We read many articles about Africa but the Uyaphi team rather likes this quote: "Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all!"
Anyone who goes on safari knows immediately what we are referring to. From trekking gorillas in the Impenetrable forest of Bwindi or canoeing up the Zambezi gliding past elephant herds to navigating the Great Rift Valley lakes of Malawi and Tanganyika and rediscovering the lost Eden of the Gorongosa national park in Mozambique, there is something rather basic and visceral to our connection to Africa.
The animals of Africa, from the mighty elephant to myriads of tiny insects, endless columns of migrating wildebeest to the increasingly endangered wild dog and mountain gorilla all captured in moments of tenderness, action and savagery.
Vast desert landscapes, the power of the tumbling Zambezi over the Victoria Falls or the grasslands of the South African rugged bushveld are also given their place in this portrait of all things wild and natural in Africa.
The themes of Holidays to Africa
- the constant struggle for survival, the tenacity of life amid the proximity of death, the capacity of man to both destroy and protect, the harmony of nature in all its life forms and, throughout, the visual impact of Africa in its unique space, light and beauty rise to the surface.
Maybe that was what led Karen Blixen to say in Out of Africa, "Here I am, where I belong."
This is Africa
at her best, she touches something deep within all of us, an experience that will never be forgotten.
Holidays to Africa
South Africa's Kruger Park
Another of the great iconic names of Africa, the greater Kruger region of South Africa is one of the continent’s finest wildlife destinations with safari lodges and camps suited for all budgets and tastes. The "Big 5" experience that the Kruger National Park, Timbavati and Sabi Sands offer is unrivalled in Southern Africa.
Botswana's Okavango Delta
A safari to southern Africa is simply not complete without a visit to the Okavango Delta or one of the surrounding wildlife reserves; a region of diverse habitats with exceptional wildlife and birdlife sightings. Canoeing, boating, riding and 4x4 safaris await all who venture into the waterworld of the Okavango.
Zambia's Luangwa Valley
Without doubt one of Africa's wildest and most remote safari destinations. From Victoria Falls to the Kafue, from the Luangwa valley to the Lower Zambezi National Park, you will experience rare safari moments. Daily direct flights into Lusaka from Europe now make it easier to access Zambia "The real Africa".
The Serengeti, like it’s Kenyan sister the Masai Mara, offers one of the best wildlife shows on Earth with the annual wildebeest and zebra migration. When in full swing, common sightings of lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas provide you with fantastic photographic and viewing opportunities.
Namibia's Namib Desert
To gaze at the vast open and clear expanses of this desert make you fundamentally reflect on your being. All within the 50 000 square kilometres of the Namib Naukluft Park are white salt pans surrounded by orange sand dunes that are up to 300 metres high. A truly remarkable destination.
Kenya's Masai Mara
Home to one of the largest wildlife migrations on earth, the Masai Mara has become the iconic safari destination on the African continent. Sweeping savannas with thousands of migrating Wildebeest bring the alpha predators, something which absolutely needs to be seen and which your memory will not forget.