The start of 2017 has been a good one for the luxury safaris as more areas are being opened up to guests from locals and tourists alike than ever before. People are still craving to travel as far as they can into the African wilderness to get that thrill of a lifetime and experience what they call a true luxury safari.

Without a doubt, South Africa still remains and offers the best value safari location in Africa even though rates increased for 2017. Lodges and camps there are still some of the most luxurious in the world and offers excellent value often with the best food where you will only find in the region as well as the exceptional guides to tour you around the safari. Here is a list of the best safaris in the world to visit other than South Africa.

Kenya is one of Africa's most unique destinations in the world and truly a once in a lifetime destination to see with arguably some of the best game viewing, culture and luxury lodges and camps in all of Africa making it one of the best to see and experience wildlife in style. According to CNN, Kenya's amazing landscape and wide biodiversity means it is one of Africa's premium safari destinations.

According to The Luxury Safari Company, Zambia certainly is still providing visitors with some of the best safari experiences from the beautiful camps and lodges it offers. With that said, Zambia is still one of the best destinations when you want to see true wildlife and luxury feeling with its spectacular places to stay and enjoy.

For anyone looking for a place of pampering after a long day's wildlife adventure, Sanctuary Chief's Camp, located in the Okavango Delta's Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana delivers the best pamering services in town. The camp is home to 12 pavilions, each one with a private pool and outside seating plus a great view of the outdoors making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy breakfast to dinner.

Located on a private wildlife reserve on the Zambezi River is Matetsi River Lodge which is just 40 kilometers from Victoria Falls, is one of Zimbabwe's newest and best places to visit for a sarafi getaway. The lodge is spread out over two different camps, each with nine private suites and a pool to come with which overlooks one of Africa's most well known stretches of water.

Rwanda is known for its silverback gorillas. For those looking to chill and rest in luxury after a long day of trekking to see silverback gorillas and golden monkeys up close won't be disappointed. The best recommended place to stay in Rwanda is in the Bisate Lodge, which is located just on the edge of Volcanoes National Park which is due to open this year in June. The lodge comes with six private forest villas with each having its own deck and a fireplace to warm things up at night. For more about the best of Africa stay tuned to Travelers Today.