During my two months of traveling southern and eastern Africa, I had the chance to go on a few safaris in different countries. I visited Etosha in Namibia, Chobe in Botswana, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, Lake Nakuru in Kenya, and while not quite a safari, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.
You might question the purpose of so many safaris when it’s all the same animals, but each national park was very different from the next- different climate and landscape means differing quantities of certain animals. And some animals look a little different from place to place, like the giraffes, whose spots are lighter or darker, depending on where they live.
Each park has their own unique specialty:
My favorite- Tanzania’s Serengeti is known for every African animal imaginable, especially its lions. You can expect nonstop animal action and one of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever see in your life. If you can only pick one place to safari, go to the Serengeti.
Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive volcanic caldera, has an amazing concentration of wildlife, including lions, and it has the one of the largest animals migrations in the world.