Escaping the Madding Crowd on SafariFebruary 22, 2018
While places like the Serengeti and Victoria Falls may be iconic African safari destinations (and for good reason), they can get a little crowded at times.
For those of us who prefer a quieter, more exclusive safari experience, we need to look to the lesser-visited destinations in Africa. Be warned, however, most of these places aren’t frequented by crowds of people for good reason – they are usually very remote and not too easily accessed. The rewards of this, though, is that these areas are nearly untouched by tourists, providing a truly authentic safari experience.
Here are some of the more secluded safari destinations to escape the throngs of tourists, and immerse yourself in the true wilderness:
Matusadona is a wildlife-rich park situated on the shores of Lake Kariba in northern Zimbabwe. This lesser known, and less frequented destination is accessible only by boat from the town of Kariba or, by 4-wheel drive during the dry season. With only a small selection of accommodation options on offer, the park is never crowded. There is also the option of staying in a houseboat on the lake, for a truly private experience. The area is renowned for being a place of incredible beauty and is the ideal destination for a quiet and relaxing getaway.
Photo © Musango Safari Camp
Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s largest National Park and boasts some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in East Africa. Despite this, it remains one of the country’s least explored destinations due to its isolated location and enjoys relatively low visitor numbers year-round. In the low season, you may feel as though you have the entire place to yourself.
South Luangwa, Zambia
Renowned for being one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries on earth, South Luangwa National Park is the gem of Zambia. Flowing through the park is the Luangwa River, which is the bloodline of South Luangwa and attracts massive concentrations of game. It is here that the, now famous, walking safaris originated, making it one of the best destinations to explore the wild on foot. While all this might make South Luangwa seem like the obvious choice for a safari, its remoteness ensures an uncrowded safari experience.
Photo © Will Burrard-Lucas
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