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Safaris for seasoned travellers

Been on a safari and thought you could tick it off the bucket list? Think again, there's more, much more to see for seasoned safari travellers. From migrating animals to changing African landscapes, from trekking wild rhinos on foot to cruising down a river in a 2-seater canoe - the Africa continent never fails to delight and surprise visitors. To top it off, by booking your safari adventure with Somak, an expert in African safari holidays, you know your next adventure will truly stand out from the last one - so here are some suggestions for experienced travellers looking for an extraordinary safari adventure.

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The great Zambian journey

Zambia boasts some of the best off-the-beaten-track wildlife safaris. The country's largest national park, Kafue, covers 22,400 km2 - that's bigger than Wales - and has huge swathes of undeveloped areas untouched by mass tourism, making it the holy grail for an authentic African adventure. 'The great Zambian journey' is a safari holiday by Somak which combines the best of South Luangwa National Park, Kafue National Park, and a guided trip to Victoria Falls, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the world. This great journey involves light aircraft transfers and helicopter rides, and of course, the unrivalled local knowledge and hospitality when you travel with Somak.

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The land of the giants

South of Zambia lies Zimbabwe which shares the water spectacle Victoria Falls with its neighbour. And just over an hour's drive south of Victoria Falls is Hwange National Park where over 35,000 elephants roam around its sun-washed grasslands and 400 species of birds nestle in the teak woodlands. Treat yourself to a five-star safari holiday here by joining Somak at Camp Hwange which sits within a private concession. There are eight spacious en suite tents with solar powered hot water and electricity. As a guest in this private concession, you can enjoy customised night drives, walking safaris, and tracking rhinos in the protected zone, all made possible by the best local guides.

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The big sky country

Home to Africa's largest oasis, the Okavango Delta in Botswana feeds and sustains a thriving population of wildlife, including the big five - African lions, African elephants, Cape buffalos, African leopards and rhinoceros - along with hippos and over 450 species of birds. From June to August the delta is flooded and swells to three times its size, attracting animals and also making it possible for you to embark on a boat or canoe safari and get closer to the park's rich profusion of biodiversity. With Somak, you can choose a safari holiday which revolves around the Okavango Delta or join us for a Botswana Focus safari where the tour combines the best of Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta, giving you a truly unforgettable safari experience.

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Wildlife & Culture

The 13-night Wildlife and Tribal Culture in Ethiopia holiday designed by Somak offers you the best chance to spot wildlife and savour a host of age-old ritual portfolio practised by the fascinating tribes in the Omo Valley. On this trip you will meet a least five tribes, among them the Mursi tribe known for the lip plates worn by its female members, and the Karo tribe who uses colourful chalk to create intricate designs on their faces and bodies. Then there's wildlife too - you'll visit Bale Mountains National Park which is home to the elusive mountain nyala, and a chance to drive through Africa's highest road to reach the vast Sanetti Plateau where the rare and endangered Ethiopian wolf, along with seven globally threatened bird species, thrive.

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Why Somak?

A safari specialist since 1968, Somak is an award-winning tour operator with a team of professional guides who are passionate about African travel and love sharing safari insights with you, so start planning your next safari holiday by contacting Somak today.

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