With no doubt Africa is gifted with enormous tourist attractions. If you ever want to visit Africa you will find it easy to find were to go especially if you have already laid out the purpose of your vacation. Having a vacation in Africa is not just about refreshing your mind; it involves a whole lot of things like it can change the way or perspective in which you see things. You get a chance to see new culture, life style and breath-taking scenery.
The best know safari starting points can be Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa among others. An African safari will give you a blend of wildlife, beautiful scenery and Cultural experience. Africa is made up of 54 countries with each of them having something Unique from the rest. Here are some of the highlights you stand to have when you choose a safari in Africa.
The Masai Mara national park is one of the most visited places in Africa. With the best wildlife experience, it’s located in Kenya in the Eastern part boarding with Tanzania. This park is known for its overwhelming numbers of lions, cheetahs and Leopards. The place is most known for the “Great Migration” which takes place from July to October where animals migrate to and from Serengeti national park. Animals that migrate include wildebeest, Zebras and Thomson’s gazelle.
The Serengeti national park is also ideal being next to Masai Mara national park and having things like the great migration in common which gives them almost the same species of wildlife. The Serengeti national park is so open and much bigger than Masai Mara which makes it feel less crowded and so good game viewing.
The Kruger national park in South Africa is one of the common names when one mentions tourism in Africa. It’s the second oldest national park in Africa just after Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. It’s found on the South African boarder with Mozambique. It is known for its stylish accommodation facilities and the endangered wildlife species like the wild dogs and the cheetahs.
Hwange National Park found in Zimbabwe has a little bit of everything that the parks in Southern Africa have to offer. With over 14,650 square Kilometers, the park is large enough for game viewing and is less crowded.
The Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda which is also the oldest park in Africa. The heart of conservation begins here in the entire Africa and therefore that why you find the rare mountain Gorilla here and only in Uganda and DRC. While on Rwanda safari tours, You also have the chance to track the endangered golden monkeys. Rwanda being a small country there are lots of other activities that you can do within just three days. You can visit the communities and learn about the Kinyarwanda culture, you can also visit the Genocide memorial to hear the story for yourself of how more than a million people were killed in just a space of 3 months.
Uganda, which is also known as the Pearl of Africa. Its name reflects what you expect to see. It has a little bit of the entire Africa, from the beautiful scenery, rare wildlife like the Gorillas and golden monkeys, the culture: Uganda has about 56 tribes, the birds: with over 1000 bird species, Uganda has half the population of the total birds on the continent. There is a lot you can see here, being a small country also but would require you about 24 days to have glimpse of everything. The rare shoebill stock, the tree climbing lions, the massive cultural experiences and lots more.
An African safari is ideal for everyone that is looking for a new experience with nature culture and people. Africa is so virgin; there hasn’t been a lot of tampering with nature like for example Nuclear weapons in Asia and a lot of technological advancements in Europe and America.