South Africa, where two great oceans meet and warm climate lasts many of the yr, is a kaleidoscope of colours, cultures and traditions. However after an initial bush baptism, you is perhaps tempted to stray off the regular vacationer path, sign up for a walking safari, go gorilla monitoring, search out a remote destination, or choose one of many much less visited parks akin to Kafue in Zambia.
Nine days cost from £sixteen,a hundred booked by Yellow Zebra Safaris (020 8547 2305; ). Lush, green and mountainous, Uganda is the place the east African savannah meets the west African rainforest: a birdwatcher’s dream with a thousand species, together with shoebill, nice blue turaco, black bee-eater and more.
Be warned: he is a human dynamo, but he will make sure that you go residence with improbable pictures from Kenya’s most interesting huge-recreation stronghold. Departs October 31-November 9 2017, by Telegraph Tours (03332 226443; /tt-safari ). The last few years have seen a development of over 20 per cent in our European wildlife holidays,” says Teresa Bennett, director of The Travelling Naturalist, explaining how the trade is now wising up to these riches on our doorstep.
In case you are an experienced equestrian, then look no additional than Kujwana Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, for the last word in horseback safaris. Most safari newcomers are eager to see the Massive Five: elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. A 5-night safari here prices from £2,275 with Virgin Holidays (0344 557 4321; ).
The Maasai Mara and its epic wildebeest migration proceed to be a priceless asset and Kenya might be the shock vacation spot of 2017. We’re not talking luxury: the hides are extra garden shed than safari lodge, and you ought to be prepared for an extended vigil – if crucial, hunkering down overnight in your sleeping bag.