Bucket List: Safaris I want to Experience

If you’ve been following me for a whole you’ll know that most of the time, I tend to go on city break holidays in Europe. As much as I LOVE the hustle and bustle of a new city, I am really wanting to branch out and explore something that is a little bit more out of my comfort zone.

Something that DEFINITELY fits into that category is a safari.

Although the idea scares me a little lot, I love the idea of being able to experience seeing animals in their natural habitat. 

I decided to do a bit of research as, to be honest, I really don’t know a lot about safari’s and where to book them. It turns out, there are SO MANY different options and places you can do them so I thought I’d share my favourites here.

Of course, they’ve now all been immediately added to the bucket list. 

Kruger National Park

Kruger is one of the most famous gems in South Africa – and deservedly so. This amazing 19,485km² park encompasses a vast array of different habitats, with over 500 species of birds, and more mammals than any other game reserve in Africa.


If there’s one place I have heard mentioned 100’s of time when I ask about sarafi’s - it’s Uganda. As Uganda is brimming with national parks and game reserves, there are enticing promises of wildlife sightings on any safari. This means there are so many different options available to choose from when it comes to safari’s in Uganda, whether you’re a beginner going on your first one or a seasoned pro looking to discover something magical.


The famous Lake Malawi gives this interestingly landlocked country an almost coastal feel, with kayaking and diving tours available to complement your traditional safari - something you can’t get in many other safari locations. In Liwonde National Park particularly, lions were reintroduced In 2012, joining the park’s hippos, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles, antelope and hyena.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

I mentioned wanting to safari in Uganda above, however Uganda’s most popular park (Queen Elizabeth National Park) offers tree climbing lions, ten different primate species and over 600 species of birds – a diversity that far outweighs the parks compact size. With boat tours along the Kazinga Channel that take you up close to hippos, crocodiles and elephants, this park offers more than your standard safari.

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park is definitely the kind of place where you’ll find yourself humming Toto’s “Africa”; as judging by the photos online it is EXACTLY as you imagine an African safari to look. It is the stuff of African legend, with zebra and gazelle in tow. At an incredible 15,000km2, the Serengeti National park also has space for lodges and camps to suit all tastes.


So, shall I pack my bags now?

Kirsty Leanne




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