Another North African option is Egypt. Who hasn’t dreamed of the pyramids, plying the River Nile, or exploring the tomb of King Tut? A visit to old Cairo is like stepping back in time, and the myriad well-preserved antiquities and monuments makes Egypt a top-notch destination.
Moving on to Mahale – this park is just a stone’s throw from where Jane Goodall did her chimpanzee research and we think that this is one of the best spots to trek the apes in Africa. In addition to trekking, you can enjoy swimming in the crystalline waters of Lake Tanganyika, catch and release fishing, boating on the lake and more. All while staying in a lodge that looks like it was built by Robinson Crusoe!
To top it all off, start (or finish – or both!) your safari with a stay at Giraffe Manor, a beautiful boutique hotel set on a 140 acre giraffe sanctuary near Nairobi.
And we’d be remiss if we didn’t make one more migration mention – but this time it’s a zebra migration! The Kalahari Desert is home to the continent’s second largest migration of ungulates (and its longest, at 300 miles), this time with zebra leading in numbers. It may be lesser known, but it is no less fascinating and beautiful if you’re lucky enough to see it.