Safari holidays are often the most intense and memorable holiday experiences. Getting up close and personal with the planet's most impressive wildlife can be the 'trip of a lifetime'.
South Africa's Kruger National Park and Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve are among the most popular safari holiday destinations in the world, with huge numbers of game and a chance to see the "big five" - elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros. Safari holidays give you the chance to experience wild animals in their natural environment; from wildebeest drinking at the watering hole to lions feasting on their prey.
The best time to take a game drive is early in the morning, although many safari holidays will also offer the option of a night drive, another great time to observe the wildlife. Taking to the water is also an option on many safari holidays, and a great opportunity to see animals including elephants and hippos enjoying the water.
A safari holiday doesn't need to cost the earth, with camping and self-drive safari holidays possible in South Africa
. For a different safari holiday experience visit the award-winning hippo sanctuary
in Ghana. Whatever you are looking for, find safari holiday ideas and information in our safari holiday section.