Why visit Namibia in Southern Africa?
Namibia is an extraordinary travel destination. It offers outstanding wildlife viewing in Etosha as well as surreal desert scenery.
Namibia also has one of the lowest population densities on the planet. This makes it a great place to escape the crowds. It will also be easier to reach remote areas due to infrastructural improvements in 2020.
Best travel destinations in Namibia
The Namib Desert – to escape the rush of modernity and soak up dark night skies free of light pollution. Etosha Park is a must for African wildlife safaris.
Why visit Madagascar?
To get off the beaten track. To see endangered lemurs and other rare creatures in the rainforests of Madagascar. To experience something different from home and spend a few lazy days on one of the secluded beaches.
Best places to visit in Madagascar
Lemur Island and Nosy Be in northern Madagascar. The reforestation community tourism project near Ranohira.
Why visit South Africa on your safari?
It’s an affordable travel destination that offers travelers diverse experiences. A cornucopia of cultures, activities, biodiversity, landscapes, wildlife and more. It’s also one of the few African countries where it’s easy to do a malaria-free Big 5 safari and beach holiday in one. According to Audley South Africa is one of the best places to visit (April 2020). Particularly for sunny (not too hot) weather and African safaris.
Best places to visit in South Africa
Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and the Garden Route in the Western Cape Province. The region offers fantastic nature, scenery, and an array of activities. Kruger Park and malaria-free game reserves in the Eastern Cape for Big 5 safaris.
Why go to eSwatini (Swaziland)?
In Swaziland, you’ll get an authentic taste of African culture. Time slows down and local tradition lives on here. Swaziland is a small (manageable) country. It is easy to get to from South Africa, yet unique enough to make it well worth visiting. Add to its cultural richness, beautiful mountain scenery, and exciting outdoor activities and you will see – Swaziland is a winner.
Best places to visit in Swaziland
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Hlane Royal Park, Mkhaya and Mbuluzi Game Reserve for wildlife. Malolotja Nature Reserve/Mountains for exceptional hiking trails. For Swazi cultural experiences and outdoor activities – Ezulwini Valley. For traditional arts and crafts workshops – Malkerns Valley.
Why visit Tanzania on your African safari?
Tanzania is one of the original African safari destinations, along with Kenya. It sports high wildlife concentrations and iconic African plains scenery. The wildlife safari industry is well-established and Tanzania’s tourism infrastructure is extensive.
The Nothern Safari Circuit is amongst the best places for wildlife viewing in Africa. The region hosts several superb safari parks, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti Park included. Also, you can catch East Africa’s Great Migration (or Wildebeest Migration) in Tanzania.
Where to go on safari in Tanzania
Serengeti Safaris provide the quintessential African wildlife adventure. Think, rolling savannahs teeming with wild animals and the annual Great Migration. The Southern Safari Circuit of Tanzania is a less-visited gem for wildlife safaris. These parks are sought-after by safari aficionados because they are so vast and wild. Until recently Southern Tanzania was too expensive for budget safaris. But, now affordable private tours make the southern parks accessible to budget travelers.
Zanzibar Island itself is one of Africa’s top beach destinations. Highlights include fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling, along with traditional dhow sailing trips.