Top Ten African Safaris

Southern Africa: Wings Over Africa, Flying and Balloon Safaris
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Imagine this: an aerial view of herds of elephants, prides of lions, troops of baboons, and every hooved prey of the plains—all in one glance! Balloon safaris are offered at most of the big game reserves in Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa. Prices can run high, but so does your adrenaline as you float hundreds of feet above the action. The scenery will be like nothing you have ever experienced.

Flying safaris exist as well. These tours, which take place on luxury jets complete with bar and huge observation windows, take you on a whirlwind highlight tour from the pyramids north of the great Sahara to various stops. This tour is for you if money is no object and you have at least a month on your hands. One of the most unique experiences by far!

Just the Facts

Best Season: Check particular countries; for jet safaris, check with outfitter for departure schedules.

Highlights: Feeling like God soaring above the Garden of Eden


Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 3 Dec 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

Best Hotels in South Africa

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Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa
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Victoria and Alfred Hotel
$195
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The Westin Cape Town
$57
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Atlantic Affair Boutique Hotel

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