A safari adventure is high up the list of any keen wildlife enthusiast and there is no better destination than Southern Africa. Stretching from South Africa, Botswana and Nambia to Zimbabwe and Zambia, this remarkable region attracts animal lovers, families and travelers alike!
If a safari tour is a must do on your travel checklist but you can’t decide on the destination, then look no further! Southern Africa is THE most popular destination for African safaris.
So, what makes this part of the world such a hot spot for safaris?
1)_The best of beach and bush
The coastline of South Africa is absolutely stunning, with the magnificent beaches of Cape Town and the majestic Table Mountain, right up Garden Route for whale watching and into Natal for natural ruggedness and warmer waters of the Indian Ocean. However, although beaches like these can be found elsewhere in the world, the remaining terrain of this region is completely unique. From Savanna woodlands, Kalahari deserts and vast sections of bushland comes a variety of wild animals in their natural habitats!
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One of the worlds biggest wildlife parks, The Kruger National Park is home to the Big 5 animals: Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo. The Kruger Park offers much diversity for travelers from all budget groups, whether you fancy a self drive safari and basic accommodation, or private game drives and five star accommodation.
Botswana and the Okavango Delta are top destinations if you want to get up close and personal with the wild. Whether to take photographs or just bask in the awe of their presence, game viewing can be done via jeep, Elephant back or from the riverbanks on a Mokoro (traditional canoe). Definitely a must have experience for keen photographers!
As well as prime game viewing, Botswana is also home to one of Southern Africa’s most popular attractions. Commonly referred to as the “Smoke That Thunders,” this massive natural body of water ends in the most breathtaking waterfalls that makes one feel like they are at the end of the world. Truly one of nature’s most amazing spectacles, you can prolong this experience by lodging at accommodation at either side of the falls!
Situated to the north of Johannesburg in South Africa is a luxury vacation destination: Sun City. Created by the same man who built Atlantis in the Bahamas, this world-class destination offers exceptional value to families. With championship golf courses, lavish casinos, multiple restaurants and a man-made wave pool and beach, this one location has everything you could want! For the more adventurous vacationer, game drives are available right on its doorstep.
Sound like your kind of trip? I recommend folks like African Safari Home who can give you expert insight into each region and tell you everything you need to know about planning your stay.
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