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, perfect for an unforgettable South Africa 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.
For a truly unforgettable experience, you can take a hot air balloon over The Serengeti. Enjoy the birds-eye view of the thriving wildlife on the Savannah below.
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.