Africa brings to mind the best of wildlife trips in the world. If you want to combine wildlife safari and camping there is no better place than Africa. Here are 5 best camping safaris of Africa.
1. Kruger Camping Safari
Designated as the biggest game reserve in Africa, Kruger National Park offers a great camping opportunity to its visitors. In addition to the game driving adventures, the park also has access to the Blyde River Canyon, the Lisbon Waterfalls and the God’s Window. The camping facilities here are excellent with good food, considering the vast expanse of forest land that you are in.
2. Etosha Camping Safari
This beautiful national park is home to a variety of wildlife including the African rhino, elephant, leopard and lion. One can explore the water holes for animal sightings as also bird watching. It is a sight to watch a variety of animals congregating to sip water from the numerous water holes dotting the forest. Camping facilities here are comparable with the best in the world.
3. Pilanesberg Camping Safari
Pilanesberg is the closest game park to the capital city of Johannesburg. Here you can spot the Big 5 of Africa – Elephant, Zebra, Lion, Giraffe and Rhino. The best part of choosing Pilanesberg is that it is the only Malaria-free Park in this part of the world. Covering an area of 55,000 hectares, this is one of the largest in South Africa. Do not miss the hot air balloon safaris that give you a bird’s eye view of the park. You can also visit the famous Sun City on your way back to civilization.
4. Tanzania Camping Safari
Home to the spectacular Serengeti National Park, here is a place where you can experience an array of camping accommodations. From the rugged to the luxury cabins, you have everything for a price. Right from your campsite you get spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. You can actually spot all the animals of Africa in this big crater formed millions of years ago which is now a haven for wild animals.
5. Namibia Desert Camping Safari
On this safari you get to camp at the Namib Naukluft Park. Apart from the wildlife sightings, you also get to visit the Sossusvlei sand dunes and the Sesriem Canyon. The sand dunes are some of the highest in the world while the canyon is a kilometer long and 30 meter deep gorge carved out by an ancient river over 2 million years ago. Swakopmund is another destination in the park located along the Atlantic coast. Here you can indulge yourself in desert camping activities such as sand boarding, quad biking and dolphin cruises.