Africa is a land of safaris. Africa is a continent that accounts for 20 percent of the Earth’s total land area. This huge continent has some major natural landmarks such as the largest desert in the world – Sahara Desert and the longest river in the world – The Nile River. Just imagine the kind of experience that your child can gain when they visit these landmarks! Africa enjoys a tropical climate being near to the equator and therefore the continent is bound to have tropical forests. The tropical forest cover ranks second just after South America. The continent houses around 15 percent of the forest cover in the world including the rainforest at Congo. Forest indicates having ample wildlife and fauna housed in these wildernesses. This is the reason why your family should plan African Safari Tours. Such huge forest cover would definitely include some major forests such as the Mau Forest, Congo Forest, Budongo Forest Reserve, and Arabuko Sokoke Forest among others. In short Africa has a lot to explore and family safaris in Africa would be the best way to explore the continent.
African Safari tours have a lot to offer. African Safari Tours help you unwind with nature while experiencing the adventures of nature. These tours help you explore new places, new species of plants and animals, new people and new culture and the most interesting part is that your family and you will surely enjoy exploring all of these! Planning family safaris in Africa would therefore be a natural training ground for your kids where they can learn from nature and build a connection with nature. This is indeed required in such times when the children are getting addicted to sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, and getting glued to the electronic screens and internet. Nature helps them and the family to relax and unwind while getting into a natural detox from the harmful effects of pollution, screen exposures, and over exposure to information and the internet. It is a detox where your family can spend time with just your family and nature. Family safaris in Africa, thus, would never be boring.
Here are the 5 African Safari Tours you should not Miss in your Lifetime!!!
1. Plan a family African Safari Tour to Masai Mara in Kenya: Masai Mara is the most famous safari tours in Africa. In fact, the picture that comes to mind at the thought of a safari is nothing but a representation of Masai Mara. While the best time to visit Masai Mara is between July and October, your family safari in Africa would get a new dimension when your family spots the herd of elephants, giraffes, rhinoceros, and zebras grazing upon the open grasslands and roaming around the acacia woodlands. The adventure would be notch higher when the predators and wildebeests too come in the picture at the Masai Mara National Reserve.
2. Plan your Family Safari at the Kruger National Park, South Africa: Kruger National Park is situated in the eastern part of South Africa, the popular country of the African continent. Spread across 22,000 square kilometers, this national park exhibits geographical diversity at its best. The national park is decorated with hills, grasslands, woodlands, and riverine forests. The blooming ecosystem in this national park is the result of the existence of perennial rivers in the area. Some of the animals that can be viewed in this national park include the big 5s along with cheetahs, wild dogs, and large herbivores such as elephants.
3. Family Safari to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is a must: The Serengeti National Park is situated towards the south of Masai Mara. Therefore, the basic ambience and the flora and fauna are almost the same as Masai Mara, including the Great Migration of the wildebeests. However, the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is almost ten times bigger than the Masai Mara National Reserve.
4. Plan an African Safari Tour to Etosha National Park in Namibia: Namibia is known for its grasslands. However, Etosha National Park has a semi-arid and harsh land and vegetation type. The park does not have any river and therefore animals such as hippopotamus and crocodiles cannot be spotted here. Animals such as zebras, giraffes, elephants, oxen, lions, cheetahs, and pink flamingos (during the rainy season), though can be spotted here. Most of these animals sustain on water available in spring fed water holes in the park.
5. Plan a Family Safari visit to the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia: the Luangwa river flows through the South Luangwa National Park. This river becomes the major attraction for wild games within the national park. Further the lagoons of this river can be found choked with hippopotamus. You can also be lucky to spot leopards in this national park.