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African Safaris: Best Widlife Africa Safari & Community Africa Tours

African safaris/African safari tours have a lot to offer for every traveler planning to visit Africa on unforgettable wild game safaris in Africa vacation trips in the wonderful sweeping savannahs, community, and beautiful scenery viewing especially with the Victoria Falls.

Any vacationist should have an African safari on their bucket list as it has a lot to offer from amazing landscapes, stunning wildlife, friendly people and cultural treasures, vibrant cities, and wonderful tropical beaches.

Most tourists on vacation trips in Africa are much interested in game-viewing tours. On this tour, you’ll get a golden opportunity to encounter most game animals in Africa. Among the many animals to encounter include; Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, Elephants, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Zebras, and many others. Be warned, trips to this continent are so addictive!

This is because of the different captivating adventures counting Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Volcanoes, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park, birdwatching, mountain hiking, beach tours, etc. They are all ideal for family trips, group tours, etc.

African tour trips will have you in southern Africa the land of natural wonders like the biggest waterfalls in the world, the Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Southern Africa safaris have you in Botswana home to the Okavango Delta, the Kalahari Desert, and Chobe National Park, South Africa where you can explore Kruger National Park, Namibia for Etosha National Park, Zimbabwe, and Zambia with cruises on the Zambezi River.

Also, African tours take you to East Africa the land of Africa’s true wilderness best for wildlife safaris. Visit northern Tanzania where you can explore Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Nyerere National Park in the south and Zanzibar.

Kenya in East Africa cannot be left out since it is an outstanding safari destination and you can enjoy a wildlife tour in Masai Mara, Amboseli National Park, and Tsavo National Park, and relax at the world’s most beautiful beaches in Diani Beach.

African safaris are memorable and you get to write your own African safari stories with real fun and endless adventure.

Best Safaris in Africa | Top African Safari Tours

Travelers wishing to join African trips should expect to enjoy Africa as it has limitless offers! The highlights are most game-viewing tours, Mountain Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee trekking, Mountain hiking trips, etc.

Wilderness Safaris

These offer the best wildlife viewing tours and top the list of why most people visit Africa. They give the best golden opportunity to look for the amazing game animals in Africa in their natural habitats. They are also ideal for family trips.

Travelers on these African safari trips should expect to see the Big Five – Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, and the Cape buffalo. They can as well look out for other wildlife in the wild during a game drive and game walks for better game viewing.

Night game drives are rewarding with sightings of nocturnal animals.

Key sites for African wildlife safaris

1.     Serengeti National Park in Tanzania – best known for the great Wildebeest Migration where thousands of the Wildebeest cross the Mara River.

2.     Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya – This reserve also shares the Great Migration of the Wildebeest with Serengeti.

3.     Amboseli National Park – Best known for its viable Elephant population. It also offers the spectacular scenery of Mount Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peaks.

4.     Queen Elizabeth National Park – is known for the tree climbing Lions in the Ishasha sector and the rewarding boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

5.     Tarangire National Park – This park, Tarangire National Park is best known for its fascinating high density of Elephants

6.     Kruger National Park in South Africa

7.     Etosha National Park  in Namibia

8.     Chobe National Park & Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana

9.     Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe

10. Nyerere National Park – this park is good for spotting rare African wild dogs.

Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Africa

This is one of the highlights of an African trip, and any traveler can undertake Gorilla trekking for a memorable experience. It offers the golden opportunity of meeting the Mountain Gorillas face to face in their natural habitat with spectacular scenery.

Gorilla trekking safaris are only possible in East Africa in Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo.

However, among all the East African destinations, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers the best experiences since it has almost half of the world’s surviving Mountain Gorillas.

Once you spot the gentle giants in their misty natural habitat, you are limited to being in their presence for one full hour.

Chimpanzee Trekking Adventures in Africa

Chimpanzee trekking offers memorable adventures in Africa and you cannot miss it. It gives you a thrilling notable encounter with the Chimpanzees and you come close to our closest cousins in their natural habitat.

On your African tour, Chimpanzee safaris are best in East Africa in Kibale Forest National Park of Uganda and it can be accompanied by game-viewing trips in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Chimp trekking adventure takes about 2-5 hours and you get up-close views of the Chimps and you get to see them feeding, kissing, and grooming.

You cannot miss this adventure when on your African safari holiday in Kibale Forest National Park.

Bird watching Tours

Most know the African continent because of its wildlife but it is also a great destination for bird watching and it ranks among the best on earth.

There are over 2700 bird species and amongst these are forest birds, water birds, savannah, woodland, and the Albertine Rift Valley endemics.

Some of the notable bird species to spot are; the Shoebill, the African Green broadbill mostly spotted in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the African green breasted Pitta in Kibale Forest National Park, the Secretary bird commonly spotted in Tanzania’s northern circuit parks, Kingfishers, Great Blue Turaco, etc.

Tourists can spot birds on a walking safari and sometimes during game drives.

Some of the main birding safari destinations in Africa are;

1.     Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable ForestBest area in East Africa to spot the Albertine Rift Endemic birds counting Neumann’s Warbler and the Grauers broadbill.

2.     Queen Elizabeth National Park

3.     Serengeti National Park

4.     Maasai Mara National Reserve

5.     Chobe National Park & Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana

6.     Etosha National Park in Namibia

7.     Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe

8.     Nyerere National Park is one of Tanzania’s southern circuit parks.

9.     Kibale Forest National Park

Beach Holiday Tours

Africa is one of the best destinations on planet Earth that offers amazing beach holidays. These are mostly combined with game-viewing tours to give you a better experience.

Beach holiday tours are most enjoyed on Zanzibar Island within the Indian Ocean and the island has many several dazzling white sandy beaches with turquoise waters with banks dotted with palm trees.

Beach safaris are also enjoyed in South Africa on the coastline of Cape Town. Tourists can enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, etc.

Mountain Hiking Adventures

African safaris are epic when you go for mountain hiking adventures and one of the favorite mountains to climb are Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, the Rwenzori Mountains, etc.

You can accompany the mountain hiking experience with a wildlife African safari tour to give remarkable African safari memories.

Take a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m) which is Africa’s highest Mountain, Mountain Kenya (5,199m), Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, and the Rwenzoris which have snow-capped peaks.

Memorable Cultural Encounters

A classic African safari is not complete without a cultural encounter trip and this fascinating experience is done to allow you to explore the African culture when you visit the local communities.

Cultural tours are best enjoyed when you visit the Batwa people also known as the pygmies living on the feet of Bwindi and Mgahinga, Masai villages made of the Maasai warriors, and also walk with the Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert in Namibia.

Cultural tours are rewarding with a new perspective of seeing things.

Boat Cruise Tours in Africa

Boat cruises are the best way of spotting aquatic wildlife and other animals that come on the shores. You can spot Crocodiles, Hippos, and other African safari wildlife like Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, antelopes, and many water-associated birds.

Boat cruise trips offer a real African adventure and they can be combined with game drives. When on your family safari, you can enjoy a boat trip in Uganda in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls, Okavango Delta in Botswana, and the Zambezi River.

To African Safari Destinations

African safari tours take you to popular safari destinations and these are mostly in Southern Africa and East Africa. These destinations offer the best wildlife tour and have a touch of real African culture.

Below are the top popular safari destinations in Africa;

Serengeti National Park in Northern Tanzania

This is one of the top wildlife safari destination on the African continent. It is known for hosting the annual great wildebeest migration where thousands of the wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles are on the move.

You can get sightings of the Big Five animals – Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, Leopards, and the Cape buffalo. Wild dogs are also present in Serengeti and other amazing wildlife.

This thrilling par offers game drives and hot air balloon trips to give you better views of wildlife during your Tanzania safari. Nature lovers can enjoy a walking adventure with rewarding sightings.

Masai Mara National Reserve

The Maasai Mara Reserve is one of the most popular wildlife conservation places on the continent. Maasai Mara Reserve has a wide range of animals with the big five being present.

The sweeping savannahs of Masai Mara create a natural beauty of scenery good for witnessing the Wildebeest migration. Other animals to spot here during game drives in their natural habitat are Elephants, Lions, Wild dogs, Leopards, Black Rhinos, etc. You can also visit the local communities of the Maasai.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a misty dense forest with many attractions that you can see on your African safari. It offers the best Gorilla safaris in Africa since it has almost half of the world’s surviving Mountain Gorillas and hence the name Africa’s Gorilla Sanctuary.

You can trek the Gorillas in their natural habitat when you get a trekking permit at any time though the best time is in the dry season.

Kruger National Park in South Africa

Kruger Park in South Africa is one of the best national parks for wildlife watching safaris on the continent. This park competes with Cape Town as the leading tourist destination in South Africa.

Kruger National Park shares borders with some private reserves and its scenery is breathtaking as it is made of acacia grasslands. Tourists on a family safari can embark on a game drive to see animals like Black Rhinos, Hippos, Zebras, Giraffes, Wild dogs, Warthogs, and many more with the accompaniment of guides.

Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most exceptional cities in South Africa. This town is made of colonial architecture with a dozen museums dazzling multicultural history

While in Cape Town, enjoy tours to Table Mountain, and the thriving beaches, and go Cage diving.

Cape Town is a must-visit when you come for South Africa tours.

Okavango Delta in Northern Botswana

This is an ideal place to visit for wildlife viewing adventures as it is a green paradise in the middle of the Kalahari Desert.

It is divided into many fenceless private concessions. You can explore the Okavango Delta on a boat ride or Mokoro trips, guided walks, and helicopter flights on Botswana safaris.

A walking safari is not possible in the Okavango Delta though you can walk with the accompaniment of local guides in other areas of Botswana to get a glimpse of the natural beauty and wildlife.

Amboseli National Park

This is another great protected area for wildlife trips in East Africa. It has park is situated in Kenya and it is known for getting close encounters with the free-ranging Elephants.

Amboseli National Park is also a good place for bird watching and it is in the backyard of Mount Kilimanjaro. You can spot the Big Five animals in Amboseli with sightings of other wild animals.

Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania

This is situated within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and this protected area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site within Tanzania. Ngorongoro Crater is well known for the thrilling wildlife viewing on a Tanzania safari.

On your African tours in the Ngorongoro Crater area, you are guaranteed sightings of the Big Five and other wild animals. After exploring Ngorongoro, you can visit Olduvai Gorge a famous archeological site where the skull of early man was discovered.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mountain Kilimanjaro is one of the top tourist attractions with scenic views on the African continent. Mt Kilimanjaro rises to an altitude of 5895m with snowcapped peaks.

Mountain climbers can love to climb or hike Mount Kilimanjaro for great adventures and hikes can last from 5-10 days.

It requires no experience as first-timers can also enjoy the experience with the help of the guides on a Tanzania safari.

Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Reserve in Botswana is the oldest reserve in the Okavango and it has a striking number of wildlife species within Southern Africa. It is also known as the Garden of Eden as it offers amazing game viewing all year round though best in the dry season.

The reserve has landscapes of savannah, floodplains, lagoons, dense forests with close encounters of Leopards and Wild dogs, and spot Lions, and winding rivers. You see animals here with a Mokoro canoe or a walking safari trip.

Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are one of the top attractions in Southern Africa and you cannot miss it when on your Africa safari holiday. Victoria Falls is on the border of the safari countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The scenic Victoria Falls are the largest waterfalls in the world and it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This picturesque waterfall, Victoria Falls is about 1 mile wide, found on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Tourists can explore Victoria Falls on African tours either by helicopter flights or by a boat trip on the Zambezi River.

Hwange National Park

This is the largest and most popular park in Zimbabwe and is well known for its animal kingdom, it has over 100 animal species and several bird species.

It offers the best tailor made walking tours on the African continent and is good for a family safari with sightings of wildlife. You can spot Lions while in this park.

Etosha National Park

This park is located in the Kunene region in Namibia and it is made of a Saline desert, savanna woodlands, baobab trees, savanna, and grasslands.

This park attracts animals that come to lick salt on the salt pans. Etosha National Park is known for having the tallest Elephants worldwide as you get close encounters.

Local guides can take you on walking safaris to experience the beauty of the park.

Other places to visit during Africa safari tour vacations are;

·        Mana Pools National Park

·        Zanzibar Island

·        Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

·        Rwenzori Mountains

·        Murchison falls National park

·        Kidepo National Park

·        Central Kalahari Game Reserve

·        Tarangire National Park

·        Queen Elizabeth National Park

What Time of Year Is Best to Tour Africa?

Tourists can tour Africa at any time of the year though the best time is the dry season which is the peak season. During this time, the grasses are short and animals gather at the remaining waterholes hence amazing game viewing.

It is also the best time to witness the Wildebeest migration in Tanzania and Kenya. The dry season means bright sunny days and cooler nights, and it is also when most tourists come for Africa safaris in the vacation countries since it is the peak season.

However, the green season is ideal for tourists who want to travel on a budget.

What Is the Best Month to Go On An African Safari?

The best months for an African safari are from May to June and from September to October as they are generally dry months. The wet season in Eastern Africa is from March to May and there are short rains from November to March.

In the wet months, there are more bugs and a greater risk of malaria meaning that you can carry your anti malaria medication.

What to Wear On an African Safari?

Below is what to wear on your vacation;

·        Long-sleeved shirts and trousers (mostly neutral colors)

·        Comfortable shoes

·        A cap or hat

·        Sunglasses

·        Sweaters

·        Poncho or rain jacket

What to Pack for Safaris in Africa?


·        A camera with extra batteries

·        Binoculars

·        A day backpack

·        Insect Repellents

·        Sunscreen

·        Personal first aid kit

·        Personal medical prescription

Where We Stay On Safari

On your African safaris, you will stay in comfortable safari lodges and camps in the wilderness. These lodges and camps come with en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and heated water. The safari lodges are either luxury, midrange, or budget and they are indicated in your African safari packages.

Luxury Accommodation

1.     Londolozi Private Granite Suites, Kruger

2.     Angama Mara, Maasai Mara Reserve

3.     Sasaab Samburu, Samburu National Reserve

4.     Puku Ridge, South Luangwa

5.     Thorntree River Lodge, Vic Falls

Midrange Accommodation

1.     Xaus Lodge

2.     African Bush Camps Kanga Camp

3.     Amakhala Bush Lodge

4.     Kabalega Wilderness Lodge

5.     Voyager Ziwani Tented Camp

Budget Accommodation

1.     Mabula Game Lodge

2.     Talek Bush Camp in Maasai Mara National Reserve

3.     Africa Maasai Boma

4.     Villa Espanhola

Best Tour Operators for Safaris in Africa

Always choose a tour company for the best Africa safari packages that suit your needs in the safari countries. The best tour operators are;

1.      Prime Safaris And Tours Ltd

2.     Wild Gorilla Safaris

3.     Africa Safaris Tours

Best African Safari Tours & Vacations 2023-2024

Most of the Africa trips are tailor made based on the traveler’s preferences and interests.

Below are some of the African safari packages;

3 Days Serengeti Tour

5 Days Kruger park safari

6 Days Tanzania Trip

8 Days safari in Kenya

6 Days Zimbabwe Tour with a visit to the Victoria Falls

10 Days safari tour in Kenya

8 Days Uganda safari

14 Days Uganda Holiday tour

8 Days Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Zanzibar holiday trip

African Safari FAQs

Which African Country Has The Best Safari? | Which African Country Has The Best Safaris? | Which African Country Has Best Safari?

Most countries offer unique safari experiences and the uniqueness is based on the animals that you will see. Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, and South Africa offer the best safaris on the African continent.

You can engage in birdwatching, boat cruises, cultural encounters, fishing, and wildlife viewing when in these countries.

Which Is Best Safari In Africa?

The best tour in Africa is that of Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Rwanda, and Uganda.

What Safari Is Best For Families?

Kruger Park tour and Cape Town in South Africa are best for a family safari. These destinations offer enough activities to cater for everyone.

How Much Does It Cost To Do A Safari In Africa?

The cost of an African safari is influenced by numerous factors which are

1.     The number of days of your Africa safari trip

2.     Activities you wish to undertake

3.     The number of people on your African holiday trip.

4.     Class of accommodation you wish to use

5.     The kind of vehicle you decide to use on your tour.

Expect to pay between $125 to $1500 per person, per day or $600 to $7000 for a 5-day tour. Lion World Travel offers the best offers for trips.

How Much Does A Tour Of Africa Cost? | How Much Would A Tour Of Africa Cost?

A tour of Africa costs anywhere between $125 and $1,500 per person per night. The average budget tour goes for $150 per person, per day, midrange at $350 per person, and luxury African safari packages go at $750 per person.

What Is The Average Cost Of An African Safari Trip? | What Is The Average Cost Of An African Safari?

On average, a trip in most African countries like Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, or Botswana costs about $125 to $1,500 per night per person. You can check for the best offers from Prime Safaris and Lion World Travel.

1.     An African  budget tour costs about $150 per night per person

2.     Mid-range trip costs about  $350 per night per person

3.     A luxury trip is about $750 per night per person

4.     Extreme luxury trips can go over $1,500 per night

How Much Does A 7 Day African Safari Cost?

A basic trip in most African countries counting Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana cost from $125 to $1500 per day. Considering all the tour factors, a 7-day African tour can cost around $3000 to $6000 per person.

How Much Does A 10 Day Safari Cost? | How Much Does A 10 Day African Safari Cost?

Expect the starting price of $1800 per person for a 10-day tour whereas luxury tours start at around $5000.

The price rate is influenced by numerous factors like accommodation class, transport, activities, and park entrance fees.

Which African Country Has The Most Safaris?

Kenya has the most safaris as it ranks among the best game-viewing countries. Its Maasai Mara National Reserve remains the most prolific area for animal viewing.

Is Kenya Or Tanzania Better For Safari?

Both Kenya and Tanzania offer amazing tour experiences though Kenya is a more affordable tour destination. Tanzania offers more luxury safaris for tourists who seek a vacation that feels more glamorous.

Both countries host the annual animal migration within the Maasai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti.

Kenya has other parks which include Amboseli National Park, Samburu, Tsavo, and others and Tanzania has Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Nyerere Park, etc.

What Are The Best Safaris In Africa?

There are so many safaris in Africa to choose from and the best will be the one based on your preferences. If you want game viewing, birding, cultural encounters, or enjoying natural African beauty, you will find a trip that suits your preferences.

Why Is African Safari So Expensive?

Many African trips are considered to be expensive and this has been due to few infrastructures counting hotels and lodges as well as logistics. Everything is accounted for on the tour like park entrance fees and all the activities.

Also, safaris are paid in US dollars but not in local currencies which makes them look so expensive.

Regardless of the price, the experience is worth undertaking!

Which African Safari Is The Safest? | Where Is The Safest Safari In Africa? | Which Is The Safest African Safari Tour?

All safari tours in Africa are safe especially game-viewing tours in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia with a visit to Victoria Falls, and Botswana.

While on your vacation, you are cautioned to follow instructions and rules from your guide so that you don’t fall victim.

How Long Should I Spend on An African Safari?

There are no specific days set to spend on an African tour. The length of the trip is determined by the travel interests of travelers like the kind of activities you want to engage in and the destinations to visit.

The tour company that you choose can guide you on the best alternative.

What to Expect On A Safari Tour in Africa?

Expect to enjoy game viewing where you will encounter wild animals in the rolling savannahs, engage in cultural encounters, watch the colorful birds, enjoy boat cruises, and the white sand beaches.

Vaccination and Visa Requirements for African Countries

Most tour vacation destinations require certain vaccinations to grant you entry like Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Uganda, and Rwanda. To get entry to these countries you need to have been vaccinated against yellow fever.

Always carry your vaccination certificate with you when going to any destination. Also, many tour locations are not free of malaria, so you should ask your doctor or tour company if you need to come with anti malaria medication on your trip.

Is It Safe to Travel to Africa Alone?

Yes, it is safe though you need to be vigilant. You are cautioned from moving on streets during night time, especially in big cities of countries like Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa as well as Botswana.

Always take guidance from your tour operator or guide, then you will be safe. If you feel you will not be safe, then join a group tour.

In conclusion, African safaris and vacation trips offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience worth undertaking. You can engage in so many activities like game viewing as you look for wildlife in their natural setting during a game drive, birding, and balloon tours in Masai Mara National Reserve and the Serengeti.

You will explore most of the attractions on the continent from animals, scenic mountains, beaches, the Victoria Falls, and the amazing people.

African safari vacations have got all the fun that you require for a peaceful relaxing vacation!!

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