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Which country should you go to for a wildlife safari in Africa

Africa is a huge continent and everyone you speak to will have their own favourite country to travel to. There is something about Africa that stirs the soul, something that makes you want to come back again and again. Perhaps it is the wildlife, wildlife that makes this continent feel like a proverbial Eden. Perhaps it is the people, so welcoming and lighthearted. Perhaps it is the landscape, so vast and open beneath big skies. Wait... What stirs the soul, is ALL of that.

Here we discuss what you will see in each country where you might go on a wildlife safari in Africa.

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Endless savannas awash in vast numbers of animals; tribal people who bring colour to the land. That is Kenya in a nutshell. As you are in awe of the herds of wildebeest on the Maasai Mara, enjoy yet another glorious African sunset on the plains of Samburu, or spot a leopard in the trees of Nakuru, Kenya will capture you like few other countries do. This is the country of the Maasai, the land of elephants, giraffes, cheetahs and lions.

Why go: stunning wildlife numbers on rolling savannahs. See the Wildebeest Migration in September and October. A huge variety of ecosystems offers a large number of animals species you cannot see anywhere else, including black and both species of white rhino. Tribal communities.

What to know: come prepared for large visitor numbers. Avoid them by staying in private game reserves and smaller tented camps.

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No experience is quite like coming eye to eye with mountain gorillas in their natural setting. After you trek through dense jungles and up and down slippery slopes, the hour spent with our closest relatives is one experience you will carry with you for life. All this against the stunning backdrop of volcanoes and terraced farmlands in Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills.

Why go: Pretty landscapes but above all seeing mountain gorillas and other primates.

What to know: gorilla permits are expensive and need to be booked well ahead of your arrival

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