area which includes- walking safaris and night game reserves.
- Also, it is home to the most famous wildebeest migration that happens once a year.
2. Ruaha National Park in Tanzania
Rhaha is the most popular and the biggest park in Tanzania.
- It offers an excellent wildlife viewing experience – and it’s good for spotting cats and wild dogs. Rear species of animals and elephants are another big draw to the park.
- Though it has a good appeal, there are limited luxury camps available at the place.
Additionally, it offers top wildlife viewing in the dry season with guided walks available.
- Besides wildlife escapades, it offers balloon safaris from mid-June to Oct.
- Apart from big cats; you will be able to encounter lesser kudu and antelopes.
- The best time to visit the National Park is in the Dry season (May to Oct).
3. South Luangwa National Park in Zambia
South Luangwa is one of the largest reserves in Zambia.
The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River makes it easier to spot the animals.
- The Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, birds, and vegetation.
- Moreover, there are more than 60 different animals and 400 bird species at the park.
- Also, some magnificent plants and trees grow in the valley – making it look wonderful.
- The guided walking tours are the main highlight of the park. Also, a bush walk is a spiritual adventure – you will experience when you visit the park.
The best time to visit the park is from April to Oct, which is also the peak season.
4. Kruger National Park in South Africa
Kruger National Park is one of the most distinguished parks in Africa. You will get to witness the most exciting safari adventures at the park.
- And if you’re lucky, you’ll get to spot the Big five during peak time.
- Additionally, it is known for its high concentration of animals, which makes your trip more exciting.
- Covering a staggering 2 million hectares of area, you’ll get to witness the best wildlife escapades.
Besides the wildlife, it is also known for its landscape beauty. That’s the reason, most wildlife photographers visit the place to capture wonderful wildlife shots. The park is also popular for bird watchers.
5. Etosha National Park in Namibia
Etosha is known for its desert landscapes and abundant wildlife adventures.
- It is home to many rear animals and different bird species.
- But if you’re hoping to spot the Big five, you’ll be a little disappointed. There is no buffalo at the Park, but you can spot the other four animals – when you visit during peak season.
- Huge populations of elephants and lions make up for the loss of buffalo, and you will be able to spot many elephants at the park.
- Moreover, it is one of the best places to spot white rhinos and black rhinos. All these creatures have been poached to the near extension, so if you spot one, you are fortunate.
The waterholes at the park are great spots to see leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas. It is certainly the best safari destination you will visit.
6. Chobe National Park in Botswana
Your love for elephants can end here at Chobe, as it’s one of the best safari destinations to spot huge magnetic creatures.
- There are more than 120,000 elephants at the park, which draws tourists from all over the world.
- Also, if you are lucky you will get to spot the lions, leopards, and buffalos that come to the Riverbank to drink water.
Moreover, the park is an ideal place for bird watchers, as you can see several species – including kingfishers.
However, the best time to spot animals and birds is in the Dry season from May to Oct. Wildlife viewing is at its best during August.
Plan your safari trip,
A safari holiday will give you the best adventure and wildlife thrill. Unlike traditional holidays, safari rides give you an adrenaline rush – and the journey itself is quite unpredictable.
Also, you won’t encounter crowds, as you do with other tourist destinations. On a safari tour, you can encounter wide open spaces with raw nature. You can view mesmerizing scenic spots and landscapes to experience nature at its best.
With a travel guide, everything will be taken care of – from accommodation options to guided safari tours.
- After the pandemic, most safari parks are following Covid protocols, and you can be assured of all the safety precautions in place.