One of the best ways to avoid the dreaded winter blues is to have something amazing to look forward to, and nothing is quite as exciting as the prospect of seeing some of the worlds’ most incredible animals in their natural habitats. If you’re ready to schedule a bit of adventure into your life, check out these stunning safari destinations to discover where the best places to go in February are.
Serengeti National Park
This area of Tanzania is one of the most famous for safaris. It’s plains are wide open and stretch for miles, making the perfect stomping grounds for giant herds of zebra. The Serengeti is also the place to visit if you want to witness The Great Migration; a true natural wonder of the world.
In fact, February is the best time to visit, as you’ll be able to witness the calving. In under a month, about 500,000 wildebeest are born during this time of year. After you finish viewing the animals, make sure to visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to get a look at the crater.
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Visitors to this Botswana park will get to see one of the largest salt flats on the planet. While there used to be a giant lake here, all that’s left are the remains, which prove to be just as stunning as if the original lake was still intact.
While you won’t be able to see much wildlife during the dry season, the wet season tells a different story. Visitors can see one of the largest zebra populations in the world, as well as wildebeest and a variety of migratory birds. Make sure to get a look at the flamingos and the Great White Pelicans.
Selous Game Reserve
This happens to be the largest game reserve in Africa, and is located in Tanzania. Visitors can choose to do a boating or walking safari here. Many of the camps in the park are based along the rivers and lakes, which prove to give life to the entire reserve.
Seeing animals here is highly likely, and visitors will usually spot lion, hippo, buffalo, and elephant.
February is the green season in the Seychelles, making it a vibrant time of year for a safari trip. This is also the time of year that the sea turtles do their nesting, which is quite the sight.
There are multiple islands to visit, so make sure to hop around and explore the beaches, coves, and rocky outcrops that are all around. Keep an eye out for rare birds, lizards, and giant tortoises while you are visiting.
Ruaha National Park
Located in Tanzania, this is the largest national park in the country. It’s considered to be quite remote, and located off the beaten safari track. The guides here are known to be some of the best, and the big cat viewing is superb.
The Great Ruaha River brings large game to the park in droves, making one of Africa’s top spots for safari vacations. Expect to see huge prides of lions, cheetahs, civet, buffalo, impala, jackal, and spotted hyena.
Escape the winter cold by heading to Africa for a safari adventure. You never know what you’ll spot along the way.