Safaris are amazing. There really is no experience like going on one. While safari parks (i.e., domestic safaris) are a lot of fun, the real safari experience is much more enjoyable. If you have never been on one before and find animals interesting, then why not consider going on one?
However, it can be very difficult to plan a safari experience, especially if it’s your first one. There are lots of different things that you need to take into consideration. Not planning your trip properly could lead to you having a bad time.
This post will tell you how to plan your first safari experience:
Most people’s minds immediately conjure up images of African savannahs, grazing giraffes, and curious lions when they think of safaris. However, not all safaris involve wild animals. In fact, in Dubai, it’s common for people to go on safaris that just involve riding jeeps over dunes and exploring the desert. Many visitors to the city go on beautiful Hatta mountain safari trips, always under the supervision of people who know the area and are first-aid trained. However, if you do want to go on a safari that involves wild animals, then consider visiting South Africa. South Africa is one of the best places in the world to see animals like lions, elephants, and cheetahs out in the wild. There are some fantastic safaris in East Africa, too.
When you are planning a safari trip, consider package holidays. You can save a lot of money by booking package holidays. You might be able to find a safari experience that’s offered by a resort hotel, that also includes accommodation and food. Such packages do tend to be expensive, but they will save you a lot of money because you will not have to book your hotel and transportation separately, nor will you have to go out and visit restaurants. Inclusive packages are definitely worth considering, especially if you are traveling with your children or members of your family (because they make traveling much easier).
Time of Visit
Make sure that you time your visit for when animals are most active in the place that you are going, or when the weather’s best. The only way to find out when the weather is best or when the animals are most active is to do a little bit of your own research. Doing your own research first will help you to determine when the best time to travel. Alternatively, you could reach out to the resort or company that you plan on traveling with and ask them for their recommendations on when the best time to visit is.
Always read a safari company’s reviews before signing up for their service. Safaris are, as you are probably aware, inherently quite dangerous. If the company that you are going out with does not take security and safety seriously, then you could get injured. Make sure the company you are visiting has positive reviews and provides information about how they keep their customers safe on their website. Consider doing a little bit of extra research into the company too, seeing if they have been featured in the news for anything negative, or if they have ever received bad press elsewhere on the internet.
When visiting places like Dubai, South Africa, or Kenya, there’s a lot more to do besides safari. A safari experience won’t take more than a day or two, depending on your level of interest. After you finish your safari, what will you do next? In some places, you can then go out and hunt wild game. If hunting is something you’re interested in then give this some consideration. Alternatively, you could explore the local area, check out local ruins, explore the history, or just go out to a restaurant and sample the authentic local cuisine.
Make sure that you prepare yourself for your safari. Most safaris take place in Africa. The weather is very warm in Africa. If you do not deal with heat well, then make sure that you take lots of water with you, a sun umbrella, and sunscreen, and that you avoid the sun during the hottest parts of the day. You should also try to find a hotel that has air conditioning. If the hotel you are visiting does not have air conditioning then you could end up getting very sick, due to heat exhaustion, or worse, heat stroke (which can be fatal).
Safaris are experiences that everybody should have at least once in their lives. There are many different types and styles of safari, though. If you want to go on one, then consider the points outlined here, and expertly plan your trip.