Africa is a continent filled with all sorts of places that you would want to visit. If it’s your first time in Africa, then you are likely interested in the continent’s safari destinations.
Luckily, there are plenty of safari destinations that you can go to. Plus, there’s the added benefit of them being a not too expensive trip.
Check out below some of the safari destinations you should try for yourself:
1. Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is located in the northern part of South Africa. This national park is one of Africa’s most famous nature reserves and it is also one of its largest.
Before you go to Kruger National Park, make sure that you book in advance especially if you’re traveling in a group. Given its fame, as well as its famous animals in the reserve from lions to rhinos to elephants, plenty of people go there. Plus, there’s a daily limit imposed on the number of visitors in a day for this park.
The reason why this is a budget-friendly safari is that you can drive yourself there. Plus, it is in close proximity to Johannesburg. This means you don’t have to go too far to get to it.
2. Masai Mara Game Reserve
Another great safari destination is the Masai Mara Game Reserve. This time, this safari destination is in the southwest part of Kenya.
It has the popular animals of Kruger National Park but it also has whales too. You can go here during the off-season so that everything will be cheaper for you.
Aside from that, you can consider camping or going on a 3-day tour in this destination if you want to save some money.
These tours are much costly than not taking them but they are still a viable option for people interested in getting to know the area more.
3. Chobe National Park
If you’re in Botswana, then the safari destination that you should be trying out is the Chobe National Park.
Normally, a trip here isn’t very cheap. However, sometimes, there are deals that might be able to get you a cheaper price.
They have lots of interesting wildlife. They have the powerful lion, the fast cheetah, the herbivore hippos, as well as the lurking crocs. You can go have a cruise along the Chobe River as well if you’re interested in it.
4. Mole National Park
Mole National Park is West Africa’s biggest park/nature reserve ever. It resides in Ghana where it rests inland in this country.
This national park has quite a variety of flora and fauna that you can admire for yourself on your visit.
The great thing about going to Mole National Park is that the ticket to get in for an adult is relatively cheap. You won’t have to blow your entire travel budget on a single safari trip with this one.
5. Addo National Park
Last but not least, there’s also the Addo National Park. This park also has a cheap entrance fee that you can enjoy.
However, what you’ll really enjoy is the natural life that resides within the park. In fact, the Addo National Park is famous for its Elephant Park.
The Elephant Park serves as a sanctuary of sorts for the elephants and houses over 200 of them since it first got started. If you love elephants, then you might want to check out Addo National Park.
With your best-checked luggage on-hand and all your travel essentials, you can have a great time communing with nature when you go to these safari destinations listed above.
Just remember that when you’re there you have to respect the area. Make sure that you only leave behind footprints and only bring photos and memories back with you.
Let’s be responsible tourists. Enjoy your safari trip!