The best safari ideas in Africa

There is nothing quite like an African safari; the thrill of spotting and coming up close to wildlife is always a moving and memorable experience no matter how well-travelled you are. On the continent, there are continuously more national parks being designated, and exciting new safari options such as private helicopters tours, horseback safaris, and nighttime game drives available. With so much to see, let our Lightfoot Travel experts guide you to creating you own luxury safari and wildlife holiday in Africa.

Comprising deserts, wetlands, savannahs and salt pans, Botswana is a diverse destination blessed with fascinating wildlife. Canoe down the Okavango Delta, or quad bike through the Makgadikgadi Pans in search of elephants and rhinos.

Don’t miss the wildebeest migration through Kenya’s Maasai Mara from July to October, or head to Tanzania to witness it over the southern Serengeti in February and March and between July and September in the northern Serengeti. Consider a hot air balloon ride over the plains to witness this unique spectacle.

Despite hostile desert territories, Namibia is home to five species of birds and 15 species of mammals endemic to the land. There are hundreds more to spot on a safari here.

If you’d like to witness mountain gorillas and monkeys, there’s no better place to see these fascinating and powerful creatures than Uganda. For marine wildlife head to the coast of Mozambique to snorkel with turtles, swim with dolphins, and watch whale sharks and humpback whales.

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