One of Abercrombie & Kent’s resident Africa experts, Patrick Clementson, has just returned from his 27th trip to Africa. His years of experience and passion for the continent have made him adept at creating bespoke safaris. He knows just what to recommend when, and where the best game is to be found and here are his Top Five African safari picks.
Great East Africa Migration
The Migration is a moving target, with millions of mammals moving with the seasons between the Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara. Patrick reminds travellers to be flexible, to visit more than one area and to rely on A&K’s expert advice for the best camp recommendations according to migratory movements.
Tanzania Under Canvas
A captivating destination, Tanzania has world class game viewing, archaeological attractions, Africa’s highest mountain and deepest lake, colourful tribes and sandy beaches. It also plays host to the largest wildebeest migration on earth and an atmospheric tented camp in the Serengeti is the best way to experience it.
Zimbabwe is now firmly back on the radar for African travel with some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. Consider places like Hwange National Park, Lake Kariba and Mana Pools in the Lower Zambezi and some of the best guides on the continent.
Best of Zambia
High concentrations of game, night drives and walking safaris, Zambia is as good as it gets. Patrick considers the South Luangwa National Park one of Southern Africa’s gems while the Lower Zambezi is not to be missed.
Samburu & Mara Safari
Kenya is the birthplace of safari, and of A&K, and still offers one of the best wilderness experiences available. Getting away from the crowds, Patrick suggests private conservancies where the wildlife is abundant, more game viewing activities are available and visitors are fewer in number.
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