Many people travel to Africa to see the big five that includes lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, buffalo and elephants. An African Safari will also give you the opportunity for true adventure. There are several types of safaris that are relatively expensive. These include luxury safaris where you stay in luxury accommodations. Budget travelers can choose to sleep in tents underneath the night sky. The first step in planning a safari is to consider your budget.
How to Plan for a Safari
Choose a destination for your safari like east Africa where you will find Tanzania and Uganda. A Tanzania safari offers great herds of wildlife in the Serengeti National Park. The Ngorongoro Crater boasts the largest lion population found in the world. Over 30,000 different types of animals live in the crater.
Uganda offers the opportunity to see gorillas up close and personal. This is a wonderful place to see primates within their natural habitat. Uganda also offers hippos, crocodiles and exotic birds near the Murchison Falls located on the Nile River.
Southern Africa includes the cities of Botswana and Namibia. This area is one of the most popular destination for luxury safari travelers. Botswana is one of the most expensive safari destinations with luxury accommodations. Chobe National Park is where you will see the five most popular wildlife. There are also many other wildlife animals that inhabit the region.
Namibia offers natural wonders and over 100 different species of mammals in the Etosha National Park. Expect to see black rhinoceros, zebra and desert elephants. You will find this area less crowded with safari travelers.