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Safari Holidays

Adventure seekers from all over the world throng to safari holidays to experience the wilderness, camping in nature’s lap and the endless array of landscapes and species. A safari is a chance of a lifetime to feel nature at its purest. For wildlife enthusiasts, safari holidays are the perfect opportunity to be one with nature.

SAFARI HOLIDAYS IN KENYA

Kenya is considered to be the safari capital of the world due to its stunning landscapes, endless arrays of different species of plants, birds and animals and colourful tribal culture. Kenya houses some of the best safari attractions in Africa and sees millions of tourists returning year after year.

Located in Eastern Africa, Kenya lies between Tanzania and Somalia. It is home to a fascinating terrain with everything from rainforests and grasslands to deserts and beaches. It has all the perfect settings for wonderful Safari holidays. Kenya has a population of 31.6 million spread across diverse ethnic groups. Majority of Kenyans are Christians with a small population adhering to Islam and other beliefs. Official languages are Kiswahili and English. European tourists favour a safari to Kenya due to the favourable currency advantage over Kenya Shillings (KES). Current exchange rates are 1 British Pound = 116.98 KES OR 1 US Dollar = 76.68 KES.

The climate in Kenya varies from tropical along the coastlines to dry in the interiors. Recommended time for Safari holidays to Kenya is between January and February when the hot and dry weather brings the animals in wildlife parks near watering spots and making it easier for tourists to spot them. From June to October, safari tours witness thousands of animals travel from the Serengeti into the Masai Mara National Reserve during the annual wildebeest migration.

Even though Kenya has limitless options to enjoy your Safari holidays, some of the most renowned safari choices are as follows:

Masai Mara National Reserve - The one place all safari holidays in Kenya begin with, this is the most famous wildlife park in Kenya for safari with the stunning abundance of game as well as the world-renowned Great Migration that sees thousands of zebras and wildebeest streaming from the Serengeti every year from July to October.

Amboseli National Park - Picture-perfect park for safari where tourists visiting on their safari holidays cherish the memories of watching elephants grazing against the stunning backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Lake Nakuru National Park – Travellers looking forward to see flamingos, leopards and white rhinos should begin their safari holidays from this gem of a park.

Hell’s Gate National Park – A unique safari experience awaits you here. You can walk or rent a cycle to explore the park unguided or try your hand at any of the great rock-climbing sites.

Tsavo National Park – Enjoy wild adventures on your safari holidays at the largest national park in Kenya, home to stunning landscapes and incredible wildlife.

SAFARI HOLIDAYS IN TANZANIA

With attractions such as Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro and Zanzibar amongst countless others, Safari holidays to Tanzania offers the best in wild and exotic adventures into a land blessed with stunning beaches, moss-laden ruins and incredible slopes and landscapes.

Located in Eastern Africa, Tanzania lies between Kenya and Mozambique. Its terrain is lined with coastal plains, plateaus and highlands. Tanzania has a population of 41 million, mostly African along with other ethnic groups. Majority of people here are Muslims or Christians along with other beliefs. Official language is Swahili with English as the official language for commerce and administration. Tanzanian Safari holidays are a hit with European tourists partly owing to the favourable currency advantage over Tanzanian shillings (TZS). Current exchange rates are 1 British Pound = 2030.63 TZS OR 1 US Dollar = 1326.25 TZS.

The climate in Tanzania varies from tropical along the coastlines to moderate in the highlands. Recommended time for Safari holidays to Tanzania is October and November as this period sees fewer tourists on safari, even though Tanzania has a pleasant weather throughout the year. The weather is dry and cool from July to September but these months also have all hotels packed with tourists.

Safari holidays to Tanzania offer some of the most fascinating safari options such as:

Mount Kilimanjaro - The sight of the snow-capped tip of the highest peak in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro is stunning enough to captivate a safari lover from noticing the abundant wildlife nearby.

Serenegti - Almost 15,000 sq-km of wildlife, annual wildebeest migration, stunning landscapes and unmatched safari prospects inviting travellers to fulfil their dream safari holidays.

Kolo-Kondoa Rock Art Sites – A slight detour from the safari spirits, these incredible art sites offer a never-before perspective of Tanzania’s historical riches.

Ngorongoro Crater - A wonderful safari experience where tourists can spot one of the largest calderas in the world and maybe even see some lions, buffaloes, flamingos, ele¬phants and black rhinos.

Lake Manyara National Park – Tourists can arrange a safari to this hidden gem of Tanzania to witness great birdlife, wild hippos and tree-climbing lions.

Africa

Africa is the ultimate destination for all safari lovers. All great safari holidays begin and end here but the safari options aren’t just limited to Kenya or Tanzania. Some of the other hot favourites of safari travellers around the world are as follows:

Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pans National Park (BOTSWANA) – A safari experience at this park would leave you amazed. The park is renowned for heat mirages that make lakes disappear; stones turn to mountains and float while sometimes even ostriches have been seen to be flying!

Victoria Falls (ZAMBIA) – Home to some of the largest falls in the world, African safari holidays can’t be enhanced more than by a trip to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the breathtaking 360 ft high Victoria Falls.

Etosha National Park (NAMIBIA) – Known as the ‘Great White Place of Dry Water’, Safari holidays to Namibia are incomplete without visiting this park which is home to 340 bird species, 14 mammal species and 16 reptiles and amphibians.

Kruger National Park (SOUTH AFRICA) – Spread across stunning landscapes, a safari trip to this national park almost the size of Israel, offers countless species of flora and fauna including the ‘Big Five’ as well giraffes, cheetahs, hippos.

Simien Mountains National Park (ETHIOPIA) – The ultimate safari holidays destination in Ethiopia, this park contains one of Africa’s largest mountain ranges along with Ras Dashen, Ethiopia’s highest peak. Along with a wide array of wildlife, it is also home to 3 renowned mammals of Ethiopia; Ethiopian wolf, gelada baboon and Walia ibex.

Other Safari Destinations around the world

Safari is most commonly associated with wildlife Safari holidays and most popular destinations for wildlife Safaris are Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and other African destinations. Come to the Emirates in Middle East and you'll find a whole new niche that's catching up - that of desert safari or Hatta safari in places like Dubai and Sharjah. Holidays to Dubai can be enriched with a Safari to the Dubai desert.

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