With so many breathtaking destinations to choose from it can be hard to decide which camping safaris to choose.
Africa offers a wealth of exotic, beautiful, fascinating and spectacular destinations across each corner, from west to east – each one with its own unique attractions and highlights.
Depending on your travel requirements and interests, you could try game watching in Etosha, boat cruises along the Okavango Delta, microlight flights over Victoria Falls, see the annual wildebeest migration at Serengeti or explore the spice and other delights of Zanzibar.
Here’s what makes these top five destinations such excellent options for camping safaris in Africa:
Etosha National Park
With about 114 mammal species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and over 340 species of bird, Etosha National Park is one of the top wildlife destinations in Africa. Situated in Namibia, Etosha Park has a range of landscapes, from wetlands to grasslands, all teeming with wildlife.
Camping safaris here give you the chance to camp inside the park, or just outside – ensuring that you are able to wake early to enjoy the excellent game spotting opportunities at dawn. As this part of Namibia may pose a malaria risk, it is always essential to consult your doctor about malaria medication before setting off for an overlanding adventure here.
Okavango Delta camping safaris rank as one of the top safari adventures on the planet, boasting all the beauty of the lush Okavango – a sprawling oasis of waterways and rivers situated in the middle of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana.
On a typical safari here, you will be able to explore the delta in a dug out canoe, spotting elephant, antelope, hippo, crocodile and many other creatures – many of which are extremely rare and only found in this habitat. With clear water, and lush vegetation lining the banks, this is one of the most spectacular regions in Africa.
Hailed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most famous destinations in Africa, and an absolute must-see on any camping safari in Africa. Bordering both Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is one of the largest waterfalls on the planet, thundering into the Zambezi River below with tremendous force.
Here you can enjoy game viewing, bird spotting, adventure sports such as microlight flights and bungee jumping plus a number of other activities to suit all tastes. Many safari companies offer a trip to the falls as an add-on option, as well as a full tour option.
The island of spices evokes thoughts of tropical beaches, spotless white sands, clear water and exotic cultures. Situated off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar is one of the most popular destinations in the world, and for good reason. While the island is less about game viewing, and more about beaches, culture, spices and breathtaking views, you will be able to enjoy a host of attractions and activities here, resulting in a memorable safari experience that is quite out of this world.
Serengeti National Park
Situated in Tanzania, Serengeti National Park is one of the largest and most beautiful game reserves in the world. This park is also famous for the annual wildebeest migration, which sees millions of wildebeest cross over the Serengeti into the neighboring Masai-Mara National Park in Kenya.
The sight is one of the most spectacular wildlife experiences on the planet, bringing thousands to the park to witness this event, and enjoy the abundant game and bird life that makes this one of the top destinations for camping safaris in Africa.