Top 10 Luxury Safari Destinations in Africa for 2018

Planning a safari trip to Africa? Join us as we share our top 10 best luxury safari destinations in Africa for 2018.

10. HWANGE, ZIMBABWE

Hwange is Zimbabwe’s most famous game reserve and home to a large population of wildlife. Located a few hours’ drive from Victoria Falls, it is home to the dense concentrations of elephant and is an excellent destination for Africa’s big predators.  Hwange provides a mix of habitats ensuring large numbers of animals all year round. Read more…

9. SOUTH LUANGWA, ZAMBIA

South Luangwa National Park is a top choice for excellent big game viewing.   Few parks in Africa can match the phenomenal density of game that gathers at this park’s lakes and rivers: massive herds of elephant, hippo and buffalo, prides of lion, giraffe and opportunistic crocodiles to name a few.  The park is famous for its guided walking safaris that range from gentle morning strolls to day long hikes to remote bush camps. Read more…

8. VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, RWANDA

The Volcanoes National Park, houses five of the Virunga Mountains’ eight volcanoes. This incredible natural environment is Africa’s oldest national park and is the main area where Dian Fossey carried out her gorilla research. The park is home to several gorilla families and provides an opportunity for the adventurous to get up-close with these endangered animals.  Totally different to any other safari experience, an exhilarating trek with knowledgeable rangers will lead you in search of these magnificent creatures. Read more…

7. ETOSHA, NAMIBIA

Etosha National Park is famed for its huge salt pan that spans over 4,800 square km.  Its edges give way to a surprising variety of vegetation types and – critically – a series of springs and waterholes that at attract a vast amount of wildlife.  This unique landscape plays host to high densities of animals that gather at these waterholes throughout the year. Read more…

6. SABI SANDS, SOUTH AFRICA

The most famous private game reserve in Africa, Sabi Sands neighbours South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park.  Home to a wide selection of luxury lodges, the area is particularly known for its spectacular leopard sightings.  Game viewing possibilities are unparalleled and guests are often rewarded with ‘Big 5’ sightings in a relatively short space of time. Read more…

5. CHOBE, BOTSWANA

Chobe National Park the second largest national park in Botswana and is best known for its large elephant population.  The park consists of four distinct eco systems: Serondela with its lush floodplains and dense woodlands; the Savuti Marsh featuring savannahs and rolling grasslands; the Linyanti Marsh contains woodlands, lagoons, and limitless floodplains; and lastly, the hot dry Hinterland lies in-between the two. Read more…

4. OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA

The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world and sustains many forms of life which are unexpected in the middle of a desert.  The annual floods bring life to this huge oasis in the sands of the Kalahari, which is an incredible haven for wildlife.  Safari activities by water are the primary specialty, using the mokoro (canoe) which is ‘poled’ along by a guide.  Motor boats travel on the main waterways and lagoons whilst traditional 4X4 game viewing vehicles are used on the main islands. Read more…

3. NGORONGORO, TANZANIA

The volcanic Ngorongoro Crater, located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world! It is one of the best places in Tanzania to view the rare black rhino, as well as lion, zebra, wildebeest, leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephants, warthog, impala, buffalo, hartebeest, eland and a variety of water birds around the lake on the crater floor. Read more…

2. MASAI MARA, KENYA

The Masai Mara National Reserve is a land of breath-taking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains. Safaris here deliver many attractions as the reserve is home to a year-round concentration of game, including more than two million wildebeest, zebras and other antelopes that make up the famous “Great Migration”. The reserve is a photographer’s dream with plentiful viewing of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion and cheetah along with the migratory wildebeest and zebra. Read more…

1. SERENGETI, TANZANIA

The vast plains of the Serengeti National Park provide the backdrop for the world renowned “Great Migration”. The rolling savannahs have permanent watering holes that attract the greatest concentrations of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles on earth, followed by their predators. The Serengeti is without doubt the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unparalleled for its natural beauty and scenic value. Read more…

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