Everyone should go on a safari at least once in their life. It’s truly an amazing and life-changing experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. But there are a lot of options out there and it’s hard to know which ones are worth it and which ones aren’t.
Well, look no further! Here are the absolute six best safaris you can find from around the world.
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (TANZANIA)
The Serengeti is probably one of the most popular places to go on a safari, and it’s on the top of the list for a reason. On any given game drive you could encounter wildebeests, buffaloes, leopards, lions, rhinos, giraffes, and elephants within a couple hours of each other. Not to mention Tanzania also offers gorgeous beaches.
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK (RWANDA)
If you want to live like Jane Goodall on your next vacation, then a safari in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is the place for you! There are gorillas (including plenty of babies) galore in Rwanda, aka “the land of a thousand hills.” And a guided trek through the jungles of Volcanoes National Park is a great option for those that like to take the path less traveled and get a proper nature experience under their belt.
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (SOUTH AFRICA)
This is an ideal trip for the newlyweds and lovers out there. Kruger National Park is the most famous and popular park in South Africa, and there are multiple safari packages that equally value the love-struck couple and the natural wildlife. You can even take a self-driving tour if you really want some privacy. And aside from the beautiful wildlife, this park also offers powerful rivers and beautiful lakes.
OKAVANGO DELTA (BOTSWANA)
If lions and zebras and elephants aren’t your thing, then head on over to the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Here you can take in a water safari on the swamps and rivers and catch a glimpse of some truly massive hippos. There are also plenty of luxurious and pamper-heavy accommodations in the area for you to get your relaxation on.
YALE NATIONAL PARK (SRI LANKA)
Yale National Park in Sri Lanka is a sneaky alternative to take in a great safari if, for whatever reason, you don’t want to go to Africa. But make no mistake, this beautiful park still offers views just as amazing and all the wildlife you can handle including leopards, elephants, deer, bears, and even adorable sloths! And similar to Tanzania, Sri Lanka also has many beautiful beaches that are ideal for a great vacation.
MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE (KENYA)
This breathtaking park is the final destination of over a million wildebeest every year that migrate there all the way from the Serengeti in Tanzania, a journey that is known as “The Great Migration.”
But what makes the end of their migration so compelling, is when they reach Maasai Mara National Reserve and the hippo and crocodile-infested Mara River. Not to mention the Hyenas and lions that are waiting for them on land. The migration happens between July and October every year and is definitely a must-see.