2019 Guide to the Best Wildlife Safaris in Africa (+Photos)

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We believe that the top destination for any traveler is to visit Africa and go on a wildlife African safari.

Wild, untamed, beautiful and places which you will never want to leave.

Africa will make you feel like you have achieved the biggest traveling achievement in your life.

We know that the magnificent beaches are all that you want and to have a little bit of tanning.

But, going on a safari tour is the only thing that you will want to do while you are there.

Before you go you need to be prepared for what might be the best experience in your life.

So, keep on reading for some general tips about going on a safari and what to expect from it.

Here is what we cover in this guide:

Is it safe?

The most common question is regarding safety. We all want to have the best experience while we are traveling and safety is the number one reason we say “No” to a trip.

If we think about a country that is not safe or if we feel that the trip can cause some problems we avoid it at any cost.

And a trip to Africa might be considered dangerous because of some political issues in the countries and about the wildlife animals that roam around.

But nearly all of the trips in Africa were a life-changing experience for every tourist, if not all of the trips.

There are some negative aspects that can happen on a trip to Africa but you don’t have to worry if you are prepared in advance.

Here are some experiences.

Going on a wildlife safari trip in Africa is actually very safe, because that is the top tourist attraction on the continent.

The number one safety problem is not the wild animals that you get to see but a small predator that is spreading malaria, yes it’s a mosquito.

But even bites from a mosquito that can spread malaria can be prevented with having your vaccinations before you go on a safari.

And bringing some medical equipment won’t hurt anyone.

wildlife african safari tour

You will be safe during the safari trip because of the guided tours with a van or a bus, it depends on which safari you are going to visit.

Nearly all of the guides are trained in order to keep you safe and they always have weapons with them so that you can feel safer.

But the weapons are never used only in certain situations (which you will probably never experience) where they shoot a warning shot so that the animal will be scared.

If nothing helps they will probably shoot the animal. But this is a rare situation.

What is the best time of the year to go on a African safari?

The experienced safari tourists say that the best time to go on a safari in Africa is the dry season.

The dry season is from April to October when the weather is typically sunny and cool.

Another great timing to go on a safari tour in Africa is when the “Great Migration” is taking place.

The Great Migration is a time of the year when wildebeest travel from the plains of Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

If you come from July to October in this region you will witness around two million animals migrating from Tanzania to Kenya and it’s one of the greatest sights you will see in Africa.

But even if you can’t visit Africa at this time because of your job or something else, not to worry any time of the year is a perfect time.

The only issue is that in the high seasons there might be more tourists visiting Africa than the usual low season.

The Best Safaris Worth Visiting in Africa

Great Migration Safari, Krueger National Park and the Kalahari Safari are definitely the best safaris, not only according to us but according to many travelers.

For example, Lisa Hamilton (check out her picture down below) on her Instagram wrote that going on a safari at the Krueger National Park was one of the most memorable trips she has ever done.

1. Great Migration Safari

Great Migration Safari

No safari can ever be as astonishing as the Great Migration Safari.

A typical safari where you get to witness millions of animals going from one place to another.

We already talked about it in the above paragraph but believe us nothing can deny the beauty of East Africa.

Starting from Kenya’s Masai Mara all the way to the Serengeti in Tanzania and ending it in Ngorongoro Crater.

You can find accommodation that will make you feel like you deserve to be there forever.

2. Krueger National Park

Krueger National Park

Or if you want to visit South Africa and you are a type of a person that wants to visit a safari where everyone is talking about, then head on to Krueger National Park in South Africa.

It’s a place where everyone is heading yearlong and people only have a positive attitude towards the management of the place and the possibility to see everything that a safari has to offer.

3. Kalahari Safari

kalahari safari

When people hear the word Kalahari they immediately think of the Kalahari Desert which is the most famous part of Africa but the safaris in the Kalahari Area are without a doubt one of the best-kept secrets in Botswana.

If you want to visit a national park that is larger than The Netherlands you should definitely visit the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, which is in Botswana.

It is almost 10% of Botswana’s total land area and the second largest game reserve in the world.

Final Words

These are just a fraction of Safaris in Africa, and even if we already mentioned above that any wildlife African safari is worth a visit you should definitely visit Africa and go on a safari.

If you don’t know where to head on next and if you plan to go on an experience of the life than a African safari trip is definitely for you.


You may also want to read: Top 10 Safari Parks in the World You Must Visit

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One thought on “2019 Guide to the Best Wildlife Safaris in Africa (+Photos)”

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