If you’ve still not planned your summer holiday away this year, then why not make it one to remember? A safari holiday can be a life-changing, magical experience for all the family. However, with so many travel companies offering unique packages, it can be difficult finding the best one that includes everything you’d like to see. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the best safaris in the world:
Close Encounters, Kenya
Private safari’s, if you can afford to splash out, generally tend to offer the best experiences. The Explorations Company provide a private safari beginning with a stay at Kifaru House, at the top of a hill in Kenya’s Lew Wildlife Conservancy. During your stay, you’ll be able to admire crocodiles and hippos, take a trip to the Suguta Valley and discover the remote Chalbi Desert. You’ll also tour ancient churches, visit nomadic people and see incredible wildlife such as the gelada baboon, Ethiopian wolf and walia ibex.
Kruger, South Africa
South Africa is home to some of the best safaris in the world. They are often extremely luxurious too. The Kruger National Park is the country’s largest safari, where you’ll be able to get a glimpse of all the Big Five along with some spectacular birds and other breathtaking mammals. If you’re headed away on a romantic trip, you can even book into one of the Lions Sands Reserve treehouses where you’ll spend a night under the stars.
Okavango Delta, Botswana
For a truly immersive safari experience, there’s nowhere else quite like Botswana. You’ll be treated to the thousands of animals who migrate their way here, making for an unrivalled density of game. For animal lovers, you may also conduct your safari on horseback, which is great for getting to more remote areas that aren’t always reachable by jeep.
Ranthambore Park, India
Though it may be surprising, Ranthambore Park in India is highly regarded as the best safari in the world. India can offer a completely different safari experience to those in Africa and although you’ll still find lots of other wildlife, the main event here is the tigers. Once you hop off the plan with your travel pillow in hand, you’ll head to the hotel to experience a luxurious stay. After, you can enjoy daily visits to the main park in giant open-sided trucks.
The Singita Grumeti camp is located on a private but sparse 350,000-acre estate. From here, you’ll be able to witness the much anticipated annual migration of wildebeest across the plains. When you’re not exploring the land and the wildlife within it, you can try your hand at one of the many activities on offer such as archery, billiards and swimming in the rejuvenating spa.
Yala Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a firm favourite for tourists who want an alternative safari holiday. At the Yala West National Park, you’re in with a good chance of spotting a leopard or two as they’ve got one leopard per square kilometre of land! You’ll also be able to marvel at elephants roaming around the parkland. For a break away from the safari, head to the white sand beaches and marvel at the cute sea turtles heading from the shore back to the sea.
Canoe Safari, Zambia
Many safari holidays involve land tours of the designated areas. However, at the Canoe Safari in Zambia, things are done a little differently. For those who love adventure-packed holidays, Canoe Safari could be the best safari in the world. It covers two national parks totalling 160km and you’ll have the opportunity to canoe yourself down the Zambezi. However, this is recommended for those who are physically fit enough, as you’ll be covering roughly 24km of water a day.
Wherever you choose to go on your quest to find the best safari in the world, be sure to pack your Trtl travel pillow and flight socks for the long journey ahead. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us.