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Getting The Most Out of Your African Safari
Nolting notes that many African countries offer safari options, and each of them are a bit different from one another, but he recommends Botswana and Tanzania for the classic safari experience. Both countries offer impressive wildlife encounters, which are the hallmark of a safari, but they also have vastly different opportunities as well. For example, in Botswana, it's possible to visit large wildlife preserves that limit the number of visitors, keeping the crowds low and limiting the impact on the environment. In contrast, Tanzania tends to have larger crowds but makes up for it with amazing scenery highlighted with the Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Kilimanjaro and the endless expanse of the Serengeti,
Having visited Tanzania in 2007, I can personally attest to how amazing it can be. The amount of wildlife is unprecidented, and it was everything that I could have hoped for, and more. That said however, I went in April, which is traditionally the low-season, and it was still very crowded at times, especially in the Ngorongoro Crater. I can't imagine what it would be like during the high-season. If you're looking for more solitude on your travels, you may want to look elsewhere for your own safari. On the other hand, the Serengeti and Kilimanajaro are certainly worth the trip to Tanzania, and will provide you with many memories to last a lifetime.