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African Safari Vacations, Trips and Tours
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African Safari Vacations, Trips and Tours
African safari's,.... A place out of this world. Drums beating, locals singing, elephants walking by, cheetahs laying on the warm rock's perched high observing everything that's going on. Horn's start to play, your greeted with smiles and takin in to places you've never seen before in your life. Out in the wild, just you and nature, you want to step closer to these wondrous creatures however the sounds of your heartbeat's seems as if they can be heard aloud. In this world rule's King's of all beast's and he makes his presence known by the roars. All the sounds of nature combined with the beats of the drum plays amazing music that just leaves you upbeat and feeling as one with nature. African Safari's is one of the best experiences a person can have.
Hwange National Park
Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe
Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is abundant in lions, giraffes and elephants along with over a hundred other animal species. The park sits closely to the Victoria Falls and also has one of the largest populations of wild dogs left in Africa. The lodges are reasonable and quite comfortable.
Chobe National Park covers four distinct Eco-systems in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Best time to catch the 120,000 elephants is between May and September,its dry and cooler then. Herds of other animals such as the wildebeest, buffalo, giraffes and zebra's are abundance too. You can get to Chobe by vehicle which makes this trip much cheaper and affordable.
Treat yourself and rent a houseboat upstream from Victoria Falls.
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is in South Africa is the oldest wildlife park opened in 1898, which is why it is one of the best safari experiences. The roads are well maintained so there's no need to rent a 4x4 vehicle and its very wheelchair friendly with specialized safari vehicles for those with mobility impairments.
The Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti National Park is in Tanzania, Africa and that's where to be if you want to see the king of beast's, it is by far the best area for viewing lions because the grasslands make it easier to see the real action. The best time to go is in February and March, they are migrating,and having babies which the predators come out in numbers. Lake Manyara
Jane Goodall's work shines through as you see the chimpanzee's at the Gombe Stream National Park. The Ngorongoro Conservation area in Tanzania includes the world's largest crater which acts as a natural enclosure for almost every species of wildlife found in East Africa.
Rwanda, Uganda and Gabon
Rwanda, Uganda and Gabon is where you'll find the Gorilla's.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is home to almost half of the world's population of mountain gorilla's and that is why Bwindi is also a World Heritage Site. It is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth. January and February and also June to September is the best times to go because they are the driest months. Loango National Park in Gabon is the only place in Africa where you can see whales, chimps, elephants and whales all in one place.
Etosha National Park is Namibia's top wildlife destinations for photographers, in fact they consider it photography paradise. At the Okaukeujo's waterhole it has a floodlight that comes on at night attracting huge herds of zebras, elephants, black rhinos and lions perfect views for the camera throughout the night and as the sun rises.
From July to October is the best time to go on a safari in Kenya. During those months is the annual migration and the diversity of wildlife is amazing from the wildebeest, zebras and gnu's. You'll also see Leopards, Lions, Elephants and Rhino's. Masai Mara is A National Reserve and wildlife park in southwestern Kenya and it borders Tanzania. This area is a hilly grassland and the beautiful Mara river runs through it with several hundred bird species visiting there along with the crocodiles . You'll also see hyenas, giraffes,baboons and cheetah hanging around the waters edge.
Walking Safari - South lauangawa National Park in Zambia experts says is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. It has over 400 species of bird's and the Luangwa River is filled with hippos. There is 60 other different animal species as well such as lions, baboons, hippos, zebras, giraffes but sadly you wont see the rhino's no more, they are extinct.
Elephant Safari - In the Okavango Delta, Botswana an elephant safari is available at Abu Camp.
Mountain Bike safari - An excellent option for cycling enthusiasts is Mashatu, in Botswana’s Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Spend 3 to 4 days mountain biking in the ‘Land of the Giants’.
Camel Safari - Camel Safari's are available in Kenya, Laikpia, Samburu, Mattews, Turkana, best times is in June, July and August.
Horse Riding Safari
Horse Riding Safari - Horseback riding safari's are offered in Botswana, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Race against zebras and antelopes.
Take a Canoeing Safari and float along the magical Zambezi River with astonishingly beautiful scenery and it leads into the Victorian falls. take a 2 man canoe and float down the channel between islands filled with elephants, water-bucks, Buffalo's, crocodiles and hippos.
Strange Zebra Horse Giraffe Cross bred OkapiThey are also called the African unicorn, They are big over 8 feet long and can stand up to 6.5 feet high. They are forest animals living in the African Congo.
African Photo Safari
These are the top four recommended spots for the best places to find your wildlife subjects while having the ability to photogragh them.
1. Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands in South Africa
2. Serengeti in Tanzania
3. Masai Mara in Kenya
4. Etosha in Namibia
Add a added treat - I found a place to where you can get a free e-book copy of the "Better Safari Photography"