Take a Walk on Africa’s Wild Side
Client: Kuoni, September 2009
Africa offers the traveller an unparalleled range of safari holidays to choose from.
With a climate ranging from the tropical to the sub arctic, Africa is one of the world’s most diverse continents, as well as its second largest. Boasting desert lands and dusty plains to the north, and thick jungle across the central and southern areas, it’s a great place to unleash your inner explorer. Add to the mix an unparalleled wealth of wildlife and you have the perfect setting for heading out on safari.
Located in East Africa, Kenya is cited as one of the continent’s premium places for venturing into the wild, not least because of the diversity of game on offer. The Masai Mara park reserve in the south of the country is particularly popular and renowned for its annual zebra and wildebeest migration between July and October.
The Amboseli, on the other hand, presents visitors with breathtaking views, owing to its proximity to Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s tallest peak – while Lake Nakuru is the ideal location to view the millions of flamingos that gather along the shore. Choose to travel by 4×4, minibus or even flying safari.
Lying to its north, Tanzania is another superb safari destination. With landscapes ranging from sprawling mountains, lush rainforests and great lakes, to impossibly huge, scorched plains, it’s a veritable hotpot of action and adventure.
The Serengeti region, located in the country’s north west, should be on every traveller’s bucket list. Home to the longest and largest overland migration on the planet, it’s referred to as one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. There are also a number of stunning national parks and game reserves to be discovered.
The Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of the largest game reserves and contains a staggering array of wildlife, flora and fauna. In fact, spend some time there and you have the chance to spot over 500 species of birds, as well as nearly 150 different types of mammal, including black rhinoceroses, waterbuck, leopards and spotted hyenas.
Whether you’re whisked away on a game drive, or adventure out on a walking safari, Africa is an ideal location for observing nature in all its glory. What’s more, with a range of luxury accommodation options, you can look forward to soaking your feet at the end of a hot day.
There are a huge number of holiday options in Africa, each with their own unique sense of character and style. So, if you fancy grabbing nature by its horns and venturing out into the wild, make sure you check out the safari holidays on offer.
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