A safari in Africa is a whirlwind of an adventure that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.
The 20th-century heyday of safaris saw a slew of trophy hunters, hunting wild game for purely recreational purposes through sub-Saharan Africa. It also saw an apex in illegal ivory poaching and lavish holidaymakers who trample around the animals’ habitat, forcing them to adapt their behaviour to their convenience.
Thankfully, safaris have come a long way since then. Safari-goers today aren’t just looking for exhilarating encounters with the majestic beasts, they are also increasingly keen to help preserve them for future generations to experience as well. Major players have recognised the shift towards eco-safari tours, and hence are changing the way wild spaces and species are being protected. Many have also chosen to practise sustainable tourism by leaving a positive impact on the local community and economy too.
We’ve listed some of the best safari camps to help you kickstart your journey to one of the most remarkable continents on Earth, the eco-friendly way.