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The Ultimate Guide to African Bush Breaks

African Bush, Serengeti, Kenya, Botswana, Thanda Safari

Thanda Safari

Thanda Safari is a beautiful Private Game Reserve – one of the best safari lodges in KZN, South Africa and is one experience that all should have on their bush break bucket lists. Thanda Safari is becoming very popular with neighboring provinces as well as overseas tourists looking to be one with nature while not compromising on luxury. Whether it is to celebrate your honeymoon, an important milestone in your life or just to get away with your family or friends, this once in a lifetime trip will exceed all your expectations. Thanda Safari is recognized as a leader in luxury accommodation and experiences and is the favorite when it comes to private game reserves in South Africa. Thanda Safari was built on the philosophy ‘for the love of nature, dear ones, and wildlife’ and in fact, the word ‘Thanda’ means love in Zulu. Here you’ll not only be amazed by the incredible service and amenities but will be wowed by the breathtaking sightings including that of the big five as well as plenty other species in their natural habitat.

Botswana

Botswana is bordered by South Africa on the Southside, Namibia on the West, Zimbabwe on the East and Namibia on the North by the Caprivi Strip. Botswana is located in the heart of the Kalahari Desert and is one of the greatest safari destinations in Africa as it prides itself as the home to some of the rarest wildlife species on earth including 400 different species of bird. But that’s not all, you’ll likely spot the likes of lion, leopard, giraffe, elephant, buffalo and various species of mammal and gazelle. The Okavango Delta and the Chobe River is another drawing card to Botswana; the wet marsh area situated in the heart of the dry grasslands means there’s an abundance of wildlife almost all year round, and extraordinary activities on offer including water safaris by boat, kayak or mokoro.

Serengeti

Those true safari gurus love the open unspoiled landscapes of the Serengeti wilderness. You cannot go wrong choosing the Serengeti as it offers incredible sightings and experiences throughout the year. It is home to natural phenomena and wildlife displays such as the wildebeest migration which truly sets it apart from other safari destinations. The Serengeti is home to the big five, however, sightings of the rhino are rare. The Serengeti is also home to the highest assemblage of mammals in the world. Most often it is the calving season or the Wildebeest and Zebra river migration that draws many to the Serengeti. There is no place on earth like the Serengeti and it should be the one place on earth every nature-enthusiast should visit, even if just once in their lifetime. The Serengeti is surrounded by natural beauty from the spectacular sunrise to start off your safari to the stunning sunsets to end a day of exploring; this vast beautiful land will certainly soothe your soul and will forever be a trip and destination to remember.

Kenya

Kenya is a country located in East Africa filled with diverse cultures and heritage – and of course iconic natural landmarks such as the Masai Mara and Mount Kilimanjaro. Kenya is immersed in the nature of a unique kind, and the strong cultures of the Masai make it a trip that’s not only stimulating but one that teaches and awakens. The Masai Mara is another safari favorite as it’s dotted with wildlife and the landscapes are flat, open and very green in comparison to other safari destinations. You’ll likely spot wildlife such as the rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, and elephant as well as crocodile in the Mara River, and of course thousands of Wildebeest during the migration during the months of July to November. Kenya’s Masai Mara is filled with adventure and so many unique activities besides game drives – you can also go hot-air ballooning, and meet the Masai tribes.

Kruger National Park

One of the most popular wildlife parks in Africa is the Kruger National Park located in Gauteng, South Africa. With its natural beauty of tropical forests, bush plains, mountains and open landscapes as well as extraordinary wildlife sightings and the opportunity to self-drive, and rent out self-catering accommodation, it’s a reserve that’s suitable for every budget – though exclusivity is rare unless one stays in places like Sabi Sands. The Kruger National Park is known to be one of Africa’s largest game reserves with a large diversity of wildlife which includes the Big Five and many other mammals and bird species such as the most common bird, the lilac-breasted roller.


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