As this year’s end approaches, thoughts about what the next year will hold begin. Below we’ve outlined a couple of places that will think will be big in the world of safari holidays next year.
Back in the 1990s, Zimbabwe was the place to be for a top quality safari and, slowly but surely, the country is making a comeback. With superb wildlife, magnificent scenery and expert guides Zimbabwe is one of the most exciting safari destinations in Africa. Camps such as The Hide, Hwange National Park, and Singita Pamushana Lodge, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, have begun to regain their popularity and we expect to see interests in Zimbabwe grow even further next year.
April of 2014 will see the opening of Kubatana Camp in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park. In the park’s heyday, the 1960s and 70s, it was visited by many safari enthusiasts (including John Wayne!) and the wildlife was so great it was known as the place where Noah left his ark. Following lots of hard work, the park has been restored and is, once again, a superb wildlife area. It’s famous for its incredible biodiversity, making it a great place to visit for people who have been to Africa already. After some time on safari you can head over to one of the country’s idyllic remote islands for some quality R&R – perfect!
Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Congo
There are two excellent camps in Congo’s Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Ngaga Camp and Lango Camp which we are expecting to gain popularity in 2014. There are numerous habitats in the area: forests, savannah, rivers and more. The multitude of habitats means a multitude of wildlife too. So there’s a lot to see, from huge forest elephant to tiny, vibrant butterflies. The main reason for visiting is to track the families of western lowland gorilla that live in the forest and this is becoming an increasingly frequent request. We’re expecting to see the number of travellers wanting to track Africa’s gorilla population to increase again next year.