3 Hidden Safari Destination Gems
While the Serengeti, Kruger Park and Masai Mara are all popular and incredible safari parks to visit, and at the top of many a wish list, Africa offers its guests way more than just the well-known parks. In remote and not-so-remote corners of Africa, here are 3 hidden gems which offer a truly unique safari that you’ll remember forever.
Madikwe Game Reserve – South Africa
Madikwe Game Reserve borders Botswana, in South Africa’s North West province and is one of the largest reserves in South Africa, at over 75,000 hectares.
It combines two unique ecosystems, with woodlands, savannah and rocky outcrops providing a home to an incredibly diverse range of animals and birds.
As it doesn’t allow day visitors, this ensures that game-viewing is uncrowded. It is also one of the few malaria-free, family-friendly reserves, making it an excellent choice for family safaris.
Accommodation offered in Madikwe is luxurious, with great personal service and all the comforts your heart desires. We recommend Madikwe River Lodge.
South Luangwa National Park – Zambia
The scenery, variety of animals and choice of accommodation makes this one of the best parks in Zambia. The Luangwa River is the focal point of the park, flowing year round; it can be very low in the dry season, thus exposing vast sandbanks creating an area where crocodiles and hippos bask in the sun. Renowned for its walking safari, this is one of the best ways to experience the wilderness first hand.
We recommend staying at Mfuwe Lodge, which overlooks a beautiful oxbow lagoon in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. It provides visitors with a special glimpse of Africa as she was, untouched, unspoilt and unforgettable.
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