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Choosing the right African Safari – South Africa vs East Africa


Africa is a wonderful, beautiful, wild and an eccentric continent that everyone would like to visit. It is the second largest continent after Asia and is a wonderful destination for a vacation. Until recently, tourists opted for Europe and North America, but more and more people are interested in the wildlife and culture of Africa. If you are considering going on an African safari, choose between East or South Africa. East Africa consists of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda and South Africa consists of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Why choose East African safari?

  • The yearly great migration that involve millions of animals – the best show on Earth

  • The chance to climb on Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa

  • You will see many cultures like the Massai who have and keep the traditional way of life

  • You will see chimpanzees and gorillas in the forest areas and mountains

  • You can see a lot exciting and interesting new places in northern Kenya and southern Tanzania

  • The beautiful coasts are ideal for beach vacation

East Africa is a classic Safari Africa region with big and well known national parks, safari camps and mid to very high-end lodges. The best attractions in East Africa are the Serengeti (great mountain), the highest mountain Kilimanjaro, Masai mara, Amboseli, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater. Best time to visit East Africa is during summer months, to be percise from June to September or in winter from December to March.

Why choose South African safari?

  • Wonderful and big variety of landscapes, from Namib Desert, Namibia, to Okavango Delta, Botswana

  • Open vehicles for safari; for better game viewing

  • Zimbabwe and Zambia are famous for walking safaris

  • You can see one of the 7 wonders of the natural world – Victoria Falls

  • Malaria free, Africa safari destinations

  • You can combine trips to one of the most popular world cities Cape Town or South Africa coasts

  • Wide range of accommodation, from 5 stars luxury to camping

South Africa is new safari area with fewer privately owned game reserves or luxury safari camps.

The best attractions in South Africa are the Kruger National Park, Kalahari desert, Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta, Skeleton Coast and the Zambezi river. You must see this region’s wildlife, the so-called big 5 – elephants, lions, leopard, buffalo and rhino. Best time to visit South Africa is in summer from May to September.

Both regions offer an excellent safari vacation and have various attractions that will satisfy even the most adventurous sightseer. If you want to see gorillas then East Africa is the right place for you, but if you want to see whales then should book a flight to South Africa.


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