BEST SAFARI DESTINATIONS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA – BEST TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN AFRICA

Southern part of Africa is the most visited part of Africa with the highest visited safari destinations since the area has some of the most developed tourism sector ranging from the south African tourism sector – which is considered the most developed on the continent to those following suit like Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and the redeveloping Zimbabwe tourism sectors.

Visiting any of these countries is always a worthy while experience for any one who enjoys the adventurous African safari experience.

With all that side, our term of safari experienced writers and travelers has put together some of the highlighting best travel destinations in these African countries according to their previous experiences while in these respective counties. These destinations should be put on your wish list while visiting Africa for you to have the best Africa safari.

Botswana | Okavango delta

Located in north western Botswana, Okavango delta is a unique inland delta that provides lively hood to a wide variety of wildlife.

This delta comes from the Okavango river that cuts through the center of the Kalahari Desert creating the most inspiring wilderness location in Africa with surrounding landscape that ranges from the dry grasslands to the swamps. Okavango delta is home to a variety of wildlife that is best sighted during the peak flood season of May-October dry season.

This swampy area boosts of over 150 species of mammals and reptiles, and over 500 species of birds that are easily viewed as one enjoys the ride of a mokoro – a traditional Botswanan canoe as they peacefully graze along the banks of the river.

This delta safari is a one in a million experience for most safari lovers to Botswana so we highly recommend it for any person who is visiting this  country as one of the best safari destinations in south Africa

Zambia | South Luangwa National Park

Undoubtedly the best Zambia safari destination due to its famous big game that will leave you wanting more game drives no wander often people spend the largest part of their Zambian safari in this park. South Luangwa National Park boosts of unmatched concentration of wildlife that gathers in strategic feeding areas like around the park’s lakes and along the rivers.

Here you can be able to see a diverse array of wild animals like well-fed lion packs, massive herds of elephant, hippo and buffalo, long necked giraffes, Nile crocodiles along the banks of river Luangwa peacefully enjoying the deep green savannah grasses. You will also have a rear opportunity to have to see the elusive African leopards that are mainly seen on the night drive safaris.

South Luangwa National Park is not only gifted with a diversity of wild game but also has very many beautiful sceneries that will give you unforgettable memories of your African experience ranging from the landscapes covered in vegetation that changes from dry, naked bushveld in winter to summer’s deep green vegetation. Lastly don’t forget to signup for the unique walking safaris which will give you the firsthand experience of the park.

South Africa | Kruger national park

South Africa is a very endowed country with a many tourism destinations that accommodate a wide array of tourist bucket list activities from those of you who wish to have a honey money safari in the wild in Kruger national park to those who wish to safari at the continental sand beaches and relaxation with travels in and around cape town. However, we concluded with a great wildlife experience that you can get from Kruger national park as the experience memorable African experience.

lions in krugar national park- best safari destinations in south Africa

Located in the north eastern part of the country, Kruger national park is one of the most famous and oldest national parks in Africa offering a variety of ways to enjoy your safari from day and night game drives to walking safaris that will leave you appreciating God’s natural creatures on the continent.

Kruger national park is home to over 145 mammal species and over 500 bird species recorded. This park boots of all the big five safari animals with Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Leopards and Buffalos. With so many highlight destinations within and around the park like a visit to reconstructed Iron Age ruins of Masorini village, crocodiles and hippo spotting from the Crocodile River viewpoint.

Zimbabwe | Hwange National Park

Located in the western part of the country, Hwange National Park is the largest protected game park in Zimbabwe and boosts of over 400 bird species, 100 mammal species among them are 19 big herbivores and close to eight big carnivores hence the widest variety of mammals of any national park in the world.

This makes it well known for the best wildlife viewing experience that will take you around to see majority of the big five with an impressive around 40,000 tusker density of the African elephants, lions, giraffes, leopards and cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs. Founded in 1928, The park is home to some of Africa’s rarest wild animals like the rear gemsbok, sable antelope, the African wild dog, critically endangered black rhino, greater kudu and the brown hyena.

Hwange National Park is the most is convenient park for most visitors due to its accessibility since its along the road from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls. With the desert climatic conditions in the park since its located on the eastern edge of the great Kalahari Desert, Hwange is best visited in the drier months since all animals do crowd around the waterholes which will give you the best Zimbabwe safari experience

Namibia | Etosha National Park

Visiting Namibia is a unique experience of its own due to the desert and semi desert climatic conditions the country. This south African country lies adjust south Africa in the north western part of the country. With our expert analysis, we got torn between taking Etosha National Park and Sossusvlei in the Namib-Naukluft National Park which is Africa’s largest conservation area.

Sossusvlei provides the most spectacular views characterized by some of highest large red dunes in the world reaching around 400 meters. These views provide the best photographic sceneries during the evening and morning light.

However, we decided to take Etosha National Park, Namibia’s greatest wildlife sanctuary. Etosha national park is located in north western part of Namibia and highlighted by the large salt pan that can be seen from space. It has a huge density of wildlife that is often sighted around the waterholes and notably some of the largest elephant in Africa, lions, leopard, giraffes and the endangered black rhino.

Not for getting the high density of 340 bird species that are mainly seen during the rainy season with many migratory species like the European bee-eater. It’s also home to the ostrich and the kori bustard which is the heaviest flying bird.

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