In 2010 I took off to Europe with no clue where I would end up. I met some guys who had planned a year driving around Africa who needed another to join in. We purchased a Land Cruiser in Cape Town and spent a year doing a loop up to Kenya and back. It was the time of my life. We hit about every park we could. I missed a few as I had to come back for a month in the middle. I missed the Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda part.
let's see....most of the southern and southeastern parks. South Africa: Addo, Kruger Mozambique: Limpopo, Gorongosa Tanzania: Katavi Malawi: Liwonde Zambia: South Luangwa, Kafue Zimbabwe: Mana Pools, Gonarezhau, Hwange, Zambezi Botswana: Chobe, Moremi Namibia: Caprive, Etosha
This June I backed out of a trip to the kalihari after some travel in South Africa. I regret it greatly now. Id love to get to the Northern parks in Tanzania. My favorites were South Luangwa and Mana Pools. Waking in your tent to hear hippos eating grass 2 ft from your head is terrifying. Hearing lions roaring at the same time is fun too. Seeing the lion tracks through your camp in the morning is something you wont forget. Hyenas whooping outside of camp is the craziest sound you will ever hear.