Africa is naturally home to some of the most incredible wildlife on earth, and an increasingly popular place for luxury adventure safari destinations. Come with me as I revamp my top 5 safaris to visit in Africa and show you which among those destinations will give you a truly luxurious experience, while still taking you to the heart of Africa.
Luxury Adventure Safari Destinations
The Kruger National Park
The Kruger Park is world renowned for its abundance of wildlife, the Big 5 in particular. If you are unfamiliar with this term, it refers to the Big 5 animals, historically the most difficult to track or hunt. These animals are the elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo. In addition, Kruger Park is home to over 140 other species of large mammal, more than anywhere else on earth.
The Kruger Park however is more than just world-class wildlife, it boasts some of the finest luxury accommodation on the planet, with lodges like Royal Malewane frequently ranked in the top 50 worldwide. The Kruger Park is easily accessible by road or air and located in the north of South Africa.
The Serengeti in Tanzania
The Serengeti is often featured on National Geographic documentaries and is the home of the Great Animal Migration. This yearly migration sees over 2 million animals moving in a circular pattern through the Serengeti, in search of better grazing grounds. This massive movement of animals comprises mainly of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle on the herbivore side, but attracts many predators like lion, hyena and crocodile, waiting in the rivers for their next meal.
This magnificent wildlife spectacle is a must-see on any wildlife lovers bucket list – right up there with the wildlife located in Everglades National Park, and there are many luxury lodges catering to the demand to view nature in its purest form with expert guiding teams that will have you hot on the trail of those photographic opportunities in such high demand.
Okavango Delta in Botswana
The Okavango Delta is a true luxury adventure safari destination and easily accessible by light aircraft. The many waterways and channels in the Delta attract a large variety of wildlife and birdlife. The superb 5-star lodges featured throughout the Delta offer unique experiences like a Mokoro safari.
If you haven’t experience a Mokoro safari, this is something you must add to your neverending bucket list! A Mokoro is basically a traditional dug out canoe which allows guests to come up close and personal to animals as they come down to quench their thirst in the water. However, you must be extremely careful to avoid the many hippos in the waters.
If this is something you’re interested in experiencing, it may well be worth your time to check out the blog written over at Luxury African Safaris. They do a good job explaining how much a luxury safari in the Okvango Delta will set you back as well as more detailed information regarding some of the best lodges, including different accommodation and safari styles that are available.