As one of the most sought after adventures on the planet, an African safari will take you straight through the heart of some of the largest, and most exciting terrain to be found anywhere in the world.
Adventures don’t come much more electrifying than this; feel your heart beat through your chest as you come up close to some of the biggest, most powerful animals on the planet, including the notorious ‘Big 5’, the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo.
Here are the ‘Big 5′ of my very own, here’s our five favourite epic African safaris.
Search for the 'Big 5' on the great plains of Africa.
Our Pick of the Most Amazing Safari Experiences
Cape Town to Nairobi
The mother of all safari experiences, this mammoth 40 day trans-Africa trip starting in Cape Town, South Africa, will take you on an epic journey across the heart of this amazing continent.
Taking in the best game viewing in South Africa’s Western Cape, including Namibia’s Etosha National Park, the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park in Botswana and the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation area in Tanzania, this is not just any safari experience; it’s the adventure of a lifetime.
Crise along the Okovango Delta in a canoe.
Dunes, Deltas and Falls
As the name suggests, this is a trip packed with a wide range of African experiences, including a visit to the famous Victoria Falls and the Okovango Delta, an area rich in some of Africa’s most sought after game viewing opportunities.
Cruise lazy rivers a dug-out canoe, meet the San Bushmen and marvel at Fish River Canyon as you absorb the highlights of Africa’s wilderness and wildlife.
Spend time gazing at the incredible Victoria Falls.
Tanzania Camping Safari
Sleep beneath the stars in the great African outdoors, where the only alarm clock you’ll need is the sound of elephants rustling around for food on near by river banks.
This is a unique opportunity to mingle with the wildlife of Africa in its natural habitat. Explore the Great Rift Valley and meet local Masaai tribes before settling down for another night around a camp fire in the wilderness.
Not a bad view to wake up to in the morning.
Kenya Safari Experience
If you’re desperate for that authentic safari experience but aren’t overly keen on the idea of actually sleeping in the wild, then this trip with its extra level of comfort has got your name written all over it.
Head to Kenya, one of Africa’s safari hotspots, where you’ll get to see flamingos stopping for a drink in Lake Nakuru, while exploring the wild plains of the Masaai Mara National Reserve, all in the shadow of the mighty Mt Kilimanjaro. The amazing part? All this comes with the added comfort of sleeping tucked up in a proper bed – every night.
Visit the Masaai People.
Southern Africa Encompassed
The perfect trip for anyone who wants to pack a lot, into a relatively short space of time. This 15 day trip through Southern Africa will see you trying to spot the elusive Big 5 in the legendary Kruger National Park, as well as tracking rhinos, in Matobo national park and cruising through the winding waters of the Okovango Delta before scooting over the border to explore the less travelled terrain of Zimbabwe.