Where to Go on Safari Holidays?
Safari holidays are becoming more popular as people realize that there is so much more to see in the world than taking those boring beach holidays every year. Africa is a vast continent and each country is completely unique. This can make it difficult to choose a destination. Kenya has long been a favourite as it is known as the original safari location. With its world famous national parks, stunning coastline and rich wildlife, Kenya is ideal for first time safari enthusiasts and families. Botswana boasts some of most luxurious safaris in Africa. It has some magnificent sights including the world’s largest inland delta and the vast Kalahari Desert, and boasts some exquisite accommodation. South Africa is ideal for families as it offers malaria free safari holidays and sheer variety. With national parks, cities, historic sites and beaches, there’s something for everyone. Tanzania is for those that seek adventure; with Africa’s highest mountain and stunning natural wonders, not to mention some fabulous beaches.
If your main priority is the wildlife, the best advice is to talk with a tour operator who can recommend the best place to go depending on the time you wish to visit. This is the same with scenery; if you want to see some awe-inspiring landscapes, there may be better times of the year to witness them. Kenya has an abundance of wildlife all year round, and it is also home to the great wildebeest migration that attracts millions of animals. Tanzania is also home to the wildebeest migration and actually has the largest variety of wildlife in Africa, perhaps a reason alone to choose this country. You can also trek chimps on safari holidays in Tanzania! Botswana is the place to choose if you wish to see a variety of wildlife, and a huge concentration of elephant. The country has thousands and guests on a safari can really get up close and personal with them.
Finishing Safari Holidays with a Beach Stay
Many people that take safari holidays choose to combine a safari with a week on the beach too. Many African countries are within easy reach of the Indian Ocean islands that boast pristine beaches and clear warm waters. There are also plenty of historic sites and water sports, so it isn’t just relaxation you can enjoy! If you seek a remote island with white powdery beaches, look no further than Mozambique. If you desire a taste of history alongside a paradise setting, the spice island of Zanzibar is well worth a visit. If its crystal clear seas and footprint free sands you long for, choose the Seychelles.