Top 10 Safaris To See Around The World

Did Madagascar and The Lion King excite you during your childhood? Were you enthralled not just by their engaging stories and adorable characters, but also by the views and wildlife shots that were a central plot of these movies? Well, then definitely you’re a safaris person! If you agree with us, then this article is definitely for you. This time we have brought you a list of some of the best safaris to see around the world that will surely excite you. 

Top 10 Safaris To See Around The World
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Read on for our list of top 10 safaris to see around the world. And believe us, each one of them is gold when it comes to wildlife!

Ranthambore National Park

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This gigantically beautiful national park was established in 1980. The massive park is one of the many jewels of India that are hailed for their natural beauty in the most royal way. The park is in Rajasthan, India, and was a former hunting ground. People who love a safari that focuses on the giant furry cats, well, this is your place. The park is also popular for its other attractions like the Padam Talako Lake with its water lilies and crocodiles. And not to forget the 10th century Ranthambore Fort that sits on a hilltop like a beautiful crown.

Kruger National Park

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Your safaris to see bucket list cannot be completed without visiting this park in South Africa. And your South African trip is surely an incomplete one if you somehow omit a visit to this place that shelters many animals. Kruger National Park is in northeastern South Africa and is extremely popular for its birds and the big 5 animals that rule this land. Lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos will surely welcome you here on your visit. 

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania is a must that will simply take your breath away with its wonders. And no, we are not just talking about the big 5 of this land, but we are also hinting towards the beasts like the volcanic Ngorongoro Crater that rests in this place. Herds of zebras and wildebeests are also a popular attraction here. Not to forget the Hominin Fossils that date back millions of years. 


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For the people who fell in love with the wildlife of the Disney blockbuster The Lion King, well, this place is for you. It is believed that this area is the inspiration for this movie. And why not? One look at its natural habitat, and you will immediately understand why the land is considered as one of the best in Africa as far as wildlife is concerned. The place is popular for huge herds of migrating zebras and wildebeests. 

Okavango Delta

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Africa is truly a magical land, and this park is one of the many testimonies to that. Okavango Delta is one of the biggest inland river deltas in the world that you simply can not miss. The place is full of plain grass fields that shelter a number of animals. The dry land area is also full of animals like lions, leopards, elephants, and whatnot. You simply will be hypnotized by this vase beauty. 

Yala Park

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Your Sri Lankan trip is incomplete without a trip to the second largest park of this nation. Yala Park is a beautiful one filled with deep forests and lush green plains that are accompanied by the vastness of the magnificent Indian Ocean. The animals here are truly kings that roam in this land. For the explorers who seek more, the deep forests are filled with caves, old rock paintings, and pilgrimage sites that are centuries old.  

Hwange National Park

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Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is the place to visit for elephant lovers. Of course, the place is also home to some of the most popular wild beasts, but lions, elephants, and African wild dogs are the ones that attract the most attention. The place is an absolute beauty to visit and also consists of some national monuments that date back to the 18th century.

South Luangwa National Park

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South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is one of the most preferred wildlife spots that will surely impress you with its wildlife density. The land is full of animals like elephants, leopards, giraffes, and whatnot. While the sky is filled with hundreds of bird species. Not to forget the river that is often full of hippos taking a soothing dip in the heat of the day. 

Etosha National Park

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This is one of the largest national parks of Africa that will steal your heart in an instant with its bright natural beauty. The colors are definitely vivid, and the animals are surely adventure lovers. The chances are that they will make their way to you instead of doing it the other way round. The land is filled with waterholes that are accompanied by hundreds of animals relaxing near them. 

Maasai Mara Reserve

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Your trip to Kenya must include Maasai Mara Reserve for all the obvious reasons. The reserve is vast and is one of the most beautiful ones out there. It is in southwestern Kenya and is also near the border of Tanzania. The place is also home to the Maasai people that live here. Elephants, cheetahs, zebras, hippos are only some of the many animals that reside here. The place is definitely a must for people who enjoy safaris. 

These were some of the places that you should definitely check off from your bucket list if you are someone who loves safaris. Which among these excites you the most? Or have you already visited any of these on this list?

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