Anyone who has a thirst for adventure and who yearns to get off the grid for a while, should consider embarking on a safari to these thrilling places at least once in their life – take a look.
Uganda might not be on the tip of everyone’s tongues when recommending a holiday destination, as few people know anything about the country – other than it’s in Africa. Uganda isn’t famous for its safari adventures, but it does have a unique population of gorillas that makes visiting this country worthwhile, as there are only a few places that exist where gorillas can still be encountered in their natural habitat. Visiting Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park will leave you breathless as you witness the mist rolling in above the forested mountains in the distance. The country is in fact home to the oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests where approximately 320 gorillas exist – this is almost all the world’s gorillas! Other beautiful animals such as baboons, chimpanzees, elephants, antelopes and birds also exist in these rainforests, their natural home.
India is recognised globally as the chief residence of the majestic tiger. The town, Thekkady, has 27 reserves dedicated specifically to the conservation of tigers. At the Periyar Tiger Reserve, visitors are provided with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hike through the rainforest where endangered animals, such as elephants, bison, boar and deer, can be observed and appreciated. If you wish to see tigers in the wild, your best chance will be a safari at two of India’s national parks.
Costa Rica is an interesting, eye-opening destination to which to travel. Here, you’ll experience not only traditional Latin American culture, but the various national parks will excite you too. You’re sure to have an adventure exploring the Tortuguero National Park where a network of lagoons and canals teeming with South American wildlife, such as monkeys, iguanas, sloths, otters and poison dart frogs, wait to be explored. If you hope to catch a glimpse of the elusive jaguar, a jungle safari to the lush Monteverde cloud forest and the Arenal volcano should definitely be on your to-do list during your stay. Other fun activities include hiking, white-water rafting and horse riding. Costa Rica is sure to ignite your adventurous spirit.
South Africa is like a big box of smarties: there’s something for every type of traveller who visits it. South Africa is definitely at the top of the list when it comes to wildlife safari options and other exhilarating outdoor adventures. The country is the best destination to witness the ‘Big Five’ and other wonderful mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and insects, not forgetting the fantastic flora. Your best opportunity to experience an authentic African safari would be to travel to one of the numerous game parks, such as the Kruger National Park, where there are so many animal species to see. Here, besides self-driving game drives, you can experience the thrill of hiking and walking tours within the park, guided by a game ranger. There are also various ways to travel to your destination, which could end up being just as exciting as the destination itself. Rovos Rail offers marvellous safari journeys aboard their luxury train, which will undoubtedly be one of your most memorable holidays in South Africa.
Join Rovos Rail for an exciting ‘African Collage’ journey which shows off the incredible beauty of the country, with visits to the Kruger Park, Mkhaya Game Reserve, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Addo Elephant Park, and many more. Other options are the Victoria Falls, Durban Safari, Golf Safari, Namibia Safari and Dar es Salaam train travel packages.