Best 5 African Countries to do Wildlife Safaris - Discover Africa


Are you looking for an amazing wildlife destination in Africa? Then don’t look far since our wildlife safari experts have compiled a list of countries to choose for you to have a wildlife experience. Africa is blessed with amazing parks, wildlife species, and collections including the big cats and wildebeest migration.

We have listed the destinations with some additional spicy activities that you can enjoy whilst on your safari vacation.

Below is a collection of countries with the best wildlife experiences

Kenya – Big Cats and Wildebeest Safaris, Masai Community Visits

Visit the famous Masai Mara for the wildebeest crossings experiences and big cats, with a variety of various bird species. With its majestic views, you can witness the beauty of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park, as you pursue to spot the huge giant elephants of Amboseli as you also get the Maasai Tribe exposure.

Learn about the Man-Eaters Lions of Tsavo East and West, Visit the mzima springs, and Shetani Lava in Tsavo West National Park. Travel to the Meru National Park and Samburu National Reserves with their surrounding conservancies and witness the special five wildlife and the Samburu Culture.


Tanzania – Big Cats and Wildebeest Migration, Maasai Community Visits

An award-winning Safari Destination, Tanzania has a lot to offer in terms of wildlife and safari holidays. Visiting its major parks and safari destinations, you will be able to spot various great animal sightings. It is famous for the Serengeti National Park that hosts the Wildebeest for close to 8 months in a year. Including the Wildebeest Calving season, you will be able to witness the best of this phenomenon.

Explore the largest Caldera in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater, spot wildlife and the famous Olduvai Gorges and amazing sceneries. Fly to the Selous National Reserve and the Ruaha National Park to witness the huge Jumbos of Tanzania and the vast wilderness.

Be able to have a chance and hike the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro.


Zambia – Victoria Falls, Big Cats, and River Cruising

Zambia is known to be less explored and has a lot of virgin land wilderness to be explored. Visiting the major parks such as the South Luangwa National Park, you will be chanced to spot the best wildlife species such as the Wild Dogs and Elephants, the big cats and other bird species.

Enjoy River cruising every morning or evening as you explore the waters and land of Zambia in Livingstone. Explore the best of Victoria Falls and engage in some adrenaline activities such as bungee jumping and swimming to the devil’s pool.


Botswana – Okavango Delta, River Cruising, Wildlife

Its been one of the leading Safari destinations in Africa for wildlife spotting. Famous for the Okavango Delta, Botswana boasts to have very attractive sightings and activities such as Mokoro boat rides, elephant walks, and wild walks. Game drives are a top-notch here with a close encounter with Wildlife.

Botswana has very many conservancies that try to play a big role in conserving wildlife. You are chanced to spot lions, leopards, elephants, wild dogs or painted dogs and many other wildlife and bird species.


Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls, Mokoro Boat rides and Wildlife

Zimbabwe borders next to Zambia, both share a lot in common such as wildlife species, activities such as Mokoro boat rides, river cruising, and adrenaline activities at the Victoria Falls.


Namibia – Desert Safari, Wildlife Safaris

Known for the largest Desert, Kalahari Desert, Namibia boasts to be the only country in Africa where its desert touches the ocean of Atlantic in the western part of the country. Sossuvlei, a region known for desert excursions and activities, has the best sand dunes and sunsets.

Namibia has some of the unique wildlife species such as Elephants that do adapt in adverse climatic and dry conditions. You will be lucky to spot lions, wild dogs, elephants, leopards, and many other wildlife and bird species.


South Africa – Wildlife, Big Cats Sightings

South Africa has some of the big National Parks in Africa such as the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve. There are many other National Parks that do have amazing wildlife sightings and engaging activities such as Djuma Private Reserve.

In South Africa, you will be lucky to spot lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, wild dogs, and many other wildlife species. It is been ranked as one of the best African Destinations due to its plenty in Wildlife population and vast lands of pure virgin wilderness.


Uganda and Rwanda – Gorillas and Chimpanzee Safaris.

Uganda, Rwanda and D R Congo share the same ecosystem of tropical forests that host the endangered Silver Back Gorillas. In Uganda, you can be lucky to spot the Silverback Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, in Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park and in D R Congo the Virunga National Park.

They are also home to the big five and bird species, hosting huge water bodies such as River Nile in Uganda, Lake Victoria that borders its neighbors Kenya and Tanzania. Waterfalls such as Murchison Falls. Visit Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda and get to walk through a raise walk canopy with amazing views.


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