Selected African Reserves

No African reserve is alike, and the safari experience can differ considerably between one reserve and the next, even if they lie within the same country.  Frequently, reserves are visited because of their proximity to other travel experiences being sought.  However, the characteristics of certain reserves provide compelling reasons for making the effort to get to them, even the raison d’etre of one’s holiday.  This page will give you some an overview of reserves we recommend, and a flavour of what makes them special.

SOUTH AFRICA: Kruger National Park

South Africa’s largest national reserve (it’s the size of Wales), and on many a visitor’s hit list when travelling to the bottom of Africa.  Extremely good access by road and air makes a visit here easy to build into a South African itinerary.  Good densities of game make wildlife sightings, including the big five, extremely likely.  There’s a good variety of excellent camps to choose from, especially in the private concessions adjoining the western border of the park.  Those on a budget can access the national park easily in their own cars, either on a day visit, or staying overnight in one the national parks camps (usually self catering)................ Click here for more 

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ZAMBIA: Walking Safaris in the Luangwa Valley

Walking at Chikoko Trails, Luangwa ValleyOne of the African continent’s finest areas for wildlife, the Luangwa valley is best known as the home of the walking safari, which provides the main reason for going there – it’s relatively remote, and takes some getting to, but few regret the journey.  The South Luangwa Park is the most practical to get to, and is well served with some excellent camps. Although all camps focus on walking, one can also undertake traditional game drives.  Certain safari companies own a small portfolio of camps, some of which include game drives, and others which are set up exclusively for walking, typically more simple structures and in remoter locations...... click here for more.

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BOTSWANA: The Okavango Delta

The world’s largest inland delta, where the Okavango river flows into a swamp in the Kalahari desert, the Okavango attracts one of Africa’s greatest concentrations of wildlife, and is one of the continent’s most impressive and unique safari destinations - birdlife is particularly prolific, with over 400 bird species.  One of the pleasures of the delta is being able to view wildlife from the water, either being gently poled though the reed-fringed channels in a traditional mokoro, or by small powered craft that enable you to explore more widely.  Walking and vehicle-based game viewing are also possible, depending upon location. Much the best (and the simplest) way to visit the delta is stay in one of the private concessions, either within the central Moremi Game Reserve, or one of the surrounding Delta zones.

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