By AFRICA EXCLUSIVE
Kenya and The Kenya Coast
Kenya is home to the original safari holiday and is one of the most exciting destinations in Africa. Blessed with spectacular scenery and a huge variety of wildlife and birdlife, Kenya is home to the famous Masai Mara which is perhaps the most famous of all African wildlife reserves. With its rolling savannah plains and flat topped acacia trees, the Mara is one of the best places to see the Big Five animals of lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. Kenya also has the added bonus of a beautiful coastline, the Kenya Coast, with stunning beaches and plenty of little hideaways to relax and unwind in. Lamu Island is one of the coast’s hidden gems and is Kenya’s oldest living town. A place made for relaxation, and aside from the historic sights, you’ll find white sandy beaches and a variety of water sports.
Tanzania and Zanzibar
Tanzania is the largest country in east Africa and the best place for a remote safari. It has the greatest diversity of scenery and wildlife than any other country and is home to many of Africa’s most famous sights including the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro and the Rift Valley. One of the most enthralling spectacles available to you on a safari in Tanzania is the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti. This is a spectacular natural event that occurs every year when over two million wildebeest, zebra and antelope migrate in a clockwise fashion between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara plains in Kenya. As well as this, the county is home to the Spice Island and beach destination of Zanzibar. The island has a fascinating history which can be discovered in the Old Town through its remarkable buildings and markets. You’ll also find some of the best beaches in the world here sat alongside warm crystal clear water and coral reefs.
Botswana and Mauritius
Botswana is Africa’s most luxurious safari destination and is ideal for those who want an authentic safari but don’t want to compromise on the luxury. Being much less developed than other African countries, it boasts some of the most remote and unspoilt reserves in the world, where animals are free to roam without boundaries and the camps and lodges are exquisite. Home to many unique features such as the Okavango Delta, the Makgadikgadi Saltpans and the Chobe National Park, the focus of a safari experience here is firmly on the wildlife. Botswana is often referred to as ‘Elephant Country’ due to its high concentration of elephants which can be spotted in all major safari regions. The country combines perfectly with a beach break on the tropical paradise island of Mauritius. Its mountainous interior and long stretches of powdery white sands lead to bays of clear azure waters and stunning coral reefs, creating the perfect backdrop to a relaxing beach holiday.
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