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These are the five most beautiful safari parks in Africa

Untouched nature and spectacular wildlife viewing await you at these safari parks!

1 October 2021

Africa is at the top of many travellers' list of destinations because of its spectacular landscapes and fascinating wildlife. Here you will find five of the most beautiful safari parks on the continent, which show all facets of African nature.

1. Okavango Delta in Botswana for safari fans

Botswana is characterized by the dry Kalahari Desert, which takes up almost the entire country. All the more impressive is the Okavango Delta, located in the north of the country, with its biodiversity. It consists of 15,000 square kilometres of water channels, lagoons and islands that form a wilderness reserve. In the dry season, many animals cavort on the banks and waterways of the delta. Here the "Big Five", the inhabitants of the water and a variety of bird species come together. A tour in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, on the waterways of the delta gives a glimpse of hidden wildlife.

The biodiversity of the Okavango Delta in Botswana is unparalleled. Credit: Wilderness Safaris_Dana Allen

2. game drives in Kafue National Park in Zambia

Kafue National Park in Zambia is one of the wildest and most pristine places on earth. In this vast area with endless horizons, the views are almost undisturbed. More antelope species roam there than anywhere else in Africa. From June to October, when Wilderness Safaris' Shumba Camp is open, you can see lions at any time of day. During the rainy months, the Busanga Plains area in the middle of Kafue fills with water and becomes a haven for hippos, crocodiles, red lechwe, puku and water birds. Shumba Camp also offers day or night game drives, including a hot air balloon ride or boat trips.

Endless views in Kafue National Park. Credit: Wilderness Safaris_Dana Allen

3. secluded landscape in Sossusvlei in Namibia

Namibia is a unique destination with Mars-like landscapes, wild coastlines dotted with shipwreck remains and whale bones, unusual flora and fauna, and with only eight people per square mile. The Namib Desert stretches along the Atlantic coast and is home to a variety of desert-adapted animals, including lions, giraffes, elephants and brown hyenas. A hot air balloon ride over the ancient dunes of the Sossusvlei region is also offered at sunrise. Due to the remoteness, the stars in the night sky can be seen brighter than anywhere else.

Mars-like landscapes in Namibia. Credit: Wilderness Safaris_Dana Allen

4. wetland in the Akagera National Park in Rwanda

If you thought Rwanda is all about gorillas, you're wrong. Akagera National Park is one of the most picturesque safari parks in East Africa. It is home to the largest protected wetland in Central Africa and is the last remaining refuge for savannah animals in Rwanda. Especially around Lake Rwanyakazinga, guests experience spectacular wildlife sightings on boat safaris as the animals migrate to the waterholes in the warmer months.

The last remaining refuge for savannah animals in Rwanda. Credit: Wilderness Safaris_Dana Allen

5. Victoria Falls at Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls plunges down at more than twice the speed of Niagara Falls. Wildlife abounds in the Zambezi River area, especially in the dry season, and can be seen on boat trips on the river or on game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Wilderness Safaris' Toka Leya Camp overlooks the mighty Zambezi River, where guests can spot hippos, crocodiles and elephants, as well as an incredible variety of birds. It is also centrally located in Mosi-oa-Tunya Park, home to wildlife species such as buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and white rhino. For those looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush, activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting, a helicopter ride or ziplining at Victoria Falls can be booked through the camp.

Victoria Falls is a true UNESCO World Heritage Site. Credit: Wilderness Safaris_Dana Allen

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