Luxtripper Travel Editor
Learn about the incredible nations that make up Africa!
Kenya is the heart and soul of safari holidays. From the dry, savannah grasslands to the snow topped Mount Kenya, the diversity really is unbeatable. Kenya houses one of the world’s most famous National Parks, The Masai Mara.
Not only do you have the chance to see all of these amazing animals, but if you are visiting between June and September you may have the chance to see the annual migration. Known as The Great Migration, this annual event sees over 1.5 million zebras and wildebeest make their journey from the plains of Serengeti to the thriving grasslands of the Mara, it really is spectacular.
South Africa is one of the best safari destinations in the world. The Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands Game Reserve are located in South Africa and together they are the heart and soul of luxury safari holidays on the continent. These areas are some of the best places to view the Big 5, from rhinos to leopards; this would certainly be a trip to remember, perfect for honeymoons.
You can also visit the Winelands in Cape Town, where sweeping mountain views and wine land routes are possibly some of the best in the world. It is also worth taking a trip to the Constantia Valley where some of the country’s most significant wine farms are ran and maintained.
Some of the world's best safari attractions are located in the eastern side of Africa in Tanzania. This is where you’ll find the Serengeti, the Selous, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater and even the Great Migration, except for the two months that they are in Kenya. It houses some of the newer safari parks such as Ruaha and Tarangire as well as the island, Zanzibar; where you can explore the historical island and taste the tantalising cuisines on offer. A combination of Arab, Chinese, African, Indian and Portuguese influences make this one of the most interesting places to eat in Africa.
Botswana is home to the famous Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is one of the most bio-diverse regions in the whole of Africa, and this is what attracts many visitors here all year round. The water here works like a magnet - it attracts an array of different wildlife and guarantees an amazing safari experience.
Cruise through the serene waterways in one of the traditional dugout canoes, a perfect way to see all of the animals and species of bird that the Okavango is so well known for.
There are a number of luxury safari camps to stay in here too, all offering something unique for you to experience the wildlife and be at one with nature. However, it is a little pricier in this area as the limited amount of accommodation makes the area quite exclusive.
Zambia is the valley of the leopard and home to one of Africa’s best National Parks, South Luangwa. Offering amazing land and water safaris, you are guaranteed to see a variety of animals on your safari here. Zambia is also a place where you can take part in the famous Norman Carr and Robin Pope walking safaris, if you prefer to do things by foot.
It isn’t only wildlife that you can see in Zambia, but you can experience beautiful nature in its truest form. The world’s largest waterfall, Victoria Falls, is located along the fourth largest river in Africa, the Zambezi River, and it is not to be missed. This awe-inspiring display really is breathtaking.
Namibia is renowned for its vast desert landscapes such as Sossusvlei, defined by the long rolling, red sand dunes. They are some of the highest in the world and are any photographers dream, particularly in the morning and evening with the beautiful reflection of the light.
Sossusvlei is the location in which the sand dunes come together and stop the Tsauchab River from flowing into the Atlantic Ocean, meaning it is predominantly dry most of the year round. However, during one rainy season the river fills this void which ultimately draws visitors from all around the world to witness this one-off event. The reflection of the dunes in the water also creates a glass-like mirror, making it particularly special to see.