5 Great Safari Holidays in Africa

Africa is the original home of the safari holiday; whether you’re looking for an adventure into the wilderness, or simply an insight into animals in their natural habitat, a safari holiday has a lot to offer!

Across Africa there are lions, zebras, giraffes, gorillas and many more animals that you don’t usually see; a safari holiday truly is a once in a lifetime experience. Below are 5 of the top, handpicked, safari destinations in Africa. 

  1. Maasai Mara, Kenya

It’s easy to see why the BBC chose this fantastic location to film their ‘Big Cat Diary’ television series. If you enjoy seeing the variations of cats then this is definitely the right African safari for you.

This national reserve is home to many lions, cheetahs, and leopards – all of which you should be lucky enough to see in the same day! If you visit in July you are also likely to see the incredible herds of zebra as they migrate to this beautiful reserve. Of course it is also home to other typical safari animals such as the elegant giraffes.

Some of the beautiful giraffe’s in the Maasai Mara

Some of the beautiful giraffe’s in the Maasai Mara

  1. Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

The Ruaha National Park offers a raw and gritty safari like no other. The landscapes ooze with a harsh beauty and are home to every kind of safari animal you may possibly want to see!

The Ruaha safari is the perfect destination for those who like an adventure as it truly draws the holidaymaker closer to wildlife that is not often encountered. The sunsets are second to none and you may even get the chance to see one of the many stampedes that occur in the national park in Tanzania. 

  1. The Gorillas of Rwanda

For a different type of safari, why not head to the outback of Rwanda and take a guided tour to see the incredible gorillas. Tourism is Rwanda’s biggest source of income and many tourists flock to get a glimpse of the amazing animals.

The gorillas live wildly, but are not shy of humans, so you won’t be disappointed if you want to see them. The tour guides are friendly and very knowledgeable, and they take smaller groups out to see the gorillas, which gives a very intimate feel about the entire experience.  

  1. Duba, Botswana

Home to some of the largest lion packs in Africa, including the Skimmer and Tsara prides, who are both ruled by one strong male lion, similar to that of Mufasa in the Disney film ‘The Lion King’.

The remarkable and unusual thing about these lion packs is that they hunt by day, whereas most lions hunt by night. This makes for some incredible, once in a lifetime safari viewing, especially when the lions and buffalo take each on, which is a regular occurrence.

  1. The Zambezi Valley, Zambia

This largely untouched valley is a wonderful safari spot. The picturesque river, sands and forests are complimented by stunning sunsets; and the animals fit naturally into this beautiful landscape.

With many camps placed sparsely across the valley, you feel very close to nature and all the excitement it has to offer. The tour guides are helpful, friendly, and the overall atmosphere is relaxing and peaceful.

You can spend your evenings sat beneath a clear sky looking out over the dessert to a huge variety of amazing wildlife. The Zambezi valley offers everything you want on a safari holiday and more, with a large variety of animals, amazing views and comfortable living areas.

 A bird’s eye view of the Zambezi Valley

A bird’s eye view of the Zambezi Valley


What better way to experience a new culture and see wild animals in their habitat than going on a safari holiday? Read more similar articles at Utalii Africa. These 5 great safari destinations offer a variety of specific trips and general trips, so why not embark on a new adventure and book your holiday today?


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