An African safari
If there’s one thing Africa does better than anyone, it’s safari trips among spectacular wildlife. A luxury African safari is the perfect holiday, including not only a wild and adventurous experience, but also soothing to the soul and restorative in nature. Scattered across the pristine national parks and game reserves of Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa, one will find a superior collection of extraordinary safari experiences. As the word “safari” suggests “journey” in Swahili, a safari in Africa is indeed all about the journey – and there are few wildlife experiences that can beat the unadulterated thrill of a face-to-face encounter with a member of the famous Big 5. The Big 5, consisting of the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard, are commonly found throughout South and East Africa, and their presence in a national park or game reserve definitely takes the cherry on top of a real African safari trip. Finish your safari-filled days with fine food in idyllic African resting camps. Embark on an African Safari trip in style and comfort today.
THE SAFARI EXPERIENCE
A typical day in an African safari can be started with an early morning game drive while the sun is rising. On an evening game drive, it is thrilling to watch the animals come down to drink at rivers or water holes after a long day. At sunset, the nocturnal animals wake up, a sight after which you will return for dinner under the stars. Safarians have the privilege of seeing a concentration of animal and bird life rather up-close with a ranger in open 4×4 vehicles. Walking and private safaris are also offered for the more adventurous. After a safari, one gets to relax at the pool or enjoy a massage, candle lit bath and a dinner around the fire and under the African Milky Way.
TOP SAFARI DESTINATIONS
Safari first-timers would do well to choose Tanzania or private Kruger reserves that deliver virtually faultless Big 5 safaris where you’re more than likely to tick off each of the five. For something wilder and more remote, Zambia is not only known as the birthplace of walking safaris but also for its intense concentration of big game. The same rings true of the wetlands and grassy plains of Botswana, for instance, where consistently good leopard sightings and big herds of elephants are to be spotted.