Your African Safari is always a great pleasure to see wild animals in their natural setting.
Africa being most popular continent in the world for wildlife safari, wildlife lovers head to Africa to have the best wildlife viewing experiences.
If you consider yourself an avid wildlife lover, consider exploring the following 5 best wildlife safari destinations in Africa:
5 Places For Your African Safari
Botswana is blessed with some of the greatest wildlife and safari experiences in Africa.
It is the country with most number of elephants in the world.
The wildlife treasure of Botswana includes everything from abundant birdlife to rhinos.
The Chobe National Park and the Makgadikgadi Pans are among the most popular wildlife safari destinations in Botswana.
In a nutshell, Botswana is truly an amazing destination to see wildlife in their natural setting.
Kenya is the land of famous Maasai Mara game reserve where zebras and wildebeest migrate in millions with huge predators of Africa following their wake.
There are more than 40 nature reserves and national parks in this East African country.
Kenya is simply the perfect African safari destination with millions of pink flamingos, Amboseli elephant families and the red elephants of Tsavo. Leopards and lions are simple part of landscapes in Kenya.
Zambia is a destination with mesmerizing, remote wilderness full of an amazing diversity of wild animals. Although it is a landlocked country, it has some wonderful rivers and also the world’s biggest waterfall.
Some of the most known wildlife viewing locations can be found on safari in Zambia, including the Kafue, Liuwa, Lower Zambezi, and South Luangwa national parks. Kasanka and Bangweulu Swamps are some specialist areas where only the most avid wildlife lovers dare to explore.
Zanzibar Tanzania Safaris are a destination where chimpanzees swing through the treetops, elephants roam along seasonal migration routes, Hippos push for space in muddy waterways, and wildebeest rush across the plains.
It is a wildlife treasure where you can expect to find some of the rare species of animals and birds in their own natural setting.
You can see wild lions padding in front of your vehicle at the Ngorongoro Crater.
You can also see water birds peck in the shallows around Rubondo Island, giraffes silhouetted against ancient baobab trees in Ruaha National Park, crocodiles in Selous Game Reserve.
Zimbabwe might not be as popular as many other safari destinations in Africa, but you can’t leave it out as well.
After long violence, economic disaster and political ruins, this African country has been able to attract wildlife lovers from around the world.
The most popular wildlife viewing sight in Zimbabwe is enormous herds of elephant gathering at Hwange National Parks’s numerous waterholes.
If wildlife is your thing, Africa is the place to be and the above-mentioned African countries are always the destinations that you can’t miss out.
Plan your Africa trip today and make memories of lifetime.
How To Indulge In The Cape Verde Islands
After watching countless Island-related movies, my housemate and I decided we must star in one, and hastily booked a holiday to Boa Vista to play the part of beach bums.
The second we arrived we were completely blown away by the beautiful landscape that greeted us.
The untouched beaches and luscious valleys were almost too much for our eyes to take, and as the smell of tropical food hit our nostrils we realised Boa Vista was not just a heavenly sight.
Cape Verde Islands food
One of our favourite restaurants was ‘Sodade di Nha Terra’ in Sal Rei.
The homemade Goat’s cheese was what first attracted us (both being big cheese fans) but once we had dinner there we became completely smitten with the place.
I gorged myself on a grilled Grouper fish with chips and rice, while my housemate sampled a platter of local meats, our stomachs were truly satisfied!
It was also very cheap and the owners were really friendly, although I would recommend booking on weekends, as it can get very busy.
If you start to hunger for a more International flavour I would recommend the Portuguese restaurant Riba d’Olte. Also located in Sal Rei, just 500 metres from the beach, it is in the most idyllic setting.
At night the tables are adorned with candles and once a week live Cabo Verde music is performed (a form of folk music, which is sung in Creole).
Not only was the atmosphere beautiful, the food was also absolutely delicious!
I had the sweat lobster, which is the restaurant’s speciality, accompanied by a lovely wine from the Island of Fago.
This is one of the first nice wines I’ve had on the island. Depending on the season, the vino can be rather hit and miss. My housemate had the grilled Serra fish with banana. While this may sound different (at least for our uncultured palettes), it tastes divine!
Traveling to Sal
In our second week, we decided to book a flight to Sal. We were eager to explore another island.
Our diets the first week mainly consisted of fish. So for this week, we decided to opt for some more international food. This time we choose an Italian restaurant called Kusa Di Kasa (Cose di Casa).
The cheese is homemade. There is a wide range of toppings to suit all tastes. If you fancy a pudding, I recommend the homemade ice cream. This was my favourite desert of the whole trip! The flavours were incredible. And on a boiling hot day, there is nothing more satisfying.
After sampling a vast number of culinary delights in the Cape Verde Islands, my expanding stomach feels a slight remorse. But the food was so incredible it felt too cruel to deny my taste buds of such heavenly flavours. If taste buds could speak, they’d recommend these Islands highly.