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Not Your Usual Trip: Where to Go on an African Safari

posted by Chris Valentine

When people think about going on vacation, usually the first thing that pops into their mind is sunset drinks on a beach…not a safari in Africa. A little adventure, instead of straight R&R, could be just what you need to break the boredom and work cycle. American get an average of only 16 workdays off a year (including vacation time and national holidays) – why spend those precious days wasting away at the beach?

Make the most of that time off by doing something new, exciting, beautiful and completely different from your regular routine – but where to go? Here are five of the hottest safari spots in Africa – now go explore!

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Chobe National Park

This park is located in Botswana. There are some wildlife animals that you can see in this park, such as zebra, giraffe, buffalo, eland, wildebeest, and many other animals. The best time for visiting this place is April to October. You can enjoy dry and cool winter months during this period.

Kruger National Park

This is one of the most popular safaris in Africa. There are many animals that you can find in this park, for example crocodiles, hippos, elephant, cheetah, and many more. It is an ideal place for doing a self-drive safari in this continent.

Serengeti National Park

This park is located in Tanzania. It offers classic African safari theme. It is very popular for its grasslands. There are many tourists coming to this place to enjoy the amazing life of some wild lions. You can enjoy some natural attractions in this park.

Hwange National Park

When you visit Zimbabwe, you should not forget about this place. This place has a lot of exotic animals, such as giraffes, lions, elephants, and many other species. There are several comfortable lodges that are available around this national park for you to spend your holiday with your families.

Ngorongoro Conservation Park

This is a conservation area that is located in Tanzania. It has the largest crater in Africa. You can enjoy all natural species from East Africa as well as many historical historical sites throughout this national park.

Like any major trip, planning to go on a safari takes some time, money, and preparation, but that’s half the fun! Spend your long workdays sneaking in some research on the destinations above to help you get through the week and before you know it you could be on the plane to Africa.

Been bitten by the travel bug? You can read more about the world’s best safaris, learn what not to do on a safari, figure out how to pack and check out what you need to plan for here.

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