An Easter Safari; Best Countries to visit

An Easter safari is particularly good in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, with plenty of countries offering great options. It is true to say that at any time of the year in Africa there’s somewhere perfect for safari due to the diverse climates and differing seasons throughout the continent.

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Wildlife viewing from a mokoro, Kwara Camp, Okavango Delta

With the longer school holidays at Easter this is a great time to travel. For wildlife viewing the three best countries are Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe for an Easter safari. These countries will be at the start of their dry season, there will be plenty of young wildlife about and plenty of food for predators and prey alike. With regards to the weather you can expect warm dry days and cool evenings.

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Galloping through the Okavango Delta with African Horseback Safaris, Botswana

Away from wildlife viewing, an Easter Safari combines well with other wonderful experiences. The Victoria Falls will be at their most spectacular with water crashing over. At this time of year it really is an experience and we definitely recommend taking waterproofs to view it as the spray is enormous; its local name, ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, translates to the ‘smoke that thunders’ and it is immediately evident how it got this name. A few days here are an ideal start or finish to your holiday with plenty of activities to enjoy and beautiful properties which invite you to relax.

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The Victoria Falls, Zambia

Cape Town and the Winelands are experiencing warm dry days. This cosmopolitan city has so much to offer with  a great deal to enjoy indoors and outdoors.  See the penguin colony at Boulders Bay, visit the Cape of Good Hope, take in the view from the top of Table Mountain, visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, visit Robben Islands, enjoy beach picnics and visits to world-class museums.  You could happily spend a week just here. 

The Winelands, just one hour from Cape Town, offer yet more beautiful views, opportunities to taste delicious wine, chocolate and so much more.  Galleries and restaurants are some of the best and both these areas combine beautifully with an Easter safari in South Africa, Zimbabwe or Botswana, all of which offer direct flights to the city.

The Indian Ocean is a year round destination. The Seychelles, Mauritius, Maldives and Mozambique are all ideal countries which work beautifully for days spent relaxing beside the crystal clear waters. Idyllic white sandy beaches, warm sunshine, a myriad of different watersports on offer and exemplary service are just some of the hallmarks of these destinations.  They all work wonderfully for some relaxation before or after your safari holiday. They also work perfectly for a pure beach holiday with Mauritius and Maldives offering direct flights from the UK at this time of year.  

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Idyllic beach, Constance Halaveli, Maldives

If you are thinking of planning an Easter safari, or would like to chat about other times of year, please get in touch to discuss your wishes. We would be delighted to help you put together a fabulous holiday.