There are many beautiful countries that offer spectacular animal safari’s. With so many to choose from, it may be best to go on a multi-country safari to see all of the fantastic wildlife. Here more of the best countries you can visit to get a glimpse of some of the most incredible creatures on earth.
Mozambique offers animal safaris that are a little different to the mainstream, so it is perfect for tourists looking for a unique experience. Less traditional than some of the other safari locations, the mainland safaris are incredibly low-density tourism, which means that they can be accessed through privately guided expeditions.
But don’t be intimidated – Mozambique offers tourists incredible, pristine coastlines and beaches which are ideally suited to those interested in snorkeling and scuba diving. The diverse reefs are home to many fascinating marine animals, with the benefit of having very few other people around to witness them.
Gorilla trekking is one of the best animal safari experiences on earth – Rwanda is exceptional at providing this service to tourists. Explore the Rwandan forests with a private guide who knows the best spots to see these fantastic animals.
While Rwanda’s safari experiences are still in infancy, they show great promise for future experiences, such as the ecologically important Nyungwe National Park. The accommodations for safari tourists are impressively luxurious, and the roads are well-paved, providing opportunities to visit local communities and engage with the people there as well as see the wildlife.
For tourists who really want to see the Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhino – South Africa is the place to visit. All five can be seen, sometimes all in one day! Accommodations are more akin to a luxury hotel than a bush camp, with all the modern fixtures such as Wi-Fi, gyms, and spas, making this location suitable for those who are looking for a shorter safari experience.
Outside of safari, there are gourmet restaurants to eat at, coastal drives to enjoy, and the opportunity to see other wildlife such as whales and sharks, as well as visiting the world-famous Cape Town. In Cape Town, you can try your hand at shark cage diving.
While beautiful Zimbabwe is famous for Victoria Falls, many tourists do not realize the incredible safari experiences that are available there. Zimbabwe has exceptionally stringent guide exams, which have created a vibrant guide legacy with a focus on walking tours for the more adventurous safari traveler.
Active tourists are encouraged to visit Zimbabwe as there are many opportunities for adventure, including active tracking of wildlife, canoeing, and mountain biking. Of particular note is Hwang Park, which has pumped water holes in a dry environment – this encourages incredible large animals such as buffalo and elephants to visit, an amazing spectacle for any tourist to witness.
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