Big Five game safaris, relaxing lodge evenings, open-air cruising and nature at its most primal.
Journey. Fundamentally, that’s what the word ‘safari’ means in Swahili. You can’t complete your journey without taking the once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness one of the Big Five in the wild.
The five what? Well, just as the world has its Seven Wonders, Africa has its five glorious beasts: lions, rhinos, elephants, leopards, and buffalo. Consider this your safari holiday check-list.
Kruger National Park, Africa’s oldest wildlife conservation area, is striking with its untouched grasslands and opportunities to see one of the five up close. As such, this South African destination is fantastic for those travelling on their first safari holiday. Spot prowling leopards against a picturesque backdrop of the lofty Lebombo Mountains, then spend a relaxing evening in a safari lodge with a traditional Boma dinner.
If you’ve acquired a taste for the lodge life, head over to Kenya’s renowned accommodation, Treetops. Constructed around an ancient tree, the lodge offers boundless opportunities to explore East Africa’s vast natural beauty.
From an open-air vehicle, cruise through northern India’s Ranthambore National Park. Allow your experienced naturalist guide to point out animals including striped hyenas, sloth bears, and even tigers. Take in a panoramic view of the biodiversity haven below from the ancient Ranthambhore Fort, a structure that crests a 600-metre-high hill.
Our safari tours combine exquisite scenery, up-close encounters and a glimpse of nature at its most raw. Consider it the ultimate antidote to the artificialities of modern life.
First Safari holiday? Here are a few questions you might have.
A safari is an overland journey, usually made by jeep, the purpose of which is to observe wildlife in its natural habitat, often a protected national park. Newmarket offer tours to popular safari destinations, with included safari drives.
Newmarket offer safari tours to several destinations, so the best time to go depends on the specific destination you choose.
Newmarket currently offer safari tours to Kenya, South Africa and India.
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