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Newlyweds looking to combine adventure, romance, breathtaking natural beaty, thrill, luxury, and exclusivity with phenomenal game viewing, vast unspoiled landscapes, the magic of the African bushveld, beautiful beaches, bucket-list worthy experiences, and so much more, look no further than AFRICA! We’re often asked, which is the best country to visit for a honeymoon. We can firmly say, without a single once of doubt, that a honeymoon safari in East, Southern or South Africa should be high up on any newlywed couple’s list of honeymoon destinations. While there is no shortage of romantic places and destinations around the world, very few can offer an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience like an African safari honeymoon – it is simply unmatched! Not to mention it will surpass and exceed your EVERY expectation! Regarded as one of the most highly sought-after honeymoon and top safari destinations in the world, Africa offers some of the most astonishing safari, wildlife, travel opportunities, and adventures on the planet. With more luxury, privacy, world-class wildlife sightings, and once-in-a-lifetime safari experiences than anywhere else on earth, you’re bound to fall head-over-heels in love with not only the sheer unmatched natural beauty of Africa in its purest form, but the wild, vivid, and untamed African bushveld and everything it has to offer. We’re sure you’re wondering ‘Well, WHERE in Africa should I go on honeymoon?’. Lucky for you, we've tailor-made Africa honeymoons for thousands of newly-weds from across the globe! Here is our expert advice on what some of the top honeymoon destinations in Africa are.
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Exchange your vows and say ‘I do’ in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town! Regarded as one of the top and most highly sought-after wedding destinations in the world, the glorious city of Cape Town has everything you could ever dream of and more. With its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture and atmosphere, and diverse range of destinations, Cape Town offers the perfect blend of romance and adventure for couples looking to tie the knot in a truly spectacular location. From its unbelievable array of hidden gems, magical secret spots, romantic hideaways, majestic mountains, beautiful sandy beaches, and picturesque fairy-tale like escapes to its vast and wonderful winelands, scenic vineyards, stunning gardens, unimaginable natural wonders, world-renowned landmarks, incredible attractions, and vibrant cosmopolitan city centre, it isn’t hard to understand why Cape Town has become one of the most sought-after and highly acclaimed wedding destinations in the world. With something for every type of couple looking to experience an absolutely unforgettable wedding celebration with their nearest and dearest, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better destination wedding location than Cape Town – and that’s a promise!
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Searing plains dotted with spritely gazelle, earth-shaking grey giants, and majestic lions reclining under acacia trees – embarking on an exhilarating safari excursion is a dream escape for any true wildlife & nature lover. Millions around the globe flock to Africa every year to see the “Big Five” of lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and Cape buffalo. With a wealth of options to witness nature’s battle for survival, choosing the best safari in Africa can be a tad difficult. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to deciding where to go on a safari in Africa. If you’re keen to see the Big Five, South Africa, and the Kruger National Park in particular, is a solid choice, with options for all budgets, good tourism infrastructure, and family-friendly properties in malaria-free areas. If you’re more seasoned or just keen to avoid the busier spots, you might be tempted to tackle thrilling walking safaris in Zambia or southern Tanzania. Timing is a factor, too — most safari areas are at their driest between June and September which allows for extraordinary up-close wildlife sightings & encounters which will undoubtedly exceed your wildest expectations. To ensure you experience the very best Africa has to offer – here are the top 5 safaris in Africa you don’t want to miss.
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It’s time to live out your very own African wildlife documentary! If you think “wildlife documentary” the soothing voice of Sir David Attenborough is bound to come to mind. Ever since his debut series Zoo Quest hit the screen back in ‘54, this staunch conservationist has influenced a generation of documentary filmmakers and intrepid travellers. Today Attenborough is hailed as the “father of the modern nature documentary”. His wildlife adventures have taken the world from the icy tips of the Arctic to Malaysia, Australia, and beyond. But there’s one place he holds dearest: AFRICA! His critically acclaimed series, Africa spent four years in the making and takes viewers on an awe-inspiring journey through the continent’s most diverse destinations & vast contrasting landscapes. Now in his 90s, his love of the natural world shows no sign of abating. So, if in more than a half-century of broadcasting, he has inspired you to live out your own wildlife documentary then here are the top 5 destinations to go on safari in Africa to follow in his footsteps.
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If you’re dreaming of your next great travel adventure, a trip that pushes both borders and boundaries, look no further than AFRICA! Whether you’re a wide-eyed first-timer or a frequent visitor, this formidable continent will get under your skin (in the best possible ways, of course), sweep you right off your feet & ignite your adventurous spirit & thrill-seeking soul all in one go! Embarking on the ultimate African adventure is high up on countless travellers’ bucket-lists – and why shouldn’t it be? From the wild & untamed natural beauty of the African wilderness to its magnificent wildlife sightings & encounters, diverse landscapes, thrilling safari experiences, and abundance of once-in-a-lifetime adventures – what’s not to love? With so many different places & destinations to discover & explore, not to mention the abundance of exciting adrenaline-pumping experiences to be enjoyed in Africa, how do you ensure you get to experience the very best adventures Africa has to offer? Well, lucky for you, we’ve got your back! We’ve travelled the continent far and wide to find the most unforgettable and thrilling wildlife & safari experiences and adventures in Africa to get your heart pumping and adventure juices flowing. Without further a due, here are the Top 15 Adventures in Africa you must do at least once in your life.
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Are you thinking about going on your first safari in Africa? If so, we couldn’t be more excited for you! African safaris are high up on countless travellers’ bucket-lists. And why shouldn’t they be? From the untamed beauty of the African wilderness, magnificent wildlife sightings, diverse landscapes, and thrilling safari experiences – what’s not to love? If you’ve never been to Africa before, you have so much to look forward to. Home to some of the most exclusive safari destinations and premier National Parks, game reserves, and conservation areas in the world, Africa truly offers wildlife and nature lovers a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience. With so much to offer, deciding where to go on your first safari in Africa can be an intimidating experience. Depending on the type of safari you’re looking to experience, you need to choose the country and safari destination you would most like to visit very carefully. Here are some of the best countries in Africa to enjoy an unforgettable first-time safari experience.
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A luxury safari in Africa is an experience like no other – its no surprise that going on a luxury safari getaway in the vast and gloriously diverse continent of Africa has fast become one of the most highly sought-after travel experiences amongst avid travellers, tourists, globe-trotting adventurers, and wildlife enthusiasts across the globe. If you’re looking to combine adventure, romance, luxury, and exclusivity with phenomenal game viewing, vast unspoiled landscapes, the magic of the African bushveld, beautiful beaches, bucket-list worthy safari experiences, once-in-a-lifetime adventures, and so much more, Africa will undoubtedly exceed all your expectations as a luxury safari holiday destination. In a world where we can travel anywhere and do anything our heart desires, Africa steps up its game and offers us luxury we could only ever dream of. A luxury safari isn't just about the wildlife – it's also about the opulent accommodations and personalised service that make your trip truly unforgettable. Here is just some of what you can expect from a luxury safari in Africa.
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Regarded as one of the top safari locations in the world, an African safari ticks all the right boxes if you’re looking to venture off the beaten track, explore the great outdoors, witness magnificent wildlife in their natural habitat and experience the many thrills that only safari life can deliver. With so much to offer, how do you plan your dream safari trip to Africa? Here are four great tips for planning your African safari that will help you optimize your travel experience for a bucket-list African safari holiday you won’t forget.
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Every love affair must start somewhere. For most, their love of Africa starts before they even arrive, feeling the lure and excitement whilst planning their first ever African safari. From the moment you first set foot on African soil and fully immerse yourself in your safari experience it is officially game over – you will be forever hooked, hopelessly and head-over-heels in love with the wild untamed natural beauty and enthralling magic of the African bushveld, never wanting to leave, and always yearning to return. From unsurpassed natural wonders, astounding wildlife, and a vast diversity of contrasting landscapes, ranging from searing deserts, freshwater wetlands, dramatic coastlines, and soaring mountain peaks to thunderous waterfalls, endless stretches of open savannah plains, and lush tropical rainforests, Africa is unlike any other continent. Here are our 10 best safari destinations in Africa for first timers.
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From the nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled African wilderness of the renowned Kruger National Park (South Africa’s Flagship National Park), the astounding tropical bushland and coastline of KwaZulu-Natal, the star-studded skies of the arid Karoo desert, the vast Green Kalahari of the Northern Cape, and the world-famous champagne-coloured savannah teeming with incredible wildlife and birdlife species, to majestic mountains, cascading waterfalls, pristine National Parks, game reserves, conservation areas, and private safari loges, discovering, exploring, and experiencing South Africa’s amazing variety of remarkable, diverse, and one-of-a-kind landscapes and wilderness regions is truly unparalleled and should undoubtedly be right at the top of EVERYONE’S travel bucket-list. There are few things that can compare to embarking on a remarkable, riveting, and exhilarating Big 5 Safari adventure in the vast, wild, and untamed South African wilderness, so be sure to enjoy every single second of this unbelievable experience! Here are our top 5 Big 5 safari destinations in South Africa.
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Regarded as a piece of unspoiled Africa, the world-renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, is a combination of the Timbavati, Klaserie and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve, forming one large expanse of pristine wilderness. Located in the heart of the Lowveld region of South Africa, Timbavati Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park (South Africa’s flagship National Park). As there are no restricting fences between Timbavati Game Reserve and the Kruger it allows wildlife to migrate and roam freely between the reserves, ensuring high-quality, exciting, and exceptional wildlife sightings and an unforgettable and unbelievable African safari experience. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should go to Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa.
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Couples looking to combine adventure, romance, luxury, and exclusivity with phenomenal game viewing, vast unspoiled landscapes, the magic of the African bushveld, beautiful beaches, bucket-list worthy safari experiences, once-in-a-lifetime adventures, and so much more, Africa will undoubtedly exceed all your expectations as a romantic holiday destination. Revel in the natural beauty of the unspoiled African wilderness as you embark on an unforgettable romantic holiday and luxury safari experience in some of the best – if not the best – National parks, conservancies, wildlife reserves, luxury lodges, and safari destinations in the world. It’s no surprise people travel from all corners of the globe to experience all of Africa’s wilderness wonders, safari magic, unparalleled wildlife viewing, and glorious natural beauty first-hand. With more luxury, privacy, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences than anywhere else on earth, you’re bound to fall deeper in love with both each other as well as the unapologetic beauty and blissful serenity of the African bushveld on your romantic holiday in Africa.
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A jewel within the Greater Kruger National Park! The spectacular Sabi Sand Game Reserve is one of the most sensational must-visit safari destinations and premier private game reserves in both South Africa and all of Africa. It is also one of the oldest and most beloved wildernesses in the country. Boasting an incredibly diverse wildlife and birdlife population (which is known to draw avid birders & eager wildlife enthusiasts from across the world), spectacular landscapes, wild & wonderful wilderness surroundings, several luxury private lodges, and an endless array of exhilarating safari adventures, the glorious Sabi Sands Game Reserve is guaranteed to exceed all your expectations – allowing for a truly unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime African safari experience. There is no denying that the Sabi Sands Game Reserve should be on every avid traveler, game-loving tourist, adventure seeker, and head-over-heels wildlife lover’s safari bucket-list. Here are the top 6 reasons to visit the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
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There are few things that can compare to embarking on a remarkable, riveting, and exhilarating Big 5 Safari adventure in the vast, wild, and untamed continent of Africa, so be sure to enjoy every single second of this unbelievable experience! While Africa’s Big 5 is surely in need of no introduction, it makes sense for us to give credit where credit is due. As the most highly acclaimed, famous, and celebrated collection of animals on the African continent a Big 5 safari in Africa is an unbelievable experience that should be on everyone’s travel & safari bucket list! What could be better than seeing a leopard lazily lounging in a tree soaking up the African sun, the mighty rhino browsing through the grasslands, elephants trudging their way through the African bushveld with their young, buffalos grazing in the distance with their oxpecker companions, and lions, the all-mighty king of the bushveld, wondering the vast plains in search of their prey? There truly is nothing quite like it! These remarkable wildlife species are not only the most recognised symbols of Africa, but its crowning glory too! Undoubtedly making a Big 5 safari one of the top and most popular requests from any and all travellers and wildlife enthusiasts visiting Africa. Lucky for you, you can find these magnificent wildlife species in several countries across the African continent. To ensure you have the absolute best chance of spotting these African wildlife gems in their natural habitat, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 Big 5 safari destinations in Africa.
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Located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River, between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe, the breathtaking Victoria Falls is regarded as one of the world’s most iconic and magnificent waterfalls. While the Victoria Falls is neither the tallest nor the broadest waterfall in the world, the combination of its width and height creates for a truly unforgettable and mesmerising spectacle. Beyond its sheer unapologetic natural beauty, the Victoria Falls is known to draw thrill-seekers, adrenalin junkies, and avid adventurers with its plethora of bucket-list worthy experiences and activities. It’s safe to say that the Victoria Falls is not only one of the most spectacular sights in all of Africa but offers something for absolutely everyone to enjoy. The mighty and magnificent Victoria Falls is without a doubt a not-to-be-missed destination for anyone planning a trip to Africa. Here are our top 5 reasons to go to the Victoria Falls.
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Love is in the air – the African air that is! Can you feel it? Because we sure can! Are you ready to get down on one knee and ask the love of your life that long-awaited, earth-shattering, beyond-meaningful, and magical question - ‘Will you marry me?’. If the answer is yes, that’s fantastic, plus, you’ve successfully completed the first step of your proposal journey. Now it's time to decide when, but more importantly, WHERE, to pop the question – and trust us, this is a big one! While there is no shortage of romantic picture-perfect proposal destinations, there is one specific destination that will undoubtedly exceed ALL your expectations, trust us! We’re talking about the one & only AFRICA! If you're looking for a destination that is known for its wild, untamed, unspoilt, and unapologetic natural beauty, is unique and authentic, is filled with more romance than you could ever imagine, is vibrant and culturally rich, warm and welcoming, wildly diverse, exceptionally thrilling, and breathtaking in a million and more ways, Africa is without a doubt the perfect destination for you to get down on one knee.
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From watching herds of elephants striding across open plains, leopards lazily lounging on treetop hideaways, majestic lions basking in the glorious mid-day African sun, and massive herds of wildebeest and antelope running across the vast and wonderful savannah, to giraffes feasting on the lush tree-top greenery, hippos popping in and out of the water, and rhinos grazing in the distance, there are few things in this world that are more magnificent, memorable, overwhelming, and awe-inspiring than witnessing Africa’s remarkable and diverse wildlife roaming free in their natural habitat and the place they call home – AFRICA! However, there is so much more to Africa than its astounding wildlife. You’ll discover unsurpassed natural wonders and vast and contrasting landscapes – searing deserts, immense freshwater wetlands, dramatic coastlines, soaring mountain peaks, thunderous waterfalls, endless stretches of open savannah plains, lush tropical rainforests, and so much more – Africa is unlike any continent you’ve ever experienced before. Or are likely to experience again. At least in our lifetime. You’re bound to fall head-over-heels in love with Africa and EVERYTHING it has to offer. Here are some of the top things you can only do in Africa! What are you waiting for? Your grand African adventure awaits!
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If you’re looking for the ULTIMATE African travel bucket list, look no further than our top 10 safari experiences in Africa! Declared one of the top safari destinations in the world, Africa offers some of the most astonishing safari, wildlife, travel opportunities, and adventures on the planet. With more luxury, privacy, world-class wildlife sightings, and once-in-a-lifetime safari experiences than anywhere else on earth, you’re bound to fall head-over-heels in love with not only the sheer unmatched natural beauty of Africa in its purest form, but the wild, vivid, and untamed African bushveld and everything it has to offer. We’ve scoured our magnificent, vast, and diverse continent to find the most unforgettable wildlife and safari experiences Africa has to offer. So, if you’re looking to transform your dream trip to Africa from incredible to utterly life-changing, you better keep reading!
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Are you thinking of planning / going on the ultimate African safari getaway, trip, adventure experience or holiday but you’re not exactly sure where to start? We’ve got you covered! However, before you can get to the fun and thrilling part of planning your trip to Africa, determining / deciding when you want to go and how far in advance you should / need to book your African safari trip is crucial. Offering travelers the best of the best, accommodation in Africa is set within the heart of the African bushveld and positioned to provide true away-from-it-all indulgence with panoramic views of the spectacular wildlife, stunning savannah, and magnificent surrounding wilderness. The only ‘interruptions’ you’ll encounter are wandering elephants, curious giraffe or, if you’re lucky, a lion basking in the midday sun. What more could you possibly ask for? This means, if you’re looking to plan the ultimate African safari trip that ticks all your boxes (plus a whole lot more), you should start your planning and booking process well in advance. Ideally, we suggest you plan to book between 8 and 12 months ahead of when you want to travel / embark on your trip to your chosen African safari destination. This will warrant enough time to secure availability and ensure you're at the front of the queue for the most sought-after experiences Africa has to offer.
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East Africa’s second largest country, Tanzania, is one of the most captivating and diverse African safari destinations. Boasting a remarkable array of national parks and game reserves, ranging from the expansive and world-renowned Serengeti National Park to the wild and secluded hidden wilderness gem of Katavi National Park, Tanzania has it all. In fact, few destinations in Africa can rival Tanzania’s sheer diversity and abundance of wildlife and vast and varied landscapes. From the classic savannah destinations of the Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater to the stunning beaches and coral reefs of Zanzibar, a Tanzanian safari offers travelers an endless variety of destinations to explore, safari adventures to experience, and wildlife species to see.
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While South Africa may be at the bottom of the world map, it's at the very TOP of the Telegraph's list of best countries – Claiming the prestigious and highly coveted top title and number 1 spot as ‘The Greatest Country in the World’! It’s time to celebrate! South Africa, our wonderful ‘Rainbow Nation’, has officially been voted ‘The Greatest Country in the World’ by nearly 30,000 experienced travellers who voted for their favourite destinations, airlines, and travel companies across the globe (among other categories) in this year's Telegraph Travel Awards! Out ranking top international heavy-hitters and world-renowned travel destinations, South Africa is at the very top of its game, and making sure the whole world knows it too! This definitely takes being ‘PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN’ to a whole new level and we couldn’t be happier! Often described as ‘the world in one country’, there is no denying that South Africa is one of those glorious countries that just ‘HAVE-IT-ALL’ – A total enigma, and we just can’t get enough – and clearly neither can the rest of the world! Breathtaking, bold, vibrant, exhilarating, colourful, captivating, and brimming with diverse cultures, languages, religions, and ethnicities, South Africa is a country unlike any other. There truly is nothing quite like it! Not to mention its vast, varied, and beyond astonishing array of spectacular destinations - From the most beautiful beaches and coastlines in the world, majestic mountains (including the globally acclaimed Table Mountain – one of the ‘7 Natural Wonders of the World’) and magnificent mountainscapes, the captivating Cape Winelands, vibrant cities, sensational secret spots, spectacular hidden gems, and of course the unspoiled, untouched, and untamed African bushveld – it’s safe to say South Africa has it ALL!
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Travelling to Zambia? Great choice! A beautiful, diverse, and vibrant landlocked country in southern Africa, Zambia has emerged as one of the most premier wildlife and safari destinations in Africa for avid travelers, globe-trotting tourists, and head-over-heals local and international wildlife and safari enthusiasts alike. Boasting relatively untouched and unspoiled landscapes and a vast diversity of wildlife and birdlife, Zambia should definitely be on your African safari travel bucket-list. However, one of the top things that sets Zambia apart from other African countries is that despite its growing reputation as a spectacular and must-visit safari destination, its remote location has helped it retain its essence of true wilderness - providing an unpredictable and exhilarating safari experience to anyone that visits. Boasting an endless and exciting variety of things to do, see, explore, and experience, here are the top 5 reasons to travel to Zambia for your unforgettable African safari trip, adventure, or getaway.
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Are you ready to take a WALK on Africa’s wild side? If you’re eager to experience something slightly more wild, daring, and down-right thrilling going on an extraordinary, exhilarating, and adventure-filled walking safari through the untamed African bushveld should be right at the top of your African safari travel bucket-list. Exploring the African bushveld on foot encourages you to fully immerse yourself in the vast and untamed wilderness as well as gives you the unbelievable opportunity of witnessing magnificent up-close wildlife sightings and encounters you only tend to read about in books and travel magazines. That’s not all! Walking safaris in Africa allow you to discover, explore, and experience Africa’s unapologetic natural beauty, diverse wilderness landscapes, and all of its incredible inhabitants from a whole new perspective as you witness and encounter a vast and wonderful array of wildlife, birdlife, and so much more you may not otherwise have been able to spot by going on a traditional 4×4 safari vehicle / game drive. To kick it up another notch on the thrill and adventure scale, you can even embark on a night-time guided walking safari / bush walk – Talk about an adrenalin rush like no other! Go ahead and ditch the safari vehicle and embark on an unforgettable walking safari in Africa instead! Here are the top 5 walking safaris in Africa.
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Time to plan your trip to Kenya! Avid travelers and wildlife enthusiasts looking to combine adventure, travel, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences with phenomenal game viewing, vast unspoiled landscapes, the magic of the African bushveld, beautiful beaches, bucket-list worthy experiences and so much more, the magnificent East African country of Kenya is a one-of-a-kind African safari destination which will undoubtedly exceed all your expectations. Home to some of the best – if not THE best – national parks, conservancies, and wildlife reserves in Africa, people travel from all around the world to experience all of Kenya’s wilderness wonders, safari adventures, unparalleled wildlife viewing, and wild unapologetic natural beauty first-hand.
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Have you ever dreamt of experiencing one, or ALL (because why just limit yourself to one anyway), of Africa’s wildlife spectacles, wilderness phenomena, or extraordinary safari experiences first-hand? Well, there is NO time like the present! With Africa boasting such a vast, diverse, and down-right magnificent array of once-in-a-lifetime, not-to-be-missed, leave-you-utterly-speechless, sweep-you-right-off-your-feet, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, and beyond spectacular wildlife spectacles, phenomena, and great migrations, the only problem you’ll have is deciding which one to tick off your bucket-list first! Here are our top 10 Africa Wildlife Spectacles & Experiences you absolutely should experience on your trip to Africa.
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Are you practically jumping at the bid to plan your ultimate bucket-list worthy safari trip to Africa, but you have absolutely no idea when the best time is to go to? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! While everyone has their own memories of Africa they take away with them, the wildlife makes for some of the most magical to remember. Lucky for you, the vast continent of Africa boasts the widest diversity of wildlife in the world and is home to the most extraordinary wildlife sightings, spectacles, and gatherings than anywhere on the planet. As most people travel to Africa to witness its glorious diversity of wildlife up-close and first-hand, winter in Africa, between the months of June and October, is undoubtedly the best time to go on the ultimate wildlife safari in Africa and here are just some of the reasons why.
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Diverse and dramatic, Botswana’s Chobe National Park is a force to be reckoned with. Here are the top 10 safari experiences at Chobe National Park as well as the best and most exciting things to do, see, and experience when visiting one of Botswana’s most iconic wildlife and safari destinations. Whether you're a safari newbie or a seasoned explorer, you definitely don’t want to miss out on any of Chobe National Park’s incredible and thrilling range of wildlife and safari activities, adventures, and bucket-list worthy experiences on offer. While the classic game drive will forever hold its allure, we encourage you to embrace the myriad of experiences that will not only provide a dazzling display of alternative perspectives but promises to be nothing short of unforgettable.
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The Big 5 are Africa’s undisputed super stars, its X-FACTOR, the reason why people come back time and time again – they just can’t get enough – and who are we to blame them? The mere possibility or slight opportunity of getting to witness these majestic animals in action, even for a brief moment, is one of the top reasons people travel to Africa and why avid wildlife enthusiasts and tourists set out so eagerly on dawn and dusk game-viewing excursions, safari drives, and wildlife expeditions – ITS ALL ABOUT AFRICA’S BIG 5! While some may argue that giraffes and zebras are far prettier creatures than the mighty and rugged buffalo, or that cheetahs can be much easier to spot and find than the wildly elusive leopard, it simply doesn’t matter, because getting to see any of Africa’s Big 5 living wild and free in their natural habitats is, and FOREVER will be, one of the most unforgettable thrills at the top of every travellers’ safari tick list.
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Are you eager to experience an authentic African safari adventure that will quite literally stampede its way into your heart and leave echoes of trumpeting giants lingering in your wildlife-loving soul? Then look no further than Botswana’s breathtaking Chobe National Park, where elephants reign supreme, and the powerful pulse of the great Chobe River breathes life into the endless stretch of unspoiled wilderness that makes up one of Botswana’s most glorious wildlife and safari gems. Nicknamed ‘The Land of the Gentle Giants’, Chobe National Park’s elephants truly are celebrities in their own right with avid travellers, wildlife enthusiasts, and tourists flocking from all across the globe for the opportunity to see these mighty and magnificent mammals and largest member of the African Big 5 in action and to experience breathless face-to-face encounters with these never-ending herds of the largest living land animal on earth.