Top Safari Holidays in Africa
The African continent is massive, and often underestimated as a dream holiday destination. This holiday destination is a great escape from the usual holiday destinations like Thailand or Vietnam. Yes a trip to one of these fun destinations is cheaper on the budget, but Africa has the most amazing people and such a diverse range of landscapes to see. It goes from desert to rainforest to mountain ranges to grasslands.
And of course the wildlife is one of the biggest draws, with the big five being a huge attraction for travellers from all corners of the world. I always laugh at myself about the time I thought the Safari lodge I was staying at had moved their giraffe statue from their entranceway that I had wanted a selfie with. Imagine my blush on finding out that it was a real giraffe that had wandered away after i went to my room. At least it wasn’t a lion…
So it might be little more expensive to get to Africa, for example a flight from New Zealand to South Africa in March 2018 (a great time of year to go weather-wise) is N$1230 return.
This may seem slightly expensive, but the current exchange rate of R9.60 to $1 is great for stretching your budget, and once you get there makes it well worth it. But unless you win big at the online pokies NZ has to offer, maybe you should start planning and saving for that dream safari trip today.
Here are my top 3 Safari Destination Countries in Africa:
Number Three: South Africa
In the number three spot is South Africa, which offers some great Safari options but also some pretty epic other must see travelling destinations. Maybe after your safari you could road trip around South Africa, from Johannesburg to Cape Town and all the stops in-between.
The Kruger National Park offers a great beginners Safari experience, so maybe if you’re not willing to rough it in deepest darkest Africa, this should be your destination of choice. Kruger Park offers some luxury hotels and camps, as well as some more budget friendly options. You will get to see the big five, while experiencing some fine living and hospitable people.
Number Two: Namibia
This quite often-overlooked little corner of Africa is not just were Brad and Angelina got married. If you head to the Mundulea Reserve, you will see some amazing landscapes, seemingly never-ending bush and its history is just as impressive.
Returned to bush land from farm, this reserve has taken 20years to return to its natural state. You would be able to spot zebra, leopards and some rhino in his reserve.
And if you’re in Nam why not do a river rafting trip down the Orange River, this week trip down the river is one long party with amazing alien world scenery.
Number One: Kenya
Kenya is our number one pick for all things Safari, and is a dream destination for the traveller who wants the authentic African feel.
If you head to the Maasai Mara, you are basically guaranteed a sighting of a Leopard, cheetah or lion. Visit the Maasai during July and you will get to see the Zebra and Wildebeest migrations made so popular by National Geographic doccies.
The Maasai also offers a wide range of accommodation from the extreme Lux to the authentic bush camp.