Namibia among top safari destinations

03 December 2019 | Tourism

Namibia has been named one of the top safari destinations in Africa for 2019 by SafariBookings.

SafariBookings boasts that is the largest online marketplace for African safari holidays. It receives thousands of safari reviews and once a year analyses them to determine the country that should be crowned Africa's best for safaris.

Namibia was ranked the seventh best safari destination in Africa, with Botswana topping the list followed by Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Other countries in the top 12 include Kenya (five), South Africa (six), Uganda (eight), Rwanda (nine), Swaziland (10), Mozambique (11) and Malawi (12).

According to the website more than 4 000 reviews were analysed in the comprehensive study and safari-goers from across the world made their contributions.

The analysis also included reviews from travel journalists who contribute regularly to Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer's, Bradt and Footprint. These industry professionals made up the SafariBookings expert panel.

Under the Namibia safari reviews the country was rated 4.3 stars by experts and 4.7 stars by users. The SafariBookings overview of Namibia said the country is characterised by its desert habitat.

“The harsh environment forms a magnificent backdrop for a different kind of safari. Animal populations are smaller, but sightings in this sparse setting tend to be rewarding.”

The website further showed that Namibia had a higher user rating of 4.59 than its expert rating of 3.95, which resulted in a total rating of 4.27. Botswana's total rating was 4.61.



ELLANIE SMIT

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