10 Best Safari Holidays Destinations in The World

  • GAURAV TEMBE
  • Jul 28, 2015
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If youre a nature lover or an avid wildlife photographer, youre dream vacation would be to take a safari through one of the many wildlife reserves around the world, wouldnt it? However, its such a struggle to find places where you can have a good safari holiday. There are so many things that can go wrong! Will you really be able to see animals in their natural habitats or will their numbers be so few that you barely catch a glimpse of one? Will there be jostling crowds and packed cars to deal with? Fortunately for you, we weve picked out ten places where you can have a great safari holiday, guaranteed!

1. Okavango Delta, Botswana: Best Safari Destinations one Must Go

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Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta in Botswana is one of the worlds best safari destinations. Okavango is an inland delta that empties into the Kalahari Desert and is home to a diverse range of animals like lions, elephants, giraffes and zebras. At the Duba Plains camp for instance, interestingly, lions hunt during the day! You can even go horse-back riding here. Botswana is a wildlife photographers dream!

2. Etosha National Park, Namibia

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Location: Okonjima Plains Camp, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Namibias currency is linked to the South African rand, which means that safaris here are cheaper than in Botswana or Zambia which charge a U.S. dollar rate. Youll get to see more: lions, leopards, cheetahs and a wide array of animals, and it will cost you less. The Okonjima Main Camp is one of the camps you could choose for your wild vacation .

3. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Location: Serengeti National Park, Ruaha National Park and The Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania is home to the famous Serengeti National Park, Ruaha National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Its got one of the top spots when it comes to enjoyable safari holidays. Tanzania even boasts of amazing aquatic wildlife. If you want adventures above and below the water, you can choose Fundu Lagoon.

4. Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa

If you want to save a pretty penny, travelling to South Africa during off-season (May to September) would be your best bet. You will get great deals on lodges, game drives and meals. The Mosetlha bush camp thats located not too far away from Johannesburg could be an option worth looking at.

5. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

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Location: Norman Carr Walking Safari, Luangwa River, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Several walking safaris exist in this beautiful place such as the famous Norman Carr Walking Safari. This is the best way to really take in the wilderness and is definitely not meant for the faint-hearted. Zambia is for those looking for a literal walk on the wild side.

6. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Location: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

If you love big cats, Kenya is the place to go thanks to the Masai Mara national reserve. Youll get to see the famous Serengeti migration here too, if you visit in July. Elephant Bedroom is a great an affordable option in Kenya. Elephants, wildebeest, zebras with the backdrop of a beautiful savannah will take your breath away.

7. Volcans National Park, Rwanda

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Location: Volcans National Park, Rwanda

Rwanda is home to as many as 13 primate species including chimpanzees and gorillas. To see these intelligent creatures would be an experience of a lifetime! You will be able to take walking tours and hike through the dense forests. Its a bird watchers paradise too!

8. Sundarbans National Park, India

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Location: Sundarbans National Park, Jim Corbett National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park

Wildlife safaris are not all about Africa. Here in India, the Bandhavgarh National Park is a terrific option if you want to see some tigers in action. With barking deer, chinkaras, bears, and wolves: Bandhavgarh will not leave any wildlife enthusiast disappointed! The Samode Safari Lodge is a luxurious option and they also have one of the best safari guiding teams in the region.

9. Virginia Safari Park, United States of America

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Locations: Virginia Safari Park, San Diego Zoo Safari Park

The U.S. also has some great options when it comes to enchanting and educational wildlife safaris. The Lamar Valley that is known as Americas Serengeti has some interesting wild residents: wolves, bison, bighorn sheep, elk, foxes and coyotes. Xanterras Parks & Resorts offers great guided tours of the area at dusk. 

10. Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

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Location: Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is considered to possess the highest density of biodiversity of any country in the world. This, and the fact that its a gorgeous tropical paradise should be reason enough to visit! Tortuguero National Park has eco lodges where guided tours take you to see iguanas, sloths, otters and monkeys. You can even indulge in white water rafting, hiking and horse riding here.

These are some of the mostly visited destinations by wild life explorers and adventurers enjoy visiting. Give a try & enjoy the lifetime experience.

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