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Safaris Travel Guide

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Plan Your Safaris Vacation

Since 1994, when Nelson Mandela spearheaded its peaceful transition to democracy, South Africa has become one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world. And it's not difficult to see why. The country is stable and affordable, with an excellent infrastructure; friendly, interesting, amazingly diverse people; and enough stunning sights, sounds, scenery, and attractions

to make even the most jaded traveler sit up and take notice. And nearly everybody speaks English—a huge bonus for international visitors.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Big Game You're guaranteed to see big game—including the Big Five—both in national parks and at many private lodges.
  2. Escape the Crowds South Africa's game parks are rarely crowded. You'll see more game with fewer other visitors than almost anywhere else in Africa.
  3. Luxury Escapes Few other sub-Saharan countries can offer South Africa's high standards of accommodation, service, and food amid gorgeous surroundings of bush, beach, mountains, and desert.
  4. Take the Family All the national parks accept children (choose a malaria-free one if your kids are small), and many private lodges have fantastic children's programs.
  5. Bountiful Birds Even if you're not a birder you'll be dazzled by hundreds of fascinating birds of all colors, shapes, and sizes.



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