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Seeing Wild: African Safari Adventures

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Seeing a lion in the wild for the first time is an experience you won't soon forget. And going on a safari in Africa is still a magical experience. Whether it's your first time or your tenth, it's hard to get tired of watching elephants and rhinos, or searching for the elusive leopard. Safaris can be done on all budgets, and guarantee immersion in the natural landscape around you. Here are some of our favorite African safaris.
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Grumeti Reserves, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
One of the five lodging options within the 350,000-acre Singita Grumeti game concession, Faru Faru Lodge sits amid dense woodland on the bank of the Grumeti River. Originally inspired by a mid-20th-century botanist’s camp, each...
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
It’s a toss-up between what's more breathtaking here along the rim of Ngorongoro Crater: the sunrise views of one of the world’s deepest and largest volcanic caldera, haven for more than 25,000 wild animals (including the endangered...
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andBeyond Mnemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania
This lodge offers a private island experience with the option of experiencing the Swahili architecture, music, and culture of Stone Town (Zanzibar’s main town, 20 minutes from Mnemba by boat plus a 90-minute drive). Ten high-ceilinged,...
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Iringa, Tanzania
Founded by some of East Africa’s most exclusive mobile safari guides, Asilia manages a collection of understated, low-impact camps in rugged, game-rich locations with little tourism. The company’s Kwihala Camp sits on a hill near the...
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Kalahari Desert Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92211, USA
Spend the morning walking with Zu/’hoasi Bushmen trackers. Uncharted Africa Safari Co. has pioneered and passionately supported cultural tourism in Botswana since the company’s inception 13 years ago. It has long been their belief that it is a...
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Botswana
The ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris has been operating mobile camps in Botswana for 30 years. Today it runs 16 lodges in the Okavango Delta. Located on the delta’s 700-square-mile Abu Concession, Abu Camp offers an unusual safari experience:...
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Olare Orok River, Masai Mara, Kenya
Guests can view game from the bathtub of their futuristic orange tents at Sir Richard Branson’s latest African hospitality venture. The retreat opens in August, along the path of the Great Wildebeest Migration. From $590. (877) 577-8777. This...
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andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, 3936, South Africa
&Beyond's commitment to responsible tourism is what initially set them apart (and continues to set them apart) from other luxury lodges and safari tour operators established in the early 1990's in South Africa. Phinda Private Game Reserve in the...
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Petersburg Road Off the R63 to Pearston, Graaff-Reinet, 6280, South Africa
Samara brought a land back to life. Recovered from years of agricultural damage, the beautiful preserve in the Great Karoo will take your breath away. Get here soon to witness the famous matriarch cheetah, Sibella, raise her 20th cub in the wild....
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Zimbabwe
Wilderness Safaris has reinvented the classic Zimbabwe safari in Hwange with the opening of the sleek, sophisticated Linkwasha, where herds of elephants, buffalo, and zebras often drink out of a pan just off the pool deck. The nine-suite camp,...
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Kasane, Botswana
There is a sliver of Africa where four countries almost converge: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana. The Chobe River is one of the many separation points between Botswana and Namibia and it’s also where I experienced one of my favorite...
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Botswana
Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa, and the most exciting way to experience the park is by boat. The Zambezi Queen and a handful of small-vessel cruises operate along the Chobe River,...