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April 1, 2020 by Kristan
This article was provided by Jenman Safaris with whom we work together for Small Group Safaris

Eyes closed, allow your mind to drift to Africa. Feel free to explore the corridors of your imagination, escaping to the outdoors which encompass the essence of safari. Untamed anticipation arises as you can almost hear the sounds of the wild – a melody calling you to listen, be still, and dream of a once in a lifetime experience.

For the first time in the modern world, a global lockdown has forced us all to take time to reflect and re-centre together (but apart). And as we give the earth a moment to breathe, we have the rare luxury of being able to spend some valuable time planning for the future, to dream of better things. So throw this window of opportunity open wide, and plan your perfect escape, to celebrate the splendour of the wild outdoors better than ever before. Here is our guide on how to curate your ideal travel bucket list. Your journey starts now.

“Travel is not just about escape and discovery, it’s also about the anticipation and the dreaming that happens even before we leave the front door.”

Creating a bucket list can be an exciting yet daunting endeavour. With so many intriguing and varied destinations available – one can be overwhelmed with the luxury of dreamer’s choice. Your safari specialists is here to help you narrow it down to select experiences which encompass that unique African touch.

Madagascar

The ancient sentries of Baobab Alley and impenetrable landscape of tall, thin, needle-like limestone rock formations (Tsingy) make for an unusual excursion within the safari aficionado’s travel collection. These off-the-beaten-track highlights are an aesthetic visual feast, and most certainly not to be missed.

Try the Baobab & Tsingy Safari

Tanzania

Witnessing a Wildebeest migration is nothing short of bucket list worthy. The sound of over 2 million amassing wildebeest, as well as zebra and antelope, will remain with you beyond the borders of the Serengeti, echoing in the corners of your memory.

Try the Migration Discoverer Safari

Namibia

Dramatic landscapes formed by volcanic debris and coastal vistas await for the intrepid explorer. A unique Namibian treasure is a kayaking excursion through Pelican Point – a paradise of pelicans and flamingos waiting to be found in colourful abundance.

Try the Grand Landscapes of Namibia Safari

Uganda

Boasting one of the world’s highest biodiversity ratings, Uganda’s game reserves are home to over 600 species of bird, 100 species of mammal, and of course, home to the world’s remaining wild mountain gorillas. To share time with these phenomenal primates is an honour not to be taken lightly.

Try the Highlights of Uganda Safari

South Africa

With descending waterfalls, unspoiled forests and crystal clear rivers, the Drakensberg beckons travellers who wish to encounter a different side of Africa. 30 000 individual rock paintings over 4 000 years old hold secrets of the ancestral San in their human rituals as well as their deep and respectful relationship with nature.

Try the World in One Country Safari

Zimbabwe

One cannot bypass the mighty Victoria Falls, an undeniable wonder of the world. Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya  – the Smoke that Thunders, Victoria Falls is a breathtaking destination for your Southern African Safari. Standing beneath the spray amidst the lush foliage of the rainforest, you cannot help but be in awe of nature.

Try the Highlights of Zimbabwe Safari

Botswana

A lunar landscape dotted with towering Baobabs, Serengeti of the sky by night and ancient migratory route by day, the vast Makgadikgadi pans embody a true sense of space and wonder.

Try the Savute, Okavango & Makgadikgadi Pans Safari

Allow us to curate the bucket list of your dreams and contact your safari specialist about a privately customized/tailor made itinerary for your African adventure.

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