Amazing African Animal Encounters!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Want to do something really adventurous, something that will truly take your breath away on your next vacation? Forget the same old beaches and shopping destinations, a trip to Africa could allow you to get up close and personal with some of the most incredible, powerful wild animals on the planet. Africa is a massive continent made up of fifty-four different countries, so as you can imagine there are completely different experiences depending on where you go. From high plateau tablelands with rolling hills and mountains to desert, rain forests, lakes and more. Here are just a few of the ways you can encounter spectacular animals while you’re visiting.

Go on Safari

One of the best ways to experience Africa and see some of the most amazing animal species is to go on a guided safari. The tour guides will know exactly where to go in order for you to get the best animal viewing experiences possible. Depending on where in Africa you are visiting, you can expect to see rhinos, elephants, hippos, wildebeest, giraffes and of course the king of the jungle- all in their natural habitat. Book your Africa lion safari today if this is something that interests you- it’s one thing seeing them at a zoo but quite another seeing them in the wild.

Go on a Self Driving Tour

If you’re a little more experienced or want more freedom where you can go, instead of a guided safari, you have the option of driving yourself. There are 4x4s you can hire for exactly this purpose which will give you ease of access over the wild terrain. You could either plan out a route based on advice from a guide or you could take it as it comes. An awesome option for seeing all kinds of wildlife in Africa. 

Visit The National Parks

There are a huge number of National Parks in Africa, which of course are all completely different due to the diverse terrain and weather conditions on the continent. But they are an excellent opportunity to appreciate Africa- you can go hiking, bird watching, boating, rock climbing and so much more making it a fun and adventurous trip. And of course, you get to spot some wildlife, from wildebeest, gazelle, and zebra to lions, leopards, cheetahs and jackals and so much more. 

Go on a Boat Tour

As well as traveling by land to see some of Africa’s most spectacular animals, how about traveling by water? You could go in the canoe-like Mokoro boats which are commonly used for viewing game safaris. You could travel by motor boat or even river cruise boat. The benefits of this is you get to access different places which you wouldn’t be able to get to by land. Which could mean some different opportunities to see animals!

Are you planning on seeing animals in an African country in the near future? Which of these options most appeals to you?

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