The Ultimate African Safari Trip

I had a client ask me the other day what I would recommend if planning the ultimate african safari with the following parameters: 1) unlimited budget 2) ability to travel during any month, 3) option to go anywhere in Africa and 4) desire to maximize quantity, quality and diversity of wildlife viewing. Though a pretty straight forward question, this got me thinking about all the african safari tours I have been on or planned for guests over the years and what really stood out from each one as an extraordinary highlight. Of course, this is simply one person’s humble travel opinion but here is what I would recommend. I would focus on the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and travel at the end of the green season (March or April). This is the time of plenty in the Serengeti. Many of the animals give birth during this period and everything is a beautiful shade of green. Wildlife concentrations are at their highest while tourist concentrations are at a seasonal low. For the first part of the african safari, I would choose a private mobile camp right at the heart of the Serengeti plains at a beautiful location called Naabi Hill for 4 nights. From there I would travel to the nearby Ngorongoro Crater and stay 2 nights at the world famous Crater Lodge. From the Crater, I would fly to the Grumeti Game Reserve and spend my last 3 nights in the most luxurious lodge in all of Africa, Sasaskwa Lodge of the Singita portfolio. Now that would surely be the best African Safari!

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