Here is a quick peek at Africa’s top five Safari destinations.
- Matusadona, Zimbabwe
Situated near the Iconic lake, Kariba where you can easily admire the beautiful scenery. The Matusadona was built over centuries ago and has been used for boat cruising and just mostly fishing. The Matusadona is a perfect getaway which is combined with Victoria falls and can offer an ideal extension of the African beautiful African safari. With the largest herd of Elephants and home to the Big Five, this part of Safari park is commonly seen to be used for water activities whilst admiring the elephants from afar. The park is seemingly accessible by houseboat, walking, and canoeing. But be sure to get a tour guide if you opt for walking.
Accommodation: Spurwing lodge, Bumi hills safari lodge, Rhino safari camp, Changa safari camp, Tailormade safari.
Best time to visit: July to October.
2. Madikwe, South Africa
Situated in South Africa, just bordering the Botswana district. Madikwe is one of the well-known safaris, yet least visited properties. Just a drive out of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Gaborone is the location of the Madikwe safari. The preferences given to me by the tour guide at the safari was that, it would be best to stay for at least three days and two nights. Where I would be given a full-tour of every corner of the safari and also whilst catered for with accommodation needs.
Accommodation: Buffalo ridge lodge, Etali safari lodge, Jaci safari lodge, Jamala royal.
Best time to visit: March and November
3. South Luangwa, Zambia
Located just on the Eastern part of Zambia, one of my best part of the safari’s. I had the privilege of experiencing a night out just staring at the night sky and admiring the beautiful dark sky. Admiring the amazing park and other activities the safari gives. The park is notable for elephants, buffalo, Lions, and Leopards amongst the other animals in the safaris. Rest assured the safari is safe and has guides that are well knowledgeable about the whereabouts of the animals and which sections they never get to. The park reserve will make you less hasty about the rowdiness experience.
Accommodation: Thorncroft lodge, Mikango safari lodge, Chikunto safari lodge.
Best time to visit: July to November
4. iSimagangaliso, South Africa
Another well-forgotten safari experience in South Africa, located in KwaZulu-Natal coast where the real hidden gem is hidden. Boasting with at least eight eco-system, with three major lakes, and some traditions dating afar back. Experience a few tricks up the sleeves and just look into the lake of hundreds of bird species and water animals. The iSimagaliso features a variety of savannah coasts, beaches and a lot of boat activities. A variety of scarce animals are seen, if lucky you may spot one of the vicious wild animals in the savannah. They are amongst a lot of other animals that you can see and you can easily drive yourself around without a guide. A few of the best experience for you would be the boat safaris, deep-sea fishing, horse riding, scuba diving, and whale watching.
Accommodation: Thonga beach lodge, Kosi forest lodge
Best time to visit: May to September
5. Mana Pools, Zimbabwe
It is one of the best things to see in this country and I, for one can never get tired of seeing. This place definitely does bring the best and utmost part of its standards. Situated in the Northern Zimbabwe. A segment of the translated park name; Mana (translated in English to Four) is definitely must experience, but foremost, one to just enjoy. A large herd of hippos and crocodiles, whilst the heavy beasts bathe in them. Witness the lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra. Whilst enjoying other activities such as the game drives and canoe trails.
Accommodation: Stretch Ferreira safari, Kavinga safari camp, Wilderness safari Chikwenya.
Best time to visit: June to October