African Safaris

African SafarisLuxury African Safaris

Planning a trip to Africa for Safari start with figuring out what kind of experience you’d like to have.  There are plenty of things to see and do while you’re there and Africa is huge, discussing all the options with a travel agent could take days.  Book your trip armed with what you’d like to see and do while you’re over there.  When it comes to luxury safaris they differ in other African Safari, while you will still see wildlife and get to take photographs you will be very protected and you will spend your nights in a 5 star hotel rather than sleeping in the wild, not to mention first rate local cuisine.

Budget African Safaris

Budget tours are more for someone who wants to see and experience Africa as it is, and yes that does mean sleeping in the bush.  You’re not going to have the luxuries of a photo tour, but for many people that isn’t why they go, they are there to see the wildlife.  Budget tours can take you into the bush for days or weeks at a time and you will be expected to haul your own gear, set up your own tents and help with the cooking at night.  They are often small tours of ten people or less with a guide who can take you to all the local sights and make sure you get decent pictures of the animals while on your tour.

Choosing Your Safari Destination

Africa is a BIG continent with more than 54 countries to choose from, and wanting to go on Safari is great but first you need to figure your destination.  When it comes to South African tours the first destination that many people head to is Kruger National Park.  It is an exquisite destination, being the world’s biggest international wildlife park and has more than 15,000 elephants.  You can also make your way to Tanzania that also has the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater National Parks where you will also have no problem seeing elephants along with the big cats.

Kenya is another interesting destination you can book the classic safari and if you go at the right time of year you will get to see the wildebeest migrations.  Think seriously about heading to Etosha National Park where you can see the black rhino, it is on the endangered species list and there are very few of them left in the world.

Bear in mind that each country has their own customs and traditions that make them unique.  Your safari should be more than photographing lions, take in the local culture and learn about why Africa is just so special.