Thanda Safari | South Africa
Located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is one of the greatest game lodges in KZN which will exceed your every expectation, and it’s better known as Thanda Safari. A short road trip from King Shaka International Airport will get you there, making it one of the most accessible game lodges in Africa. This is a reserve that is filled with luxury accommodation, safari drives, guided walks, impeccable service and amenities and guarantees sightings of some of the rarest wildlife species on earth. It’s not just about the wildlife though, Thanda Safari is an experience and a once in a lifetime one if we do say so ourselves. Thanda Safari is home to the big five which are leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino and lion although you’ll spot many other fascinating species too. Thanda Safari also offer extraordinary opportunities to their guests such as the tracking of rhinos and cheetahs for research and protective measures.
Chobe National Park | Botswana
The Chobe National Park in Botswana is one of the most breathtaking safari experiences with personal and up-close contact with wildlife. Located on the north eastern point of Botswana is the Chobe River and Kasane – Kasane being the focal point and gateway to the Chobe National Park. The popular gigantic baobab tree with its massive hollow that is large enough for you to enter, has become an iconic place to start your entry in the Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park has a diversity of wildlife which includes the big five; lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino as well as; hippo, wild dog, hyena, jackal, roan antelope, sable, kudu, impala, warthog, waterbuck, puku, lechwe, baboons, monkeys and more. To add to this list is an incredible amount of over 460 bird species including fish and martial eagle, egyptian geese, the sacred ibis, spur-winged geese, darters and cormorants to name a few. A river cruise is a wonderful experience to see many of these along the water banks as well as crocodiles either in the water or basking in the sun.
Kruger National Park | South Africa
The Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of the most well known Parks in Africa. There are other parks within and around Kruger National Park, each providing their own unique experiences but almost all are blessed with the big five species and you can almost guarantee you will spot them, as well as zebra, cheetah, hippo, hyena and more. There are many other mammals and approximately 500 species of bird. Kruger National Park is known for open spaces, bush veld and plains and is a special place that will keep you coming back for more. Kruger National Park offers game safari drives or the freedom of doing the drive safaris in your own vehicle as well as walking safaris, guided tours which is one that is becoming popular where you get the feeling of being one with the elements of nature and wildlife. From sunrise to sunset you will be blessed with the most colourful sky displays, with the sounds of life and fresh aromas of nature surrounding you – absolute bliss!
Serengeti | Tanzania
When planning to go on a safari holiday, the Serengeti in Tanzania will most definitely feature as one to consider especially if you have experienced a safari in Africa. The Serengeti is known as one of the world’s largest natural regions of wilderness. The Serengeti will bless any visitor with an experience of its own no matter what time of the year you choose to visit. The Serengeti is also home to the big five. If you are wanting a truly unique experience the Serengti can offer just that: tenting safaris out in the open is a favourite, this gives you a sense of adventure being out in the wild with the sounds of nature all around you. This is not an experience for everyone but if you choose to do it you will have highly trained guides accompanying you, as well as your own chef. Always keep in mind that you are out in the wild, surrounded by wild animals so never venture out on your own, don’t try and coax the animals over by offering food, keep safety in mind at all times.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest | Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, Africa, is a massive primeval forest located in the south-western part of Uganda. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is known for the beautiful mountain gorillas that call this area home. You can get a chance to see these beautiful creatures on a gorilla trekking safari. This is truly an experience never to be forgotten.