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There is a huge array of Safari holiday options currently available these days, but which one is right for you and where best to find the safari of you dreams, here we hope to make that choice for you an easier one by showing you the options and what you can expect from each one.

Safari Lodge Holiday

Game Drive at Madikwe River Lodge, South AfricaFrom fairly basic safari lodges to the ultimate five star accommodation the choice is yours. Most safari lodges can arrange for you to be transported from the airport to the lodge on the reserve, so no hastle there! Most days consist of sunrise game drives or bush walks, back in time for a full english breakfast, then you'll probably spend the heat of the day lazing by the pool, another game drive in the afternoon stopping somewhere for a sundowner as another say in Africa draws to a close, then its back to the lodge for luxury dinner or boma braai (bbq)

Excellent places to stay at a Safari Lodge
Maasai Mara - Safari Holidays in Kenya
Welgevonden Game Reserve - South Africa
Hwange National Park - Zimbabwe

Canoeing Safari

Canoe Safari on the Zambezi RiverDrifting silently up to animals on river banks, a different angle on animal sightings: hippos, crocs, elephants in the water other species like Zebra, Buffalo and Waterbuck coming to the waters edge to drink. Camping under the stars and listening to lions roar deep in to the night. A canoe safari can be a magical experience

Top Canoe Safari Holiday Destinations
Zambezi River - Zimbabwe / Zambia
Okovango Delta - Botswana Safari Holiday

Self Drive (Independent) Safari

Elephant at Kruger National Park, South AfricaArrive at the airport, pick up your hire car and then the holiday is yours, you do all the planning and you decide where to go and when. Advantages of this type of Safari include convenience & price. On the flip side you wont have the benefit of an experienced guide at hand and you probably wont get to those really out of the way places, that only locals know about. Read the following article on a self drive holiday in Kenya & our guide to Self Drive Safaris in South Africa.

Great Self drive Safari Destinations
Masai Mara - Kenya
Hwange National Park - Zimbabwe
Kruger National Park - South Africa
Addo Elephant National Park - South Africa
Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park - South Africa
Karoo National Park - South Africa
Pilanesberg National Park - South Africa

Walking Safari

Walking Safari, South AfricaBeing on foot will enable you to get truly close to experiencing the sights, smells and sounds of the African bush. You probably wont get to see the "Big 5" in one day but a walking safari more than makes up for this by making you feel part of the bush and appreciating different aspects of the echo system.

Top Walking Safari Holiday Destinations
Mana Pools - Zimbabwe
Luangwa Valley - Zambia Kilimanjaro - Mount Kenya Safari Club

Balloon Safari

Balloon Safari Serengeti TanzaniaSunrise, and you are peacefully floating over the African bush on your balloon safari the only sound is the occasional blast of the balloon's burners and the cry of the birds and animals below.

The feeling is almost indescribable and you'll gain a whole new perspective on the African bush and it's wildlife.
After landing, your usually treated to a Champagne breakfast and take away nothing but great memories.

Great Balloon Safari Destinations
Mabula Game reserve - South Africa
Pilanesberg National Park - South Africa
Masai Mara - Kenya
Serengeti - Tanzania

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Family Safaris

Family Safari in South AfricaTaking your whole family on safari does require a little extra thought and planning.

Get it right and a Children friendly safari will not only be fun, but extremely educational as well.

For more information, including where best to go, take a look at my guide to Family & Kids Safari Holidays in Africa

Volunteering with Wildlife in Africa

Volunteering with Wildlife in AfricaIt is becomming more and more popular to do a little work on your holiday and what could be better than working with some of Africa's greatest wildlife.

From general wildlife conservation projects to specific areas of reasearch like working with Colobus Monkeys in Kenya or dessert elephants in Namibia, there are many volunteer projects all across Africa.

Take a look at my guide to Volunteering Wildlife Work in Africa

African Overland Tours

African Overland ToursTraveling overland across Africa as part of a group is a perfect way to make life long friends whist exploring the huge diversity of scenery, wildlife, people and cultures that the many contries of Africa has to offer.

On top of this African overland tours are one of the most safest and economical ways of exploring the African continent.

Take a look at my guide to Overland Africa: Trips, Tours & Safaris

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