Popular African Safari Destinations

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Africa is known to possess an amazing treasure trove of fascinating safari destinations to cater to the diverse tastes of every imaginable adventurer and curious tourist. From spine-tingling wildlife encounters, mesmerizing waterfalls, to exotic drinks under Baobab trees, gorilla trekking in Rwanda and snorkelling in the Indian Ocean, with the right, knowledgeable Africa Safari travel organizer, all of these dreams can easily be realized.

Adventurers, who already had the privilege to participate in an African Safari, will gladly testify that each African location they visited had special attractions, and a character largely based on cultural and geographical attributes. It did not matter if they went shopping in key African cosmopolitan cities, visited the spectacular Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, briefly walked through the beautiful and majestic Namib Desert, plunged their canoe in Botswana's Okavango River, or flew over Kenya's Great Rift Valley to observe rich wildlife, whatever excursion they selected, they were amazed by the richness and beauty this continent had to offer.

The following popular destinations are only a taste of the many safari destinations adventurers can choose from.

Botswana

- Find rich wildlife in the Okavango Delta.
- Anticipate the arrival of Southern Africa's little known Zebra migration at the Makgadikgadi  and Nxai Pans.
- Witness thirsty herds of elephants making their way to the Chobe River.

Kenya

- Follow the great Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara.
- Fly over the magnificent Great Rift Valley, which stretches 9,600 kilometers from Lebanon to Mozambique.
- Discover the five different habitats in Amboseli National Park - open plains, acacia woodland, thorn scrub, swamps and marshlands.

Malawi

- Snorkel in the clear waters of Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa, and see if you can spot a cichlid fish.
- Set sail from the Pumulani beach lodge, which is situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula.
- Escape major tourist sites and spend a few days with the locals of Likoma Island. They are, without a doubt, the friendliest people in a country famous for big smiles and laid-back attitude.


Rwanda

- Observe rare mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and other monkey species in their natural habitat.
- Study volcanoes at the Parc National des Volcans, or visit the burial site of Dian Fossey, the renowned primatologist and scientist who dedicated her life to the study of mountain gorillas.
- Enjoy the large primate troops at Nyungwe National Park. Eco-tourists will love the rainforest.

South Africa

- Tour one of Africa's most attractive cities, Cape Town, a Mecca of magical landscapes, magnificent walking trails, and luxurious boutiques and retreat. This city has something for everyone.
- Fund a private luxury safari in the Greater Kruger Region, a national park that offers an immense variety of game.
- Experience the magic and mystery of Africa, while relaxing on one of the most luxurious trains in the world. The Rovos Rail train combines the opulence of pre-war travel, subtle modern amenities, five-star cuisine, local wines, and the most superb views you could ever imagine.

Aside from these African countries, Safari enthusiasts will also organize visits to countries like Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe.

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Mia Cusack has 9428 articles online and 6 fans

Africa is a truly magical continent and Encompass Africa want to help you discover the beauty through a customised African safari. Encompass Africa can help you create a tailor made adventure whether a Tanzania Safari, Kenya safari or more.

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This article was published on 2010/10/12