Five Safari Destinations for First-time Travelers

As you will soon discover, a fully-tailored safari is an eye-opening way to get exposed to some of nature's best-kept secrets, without necessarily having to worry about the nitty-gritty of planning the entire trip. This way, you can sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the exciting exploration of combing through an array of interesting places in Africa. Car hire on a safari trip is the way to go.

Here is a collection of some of the most memorable safaris for a first-time traveler.

1. Chobe and Victoria Falls in Zambia Safari


Marvel at the spectacular Victoria Falls, add Livingstone, the capital of  Zambia to your 'travel conquest bag', and wrap up your foreign sojourn with an exhilarating river cruise through the famous Chobe National Park in Botswana. The highlight of this trip is the stopover at Victoria Falls, which holds the title of being the largest (both human-made and natural) sheet of water falling per unit area.

2. The Big Cat Safari in South Africa's Kruger National Park
South Africa is a fascinating travel destination in itself. It’s filled with gorgeous coastal shores, top-of-the-line vineyards, and bustling world-class harbors. South Africa is also home to the Big Five and the Kruger National Park remains one of the largest and most ecologically-diverse game reserves in Africa. You won't miss Africa's Big Five here.

3. The Great Wildebeest Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania


Three game National Parks, namely Arusha, Serengeti, and Tarangire – come alive in June every year. Over two-million wildebeest start their migration across the famed Grumeti and Mara rivers in search of better pastures and compatible mates. The instinct-driven migration is such a rare spectacle that it is currently listed as one of the Wonders of the World, in terms of animal migration.

4. Madikwe and Sun City Luxury Safari


If you want to experience one of the most contrasting facets of Africa, the Madikwe and Sun City safari is one expedition that you should not miss. From the lush and peaceful jungles of Madikwe's protected game reserve to the hedonistic Vegas-like Sun City, you'll savor the best that Africa has to offer in a single setting.

5. Zanzibar Beach Luxury Safari


The Spice Island was once a crucial gateway to the greater Eastern Africa region for the early settlers, colonialists, missionaries, and traders. Today,  it is a picturesque, resort-like island that boasts an array of gorgeous unspoiled beaches. Complement this with an adventure in Tanzania's impressive National Park, and you have a reason to visit East Africa.