All about safari: It’s a wild world out there

All about safari: It’s a wild world out there.

Do you like to wake up to your alarm daily at 5 in the morning and bury your head in your pillow with the hopes of getting at least another 5 more minutes of snooze? I am sure you would make an exception when it comes to a Safari tour…. You would leap out of bed as soon as you hear the call to see the wild animals in their natural habitat. However, there are many other reasons to go on safari besides that! These are some reasons to go on a Safari that has been rounded up.

Witness the ultimate Wildlife display on Earth!

In conclusion, this reason alone should be enough! Where better to see wild animals than in their natural habitat?

Learning from the people that know the wildlife

What better way to learn about the animals than to see them during a safari? You could ask the professional guides (they have a wealth of knowledge) questions about anything and they would be glad to explain everything in great detail.

Support conservation

All safari lodges in designated national parks charge park fees, which is directly contributed to the animals’ welfare through park maintenance and anti-poaching tactics.

A safari can be an affordable experience

A safari offers excellent value for money. Most of the safaris include accommodation, meals, sightseeing, activities (game drives, game walks, etc), and airport pick-up.

Take a break from the rush!

Enjoy time-travelling at a slower pace, taking in nature, and forgetting about the daily grind. Relax, enjoy, and recharge your batteries!

Good photography opportunity

Even if you are a professional or a novice photographer, the sceneries and the wildlife will make memorable moments with wonderful photos.

TIP: bring along extra Power banks & storage cards.

Unique experience

Each safari is different. You’ll never see the same thing twice, making it an incredible experience each time you go.

Explore more than just Africa

Safaris aren’t just reserved for Africa. see tigers and elephants in India, leopards and deer in Sri Lanka, as well as lions and giraffe in South Africa. With a safari holiday, you’re spoilt for choice as to where you go. Try them all to see which type you prefer! On that note let’s see some of the best places to go on a Safari tour.

Okavango Delta, Botswana

This is one of the epic safari destinations. In the grassy lands, the roar of lions, the laughs of hyenas, the growl of leopards, giraffes and rhinos is a harmony of the jungle. The wetter pastures are home to hippos, elephants, and crocodiles.

Ranthambore National Park, India

Ranthambore is home to many creatures, the fiercest being the tiger, the crocodile-filled lakes, and the beautiful remnants left behind by maharajas.

Yala Park, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s most famous park comprises of forests and grasslands with animals like leopards, elephants, monkeys, crocodiles, and hundreds of bird species. Deep within the park, there are pilgrimage sites, caves with rock paintings and ancient Buddhist ruins.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

One of Africa’s largest game reserves, Kruger National Park is one of the best destinations for a safari. From big five animals like lions, leopards, and elephants to exotic birds, there are plenty of opportunities to spot them in their natural habitat here.

Serengeti, Tanzania

From proud lions stalking across the open plains to beautiful birds flying above, this national park is a quintessential safari destination. Every year, the Serengeti becomes the place of migration for over a million wildebeest and zebras in the hundreds of thousands.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a destination to witness lions or migrating wildebeests and zebras. The massive Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge fossils are also a sight not to be missed.

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s largest safari destination. Get up close and personal with elephants, lions and African wild dogs in the grasslands and mopane woods found in the area.

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

The open plains of South Luangwa National Park are home to elephants, impalas, pukus, buffaloes, hippos and leopards not forgetting hundreds of birds.

Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya

The wilderness of Masai Mara is breath-taking. Lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos can be found in their natural habitat and wildebeest pass through these lands for their annual migration. It is an iconic African experience for everyone! 

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park’s landscape in vivid colours is incredible as it is, with hundreds of animals flocking to the watering holes is truly magical.

Dressing for Your Safari

The best clothes for a safari should be loose-fitting and lightweight, to keep you cool and dry quickly if you get caught in rain. Make sure to bring at least one jacket to ward off the chill on early morning game drives. At night, wear long sleeves and trousers to protect yourself from bugs & mosquitoes. Pick neutral shades over brighter shades for camouflage in the bush. Khaki is a safari favourite: it’s cool, camouflaged and hides dirt well.

Make sure to take these along too:

  • A pair of sunglasses
  • sunhat
  • swimsuit
  • A pair of lightweight, walking shoes or hiking boots
  • A pair of flip-flops or sandals
  • A supply of Ziploc bags to keep your dirty laundry separate from your clean clothes

Toiletries and First Aid

Every camp or lodge and most safari vehicles will have at least a basic first aid kit. However, it’s always a good idea to bring a small supply of hygiene and health essentials.

  • Toiletries, including travel size shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, moisturizer, toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Sunscreen (minimum SPF 30+)
  • After-sun cream
  • Antiseptic gel
  • Sanitary products
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Antihistamines for bug bites and allergic reactions
  • Painkillers
  • Cold and flu medicines
  • Diarrhoea medication
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Band-aids
  • Prescription medicines
  • Electronic Devices
  • Binoculars

If you are looking for a thrilling adventure, to see wildlife in their natural habitat through a safari, Travel Center UK has the best escorted holidays, cheap flights & tours to any destination in Africa, India & Sri Lanka. Just give us a call or send an email and we’ll make your dreams a reality.

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