South Africa is one of 2014’s hottest travel destinations, according to travel experts. It isn’t hard to see how them came up with the opinion when you take into consideration it is brimming with culture, untamed wilderness and first class accommodations due to a thriving tourism industry.
With prowling wildlife, magnificent sunsets and an abundance of luxurious accommodations, South Africa has a romantic backdrop for an adventurous vacation. However, planning a South African safari can be a daunting task. Here are a few tips to help make the task a lot easier.
When to go
South Africa’s winter months (May through September) are the best times to experience a safari, there is hardly any rain in the northeastern region, which means less foliage and better game visibility.
Where to go
The densest concentration and variety of wildlife in South Africa can be found at Kruger National Park which makes it your best destination for a safari.
Where to stay
Just because you’ll be staying in the African wilderness, there is no reason to rough it. Even in this rugged country you can be spoiled when you stay at a first class safari lodge like Royal Malewane, Singita Boulders and Singita Lebombo. These hotels offer state-of-the-art facilities, impeccable decor and furnishings, five-star cuisine and attentive service.
Some travelers may be pleasantly surprised by the level of culinary sophistication in the bush. It ranges from upscale European cuisine to local specialties. On-site sommeliers are also skilled at pairing South African wines with each course. Many meals are served under the stars or in the middle of the wilderness for an extra touch of adventure.
An exotic South African safari should be on your list of vacation destinations this year if you are looking for an unforgettable adventure enhanced by unparalleled luxury. South Africa truly does have it all, astounding wildlife, awe-inspiring landscapes, epic sunsets and magnificent food and wine.