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Reasons to Safari in Southern Africa

August 28th, 2015, by Joanna Bielawski

Our Top 9 Reasons to Safari in Southern Africa

CAPE TOWN: THE BEAUTIFUL MOTHER CITY
Voted “Most Beautiful City in the World” by various top media, Cape Town is a “must see” for first-times to South Africa wit its iconic Table Mountain, sweeping ocan views and gastronomic delights. 

KRUGER PRIVATE GAME RESERVES: THE BIG FIVE
Guests are known to have spotted “The Big Five” in one morning in South Africa’s most famous reserve. A quick flight from Johannesburg, Kruger boasts the most
luxurious safari lodging.

MADAGASCAR: LEMURS AND LUSH FORESTS
The only place on earth to observe ever-evolving lemurs in the wild, this lush island nation of shimmering beaches and forests delights seasoned travelers with its intriguing Malagasy culture and welcoming people.

HWANGE NATIONAL PARK: ELEPHANTS EVERYWHERE
Tens of thousands of elephants, along with some 100 animal species, roam Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve. The vast grasslands recall the interior of Africa as it was more than 150 years ago. 

OKAVANGO DELTA: WORLD’S LARGEST INLAND DELTA
Flighseeing above Okavango’s lush islands, you’ll be struck by the immensity of the world’s largest inland delta. For fantastic birding, explore its endless waterways by mokoro; then, take game drives in search of wildlife. 

BEST FAMILY SAFARIS: MALARIA-FREE
Bursting with wildlife, easily accessible and malaria-free, several Southern African game parks rank top for family safaris. Check out South Africa’s Pilanesberg National Park and the Madikwe or Eastern Cape Game Reserve. 

KAFUE, LUANGWA AND LOWER ZAMBEZI RIVER: REMOTE ADVENTURE
For an extremely remote and exclusive safari experience, delve into the lush rivers and flood plains of Zambia’s Kafue; Luangwa, where walking safaris were pioneered; or the game-rich Lower Zambezi National Park. 

SOSSUSVLEI AND THE NAMIB DESERT: STRANGE LANDS
If you are seeking surreal photos of desolate landscapes or the solitary oryx, venture to the remote deserts of Namibia. Climb Soussusvlei’s red dunes, track black rhinos and be fascinated by the semi-nomadic Himba way of life. 

VICTORIA FALLS: “THE SMOKE THAT THUNDERS”
Crashing down the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia, Victoria Falls is known by the locals as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” or “the smoke that thunders.” It’s recorded as the world’s largest curtain of falling water.

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