An African safari is an experience every serious traveller must tick off their list.

For wildlife wanderers and eco-conscious explorers, especially, nothing opens your eyes to the wonders of the Earth as much as seeing it in it’s totally natural, undisturbed state. I was lucky enough to explore the Okavango Delta in Botswana, where the lush floodplains provide habitat for elephants, hippos and crocodiles, plus some of the world’s most endangered land animals, such as the cheetah and White Rhino.

Meanwhile, my colleagues headed over to South Africa. A perfect way to be introduced to an African safari, South Africa boasts a number of world-renowned game reserves and luxurious lodges that support some of the most vital conservation works in the continent. Easily accessible, and with Malaria-free options available, it’s also ideal for families, and for incorporating into a journey from Cape Town and across the Cape Winelands and Garden Route. Find out more about the seemingly miraculous eco-system of South Africa with our video from Grootbos Private Nature Reserve or the read about the work of the Great Plains Foundation.

From stunning sunsets to breathtaking twilight displays, an African safari experience is always one to remember.

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