Going on a safari is one of the most popular activities that tourists engage in when they take a trip to the continent of Africa. Many African countries have designated areas that they use to thrill and entertain visitors with the display of wild animals. Some countries within Africa offer some of the best safari trips within the world. These nations include Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania.
Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya
When tourists want to take a safari many of them consider Maasai Mara Reserve. This particular national reserve offers tours that are guided by Maasai tribesmen. This park was established in 1948 and it was created by the government to protect wildlife from being hunted to extinction.
Currently the park offer safari trips that take place all year round but they encourage vacationers to take their safari trips between the months of July and October so that they can witness the Great Migration of the wildebeests. Leopards, antelopes and gazelles are some of the many animals that are featured on the tour. Safaris are offered from vehicles or by hot air balloon.
Botswana’s Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park is the largest area on the continent of Africa that offers safari tours to visitors. Chobe National Park is located in the northern part of Botswana and it has the largest concentration of game animals in the world. The park has been divided into four large sections and each of them features different forms of wildlife such as birds, elephants and big game. Safari trips are given with vehicles.
South Africa’s Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is considered the most well maintained park on the continent of Africa and because of this fact tourists can take safaris without the use of a guide. Kruger National Park has the Big 5 which includes Cape buffalo, lions, elephants, rhino’s and leopards. The park allows visitors to experience game drives, golf, bicycling and mountain biking. Kruger Park also offers hot air balloon safari’s for guests.
Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park in Zambia features giraffes and crocodiles and it offers their famous “walking safaris” where tourists can travel through some parts of the area without the use of a vehicle or hot air balloon. The walking safaris are safe and many tourists find them to offer a unique experience.
Serengeti National Park in Tanzania
This park is considered one of the most famous Safari’s locations in the world. It offers a natural African setting that has remained in the same condition for many years. This park is a major safari attraction for tourists because it allows them to experience the Serengeti plains without overcrowding the area from too many tourists.
Each of these safari parks offer something unique to tourists depending on the type of environment they want to visit and the type of features that they desire to experience. Tourists should arrange Safari destinations well in advance before they decide to take this type of trip.