Destinations in Africa

At Safari Tails, we have travelled Southern Africa extensively. In this section we will introduce you to our favourite Southern African countries and their attractions.

Click on the links below or simply scroll down to get a brief glimpse into what each of these amazing destinations have in store.

SOUTH AFRICA

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South Africa, The Rainbow Nation, is located at the base of the African continent. The country is bordered in the north by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and also encloses two independent countries, the kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland. South Africa has something to offer for everybody, rich cultures, beautiful scenery, diverse wildlife, sport, adventure, beaches, award winning restaurants and much more. It is also the country we call home and or offices are in the beautiful Mother City of Africa, Cape Town!

Botswana

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Botswana is one of the best (if not the best) safari destinations in the world. With 38% of its total land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas – for the most part unfenced, allowing animals to roam wild and free – travel through many parts of the country has the feeling of moving through an immense nature wonderland. Botswana is home to the famous Chobe National Park, the iconic Okavango Delta, the Makgadikgadi Salt pans and the world´s second largest game reserve – The Central Kalahari.

Lesotho

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Lesotho, known as the Mountain Kingdom or Kingdom in the Sky, holds a wealth of different experiences in store for those who visit there. Mountains, valleys and rivers present unforgettable panoramas for tourists. With all its land lying at altitudes in excess of 1500m (5000ft) above sea-level; Lesotho is a land of heights and extremes. Lesotho offers adventure activities such as skiing, pony trekking, hiking and abseiling for the intrepid traveller. More leisurely pursuits for those seeking a relaxing and revitalising break include bird watching, boating and fishing. You can also do a day tour in to Lesotho from South Africa.

Malawi

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This is one of Africa´s smallest yet most beautiful countries. Malawi is little visited in comparison to its larger and more illustrious neighbours Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. But this is part of its appeal, since a holiday to Malawi allows one to get off the beaten track in an unspoilt and magical land. The warm heart of Africa with some of the most amazing and kindest people, Malawi offers a twist on a beach experience by Lake Malawi and unique safaris in Liwonde and Nyika.

Mozambique

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The islands of Mozambique are the perfect place to end off your holiday in Southern Africa. With only one or two lodges per island, you are guaranteed your own space. In the north, close to the Tanzanian border, you have the Quirimbas Archipelago and in the south you have the Bazaruto Archipelago. Whichever island you chose, you will find lovely white sand and turquoise warm water.

Namibia

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With a size of UK and France together and a population of only 2,1 million, Namibia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Namibia is home to the highest dunes, the second deepest canyon in the world, desert adapted animals, historical towns and unique geological features. Namibia is a unique destination for those who know Africa and perhaps are looking for something a little different.

Swaziland

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Nestled between South Africa and Mozambique, this mountain kingdom is one of the world's few remaining absolute monarchies and the smallest country in Africa. The rich culture and the overwhelming friendliness of the people makes all visitors feel truly welcome. Add to that stunning landscapes of mountains and valleys, forests and plains; plus wildlife reserves across the country that are home to varied species, and you have all that’s best about Africa in one small but perfectly formed and welcoming country.

Zambia

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Zambia also has the spectacular Victoria Falls, but is probably more known for its wildlife. South Luangwa National Park is where the guided walking safaris started and is now attracting safari enthusiasts from all over the world. Zambia is also the home of Kafue National Park – one of the largest National Parks in Africa. It is little-known and largely unexplored with vast tracts of its virgin bush still untouched.

Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe is the safari phoenix rising from the ashes once again. Besides the world famous Victoria Falls there is also great safari experiences in Hwange and Mana Pools where you can do a canoeing safari on the Zambezi River. The safari guides in Zimbabwe are said to be the best in the world. One of the world´s biggest man-made lakes can also be found here – Kariba. Here you can do tiger fishing and see crocodiles and hippos.

This is just a small sample of the amazing destinations that are available to you on your African adventure.

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