Wild places to vacation in Africa
Meet some of the wild destinations to vacation in Africa, wonderful places surrounded by nature where you can admire a wide variety of species
Wild places to vacation in Africa
Africa is home to astonishing number of wild animals, providing the opportunity to see wildebeest and zebras migrate, feel their hooves waving under your feet, watch lions stalk their prey, a majestic elephant feeding its baby, or even track a gorilla through the rainforest. With many of these endangered animals, going on a safari is an experience worth visiting in Africa and can be a chance to catch a glimpse of rare and beautiful creatures and even fall asleep to the sounds of a lion's roar.
Here are the Most spectacular wild places to vacation in Africa
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
- Ngorongoro Crater may be the best place to see wildlife in Africa. You are guaranteed to see the "Big Five," which includes the lion, buffalo, elephant, rhinoceros, and leopard. From the first mesmerizing sight of the crater and the thrill of descending beneath its inner walls, you'll get a real sense of what Africa is all about. Arriving in January, you can experience the incredible thunder of hooves through the dirt as more than a million wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of zebras make the annual migration.
Etosha National Park, Namibia
- Etosha, which translates as "place of the mirage" or "the great white place," is a prime place for wildlife in Namibia, as well as one of the most enchanting landscapes on the continent thanks to its endless pool of silvery-white sand and dust devils creating mirages on the misty horizon. During the dry season, from June to the November, when vast flocks of animals can be seen among the fantastic landscapes, often when digging water. Etosha is home to the Big Five and extensive herds of deer, antelope, and even the critically endangered black rhino.
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
- Tracking the mountain gorillas in Rwanda is an experience of a lifetime. In the small country on the highest African plateau in the continent's heart, rolling hills and mountains are shrouded in mist every morning, hence the saying, "Gorillas in the Mist." The famous Volcanoes National Park, home to two-thirds of the remaining mountain gorillas, can be found in the jungle, with an estimated population of only 880. Rwanda has gorilla groups for scientists and researchers and other groups for tourism. In this park, ten groups of gorillas can be accessed by tourists through various operators who tour the shelves and their teams through the dense forest.
Chobe National Park, Botswana
- Chobe National Park is Botswana's second largest national park covering 4,500 square miles and home to some of Africa's highest concentrations of wildlife. Its uniqueness in the abundance of fauna and the true African nature of the area makes for an experience of a lifetime. The park includes swamps, floodplains, and forests, and the Chobe River forms its northern border. There are approximately 130,000+ elephants here, along with herds of zebra, buffalo, giraffe, and wildebeest that can often congregate around the Savuti Marsh during the dry and cool winter months between April and October. Since the park is accessible by car, it makes it less expensive to visit, and you'll find a wide range of accommodations available for nearly every budget.
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
- The Lake Nakuru National Park is a bird lover's paradise, home to up to two million flamingos that live around the lake's edge, attracted by their favorite food, the green algae known as Cyanophyta Spirulina planters. It offers the most unforgettable sights in the entire country. There are also over 400 different birds spotted in the park, which is on the migration route of many European species. You will also have the opportunity to see many water-loving creatures, such as waterfowl and hippos, giraffes, impalas, and white rhinos.
Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
- Lower Zambezi National Park is the most critical wildlife viewing areas in Zambia, covering more than 1,620 square miles along the northwest bank of the Zambezi River. Embarking on a safari and kayaking down the Lower Zambezi offers a view of elephants swimming across the river and impalas, zebra, buffalo, leopard, lion, and leopard stopping by for a drink. In addition, more than 450 species of birds have been recorded in this area, including the unusual African skimmer, Narina trogon, and waterfowl such as plovers and egrets.