Vacation and travel to beaches, mountains and cities are common, and most of the time they are the most picked places. But what if you want to go and explore something entirely different and equally amazing and adventurous? Yes, there are many answers to this, so while you ponder and wonder, here is one of the best options, Safari. Exploring the wilderness in an open jeep right in the center of sun-dried fields and landscape is a totally new experience worth every bit of a fascinating trip. The first name that comes to the mind hearing the world ‘Safari’ is Africa, and why not? The world’s second largest continent Africa is extremely famous for several interesting African safaris that attract huge tourist attention every year. So, here we are with a list of famous African safaris to plan an expedition this vacation.
- Etosha National Park, Namibia.
Quoted to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in Namibia, Etosha National Park is well-known for a salt pan which is so large that it is said that it can be even witnessed from space! Apart from this amazing fact, this national park is a famous wildlife destination with many species of birds, reptiles and mammals. It is also home to one of the most endangered species of rhino, the black rhinoceros, and Africa’s tallest elephants. Stretched over a vast area of 8,600 square miles, you are definitely in for a thrilling safari trip which also includes camping with stunning panoramic sights.
- Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
The most interesting fact about African Safaris is that every safari has something new to unveil each time. The Serengeti National park is actually a part of Serengeti eco system in Tanzania, Africa. The entire park is spread across a region of 5,700 square miles which includes savanna, riverine forest, woodlands and grassland plains. A safari through this park sounds interesting, right? But wait it is soon going to be more interesting with the astonishing wildlife it features. Annually, over 1.5 million wildebeest migrate to this place, apart from it around 250,000 zebras, the largest number of lions, African Buffalo, and several Nile crocodiles reside here.
- Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
The next big safari that figured its way into this list is the popular Maasai Mara in Kenya. This safari destination attracts large crowd every year and is one of the most toured safari in Africa. The best time to visit this place is from July to October when migration of wildebeest takes place in very large numbers. The reserve is named after the inhabitants staying here ages ago, the Maasai people. The reserve has an area of 583 square miles and forms only a small part of the Greater Mara ecosystem. So what attracts people to this small reserve apart from the wilderness, terrain and grasslands? The answer lies in the Tanzanian cheetahs, Masai Lions, Thomson’s gazelle, African leopards and more than 470 species of birds.