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Serengeti National Park
Named after the Masai word ‘Siringet’ for endless plains of short and long grass, the Serengeti covers an area of approximately 9200 sq miles. The plains support a large variety of wildlife ranging from lions, cheetahs, wildebeest, and gazelles and may other species. The annual migration moves northwards across the Mara River and this ‘the last great spectacle of nature’ has a cast that includes around millions of wildebeest, gazelle and an assortment of zebra. It begins in June with the return leg on October/November. The Serengeti centers on acacia savannah, with dry grasslands to the south, a western corridor of wooded highland that fronts Lake Victoria and the wooded grasslands along the Grumeti and Mara Rivers.
Lake Manyara National Park
Located approximately 100 miles west of Arusha town, Lake Manyara covers over 200 miles of incredible beauty set in diverse terrain. The open grasslands, forest and the dominant red western rift escarpment provide a stunning backdrop to the Lake itself. Lake Manyara is a beautiful park and is well known for its tree climbing lions, elephants, hippos, flamingos and large troops of baboons. A short visit to this park will greatly diversify your safari experience as the lush green jungle habitat is of stark contrast to other parks you will visit during your safari.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro conservation area covers over 5149 sq miles and one of the most spectacular sights you are ever likely to see while on safari lies in the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is a microcosm of the East African savannah and a natural wonder unique in the world. Upon descent to the crater floor you are treated to a magical experience where herds of zebra rub shoulders with wildebeest, gazelle and buffalo. The crater provides a great chance of seeing some of Africa’s biggest bull elephants and many predators among a myriad of other animals.
Olduvai Gorge is famous for its fossil finds – about 150 species of prehistoric mammals including the Dr. Leakey’s discovery of 400 fragments of a skull. A small museum displays a number of copies of the finds. Olduvai gains its name from the Masai word for the wild sisal that is prolific here.
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park covers an area of approximately 1700 sq miles and is p art of a far larger migratory ecosystem (that includes Lake Manyara). The Tarangire River that flows through the center of the park. Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry riverbed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s is the largest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti ecosystem-a smorgasbord for predators-and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as fringe eared oryx and long necked gerenuk are regularly observed. Gentle rolling hills scattered with giant baobab trees, open acacia woodlands and seasonal swamps provide beautiful, serene settings for wildlife photography.
Kenya Parks & Attractions
The very name conjures up the same mystery, romance and adventure that it evoked in Ernest Hemingway when he wrote “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.”
You, too, can experience this magic, for Africa is a land that evokes the past, present, and future. It is a mysterious place that will touch your heart, shake your soul and leave you with a new understanding of the natural rhythm of life.
Africa is a continent like no other. Imagine stepping back in time into a place where anthropologists uncovered evidence that humans first evolved here.
Or picture yourself on the plains of the Mara to witness the great wildebeest migrations that have played out for millions of years. You will have adventures that others only dream of because Africa is one of the few continents where you can travel in close company with the last remaining predators and largest mammals on earth.
During visits to villages and schools, you will learn first-hand about the traditions and views of Africa’s people, including the Masai of East Africa and the Zulus of South Africa, who both hold fast to their sacred customs.
You will take home thrilling stories from this land of extreme contrasts and incredible images. In East Africa you will enjoy game viewing at its best, from large herds of elephants to prides of lions—and remember sights and sounds that will enchant you long after you’ve returned home. You will experience your very own Garden of Eden during a visit to Ngorongoro Crater and thrill at the sight of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, which serves as a dramatic backdrop for photographing wildlife.
Southern Africa is every adventurer’s dream: a place where you can listen to the thunder of the misty 420-foot Victoria Falls in Zambia, explore the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta in Botswana, and travel into the heart of the famous Kruger National Park. Yet you will also experience wildlife of another kind—cosmopolitan Cape Town, a city of many cultures with fine shopping and first-class restaurants, that many consider one of the most beautiful settings in the world.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park located at the foot hills of the famous Mount Kilimanjaro. Although the park covers an area of just over 250 Sq miles. Amboseli National Park is a photographer’s dream with magnificent views of snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro looming near as a backdrop for vast herds of elephant. It is here that some of Kenya’s largest bull elephants and buffalo roam freely through lush swamplands fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. Herds of Zebra, wildebeest and gazelle graze on the grassy plains and transverse dry, dusty lakebeds in search of water. Wooded areas of acacia forests offer great possibilities to photograph abundant species of bird and animal life sustained by and living among these beautiful trees. Amboseli is home to many of the Masai people, the proud, tall nomadic warriors, famous for their acts of bravery and heroism as they protect their herds of cattle from predators and other dangers, ever present in the African brush. A visit to a Masai Boma affords one the opportunity to photograph these beautiful people in their home as they have lived for hundreds of years
Masai Mara National Park
Masai Mara National Park is possibly the greatest wildlife theater on earth! The most spectacular time to visit is traditionally July through October when nearly two million wildebeest, together with thousands of zebra and gazelle follow their migratory route through the Masai Mara headed toward Tanzania’s Serengeti plains. Elephant, hippos, zebra, Masai giraffe, wildebeest, impala, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, topi, hartebeest, waterbuck, jackal, spotted hyena, lion, leopard, cheetah, crocodile, baboons and monkeys are permanent residents in the park. Chances are excellent of spotting many of them on any game drive. Masai Mara covers an area of approximately 1050 sq miles and is home to a wide variety of bird life. Ostrich, secretary birds, crowned cranes, hawks, eagles, marabou storks, vultures, guinea fowl and francolins are just a fraction of the nearly 400 species of birds found in the park. In the Mara stunning photographic possibilities are endless!
Mount Kenya & the Aberdares
Aqua fresh mountain air, the glorious views, peace and tranquility. This, the country’s highest mountain sits astride the Equator. This National Park skirts the 10,500 feet contour and encompasses three principal zones upwards. First, bamboo jungle and thick mountain forests dress the vast gentleslpoes; then the alpines zone with its giant vegetation, including the Giant Groundsei, towering some 18 feet in height. Finally the rock peaks perpetually clad in glaciers and snowfields. Game is best spotted below the park boundary in and around the forest from the Mountain Lodge.
Sweetwaters Private Game Reserve enjoys magnificent views across the plains to the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya, and has an abundance of wildlife and tropical vegetation. Sweetwaters Game Reserve and Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to the “Big 5″ game – Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo. The sanctuary was a project initiated by the Jane Goodall Institute to set up a colony where chimps could be introduced, rehabilitated and taught to fend for themselves in an area similar to their natural living conditions.
Samburu & Shaba Game Parks
Located about 250 miles north of Nairobi, the entire Samburu region is a place of breathtaking and magical beauty. The Ewaso Nyiro river flows through the park supports a diversity of wild life. A place where the vision of a deep red sunset silhouetting the doum palms along the river as a leopard emerges to hunt brings the perfect end to a day on safari. The river is permanent and supports a wide variety of game including elephant, buffalo, cheetah, lion, as well as game rarely seen elsewhere such as the Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich and the long-necked Gerenuk.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is world famous for it’s flamingos. At times millions of flamingos line the shore of the lake. They move among the soda lakes throughout the Rift Valley feeding on algae that forms on the lakebeds. Thousands of birds in flight offer stunning images for photographers. There should be many great photo opportunities for Yellow Billed Stork, African White Pelican, Martial Eagle and a variety of other birds. Lake Nakuru is famous not only for it’s birds, but also as a wildlife sanctuary. The park is teeming with game. It is one of the best places in Kenya to see Leopards, and several prides of Lions. Rare Black and White Rhino can be seen here along with large herds of Waterbuck, Buffalo, Zebra and endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe. Fantastic Photo opportunities abound!
Tanzania Parks & Attractions
The main arterial highway of the Garden Route in South Africa - a highlight on most visitors' itineraries - is the N2 stretch running from Heidelberg in the southern Cape to Storms River Village on the Eastern Cape border.
While the Garden Route road is extremely scenic, it is the hidden destinations on its side roads that are the secret of this region.
That's probably how Oudtshoorn - the ostrich capital of the world - has found its way onto the Garden Route. In reality, both early inhabitants and elephants have been crossing the Outeniqua Mountains from Oudtshoorn to the coast for many centuries.
Other towns well worth visiting include Calitzdorp, Sedgefield, The Wilderness, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is the primary destination in South Africa for many tourists. This world famous park was established in 1898 by Pul borders Mozambique. All the big game can be found here including lion
South Africa Parks & Attractions
Chobe National Park
The Chobe National Park is located in the Northern part of Botswana and comprises an area of approximately 7000 sqaure miles. The park lies along the Chobe River, which borders Botswana and Namibia. The Chobe National Park is the second largest park in Botswana and is known for its superb game viewing all year round as it has one of the largest populations of game on the African continent. Chobe is probably most well-known for its impressive herds of African Elephants. The Chobe River supports the largest concentration of elephant found anywhere in Africa and it is not uncommon to encounter herds in excess of a hundred.
Described as "the jewel" of the Kalahari, the Okavango Delta is a tranquil and isolated oasis set in Botswana's harsh and arid desert - widely considered as being one of Africa's best safari destinations with its special diversity of fauna and flora. The Okavango Delta is one of the largest and most important inland wetlands of the world, covering 10,000 square miles, with 2500 species of plants, 65 fish species, 20 large herbivores and over 450 species of birds.
The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland water systems. Its headwaters start in Angola’s western highlands, which then flows through Namibia (called the Kavango) and finally enters Botswana, where it is then called the Okavango.
Moremi Game Reserve
The Moremi Game Reserve is situated in the eastern part of the Okavango Delta, bordering the Chobe National Park on the south-western part of the Park. The Moremi Game Reserve covers almost one third of the Delta. The Okavango Delta is the largest inland river delta in the world and consists of pans, floodplains, lily covered lagoons, grasslands, forests of acacia trees, savannahs and dense Mopane Woodlands.
With such a wide variety of vegetation comes an diverse spectrum of wild life. Huge herds of impala and tsessebe are found in the area, while in the dry season large herds of buffalo, wildebeest, elephant and zebra flock into the reserve from the Kalahari in search of food and water. The rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope live in the papyrus banks of the waterways. Lions, cheetahs and packs of wild dogs hunt in the open grassland. The reserve is home to over 400 species of birds, including the African Fish Eagle, the Crested Crane and the Sacred Ibis. This vast variety of mammal, bird, insect, plant, fish and reptile species have successfully adapted to the swamp conditions. Moremi Game Reserve is a wilderness paradise with great game viewing throughout the year.
Botswana Parks & Attractions
Zambia Parks & Attractions
Parc National Des Volcans
The magnificent Virunga Mountains, situated in the Northern Province of Rwanda, on the border of Rwanda, DRC and Uganda. These mountains consist of six Volcanoes and are home to the famous gorilla families.
There are many activities to be enjoyed in this area apart from Gorillas Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park. This area is home to numerous caves, a number of Cultural and Community Tourism initiates as well as being an excellent location for bird watching.
Akagera National Park
Akagera National Park
Rwanda Parks & Attractions
Etosha National Park
Located in the Northern Namibia, lies Etosha National Park which offers excellent game viewing in one of Africa’s most accessible venues. Zebra and springbok are scattered across the endless horizon, while the many waterholes attract endangered black rhinoceros, lion, elephant and large numbers of antelope.
Etosha encloses a huge, flat calcrete depression (or pan) of about 3000 miles. The ‘Pan’ provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub. The pan itself contains water only after very good rains and sometimes for only a few days each year, but is enough to stimulate the growth of blue - green algae which lures thousands of flamingos.
Namibia Parks & Attractions
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