The Ultimate African Safari Guide
What is an African safari all about?
“Africa – You can see a sunset and believe you have witnessed the Hand of God. You watch the slope lope of a lioness and forget to breathe. You marvel at the tripod of a giraffe bent to water. In Africa, there are iridescent blues on the wings of birds that you do not see anywhere else in nature. In Africa, in the midday heart, you can see blisters in the atmosphere. When you are in Africa, you feel primordial, rocked in the cradle of the world.”
Jodi Picoult (American author)
For us, a safari is more than an expedition or a trip to observe animals in their natural habitat. For us at Moriti, it’s about encapsulating that quote by Jodi Picoult and creating an individual experience that will make you understand why this place will never leave you once you get here. If we can make you love Africa, then our job of protecting her environment and animals is done. Yes, you buy a plane ticket, purchase insurance and plan another vacation… However, as our owner, Shaun Taylor says, “Nothing about an African safari is vacation-like, it is more a soulful sojourn to discover your freedom once again.”
Best African Countries To Visit on Safari
Welcome to the Rainbow Nation, where safari dreams come true amidst a kaleidoscope of wildlife, landscapes, and unforgettable experiences! If you’re ready for an adventure that combines the best of the wild with a touch of luxury, then hit us up and get ready to explore the magic of safaris in South Africa.
While You Are There: The two destinations that are a must are Kruger National Park and Cape Town. We also recommend Phinda Private Game Reserve and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, the former being one of the best reserves in Africa!
Next Stop: It is so easy to just pop over the border to any of the other Southern African countries so, the sky is the limit on this one!
Picture this: vast stretches of pristine wilderness, teeming with a breathtaking array of wildlife that roams freely in their natural habitat. Elephants ambling gracefully through the savannah, lions surveying their kingdom from sun-kissed ridges, and giraffes, with their elegant necks reaching for the sky like skyscrapers. But that’s just the tip of the safari iceberg in Botswana!
While You Are There: The two destinations that complement each other would be the indomitable Okavango Delta and The Linyanti/Savuti Marshes, part of Chobe National Park. To get an idea of how varied Botswana really is, teeming these destinations up with The Central Kalahari Game Reserve will certainly deliver.
Next Stop: Zimbabwe, Zambia or South Africa are just a hop, skip and jump with a valid passport over the river. Namibia is possible, with a relatively short drive from Kasane to the famous Caprivi Strip.
Zimbabwe & Zambia
Both countries offer a front-row seat to the drama of the African wilderness, where each day is a new chapter in a thrilling story of survival and beauty. So, whether you’re chasing waterfalls, searching for the Big Five, or simply soaking in the vibrant culture, Zimbabwe and Zambia have all the ingredients for an unforgettable safari experience that will leave you craving more.
While You Are There: Shoo, where do we start? Zimbabwe and Zambia have so much to offer and, from Victoria Falls, you can visit destinations such as Hwange National Park, Kariba Dam, Mana Pools National Park and, Zambia’s largest national park, Kafue. You could spend months out here!
Next Stop: South Africa and Botswana are so close, you could almost see them. Transfer and/or drives to and from daily make traversing very easy.
As you traverse this enchanting country, you’ll discover that Namibia is not just a safari, it’s a dazzling odyssey into the heart of nature’s grand design. So, pack your sense of wonder, your spirit of adventure, and your camera, because Namibia’s safari experience is about to leave you awestruck and craving more!
While You Are There: Namibia has so many tricks up its sleeve, but few can argue that you cannot miss out on visiting Sossusvlei, The Skeleton Coast and of course, Etosha Game Reserve. All of these destinations offer something unique.
Next Stop: Namibia teams up well with South Africa as daily flights make it easy to move between the two. Once you are there, you need time to explore so make sure you come back again to visit our other destinations.
Best Time To Visit Africa on a safari
Our top tip, as you head further to Central Africa, the best times differ depending on where you are going. Please always check with us via email or WhatsApp and we would be happy to assist you
Common Animals on a Safari in Africa
Frequently Asked Questions About safaris in Africa
The Best African Safaris
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