Africa, the second largest continent in the world. One of its own kind, is the home to more than 80 species (protected) from various roots. With more than 1,100 different species of mammals and over 2,600 species of birds. No other continent offers the same opportunities to see such diverse spectrum of wildlife often in very close proximity. The crowd who safari in Africa hope to see the Big 5. The Big Five refers to five of Africa’s greatest wild animals:
Africa straddles the equator which bestows a rich diversity of wildlife and landscapes on the world’s second largest continent. Large predators roam the sweeping savannas among huge herds of grazing herbivores, while apes, monkeys and snakes inhabit its dark, dense forests. Africa is also regarded as one of the places where human life came into existence. It displays an array of stunning wildlife with some of its endangered species. Africa still remains the heart for most of the tourism activities. Which includes wildlife safaries, camping and more. Africa’s top safari destinations include wildlife parks in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Gabon. The most famous locations for wildlife safaries are:
- Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
The reserve has no fences you can actually see as much wildlife within its boundaries as outside in the areas inhabited by the Maasai tribes. It is also considered as home to the ‘Big 5 animals’
- Chobe National Park (Botswana)
Chobe boasts around 120,000 elephants, you’re unlikely to miss them when you enjoy a safari here.
- Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Kruger National Park is Africa’s oldest established wildlife park (1898) and offers one of the best safari experiences in Africa
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The great annual migration of millions of zebra, wildebeest (gnu) and other antelope in East Africa tops almost every list of safari experiences. Each year around 1.5 million wildebeest and 300,000 zebra (along with other antelope) gather up their young and start their long trek from Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains, further north to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.
- Cape Town: one of the world’s most beautiful cities
- Garden Route: beaches, forests & seaside towns
- Winelands: vineyard-clad valleys close to Cape Town
- Sun City: Africa’s premier holiday resort
- KwaZulu-Natal: beaches & historic battlefields
- Johannesburg: restaurants, museums & an electric energy
If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.