South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.
It was at Shaba that Joy Adamson’s famous movie” Born Free” was filmed. The dominating feature in the whole reserve is the Uaso Nyiro River on whose banks the lodge stands. All along this river grow doum palms and acacia and other plants that have adapted well to the arid surroundings. Along the entire length of this river are many different species of wildlife and birds some only found in this hot and dry habitat. The Grevy Zebra, the Gerenuk, the Beisa Oryx, and the Somali Ostrich are some of the unique animals found only in this reserve. The reserve is also home to the big cats- lions and leopards, and also has a fairly large population of crocodiles.
Fly-in safaris are recommended where time is a factor or where clients are interested in spending as much time as possible viewing game rather than on the roads. Many national parks in Kenya are located 4-5 hours away by road from Nairobi. Increasingly many holiday visitors are opting to fly into the national parks to maximize their game viewing exposure.
Mt Kenya National Park is a high altitude park lying at an altitude of between 3100 and 5300 meters. It is home to a wide variety of exotic Kenyan plants as well different species of wildlife. Most famous as the home of Mt Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa, many visitors return here each year for the excellent climbing opportunities this park offers and the breathtaking scenery that includes moors and glaciers and tarns and glades and peaks.
Tanzaniaˌ officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. Parts of the country are in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and by the Indian Ocean to the east. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.
Wildebeests migrate on a loop path through Tanzania and Kenya following the seasonal rains even when that involves passing through dangerous territory.