Maasai Mara is situated in south-west Kenya and is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves. It is also home to the Maasai. Visit an authenticMaasai Village and look at Maasai life and culture today, much of it largely unchanged for hundreds of years. Village visits are generally limited to one group of 2-10 visitors at a time to provide an experience that has minimal impact on the community.
Located on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s most spectacular waterfalls. It is also the defining the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, meaning you can view it by staying in either country. Victoria Falls is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters. There are a number of hotels located near the falls, including the famous Vic Falls Safari Lodge. If just taking in the falls in all its glory is not enough, there are many activities to experience Victoria Falls, including flight of angels; a helicopter ride over the falls, and the Devils Pools; swimming hole near the top of the falls.
The wine routes of South Africa are located mostly within the Western Cape province where the bulk of the country’s wine production takes place. South African wine routes though, don’t stop there. Wine lovers can explore as far afield as the Northern Cape, the south eastern Orange Free State, and even the midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, in their quest to discover South African wines. It makes for a great way to explore the country away from the cities and the game reserves. One of the most popular areas is Stellenbosch.
Let’s face it, Africa and its wildlife go hand in hand, so chances are you will be doing a game drive. There are no shortages of places to do this, from East to South, the continent offers some fantastic private reserves and local national parks. The private reserves are a great option as they have guided drives with rangers and trackers that can not only be informative but know just how to find the wildlife, giving an up close encounter with some of Africa’s unique animals. The national parks are also accessible by self-drive so you can go at your own pace. Time your visit with the Great Wildebeest Migration which is best viewed in Kenya from July to October.