Africa is the home of the safari, and without a doubt offers the best safari destinations in the world.
Elsewhere – particularly India, Sri Lanka and Brazil – there are national parks that offer safari-style experiences and incredible wildlife spotting opportunities in hotspots. But nothing comes close to Africa for variety, quantity, and density of wildlife, nor for the scale of the national parks – some of which dwarf many European countries in size. Southern and East Africa tend to be the best regions in Africa for wildlife viewing, as the countries in these regions have huge areas of protected savannah, bushveld, and desert that provide sanctuary for large numbers of wildlife.
Take a browse of our country guides below which give the basics per destination, and pick out wildlife highlights and top national parks for each country. Or here are a few articles that might provide some inspiration on where to go on your next safari: