Whether you want to witness the Serengeti’s Great Migration, track rhino on foot or gently approach some of the world’s last mountain gorillas, a trip into the wilderness will be life-changing. While Kenya and Tanzania remain popular options, Africa’s previously political no-go zones are rapidly emerging as new safari destinations. A big number of national parks have been designated and protected, which increased toutists flow. And there are exciting new safari options, from private helicopters to sailboats in pristine marine reserves to nighttime game drives through voluptuous volcanic lands. These safaris get you straight to Africa’s best-known wildlife, including most of the Big Five.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve, Uganda
Local guides advise tourists not to stare at mountain gorillas, but it is really tough to avoid those mysterious eyes. And half of such mountain gorillas reside exactly her in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve.
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Namibia became recently popular among safari adventurers due its beauty, rugged coastlines and breathtaking landscapes. Etosha National park however is a home to Africa’s tallest elephants, the endangered black rhino and cheetah. One of the best places to stay is at Onguma Treetop Camp, located on the stilts among treetops with panoramic views over Onguma Game reserve.
Chobe National Park , Botswana
One of the best ways to explore the wild life of this are is taking a water safari tour. You will have a chance to meet original inhabitants, the San Bushmen and find out more about their extraordinary culture.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Among the most visited places, Masai occupies the first place. During the October you might admire a Mara highlight – annual migration, where millions of wildebeests make the ground vibrate. If you look for spectacular safari – opt for Enasoit. They will provide all kinds of adventures, from traditional jeep safari to visiting nomadic tribes by helicopter.
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is famous for beautiful elephants and the largest population in the world is located right here.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
A classical adventure, as it is one of the oldest Africa’s parks, which has the richest variety of wildlife. It is the easiest spot to see the Big Five aided by its unfenced borders with Africa’s finest game reserves.
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Visitors are stunned by the landlocked beauty of Rwanda. Misty moody rain-forest, forested volcanoes, undulating grasslands, and tranquil lakes are ideal for trekking and dugout canoeing.
Zambezi Valley, Zambia
Zambezi is an excellent location for a canoe safari. Camping out on secluded beaches, the days are spent relishing magnificent scenery and abundant game, while passing the ever-present basking crocodiles and hippo pods.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Probably the most spectacular park in whole Africa. Annually, 1.5 million wildebeest and some 250,000 zebra migrate through. The vast plains of the Serengeti comprise 1.5 million ha of savanna. The annual migration to permanent water holes of vast herds of herbivores (wildebeest, gazelles and zebras), followed by their predators, is one of the most impressive natural events in the world.
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
Along with a rich marine life comprising around fifty different coral islands , the archipelago recently has opened a national park. Hippos, lions, and elephants have recovered following restocking, helping Mozambique regain its reputation as a game-viewing destination.