If it’s your first time to be in Africa, you’ll surely be confused if where to go. You’ll probably look for the safari, as it is what it is famous for, but do you know the right place to go?
You’ll surely want to know where is the best country that will give you the easiest introduction to the continent for the first-time traveler like you and which will give you the best experience to see the wildlife.
Now, you don’t have to worry anymore as we will give you the best four places that you can go to Africa to make your first visit the best ever. Just prepare your credit card as you may need to swipe it out to have the best time here.
Safari means journey in Swahili, and since this concept begins, Kenya has been doing it since time immemorial. Hence, this is one of the best places to experience this expedition in Africa. No place in Africa has the most professional safari industry than Kenya’s. It doesn’t only mean a simple expedition, but it has to be a combination of infrastructure and service, and that it is what Kenya is proud of.
Here, you can choose from its hundreds of lodges and tented camps where you can stay. The standard of service of their local staff is also superb. They will also make sure that your adventure is complete as they will move you between national parks for each leg of your safari itinerary. What more can you ask for? However, we’re not just sure if they will also give you insurance in case something happens.
Tanzania is just like Kenya. It has the same incredible wildlife parks across the country, and it boasts its excellent safari industry. But compared to Kenya, traffic here is less stressful; you will never feel like you’re wasting on gas. Princes are also far cheaper, although just is some part. And one thing it is most proud of, its mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, is higher than the rest and is Africa’s highest. Isn’t it convincing to stay here?
Tanzania’s northern safari circuit is the most wonderful introduction to the continent. It has the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and of course, Mt Kilimanjaro. It is best to stay here for 10 to 14 days to explore all its great places, including the island of Zanzibar. Aside from these things, it also boasts world-class wildlife attractions in Gombe, Mahale, Selous, and Ruaha that may convince you to visit again.
South Africa is the best introduction if you want to know more about the African safari. Here, you can combine the pleasure of watching the wildlife while enjoying your favorite drink with its wineries and Cape Town urban cool. You can easily use your money management skills here as a lot of the safari offerings come with a budget-friendly price. It is priced for the domestic market that makes it the best value that you can find on the continent.
To get more acquainted with Africa’s wildlife, you should visit the Kruger National Park. Here, you can see the Big Five, or the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo, in large numbers. It also has different mammal species and birdlife.
Namibia is often called “Africa for Beginners,” which makes it the best choice for your first African journey. Why? Just like South Africa, prices here are aimed at the domestic market. Hence, it has a good value that won’t break your bank account and will never leave you in bankruptcy while you’re here. That’s one.
Secondly, you can enjoy its wildlife at Etosha National Park with its excellent infrastructure. For the first-timers, if you don’t want to be culture-shocked, you can try the country’s wildlife-rich private reserves, like Okonjima and Erindi. It also has other attractions that you can find in Skeleton Coast, Himba, and Sossusvlei, among others.