Safaris to Africa – the continent of Africa is home to the finest wildlife spectacles and holiday destinations in the world. From the north to the south, the continent has stunning options for vacation spots and for seeing the worlds natural world.
Amazing Fauna and Flora in the North Africa
The Atlas mountains in Morocco are home to magnificent and exotic wild flowers during spring and harbor many endangered birds. Southwards of the Atlas, the Banc D’Arguin in Mauritania attract many bird-watching enthusiasts. This wetland is a sanctuary to millions of migratory warders.
Along the Mediterranean sea, there are the spectacular coral reefs that let you enjoy relaxed diving in the red sea.
Gorillas in Central and West Africa and Wolves in Ethiopia
Moving further south from the Atlas towards the Congo Basin, you find the forest elephant and lowland gorillas while the pristine rainforest of Gabon given you the exceptional chance to see the lowland gorillas. Further bird-watching safaris in Senegal. This is before moving on to the escarpment and plateau of the Bale and Simien mountains where you find the gelada baboon, wail ibex and the endemic Ethiopian wolf.
Chimps, Gorillas, Big Cats and the Great Rift Valley
From the north the Mediterranean, enter Rwanda and Uganda, the territory of apes and primates. Here the mountain Gorillas claim the high ground, while the Great Rift Valley is seen at its most majestic in the volcano-pimpled plains of the Serengeti-Mara. The Great Rift Valley lakes are renowned as hotspots of huge biodiversity, and none more so than Lake Tanganyika and Lake Malawi with their endemic communities of colorful cichlid fish.
Chimpanzees are also found in forests along the shores of Lake Tanganyika – Gombe Stream National park, while the vast virgin wilderness reserves of Selous and Ruaha in southern Tanzania promise some of Africa’s best wildlife safari experiences, with high standard of guiding. The same is true for Zambia’s Luangwa Valley where you will be led through beautiful scenery on unforgettable walking African safaris. Kenya remains a contender for the enviable position of number one destination for African Wildlife safaris – offering great destinations like the Masai Mara Game Reserve and Amboseli. Offshore, the eastern Africa Coast is fringed by splendid coral reefs and white sandy beaches of Zanzibar and Mombasa, and the Seychelles and Mauritius offshore. The Seychelles Island posses reefs, seabirds, giant tortoises and the coco-de-mer palm.
Majestic Falls, Romantic Beaches and Deltas
Victoria Falls is a highlight of any visit to Africa and the Zambezi Valley, but there national parks upstream and downstream of the falls with superb lodge and activities ranging from canoeing to night drives. Botswana’s Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most magical safari destinations – a verdant on the edge of the Kalahari.
The wildlife of the Namib desert is mainly confined to the coast, although a good african travel consultant can help you design a safari itinerary that can track down desert elephants, rhino and Gemsbok in the remote tracts of Damaraland and Kaokoland.
On the south eastern part of Africa along the shoreline, you find wildlife-rich archipelagos, like the Quirimbas of Mozambique. For pure island magic and lemurs galore, head to Madagascar.
South Africa – Malaria-free Safaris with finese
Down South, South Africa’s natural treasures cover everything from the proteas of the Cape Floral Kingdom to Kruger National park’s Big 5 and the sharks along the wild Coast. You are unlikely to go wrong with a holiday package here.