Top Ten African Safaris

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A lion on the Serengeti
King of the Serengeti

It is a show. A spectacle. Something Andrew Lloyd Webber couldn't have mastered better.

A primal theater in Africa's Serengeti where the curtain never comes down and lone acacia trees and stately giraffes are the only props. An interactive show where yes, you are a humbled voyeur to the sex, violence, and politics of the plains—where you see firsthand survival of the fittest as the weak find their last moments of life paralyzed in the grip of a lion's jaw.

Where the sick get left behind, or the slow and stupid get thrashed by a preying crocodile. Where instinct is alive in the wildebeest who buck, leap, and forage through their annual migration. Where mothers protect their young, and loyalty of the pride rules the land. And the orchestra never stops playing.

From the grunts of the warthogs, clogging of the ungulates as they move like a tidal wave across the plains, roars of the lions, high-pitched bark of the zebras, the hysterics of the hyena and the foraging of the giant elephants—this firsthand experience will redefine your understanding of the word "wilderness."

Buy your ticket to the wildest show on earth, as GORP gives you its picks for the best African safaris.


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Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa
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Victoria and Alfred Hotel
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The Westin Cape Town
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