From the very moment you arrive in Kenya
, you will be in awe of how incredible this part of the world is. With an outstanding set of game reserves, Kenya is home to many incredible animals which are protected here.
Very few animals in the world have as much power as the big cats found in Africa. From the quick-footed cheetah and the camouflaged leopard to the mighty lion, seeing these animals in the wild is a truly unique experience. Africa is a place only a few will get a chance to visit in their lifetime, and this is what makes it such a unique destination. Due to there only being around 24,000 lions in Africa, there they can also be a rare sight making the experience of seeing them even more extraordinary.
If you want to try tracking lions and feel like you are amongst the African wildlife, book a stay at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
. Several of the lions on the conservancy have tracking collars for research purposes, and you will be able to learn how to track them and much more. There will also be a chance to hop in open-sided vehicles for game drives and see the 'Big Five' and other amazing animals including the northern, southern white and black rhino, Grevy's zebra and Jackson's hartebeest.
There is no denying that elephants are one of the most majestic animals on earth, so having the opportunity to walk amongst them will be a dream come true for many. Of course, this continent is home to two types of elephants, the African Forest Elephant and the African Savanna Elephant. Even though there are over 400,000 elephants on this continent, both species are considered endangered, so seeing how they are protected can be a fantastic experience.
The allusive African Forest Elephant can be located in the dense rainforests of West and Central Africa. In contrast, the African Savanna Elephant is often seen in open and wooded savannas. Seeing these incredible animals in their natural habitats is a remarkable experience that will never be forgotten.
If you dream of an unforgettable encounter with elephants, staying at the Abu Camp in Botswana
can make this a reality. This incredible camp offers its guests an unrivalled opportunity to interact closely with the herd. There is also an abundance of wildlife, including big cats, zebras, giraffes and antelopes, so it is the perfect place to find when looking for luxury holidays where you will see a plethora of wildlife.
Situated in East Africa, Rwanda
is renowned for having a dramatic and mountainous landscape, meaning that panoramic vistas are endless, and there is a fresh perspective around every corner. The Volcanoes National Park, located in the north of the country, is home to a special animal, the endangered mountain gorilla. This country is just one of the three places in the world you can see these specific gorillas. If you are lucky enough to encounter them through a trek during your luxury holiday, you will be in awe of how amazing these animals are; it will be an incredibly special experience.
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sophisticated and sustainable lodges sit in a dramatic natural setting, providing luxurious interiors with breathtaking vistas from the viewing deck. During your booking stage, you can purchase a 'gorilla permit', entitling you to join a trek with an expert guide to see these amazing animals.
Namibia is known for its distinctive reddish-orange desert, long, sweeping coastline, and dense population of cheetahs and black rhinos. Like many African countries, it has an incredibly diverse landscape and the first place many choose to visit when visiting the continent.
Like any African location, many beautiful animals call Namibia
home, including the notorious Nile Crocodile. This iconic crocodile can be found throughout the rivers in the continent, and they have also made a home in the Kunene River in Namibia. Like most animals in Africa, crocodiles can be extremely dangerous but are simply incredible to see in person. Taking a boating trip to see the crocodiles in their natural habitat can be a scary yet fantastic experience, especially as you are in the middle of the desert.
is the perfect place to stay when wanting to experience everything Namibia has to offer. Situated right on the Kunene River and incredibly remote location, this really is a place for those wanting to be out in the wild. Due to its remote location so far away from any town or village, it will give you the most fantastic opportunity to encounter the wildlife in this area.
When looking for the ultimate wildlife encounter holiday
, Africa gives you that authentic taste of the wild whilst being amongst an incredible contrast of scenery. Undoubtedly, after your first visit here, you will return over and over again, as the memories made here will want to be relived.
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Africa is an incredible destination to visit on a luxury holiday
, especially for those seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see some of the most amazing animals in the world. However, if you are looking for more travel inspiration, our luxury online travel blog
is full of detailed travel guides to help you plan your next trip.