The Essentials of Safaris – 101

How to Best Enjoy Your African Safari Holidays

How do you plan to spend your vacation in Africa? It can be challenging planning your African safari adventure because there are many countries and safari packages you can choose from, having their own character and specialties. The important factors you need to consider include your travel dates, the climate, companions, budget, accommodation, and itinerary. When planning your safari adventure, you first need to choose between East or Southern Africa. Get ready to post your African adventure on Youtube and Facebook!

East African countries include Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. In these countries you’ll find the Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti National Park, the Masai Mara, and the Selous Game Reserve. You may also have the chance to witness one of the best scenes of the Great Migration. Enjoy the coastlines of Kenya and Tanzania as well as Zanzibar. East Africa is dry during summer with little seasonal variation in temperature since it has an equatorial climate. For a Southern Africa safari adventure, you can visit Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Namibia. The tourists hotspots include Cobe and Okavango Delta, Luangwa and Kruger National Parks. The summer in Southern Africa is from December to March when you can best enjoy Cape Town and Victoria Falls, as well as beach extensions including Mauritius, Mozambique, and Seychelles. There are a lot of safari activities and other activities of special interest such as game drives, walking safaris, trekking, riding safaris (camels, horses, elephants), cultural experiences, water-based safaris, fishing, snorkelling, diving, adrenaline sports, and adventure sports. Most big-game African viewing experience are either open vehicles with or without shade roofs, or closed vehicles with roof hatches and normal windows. Walking safaris allow you to experience the wildlife is a different way than riding a vehicle, a horse or a camel because you get to see, smell and hear things that you miss from riding, and also a means of exercising while learning about plants, insects, tracks, birds, and more.

Riding safaris are usually offered in Botswana, Kenya, and South Africa. Riding elephants are also available in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa, and get to watch them interact and ride them in the wild. You’ll definitely be amazed at Africa’s wildest creatures, and get to see them live such as lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, rhino, chimpanzee, gorilla, and elephant. So if you are planning to visit Africa for your holiday vacation, get the chance to see more details to have a perfect trip by visiting our website or homepage. Visit Africa and experience great fun and adventure like you never experienced before!

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Brent Fleischer