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African Safaris Top 5 Destinations Reviewed

With so many African safaris to choose from where do you start?

This handy infographic will help you decide where to go, when to go, what to see, how much it will cost and what the most popular luxury African safari is.

If you need even more info, check out our luxury African safaris guide or the African safari costs guide.

Top 5 African Safaris

#1 Cape Town

The majority of African safaris we recommend start with a 3-4 day stay in Cape Town, South Africa.

Fondly referred to as the Mother City and rated World Top 10 City, Cape Town offers a diverse and welcoming setting for travelers.

Popular Attractions

  • Table Mountain

  • Robben Island

  • Cape Winelands

  • Blue Flag Beaches

  • Shark Cage Diving

  • Whale Watching

  • Culinary Experiences

Five star accommodation in Cape Town is available from $127 per person sharing.

#2 Kruger Park

The Kruger Park in South Africa is the premier destination for Big Five Safaris in Africa, with the sought after lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino found here.

The Park additionally boasts more large mammal and bird species than any other park or reserve on the continent.

If it’s luxury accommodation you’re looking for then rest assured the Kruger has you covered with the best value in terms of luxury, service and cuisine in Africa.

Luxury accommodation in the Kruger starts at $897 per person sharing.

For more information, see our Kruger Park Infographic.

#3 Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is home to the world’s largest waterfall and is the number three rated attraction for African safaris.

The area however is more than just a magnificent waterfall, it is a hive of activity and adrenaline sports.

If you’re the type who gets bored easily, consider these activities…

  • White water rafting

  • Bungee jumping

  • Zip lining

  • Tiger fishing

  • Riverboat cruises

  • Helicopter tours

  • Wildlife safaris

Luxury accommodation in Victoria Falls starts at $187 per person sharing.

#4 Serengeti

Home of the Great Animal Migration where more than 2 million animals go in search of greener grazing pastures as over 10,000 predators track them.

The Serengeti in Tanzania boasts the perfect stage for wildlife safaris, with far stretching open plains and endless game viewing opportunities.

We recommend venturing off the beaten track to avoid the crowds and enjoy a more personal experience with a luxury tented safari.

The best time for African safaris in the Serengeti is from June to October and five-star luxury accommodation starts at $527 per person sharing.

#5 Okavango

The Okavango Delta in Botswana is the premier luxury safari destination and only accessible by light aircraft.

Five-star lodges lay nestled on the banks of the waterways, providing perfect setting to watch the animals as they come to quench their thirst.

The Big Five animals can be seen here and the Delta is the home of the Mokoro Safari.

A mokoro safari allows you to get up close to animals on the Delta banks by way of traditional canoe.

This intimate experience will take your breath away and leave a place for Botswana in your heart for eternity.

The best time to visit the Okavango Delta is from May to September and a five-star luxury safari starts at $627 per person sharing.

Most Popular Safari

The most popular safari package is a combination of Cape Town, The Kruger Park and Victoria Falls.

Guests typically spend 3-4 nights in Cape Town, 3-5 Nights in The Kruger and 2-3 Nights in Victoria Falls.

The 4-Star package starts at $6,327 per person sharing and the all-inclusive 14 night five star package starts at $15,777 per person sharing.

For more information on any of our African safaris please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our friendly experienced staff will help you plan the perfect trip with an insiders guide to the best locations, latest specials and unique experiences in Africa.


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