Which countRy should i visit in Africa?
First of all, let’s define the regions. In terms of wildlife safaris, Southern Africa includes
South Africa provides a unique experience for those who appreciate additional activities during a safari. For instance, explore all that Cape Town has to offer like Table Mountain, or relax on one of the hundreds of beaches on Africa’s southern coast. South Africa is known for its luxury camp and the the safari vehicles used here are modified, open-air Land Rovers which also add to the intimacy of the experience.
Botswana is home to 80% of Southern Africa’s 300,000 elephants and huge herds are a common sight along their northern borders. It is roughl the size of France but has a total population of only 2 million, which is smaller than many of America’s states! There is certainly a feel of “getting away from it all” when safariing there.
Tanzania: In terms of landscapes and attractions, the regions are quite different. East Africa boasts Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, the Serengeti Plains/Maasai Mara ecosystem and the Ngorongoro Crater.East Africa offers herds of zebras and wildebeests in the hundreds of thousands. The annual migration between the Maasai Mara in the north and Tanzania’s Serengeti in the south is a spectacle unequaled anywhere on earth today.The most common safari vehicle in East Africa is the mini-van with its pop-up roof, whereby passengers stand up to take pictures while peering out of the roof or sit in the enclosed vans.
Kenya is where the magic truly happens. You can spot all the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant) in Ol Pejeta Conservancy and there is a wide selection of excellent wildlife parks, reserves and conservancies to choose from. Maasai warriors act as guides, enriching your experience while staying in the bush. The Great Wildebeest Migration ends in Kenya, and throughout the entire year, there are hundreds of different species to see.
Zambia, known for its breathtaking vistas, including the incredible Victoria Falls. The waterfall straddles the Zambia-Zimbabwe border, and its mist can be seen from up to 12 miles away.
Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and The Democratic Republic of the Congo all destinations popular for gorilla tracking safaris, are generally considered Central Africa. Malawi and Zambia are also sometimes classified as Central Africa.
What can i Expect On a Luxury Photographic Safari ?
The day starts at 6:00 a.m, sipping on a steaming coffee while watching the African sunrise ! Your guide prepares for an early morning game run and soon it’s off into the bush. The dew is fast disappearing and the predators are on the prowl. Your driver expertly sets off in pursuit of the herds. The vast open spaces and the quiet calm of Africa are suddenly apparent as crisp, clear air allows you to see far into the distance. This is AFRICA! Later, back at the lodge, a hearty English breakfast awaits and offers a quiet moment in which to share your experiences with fellow travelers.At lunch time you will indulge in an extravagant variety of fresh and delicious foods. Coffee and cheese are served on the veranda overlooking the waterhole. Spend a couple of hours at the pool or just relaxing, while in the background you hear the sounds of chattering monkeys, roaring lions and splashing elephants as they bathe in the waters nearby.
Tea or coffee on the veranda is followed by an afternoon game drive. The sun is making its way down to the horizon—its blaze of red produces long, enigmatic shadows—the perfect camouflage for all concerned. Your driver is busily pointing out a dazzling array of happenings. For camera buffs, these are the ultimate moments. Return to the lodge several hours later. Piping hot showers or leisurely baths remove a thin veil of red dust to reveal the beginnings of an appealing tan.
“Sundowners” at the bar precede dinner with a splendid array of choices, offering just the right mixture of continental and local cuisine, prepared by chefs who would be at home in any of the kitchens of the world’s finest hotels. The meal over, it is time to gather around the fireplace and trade tales or sit quietly on the veranda watching the game converge on the waterhole as evening shadows envelop the world. It’s getting cool and you are ready for bed. The hardy may wish to stay up well into the night, scanning the surrounding grounds for a lone animal. Should you wish to observe a specific species that may turn up during the course of the night; a wake-up call can be arranged. Enjoy a well-earned night’s sleep.
The warm rays of the African sun awaken you for another day of safari adventure...
““I never knew of a day in Africa that I woke up and did not feel happy”
— Ernest Hemmingway