The Aberdare National Park is the highest in Kenya, averaging roughly 2,000 - 4,000 metres above sea level.
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Amboseli has the largest populations of free-ranging elephants and is possibly the best place in Africa to see them in the wild.
Situated at the foot of beautiful Mount Meru, Arusha is known as the safari capital of Tanzania's Northern Safari Circuit and is often a stopover before heading off on safari.
Arusha National Park is small, but offers visitors a smorgasbord of scenery and animal sightings. Within its borders it has a diverse range of topography - the rugged peaks of Mount Meru, the marshy depths of the Ngurdoto Crater where warthog wallow, montane forest thick with monkeys and rolling grassy hills on which giraffe and zebra graze. It's small enough to see in a half-day tour but if you have a full day, there are wonderful walks, picnic sites and activities like canoeing.
Balule is one of the lesser known, yet affordable and scenic private reserves within the Greater Kruger conservancy. Balule is close to the town of Hoedspruit and easy to get to.
In general, Botswana is an expensive safari destination. The most budget-friendly option is a guided, mobile tented safari. Usually these mobile overland safaris have scheduled departure dates and take the form of participation camping safaris for those on a tight budget, or luxury overland camping safaris for those with a more generous budget. The most luxurious way to experience Botswana is to do a fly-in safari to a private game lodge or luxury tented safari camp.
The tours listed here include Cape Town as one of the destinations on the trip. Cape Town is easily accessible and combines very well with the Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls, the Garden Route and other regional destinations.
An authentic wilderness experience, Chobe National Park is a birder's paradise and a safari enthusiast's dream destination. Floodplains, swamps and woodland are home to all manner of game from waterbuck, lechwe, puku, giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys and baboons, lion, leopard, hyena, elephant, buffalo, jackal, hippo and crocodile to over 460 species of bird.
Characterised by miles of white sandy beaches on the warm Indian Ocean, Kenya's coastal region is tropical with picture-postcard coconut palms and turquoise waters, with occasional Arab dhows sailing idly by ...
Etosha National Park is Namibia's most popular game-viewing destination, often said to be known as one of Africa's top safari destinations.
Namibia's Fish River Canyon is vast and impressive. Arid and with sparse vegetation, the sides are steep and the gigantic canyon can be viewed from one of the many look-out points. For adventure-seekers, there's a gruelling five-day hike across the canyon floor.
The Greater Kruger National Park encompasses Kruger National Park and the private game reserves that adjoin it. There are no fences separating Kruger and the private reserves. Greater Kruger is South Africa's premier safari destination.
Covering over 30,000 km² and incorporating a number of the worlds best-known game parks such as the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Maasai Mara, tours to the area promise breathtaking scenery and excellent game viewing. If you time it right, you may even see The Greatest Show on Earth, the Great Migration.
Zimbabwe's largest and most popular game reserve, Hwange National Park, has a lot to offer by way of diverse vegetation and game viewing opportunities, making Hwange an excellent safari destination. Because the national park is only 200 km away from Victoria Falls, many visitors to Zimbabwe like to combine the two destinations in one safari itinerary.
A safari to Tanzania's Katavi National Park offers up diverse habitats, spectacular scenery and brilliant game viewing, especially during the dry season. The park is home to all of Africa's favourites; elephant, lion, zebra, an array of antelope, hippo, giraffe, crocs, spectacular birdlife and more.
This thin strip of land that borders Botswana, Angola and Zambia is better suited for when you've been to Namibia a few times and would now like a road trip that combines Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and/or Zambia by road.
Equatorial Kenya offers the best of both worlds: a huge variety of game reserves, landscapes and natural beauty are the ideal home to some of Africa's most abundant wildlife herds ... and its endless white beaches, lapped by the balmy Indian Ocean is perfect for an unforgettable 'beach and bush' holiday.
The Klaserie Game Reserve is one of the largest and least commercially developed private reserves of Greater Kruger National Park, offering a remote, rustic and unhurried safari experience.
Kunene and Damaraland is a vast, sprawling region of Namibia with a wealth of desert-adapted fauna and flora, unique geographical features, ancient rock engravings and cultural attractions.
This huge, untouched corner of northern Botswana offers some of the most spectacular safaris. The scenery is dramatic and varied. The game are plentiful. Water is abundant. Safaris are unrestricted - night/day drives, off-road safaris, water-based game viewing by canoe and mokoro, game walks.
What used to be an area of huge livestock farms is now one of Kenya's best conservation success stories. Ranchers in Laikipia are working with local communities to protect wildlife and generate employment from luxury tourim with fantastic results.
Most of the luxury safari lodges on or near Lake Kariba have their own highly skilled game rangers and trackers who will take you on walking safaris or open safari vehicle game drives inside Matusadona National Park or take you game viewing by boat and canoe.
A circular drive through Lake Manyara National Park passes through forest, wetlands, grassy plains and acacia forests, each offering views of different animals and multitudes of birds.
Undoubtedly the main attraction of Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha is their abundant birdlife, particularly greater and lesser flamingos and other water birds. But the area is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, including healthy populations of white and black rhino.