Each African country offers a unique experience. Generally the safari hotspots are South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Zambia in southern Africa and Kenya and Tanzania in eastern Africa.
The wildlife and scenery varies significantly across each country. The large open grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania’s wildlife areas boast huge herds of zebra, wildebeest and predators including lion and cheetah. Both countries are famous for the wildebeest and zebra migration – the annual procession of over 1.5 million wildebeest – which makes these countries a must-visit for many safari-goers.
To the south, Southern Africa has fewer large grasslands and more savanna woodland, which makes game viewing a little more challenging in the leafy “green season”. Botswana’s Okavango Delta is a magical areas of crystal clear waterways and islands in the heart of the Kalahari Desert. It is home to an incredible variety of birdlife, countless species of impala and plentiful predators including African wild dog and leopard. Namibia is famed for its desert scenery with a dramatic and desolate coastline and some of the highest sand dunes in the world. It is home to unique species such as the brown hyena, oryx and desert-adapted black rhino.