I am lucky enough to have been on safari 5 times in my life. I love Africa, it’s a highly diverse continent steeped in history and tradition. Whenever my wife and I have the money and free time, we try to head to Africa for another adventure.
The wildlife is famed around the world and a safari is the perfect opportunity to see the ‘Big 5’ African animals. These are of course the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard. Most of the safari parks in Africa have these animals and I have had some truly great experiences but I have put together what I think are the best 3 safaris you can go on.
All these safaris are suitable for first timers so if you have been thinking about booking one, I hope this helps. Safaris vary in cost to a high extent, and you can go on a basic shared safari or treat yourself to a 5 star private safari, either one though, you’ll have a great time.
3. Tanzania – Ras Kutani
This is a relatively small camp, but its remote exclusivity has a real charm. The camp is situated just off the Tanzanian coast meaning stunning scenery and a high volume of wildlife and animals in the vicinity (Selous Game Reserve).
Here we saw some beautiful birds and elephants trekking through the water holes one by one. Ras Kutani is a luxury and relaxing place to stay at with warm hospitality. If you are looking for a high end safari, try it here and you won’t regret it.
2. Botswana – Pom Pom Camp
Botswana is fortunate enough to span into the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert, making it the perfect place for wildlife. Nearly 40% of Botswana comprises wildlife reserves and National Parks. In other words, there’s quite a bit of space available to trek around.
You will witness herds of buffalo and elephants running along the Chobe River, which is truly breathtaking and a real photo moment. Botswana will give you memories for a lifetime.
1. Kenya – Maasai Mara
The Maasai Mara in Kenya is probably the best known place if you are looking for an Africa Safari. We stayed at Porini Amboseli Camp in the Selenkay Conservancy, but there is a wide choice of different camps available in a number of reserves.
The sheer size of the parks in Kenya make it the ideal place for your first safari as there is an abundance of wildlife and some of the best scenery and awe inspiring views in the world.
Most of the camps work with local communities to ensure sound and ethical principles. We also met some Maasai Warriors which was an experience in its own right.
I hope this countdown provided you with some insight to safari holidays and pushes you one step closer to booking one!