Have you ever contemplated the idea of taking a unique vacation, a vacation of a lifetime to see wildlife in their natural surroundings?
If you have but don’t know where to start or how much it will cost, read on for more information.
Africa is fast become the leading destination for adventure travelers and luxury enthusiasts, thanks to the breathtaking locations, hospitality, affordability and world-class accommodations.
Below are the three most popular safari destinations, for more see the article on luxury African safaris posted by AfricanSafariHome.com
The Kruger Park in South Africa
The Kruger National Park is the most popular safari destination in Africa thanks to the abundance of wildlife and variety of accommodation available.
The Kruger Park is not only home to the Big 5 animals (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard) but also to more than 140 large mammal species and over 500 bird species, more than any reserve in Africa.
The best time to visit the Kruger Park is from July to October during the tail end of winter when temperatures are not as cold and the vegetation is less dense. This results in more active wildlife and easier sightings.
The recommended stay in the Kruger is around 5 nights and this destination can be combined with a holiday in the beautiful surroundings of Cape Town, home to world-class beaches, vineyards, cuisine and adventure experiences.
The Serengeti in Tanzania
The Serengeti is renowned for the largest animal migration on earth, aptly named, The Great Migration.
Each year more than 2 million animals move in a circular motion through the Serengeti in search of greener grazing pastures. As the many wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other plains game follow the rains, they are in turn tracked by predators like lion, hyena and of course the crocodiles who lay stalking their prey in the rivers and waterways.
This natural wildlife experience is the most raw and realistic experience with the sheer amount of animals creating lifetime memories. The Migration is a year around occurrence and the parks can be extremely busy during high season. If you want a more traditional, intimate experience, a luxury-tented safari is recommended. These tented experiences follow the migration off the beaten track and away from the many tourist areas, creating a unique interaction with the animals and settings.
Okavango Delta in Botswana
The Okavango Delta in Botswana is a breathtaking setting of waterways and channels teeming with wildlife.
This luxury safari destination offers unique experiences like mokoro (traditional canoe) safaris and elephant back safaris, both excellent ways to get up close to wildlife for those intimate photographic opportunities.
The Chobe National Park is a premier reserve and home to more than 50,000 elephant and the Big 5 animals.
Unique lodge locations along the waterways provide ideal settings for relaxation and game viewing from the comfort of your private deck or plunge pool.
Luxury Safari Costs
The costs of an African Safari can vary greatly but expect to pay from $4,995 for a 7-day safari and the sky is the limit at some of the ultra luxurious lodges where costs can be up to $4,000 per person per night.
For more information and an insiders guide to the best safari deals, go to African Safari Home and a friendly specialist will assist you with your African adventure planning.