Top 5 Wildlife Encounters

August 6, 2010  By: Gretchen

Lioness stalking and strangling a lone wildebeest calf near Lake Masek, Serengeti, Tanzania, March 2007. Gorilla babies playing in the rain, Bwindi, Uganda, November 2006. The season’s first Okavango River’s floodwaters coming into Maun, Botswana, September 2001. Digging up a croc’s nest, Lower Zambezi, Zambia, November 2008. Baby zebra born and walking within minutes at Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, March 2000.

That I, with my black hole of a brain, can remember these wildlife sightings illustrates how powerful they were. We strive to help our clients have their own unforgettable wildlife experiences, and we know from all the feedback we get, that we almost always succeed. But where to start? Here are a few of our personal favorites…

#1) Ultimate Botswana Safari – Game viewing in the Mombo Concession on Chief’s Island in the Okavango Delta is considered some of the best in Botswana, and possibly Africa. Game can be found near camp and guests can often
see animals without leaving their tent. Game drives offer lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra and buffalo.

#2) Zambia Walking Safari – Enjoy a walking safari in the South Luangwa National Park – the birthplace of walking safaris. Amazing wildlife viewing includes wild dog, leopard, buffalo, zebra and herds of elephant numbering up to 70.

#3) Sabi Sand & Cape Town Safari – Sabi Sand offers unsurpassed leopard sightings among other wildlife. This safari features Exeter River Lodge, which affords an ideal location overlooking the river in prime leopard-viewing territory.

#4) Ultimate Uganda Safari – Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest can’t be missed. Uganda offers more than 13 primate species, rare birds and tree climbing lions. On this adventure, explore remote Uganda – including Murchison Falls.

#5) Wildest Tanzania Safari – Trek chimpanzee in the Mahale Mountains National Park. Spend your days tracking these fascinating creatures, watching their daily routines and comic antics. Fish in the late or enjoy a dhow cruise at sunset!

For more information on any of these top wildlife encounters, contact us by calling 1-866-778-1089 or email

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