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Africa is home to a number of amazing safari countries. When asked which is the best, it is like comparing your children, they all have their specialties and different personalities, it is impossible to say which is the best. At present it is not possible on this web site to include every country, safari camp, lodge and hotel that I know can make up a rewarding and exciting itinerary. I have included four excellent safari countries in Southern Africa and what I believe to be the best camps and safari operations on offer each country at present. These countries are Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

During the course of the safaris I conduct each year I stay at most of these camps with my guests and therefore have a good understanding of how they operate, what they offer and the quantity and quality of wildlife. However, in my web pages to date I have omitted Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, South Africa and Malawi for no reason, other than time and space. These countries will come on line as this web site develops over the next few months.

In the meantime should you need advice and assistance in compiling an itinerary to any of the above countries, please contact me. I have personally safaried in these countries on numerous occasions and over the years I have developed good relationships with a number of the best safari operators and lodge owners in each country and can therefore design an itinerary according to your interests, time and budget.

Home to some of the most famous Parks in the world, house hold names like the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar and Lake Manyara, in addition there are the chimpanzees of Mahale National Park on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, or The Selous, the worlds largest Game Reserve. Mt. Kilimanjaro, Ruaha, Terengeri, Katavi and Mikumi are some of the lesser known Parks, but all well worth a visit. Time and desire are the main ingredients to seeing some of these hidden jewels.

At one time the Safari Capital of Africa, this country still holds it own with great Parks like the Masai Mara, famous s for wildebeest and zebra crossing the crocodile infested Mara River while on migration, also home to numerous lion and leopard. Other great Parks include Amboseli, renowned for its elephant population who enjoy the world’s highest free standing mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro as their snow capped backdrop. Lake Nakuru boasts one third of the worlds Lesser Flamingo population, plus rhino, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and the exquisitely marked Rothschild Giraffe. Other popular safari destinations include Samburu, Lake Naivasha, Mt. Kenya, The Aberdares’, Tsavo, Laikipia, Malindi, Lamu and Mombasa.

One of the finest countries to view Africa’s most endangered mammal, the mountain gorilla in the Volcanoes National Park.

Fast recovering from the pillaging by mad dictators like Amin and Obote. What was known as the Pearl of Africa now offers excellent mountain gorilla watching in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, trekking in the Ruwenzori Mountains, The Queen Elizabeth National Park has spectacular animal and bird watching on the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Edward. Another attraction is Murchison (Kabalega) Falls where the Nile exits its source of Lake Victoria.

One of Africa’s friendliest countries set in the Great Rift Valley offering towering mountains and enormous crystal clear lakes. Attractions include Mt. Mulanje, the Nyika Plateau, Lake Malawi, Liwonde National Park, and the Shire River.

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This great country is increasing with popularity to international tourists by the day thanks to its stable political and economic environment. Home to the legendary Victoria Falls, upper and lower Zambezi River and Lake Kariba which until recently was the largest man made lake on earth. South Luangwa rates alongside the best Parks on the continent, renowned for its walking trails. Zambezi National Park is now a rival and equal competitor to its neighbor across the Lower Zambezi; Mana Pools National Park. Other Parks with a lot to offer are Kafuwe, Lochinvar and the Liuwa Plain.

A vast country that suffered from years of internal warfare has now been at peace for over a decade, trying to recover its economy with extensive help from international aid. Despite being among one of the poorest nations, Mozambique is rich in natural beauty offering thousands of kilometers of unspoiled coastline, proving to be a popular tourist attraction especially to the Basaruto Archipelago.

South Africa
This remarkable country could cover a vast web site on its own. Known as ‘A World in One Country’ this economically and politically stable country has so much to offer the visitor from excellent airlines, first world car hire, immaculate roads and highways, luxury train travel with Rovos Rail and the Blue Train. Diverse coastline, renowned sea side resorts like The Wild Coast, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Famous Parks like Kruger, Africa’s first Game Reserve, plus Umfolozi, Hluhuwe, Mkuze, Ndumo, St. Lucia and Kalahari Gemsbok National Parks. South Africa is known for its celebrated Private Reserves, now household names like Mala Mala, Londolozi, Sabi Sabi and Singita. Snow capped mountains in the Drakensberg range during mid winter offer untainted scenery and excellent hiking oppertunites.

South Africa is historically renowned for the Zulu and Boer Wars, Nelson Mandela and his prison home; Robin Island. This country has long been renowned for its extensive mineral wealth; the worlds largest diamond, biggest, deepest and highest producing gold mines.

The Garden Route is a delight to drive and spend time exploring forests, quaint towns and villages, rugged mountains, beaches and coastal hikes like the Otter Trail. Some of the planet's finest whale watching from July to October in towns like Hermanus, Simons Town and Fish Hoek.

It is hard to believe that Cape Town is part of Africa, offering the fineries of Europe along with the rugged beauty of its mountains and coastline. The wine farms in this region are grand, set on the slopes of spectacular mountains, their cellars embedded beneath the graceful architecture of three hundred year old Cape Dutch Manor Houses. Cape Town has it all, excellent hotels and guest houses, dramatic scenery, Table Mountain and its friendly and colourful people.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for assistance in arranging an itinerary and bookings to any of the above destinations.