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This remarkable country has some of the most dramatic game viewing in Africa, including the famous legendary plains of the Masai Mara with wall-to-wall game and migration of a million wildebeest; there is the fabled African tribe, the tall, red-robed Masai; there is the iconic snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, and the great game reserve of Amboseli, and Tsavo, with the Laikipia Plateau in the north fast becoming one of Kenya’s hottest game destinations.
Uganda is famous for The Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi and Mgahinga and The Chimpanzees of Kibale no other country has two of the 3 great apes within their borders. The Source of the Nile in Jinja, Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha, Murchison Falls, Hippos in the Kazinga Channel, the remote beauty of Kidepo and Lake Victoria itself all culminate to make Uganda an incredible place to visit.
Teeming with wildlife, the landscape ranges from great lakes to wide-open grasslands and Africa’s highest mountain. The incredible endless plains of the Serengeti attract many a first-time visitor, eager to see its prides of lions lazing in the shade and catch a glimpse of the elusive leopard, or to witness the herds of thundering wildebeest during the Great Migration.
The legendary inland waterway, the Okavango Delta, slices sinuously through a large part of Botswana, creating an area of unimaginable natural splendour. During the seasonal floods, with millions of gallons of water it miraculously transforms this part of the Kalahari into a lush animal habitat that supports an incredible diversity of mammal, fish and bird life.
5. South Africa
Its incredible diversity and beauty will delight you, from the scenic wonders including the Garden Route and Table Mountain, to cultural experiences that range from the Zulu people to Shangaan further north and everything in between. Our top picks include several days to explore Cape Town and the stunning Winelands, topped off by a leisurely journey along the Garden Route.