Imagine the scene. You sit, just a few feet away from a pride of lions enjoying a fresh kill, marveling over the elegant way they move, the hierarchy of the group, the power of their muscles as they move between gleaming fur. A few miles to the left are a group of giraffes by the water hole, their long necks seemingly endless, their skinny legs appearing too delicate to hold up their bodies as they drink their fill under the sunlight of the Serengeti.
Sounds amazing right?
Now imagine you weren’t merely marveling over the latest creation by Sir David Attenborough. Instead, you were actually there, in the flesh, with the hot African sun on your neck, the smell of the savannah in your nostrils, and these majestic creatures there before you.
With a luxury African safari, this doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. Here are some of the top choices for your ultimate safari trip:
The Rwanda Gorillas
Rwanda is commonly known as “the land of a thousand hills,” and it isn’t hard to see why. This wonderland of dense rainforest, frangipani flowers, and endless green hills is also home to the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. Hidden in the dormant volcanoes of the Volcanoes National Park, these incredible creatures share 98% of our DNA, and live nestled within the stunning forest and gorgeous scenery of Rwanda. This is truly an experience, and a vacation, like nothing else on earth.
Kenya and Tanzania
Within East Africa lies a savannah which is home to some of the most majestic and incredible creatures on Earth. The birthplace of safari as we know it, the region is home to some of the most renowned national parks and game reserves on the continent. From lions to leopards, cheetahs to giraffes, you are spoiled for choice in what can only be described as a wildlife paradise.
Experience the awe of Earth against the breathtaking backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro, and trek through the Amboseli National Park to get up close and personal with free-ranging elephants. The Masai tribe, a nomadic people and Africa’s last great warriors, are a sight guaranteed to inspire awe and respect and highlight the incredible diversity of Africa’s past and present.
The Serengeti is a name internationally associated with safari, and it’s easy to understand once you experience every wild animal Africa has to offer, running wild and free against a backdrop of gorgeous sunrises, wild savannas, and extraordinary foliage. The plains teem with zebra, wildebeest, gazelles, impalas, and so many more who continue their lives under the gaze of the sun; it is a true privilege to witness such beauty.
No matter what your favorite creature, an African safari is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Take the chance to see the real Africa in all its glory, and see sights, make memories and leave with a piece of the savannah entrenched firmly within your soul. We guarantee you’ll be planning your next trip back before you have left the airport!