8. Nokorongoro Gorge, Tanzania
Nagorongoro Crater formed during the eruption of a giant volcano two or three million years ago, forming 2,000 feet deep and covering 64,000 acres. The Nokorongoro gorge is home to an exceptional fauna; It is estimated that over 25,000 large animals live here (I am not including birds, insects or reptiles in this figure!), Including large herds of beasts and zebras. These predators don’t starve to death from lions, hyenas, cheetahs, foxes, snails, bad-eared foxes and more. A definite highlight is the healthy population of black rhinos and some of the continent’s largest prey elephants. The lake in the center of the valley offers large flocks of flamingos, while the Maasai tribes still live in the protected area.
Considering its size, Nokorongoro Gorge really only takes a day or two for your travel time and is ideal as part of a great East Africa trip that combines the wonders of wildlife from the valley with the migratory view of the Serengeti or the relaxed view. Zanzibar back beaches. I usually take a day trip to Nokorongoro to take a break at the end of the climb to Kilimanjaro.
I love luxury, maybe try Nokorongoro Groove Lodge for a special visit to this wonderful place.
9. Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa
Sabi Sands Game Reserve is a 160,000-acre area explored by local landowners in the 1950s and shares a 51-kilometer unprotected border with the famous Kruger National Park. This area is considered to be one of the best safari areas in South Africa, with extraordinary intimate encounters and countless views, most notably known to provide the best gameplay scenario for the Elusive Big Five Leopards.
Sabi Sands offers a wide variety of accommodation options for everyone and for all budgets. Visit, as there are many accommodations to choose from on the Said sands game site Start planning your trip.