Not many people get the chance to experience the African Safari! And if you are, then consider yourself lucky as you are going in for a life changing experience and a wonderful memory.
Africa is a vast continent which is thrice the size of the United States made of 54 different countries. Once you have explored African countries, you are sure to come back for more. African Safari should be at the top of your bucket list. After all, the continent is home to more than 800 species of animals, and most of its animals are not found anywhere else in the world. It is only in Africa that you can enjoy the cheetah’s fluid grace, hear the lion’s roar and gaze at thousands of zebras migrating across the vast grasslands.
- Look for Exclusive safaris
Hire the services of a qualified team to get the best experience with those exclusive safaris. These safaris have fewer people, and there is a photographer in the safari vehicle. Thus, one can rely on those photographers to get great shots as well as enjoy the safari.
- Know Your Guide
The best way to experience the safari is to know the locals and the guide. Ask your guide and the locals about the safari and use their knowledge. You must take advantage of their experience and knowledge.
- Pack light for the Safari
Remember to pack light but right for the safari. Ensure that you have the right luggage, food, and water that can fit in the vehicle. In your daypacks, bring what you need during the day for the safari. Wear comfortable clothes and a couple of changes, headlamp, basic toiletries and of course do not forget to bring your photography equipment!
Staying at a luxury lodge and eating at a fancy restaurant every night can be expensive. Go for camping to avoid the excess amount of money, and you can always camp near the national parks. Don’t be surprised to see zebras, elephants, and buffalo graze near your tent at night.
- Medication and other necessities
If you’re on any medication, make sure to bring enough to last your Safari trip. In addition to medication get other helpful supplies like foot powder, eye drops, and lip balm. High SPF sunscreen and sunglasses are a must.
- Staying healthy
Safaris can be physically taxing and mentally straining. So, it is essential to keep healthy and stay well hydrated. Drink lots of water and eat local food and fresh fruits. Your body takes time to adjust to the hot sun and dry air and thus face the risk of dehydration.
- Stay safe and follow the rules
When on a safari, make sure that you follow your guide and stay in your car at all times. Keep in mind that you are in the land of the wild and animals can camouflage themselves very well. You won’t be able to see them until it’s too late. So, don’t make unnecessary noise or disturb them or get too close to them.
Just keep the above tips in mind when going for an African Safari and enjoy the best experience.