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Are you planning on going on a safari, but need some inspiration of beautiful places to visit?
An African safari is an unforgettable experience.
There’s nothing quite like seeing a real lion, out in its natural habitat. Or seeing a chase between a leopard and a gazelle.
Going on a safari affords you the opportunity and privilege to see wildlife in its natural surroundings. You simply cannot compare seeing a giraffe in New York’s city zoo to seeing one galloping in its entire splendor on an African plain.
Because Africa is home to awesome wild creatures like zebras, okapis, lions, elephants, rhinos, hippos, impalas, you’ll have an unparalleled experience when you’re on safari.
It’s not just Africa’s wildlife that’s alluring, but the continent has some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet.
Some of the most stunning places to visit on a safari in Africa can be found in Tanzania, Kenya, and South Africa’s Cape Town province.
Let’s have a closer look at each of these destinations and what safari attractions they offer.
Tanzania is an east-African country that shares its borders with Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Tanzania leads the pack when it comes to African countries with the best things to do and see for tourists. Apart from being home to Mt. Kilimanjaro and Lake Victoria, the country boasts expansive national parks filled with endangered animal species. The well-known Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti plains are found here.
Two places that are certainly worth going on a safari in Tanzanian are:
Serengeti National Park is a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, that’s situated in northern Tanzania adjacent to Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Serengeti National Park has sprawling grasslands with zebra and antelopes grazing in herds. From November to June, visitors can witness the fascinating Great Migration.
This fascinating migration, documented widely by the National Geographic is a time when vast herds of zebras and wildebeest make their annual trek from the Serengeti plains to the welcoming grasslands of Kenya’s Masai Mara.
The world’s largest unbroken and unflooded caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater, is found in Tanzania. The large natural depression is home to innumerable wildlife species. There’s even a lake in the crater’s center where large flocks of rose-colored flamingos can be seen. It’s truly a very idyllic place to visit.
Kenya is located in East Africa as well. The country’s most prominent national park is the Masai Mara and, like the Serengeti, it is privy to the annual wildebeest migration.
Places worth visiting in Kenya include:
This reserve is found on the border with Tanzania, in Kenya’s extreme southwest region. The reserve is a spectacular wildlife haven occupying an area of more than 580 square miles. Between July and October, the annual Great Migration features around two million wildebeest, antelopes, and zebras migrating in huge numbers across the powerful Mara River.
The Great East African Rift Valley is probably the most famous example of continental drift. The rift, tearing the horn of Africa from mainland Africa, is running from Northern Syria to Central Mozambique, and is estimated to be over 3,000 miles long. The rift passes through Kenya, where it is home to 12 mesmerizing volcanoes and seven lakes including Lake Nakuru, well-known for its beautiful flamingo population.
3. Cape Town
Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most beautiful cities. It also has a very strong historical significance seeing as it was the place were the first European colonists arrived.
Cape Town’s Robben Island was the location where Nelson Mandela, the world’s most prominent political prisoner was kept.
Important safari attractions around Cape Town are:
This reserve is found in the northeast of Cape Town and is just a two hours’ drive away from the center of town. It is a 4-star park offering safari options of half-day, full-day, and overnight tours. It occupies an area of around 10,000 hectares and is home to the Big Five game: the African elephant, black rhino, leopard, lion, and buffalo.
(b) Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
This reserve covers an area of about 54,000 hectares and is a three-hour drive from Cape Town. The reserve is also a Klein Karoo paradise famous for its ancient rock art and indigenous wildlife.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors on a Safari in Africa
Why not give yourself a break away from the stress of modern life by going on an African safari?
Experience the joy of viewing beautiful landscapes and exploring untamed wildlife habitats. You’ll never regret having visited any of these amazing places.