According to a report by Euromonitor International, safari travel has gained a momentum in the recent years. And a positive sign is that the trend is expected to continue in the coming years as well. So, if you are going to plan an African safari, my friend, you are not alone. People from all the corners of the world flock to Africa with an intention to experience jaw-dropping nature and breathtaking wildlife. However, before you embark on an African safari trip, you need to be prepared for the wild of Africa to make sure that you feel joy and excitement to the fullest.
I have been to Africa two times. And to tell you the truth, I really enjoyed my trip there. In today’s post, I’m going to share with you the top five things to consider when you are going on an African safari. These tips will help you live up to your high expectations.
Without further ado, let’s discuss these tips:
What to pack
You should carry a sunscreen (SPF 15 and above), polarized glasses, a hat, a sturdy binocular, a camera, memory cards, extra batteries, and other essential things. And when it comes to clothing, you should pack comfortable, layered clothing that can protect you from the sun. Taking the clothes that can be worn multiple times is a smart decision. If you are going to take a walking trip, don’t forget to carry heavy hiking boots. A complete list of what-to-carry will be given to you by your travel company.
When to go
Usually, it’s better to plan your trip during a dry season because the animals would flock around the few water resources due to the scarcity of water. And in the dry season, you can easily travel on dirt roads. This won’t be possible in the rainy season.
Where to go
My friend, Africa, being a large continent, offers many places to visit. And each place has its unique set of culture, nature, and wildlife. If you are going for the first time, it is advisable that you should explore one of the most popular safari reasons in Africa, such as Masai Mara National Reserve, Chobe National Park, Etosha National Park, etc.
Where to stay
As African safaris are popular among people, there are plenty of accommodation options available for travelers. You can choose from a five-star resort hotel to an outdoor luxury camp. If you really want to feel African wild, I would suggest that you should stay in a tree house.
How to get around
If you are a first-timer, I’d recommend that you should opt for guided safaris. You will be driven around in a Jeep with other travelers. If you wish to feel the real thrill of Africa, you should go on a horseback. Also, you can choose a walking safari. So it all depends on your choice.
My friend, consider these points, your African safari will be awesome.