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10 Best Africa Safari Destinations To Visit In 2024 Part 1

Planning for your ultimate Africa holiday gateway can be overwhelming given the various things that you need to consider in order to have the ultimate Africa safari memories.

However, the major cause of stress in this is deciding on an Africa safari destination or destinations to visit.

Since Africa is large continent and not known to so many people its fairly reasonable for many people to find it hard to zero down to a destination to visit on their Africa tour.

In order to make your choice a little easier to make, in a 2 part series, I will share with you the 10 best Africa safari destinations that should never miss on your Africa safari.

10. Mala Mala Game Reserve.

Although quite small only spanning 130sqkm or 15000hectares of private land, Mala mala game reserve has made it to our list given its unique diversity that’s unbelievably wide to be existing in such a small piece of land.

This tropical savanna jewel is located in the northeastern South African province of Mpumalanga. An Africa safari to Mala Mala game reserve gives you an opportunity to encounter the big five game of Africa which every Africa tour trekkers dream.

Other wild mammals which you may encounter include cape wild dog, hippos, zebras, wildebeests and hyenas.

 

9. Hwange National Park.

Next on our list is Hwange national park. Hwange national park is located in Zimbabwe’s western province. Spanning over 146000sqkm, this Hwange is the pride of Africa safaris in Zimbabwe.

A visit to Hwange gives you an encounter with lions, cape wild dogs, spotted hyenas, African leopards and cheetahs.

The African wild dog population of Hwange together with those of Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania and Kruger National Park in South Africa gives a beckoning light of hope to the survival of this savanna wildlife species which is on a verge of being critically endangered.

 

8. Ngorongoro Conservation Crater.

Located in Northern Tanzania, Ngorongoro conservation crater forms part of Tanzania’s larger northern tourism circuit which is consist of Tanzania wildlife safari parks such as Serengeti national park, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National park.

Ngorongoro conservation area stretches to cover about 8292sqkm or 3202sqmi and it is generally part of the greater Serengeti plains conservation.

On a Tanzania wildlife tour to Ngorongoro expect to be in the company of some amazing wildlife species such as mammals like 4out of 5 Africa’s big 5s which include elephants, lions, black rhinos, and cape buffaloes with only the leopards missing of the big 5s other animals include zebras, giraffes, gazelles, wild dogs, golden cats.

Ngorongoro is also important to human history as it hosts the Olduvai gorge which is home to the remains of the earliest species in form of human beings called to the hominids who graced these lands about 3.2million years.

 

7. Etosha national park.

Etosha national park in the northern region of Namibia. Etosha national park is a semi desert national park, animals to see on a visit to Etosha include lions, leopards, elephants, cape buffaloes, cheetahs, hippos, serval cat, caracal, cape wild dogs

6. Okavango delta.

Okavanga delta is found in Botswana is a swampy inland delta formed where the Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the central part of the endorheic basin of the Kalahari.

All the water reaching the delta is ultimately evaporated and transpired and does not flow into any sea or ocean.

Each year, about 11 cubic kilometres of water spread over the 6,000–15,000 km2 (2,300–5,800 sq mi) area. Some flood-waters drain into Lake Ngami.

The floods of Okavango delta originate from the floodwaters that come from the Angolan highlands especially during the rainy seasons.

This delta experiences an increase in its volume of water between June to July following the rain seasons in the Angolan highlands.

Attractions which will fascinate you on an African trip to Okavango include the African big five game which include lions, leopards, African bush elephants, and rhinos and other animals include South African giraffes, Nile crocodiles hyenas, zebras to mention but a few.

If you’re birder, Okavango delta offers you over 400 bird species to feast your eyes on.

 

At Wild Gorilla Safaris, we strive to meet all your Africa safari needs as we have got virtually the safari packages that will give you a memorable Africa safari experience as we offer Africa tours beyond in several sub-Saharan African countries such as Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Congo, Ethiopia, Namibia, Madagascar and South Africa .

For anyone interested in Uganda wildlife safaris packages we have got you covered with a wide range of packages that are tailored basing on the number of days you have and the destination you would like to visit on your Uganda safari tour.

If you’ve got only a few days, then choose from our short Uganda wildlife safaris which run from 2 days to 5 days such as 2 days Uganda wildlife safari to Murchison falls or 5 days Uganda wildlife safari with chimpanzees and many more.

For those that have got more than 5 days, then I suggest pick from our compressive long Uganda wildlife safaris that run from 6 days to as many as 21 days such as

On top of an epic Uganda safari adventure to many of these savanna parks, you have an opportunity to encounter mountain gorillas.

Yes, a Uganda gorilla tour experience is very possible when you visit gorilla trekking Uganda destinations Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

A Uganda gorilla safari to any of these parks gives you an opportunity to meet any of the 19 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you nothing but the ultimate Uganda gorilla tours experience, you can ever think of.

If you’re interested Uganda gorilla safaris these are available in both short Uganda gorilla safari packages such as 3 days gorilla tours in Bwindi and 4 days Bwindi gorilla tour and wildlife in Lake Mburo.

There are also long Uganda gorilla tours that run from 6 days to as many as 18 days while featuring many other things along the way to the gorillas.

After a magical gorilla tour in Uganda, you can always visit Lake Bunyonyi Uganda and enjoy the stunning views of this magical lake.

A visit to Lake Bunyonyi gives you an opportunity to experience a boat ride on Africa’s second deepest lake.

Rwanda is also another gorilla destination you wouldn’t want to miss out on, hence if you are planning for a Rwanda gorilla safari package, check out some of our Rwanda gorilla tours packages which also come in form of short Rwanda gorilla gorilla safaris for those that have got only a few days in Rwanda but those that have got more days, then Long Rwanda gorilla trekking safari packages will do you good as they also give you a chance to visit other Rwanda safari attractions.

Congo as well is another gorilla destination and we have numerous Congo gorilla safari packages that will take you on a Congo gorilla tour adventure to either Virunga National Park for an encounter with mountain gorillas or Kahuzi Beiga National Park where you will encounter Eastern lowland gorillas.

Besides gorilla safaris and wildlife encounters in Uganda, you can still explore Uganda’s diversity using any of our wide range of day trips that visit other sites that are near the capital city Kampala or Entebbe international airport such as a Mabamba birding day trip to Mabamba island Kampala city tour day tour Jinja day tour and 1 day Ngamba island chimpanzee safari.

Check out our great east Africa safari to such as Kenya safari tours and Tanzania safari tour that take you on an Africa wildlife safari adventure to Kenya and Tanzania respectively.

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