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How to Make the Most Out of a Safari: 5 Tips

Posted by Noel Mutugi

When you’re trying to plan the perfect vacation abroad, there are certain elements to consider that will make things much more enjoyable. Taking a safari adventure is just about the best fun you can have when traveling to another country, and this is something to look forward to. Every year millions of people jet off to Africa to experience their very own safari odyssey.

If you are planning to enjoy a safari, you need to plan in advance to get the most out of it. Keep in mind that every safari experience is going to be different for each person. You want to have the best experience it’s possible to have, and you want the rest of your party to as well. Here are 5 tips you can use to make the most of your safari experience.

  1. Choose the Ideal Country

Don’t underestimate the importance of choosing the right country for your safari adventure. There are loads of awesome choices across southern and Eastern Africa that would really be excellent choices. But, it’s difficult to argue that Tanzania is an incredible destination for safari, wildlife conservation, and cultural rewards. Getting the country right really enhances the experience and gives you the perfect safari adventure.

  1. Don’t Fixate on Names

Too many people like to fixate on the big name safari parks they’ve heard of before. Things like the Serengeti, the Maasai Mara, and Kruger National Park might offer wonderful appeal, but you can have an equally amazing experience at a smaller, lesser-known park. Stop fixating on the name, and focus on the experience and the potential of the destination.

  1. Get Up as Early as You Can

It is a great idea to get up as early as you can when you are on safari because there is so much to experience in the early hours. When it is cooler, and before the Sun is fully up, there are some ideal photography opportunities of the surrounding area. The early hours of the day, such as 05:00, are cooler and there is more of a chance of seeing animals wandering around rather than seeking shade somewhere.

  1. Pay Close Attention

When you are out on safari, you have to make sure you keep your wits about you and that you are paying attention at all times. For one thing, this is important in the interests of personal safety, but you also don’t want to miss anything. Events can unfold very quickly on a safari, and there are no reruns in nature. If you aren’t paying close attention, you are liable to miss something dramatic and important as it happens.

  1. Definitely Get a Tour Guide

Going on any safari is a stunning opportunity to explore and expand your horizons, and it is important to make sure you get as much out of it as you can. This means making use of a local safari tour guide who knows the park, and the wildlife within it. This will make for a much more fun and informative trip, and you will be able to use the guide’s expertise for finding optimum photo opportunities as well.

Choosing the best safari holiday you possibly can is really important for giving you fresh cultural experiences. This is something you need in order to broaden your horizons and give you a much more appealing and fulfilling trip. So, try using these 5 ideas to help you make the most out of your safari adventure right now, and if you can think of any more, please let us know in the comments.

About Mwaniki Mutugi (380 Articles)
Noel Mutugi is a graduate of tourism management from Moi University, a tourism, travel & conservation enthusiast and a tour consultant at Kiboko Kenya Safaris (kibokokenyasafaris.com).