Best African Safaris

By: Alison Cole

Africa is a land of adventure, and offers some exquisite safaris for enthusiastic travelers. In order to make proper plans, one should also find out about the best safaris offered by the continent. The best safaris normally offer wildlife sightseeing in their untamed surroundings. Some of the best African safaris are found in the regions of Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Botswana boosts of famous national parks like Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Linyanti Game Reserve. Chobe National Park is the third-largest game park in the country, and is famous for its huge herds of elephant and buffalo. The Chobe River borders the park, and a traveler can undertake game viewing by boat and spot hundreds of huge animals coming down to drink at the river in the dry season. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is one of the largest reserves in the world and is home to thousands of springboks, gemsboks, wildebeests, hartebeests, lions, cheetahs and giraffes.

Kenya also offers an incredible variety of African wildlife and fascinating local culture with an array of safaris to choose from, including trips to Aberdare National Park, Amboseli National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve and Samburu National Reserve.

The Aberdare National Park offers spectacular scenery along with abundant wildlife, including elephant, buffalo, black rhino, lion, leopard and various antelope. On the other hand, Masai Mara National Reserve, regarded as Kenya's finest wildlife park, supports a year-round population of lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes and zebras.

Namibia offers a safari experience different from other wildlife countries, and includes spectacular desert scenery, colorful local culture and fascinating wildlife. Major wildlife parks in the country are Namib-Naukluft National Park and Etosha National Park.

South Africa is home to the continent's most famous wildlife reserve, Kruger National Park, along with other popular game parks like Pilanesburg National Park, Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Game Reserves, and Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. Kruger National Park is South Africa's largest and most famous wild-animal reserve, and contains more species of wildlife than any other game reserve in Africa.

Tanzania has some of the largest and most underdeveloped game reserves in Africa and some of the best-known parks, like Lake Manyara National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park, Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park.

In order to make African safaris memorable, it is imperative to plan ahead. Knowledge about the best safaris in the continent would certainly help a traveler visiting the famous wildlife parks.

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