Where on safari in Southern Africa do you have the best view of elephant or wild dogs or meerkats? For James Delaney of JamesonSafari these are his 10 choices (and the places to stay when you go there).

1. Aardvark.

Samara private game reserve, near Graaff-Reinet.

2. Wildebeest migration.

Africa’s second large migration after the Serengeti – 47,000 wildebeest – is on the Liuwa Plain, Zambia.

3. Bushbabies.

Changa safari camp is on Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe.
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A bushbaby at Changa Camp.

4. Black rhino.

Tswalu in the Kalahari, South Africa’s largest private reserve, has one-third of the country’s black rhino population.

5. Meerkats.

Camp Kalahari is Natural Selections’ luxury camp in Botswana’s Kalahari.

6. Elephants.

Bumi Hills, Zimbabwe. Big peaceful herds that go to the lake every day to drink, so you can get close.

7. African wild dogs.

Anywhere in Madikwe is a good place to see painted dogs, and Jamala Madikwe is a stunner of a camp.
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African wild dogs in Madikwe. Photo: Jamala Madikwe.

8. Lions climbing trees.

Shumba lodge is found on an island in the Busanga Plains, Zambia.

9. Herds of roan antelope.

Chelinda Camp in Malawi.

10. Pel’s Fishing Owls.

Sandibe lodge is in the Okavango, Botswana.

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