Best Countries for Safari in Africa – A Complete Guide For Making the Best of your Adventure:

Zebras on Zebra There is a lot to see while on African Safari, as Africa has almost every type of wildlife Animal. Here is the pick of 3 best African countries for your next safari tour.

Africa is a continent with 54 countries, the continent is well known with reach wildlife, virgin vegetation, and cultural experiences. There is a lot to see while on African Safari, as Africa has almost every type of wildlife Animal. Here is the pick of 3 best African countries for your next safari tour.

1. UGANDA

Uganda is a landlocked country Located in the centre of East African region, bordering Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, DR Congo and South Sudan. Uganda was named the pearl of Africa in 1908 by Winston Churchill the former British prime minister in his book titled “My Journey”. What makes Uganda number one in one list is that its only place you can find biggest number of mountain gorillas in the whole world, over half of worlds mountain gorilla population live in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park, that makes Uganda the best destination for unique wildlife experience. In Uganda, travellers get to see almost every type of animals that exists in the African Continent, besides that, Uganda has friendly hospitable people making it an ideal destination for cultural encounters, Local tour operators have various tailored Uganda safari tours ranging from 3 days upwards depending on your availability and budget.

WHERE TO VISIT IN UGANDA?

Uganda has 10 well-established national parks that are all visited by tourists but there are 4 most visited and known once mentioned below;

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: This is the most famous and most visited of all national parks in Uganda, Bwindi is known for having mountain gorillas. This national park has 19 habituated gorilla families in Four sectors, the 4 sectors of Bwindi impenetrable national park include; Rushaga sector, Nkuringo Sector, Buhoma and Ruhija sector, with Rushaga being the only sector where gorilla habituation experience is done.

Murchison Falls National Park: Murchison Falls national park is located in north-western Uganda, it’s the largest national park in Uganda followed by Queen Elizabeth national park. Murchison has animals such as lions, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Elephants, warthogs, and Hyenas mention but a few. Not only Game drives are done here, but Murchison Falls National Park also offers an amazing boat safari to the bottom of waterfalls and scenic views of the top of waterfalls.

Kibale Forest National Park: Located in western part of Uganda, Kibale is known as the capital of primates, this national park has the biggest number of Chimpanzees in Africa. Kibale turns out as the third most visited national park in Uganda after Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Queen Elizabeth National Park: This is the second largest national park after Murchison falls national park and it’s the second most visited park in Uganda. This park is located near the majestic Rwenzori mountains and it sits in three districts of Kasese, kamwenge, Bushenyi and Kukungiri districts covering an area of 1,978km2. Almost all Uganda safari packages feature Queen Elizabeth national park since it offers activities such as game drives to spot big 5 animals, boat safaris, lion tracking and chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge.

2. SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa comes as the second in our list of the best African countries for safaris. South Africa is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho. This country is reach in culture and it’s a capital to the big 5 animals.

WHERE TO VISIT IN SOUTH AFRICA?

Kruger National Park: Unlike Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National park which is famous for mountain gorillas, the adventure changes when it comes to Kruger, here expect to see the biggest number of game, big 5 Africa animals such as Lion, Buffalos, Elephants, Leopards and Rhinos. Kruger is the Africa’s largest game reserve covering an Area of 19,485km2     

Mountain Zebra National Park: Established in 1937 to preserve endangered cape mountain Zebras, this national park is located in eastern cape province, it’s the best place to experience mountain zebras. What makes this national park special is that it has crystal clear air, tranquil ambience, beautiful scenario and above all abundance of wildlife.

3. TANZANIA

Tanzania is East African country within the great lakes region. The republic of Tanzania is known for its abundance of wildlife. The country borders Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, DR Congo, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique.

WHERE TO VISIT IN TANZANIA?

Serengeti National Park: This national park is a world heritage site located in northern Tanzania and is known for its annual wildebeest migration and zebras. These animals move to north from south plains in search for pastures. Serengeti has over 2million ungulates, 1000 leopards, 4000 lions and 500 species of bird, this park is the best wildlife reserve in Tanzania covering 15,000 km2. Migration season starts from 01st July to 31st October every year.

In conclusion:

There are several other African countries that offer amazing safari experience such as Kenya, Botswana, Namibia etc., but you will see all what is in Kenya, Botswana, and Namibia by combining Uganda, South Africa and Tanzania. Depending on your availability and budget, one month is enough to cover the 3 mentioned African countries. Most of the national parks favor family travellers with kids accept Bwindi and Kibale national parks that have age limit set to 15 years and above.

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