Four of the most amazing safari destinations on earth

It might come after being inspired by a wildlife documentary with David Attenborough or after watching an animal-themed movie trailer, but going on a safari holiday is the trip of a lifetime many people want to experience at some point. For animal lovers, in particular, a safari getaway is a dream vacation. 

While there is no guarantee of spotting any wildlife, there are some world-famous destinations that will certainly provide you with a strong chance of doing so. These types of safari offerings can provide day trips or week-long stays, with some resorts even offering luxurious accommodation and five-star treatment. It’s seeing the animals that appeal to the vast majority of people, though, with creatures featured in the Mega Moolah slot game, such as elephants, lions and zebras, being just some of the animals you can see up close and personal. Other animals you’re likely to see include the likes of giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, wild buffalo, a range of wild birds, plus a whole host of other wildlife. 

In order to increase your chances of seeing your favourite animals, it’s worth going to a safari destination that has a high success rate in terms of seeing animals. Of course, it can depend on the time of year you go, but on the whole, the most famous safari locations are a good bet a lot of the time. In order to help you decide on your ideal safari holiday, below is a look at four of the most amazing safari destinations in the world right now. 

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

As well as having the opportunity to explore a traditional Maasai village and meet the Maasai people who populate it, the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is packed full of wildlife people from all over the world come to see. Just over the border of the Serengeti, this particular reserve is widely regarded as being one of the best around and is home to some truly magnificent creatures. Animals that you’re likely to see include cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, zebras and gazelles, alongside a whole host of others. The site of the Great Migration, Maasai Mara National Reserve is a safari destination well worth considering. 

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Another world-famous safari option, Kruger National Park in South Africa is the oldest park in the country and covers a vast landscape. In fact, the size of the park is two million hectares, to be precise, which is, quite remarkably, the same size as Israel and Slovenia. Given its large size and abundance of wildlife, you’re almost guaranteed to spot some wildlife at Kruger National Park. One of the most in-demand safari destinations on the planet, Kruger National Park is hard to fault. 

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Plenty of people have heard of the Serengeti National Park, largely because it’s a UNESCO-listed national park and one of the oldest ecosystems on earth. A protected area offering an abundance of natural beauty and a whole selection of stunningly beautiful animals, you’re likely to see hyenas, cheetahs, giraffes and zebras while on safari in this amazing location.

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Etosha National Park, Namibia

Growing in reputation these days, Etosha National Park in Namibia is filled with gorgeous wildlife that is making the most of its desert landscape and tranquil environment. Although the area has no buffalo, you’ll certainly spot an array of other animals from the ‘big 5’. For example, Etosha National Park is particularly well known for its massive populations of both lions and elephants, while the park is also home to the white rhino and the critically endangered black rhino. 

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