Planning a safari can be a fun and fulfilling experience, but it can be difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing. The Big Five means seeing lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and Cape buffalo, and with good reason—safaris are worth their weight in gold. But to truly get the most from your trip, you need to do your research. So, before you book your African Safari, here’s what you need to know.
Check The Dates
Safari, which Apple released back in 2000, has always been the desktop web browser of choice for Mac users. But Safari’s mobile counterpart, Safari for iOS, is catching up to the desktop version in functionality. The app can even access your iCloud calendar. With Safari, you can quickly look at your calendar and see anything you have scheduled for that day, including meeting reminders, phone calls, or appointments.
Africa is a vast continent. Hikers, campers, and explorers spend months (maybe years) hiking across deserts, climbing mountains, and roaming through the wilderness. Sometimes, you just want to get from one place to the next.
Prioritize Your Safety
With so many alternatives, from flying to driving to catching a bus, train, or plane, it can be overwhelming to know where to start when planning a safari.
The first thing we need to know is there are many places where you can find a safari in Africa, the most popular area being South Africa, which is home to Kruger National Park, Africa’s largest national park. Kruger’s sheer size means it’s rarely busy, which is ideal for first-time safari-goers and the more experienced.
It’s that time of year! Summer is quickly approaching, and you’re starting to make more family trips, camping trips, and sightseeing trips. Now’s the time to learn all the tricks of the trade for navigating a safe and memorable Safari.
Bring Easy Luggage
Lots of people travel with a mix of hard and soft luggage. Most have a hard-shell suitcase, but also like a carry-on bag. The trouble with both hard and soft cases is they are bulky and heavy. Hotels do not necessarily have the size restraints of airlines, so your luggage must be as light as possible. Here is an easy tip that will make a huge difference in your luggage.
If you’re planning or thinking about a safari vacation, you might not expect to pack an easy piece of luggage. But you’ll be glad to have one when you’re lugging around a backpack full of camera equipment, clothes, and endless snacks. Forget the old Samsonite hard-shell suitcase. Instead, consider a wheeled duffel bag that can be packed to the hilt and then wheeled around. This piece of luggage has large inside pockets and an outside pocket that’s handy for stashing your smartphone while you explore. These bags can be carried like a briefcase, too, so it’s a great choice for men who don’t want to look like they’re on a safari vacation.
Don’t Forget to Bring Your Camera.
The African animals are wild and can give you a run for your money. One minute you’re admiring the elephants, and the next, a lion is eating you. That’s only the beginning. Learning how to properly use your camera (and even just point it at things) is the difference between getting great pictures and getting pictures of yourself running up to a lion.
Experience the adventure of a lifetime. Go on a Safari to Africa, walk with wild elephants and giraffes, explore the world’s second-largest rainforest, and watch African sunrises and sunsets. Get up close and personal with elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, lions, and hippos while participating in many exciting activities. You’ll also have a local expert to show you around, ensuring you can’t miss a thing.
It’s fall, so it’s time to don some flannel, cosy up with plenty of hot chocolate, and venture outside. But before you head outside, be sure to grab your phone and take in the sights in the best possible light. The wildlife experience is much more than seeing wild animals in the wild. It’s a total immersion into a world growing in numbers and species, as well as the unique ecosystem of each park present there.