So many people like to travel for a variety of different reasons, and it is important to get out there and see the world as much as possible. However, sometimes the best holidays are those that offer something that little bit different. This is one of the main reasons why safari holidays tend to be so appealing to people. They are a wonderful way to enjoy the sprawling magnificence of lots of different countries and take in some of the majestic animals and wildlife to be found there. There are a lot of different adventures to be had when choosing to take a safari, and there are many different opportunities to explore. For instance, I recently went Bais Dolphin watching in the Philippines and had a wonderful time. If you want to make the most out of any safari holiday, here are 5 tips.
1. Try out different types
What many people love about safaris these days is the fact that there are so many different types of safari to choose from. You have Big Game drives, walking safaris, river cruises, and even hot air balloon rides. To make the most out of the variety on offer, you should try out the different types of safari available to you because this is something that is going to give you a more complete and exciting experience. Plus you get a different perspective as well.
2. Chronicle your adventure
As you may be able to gather from my blog, I love to capture a photo or two! Documenting holidays by way of photographs is something that means a great deal to many of people and heightens the experience even more. Taking pictures on your safari adventure will help you to document what you have seen, and gives you something to look back on. You need to make sure you choose the right camera to take with you, and one of the great safari photography tips is to bring plenty of memory cards with you!
3. Choose the right time of year
Picking the right time of year to take a safari is actually really important because it can affect everything. There are a lot of different countries that can be affected seasonally, and the wildlife will be impacted as well. For the Masai Mara, you are looking at between August and October for animal viewing. If you want to enjoy the Great Migration, you should visit the Serengeti between October and July. Choosing the right time of year to visit can make all the difference when it comes to improving your experience, and the different animals you get to see.
4. Sort your accommodation out
Another thing to consider is where you are going to stay during your safari extravaganza. Holing up at the hotel 20 minutes down the road isn’t exactly conducive to an authentic safari experience! Instead, you could stay at one of the specially made safari camps that are offered with pretty much every package. These are easy to come by these days, and they very often provide luxury accommodation in truly jaw-dropping surroundings.
5. Do your research beforehand
When it comes to having the ultimate safari holiday, you’re going to want to do your research first. This is something that can prove decisive when making the right decision about where to go and what kind of adventure you should have. Africa is home to so many different types of safari adventures, so it can be hard to pick just one. Do your research, work out what you want from your safari holiday, and then you can choose the right type of trip for you.
There is so much choice with the modern safari nowadays; you’ll want to indulge in different terrain, see different animals, and document your experiences. If you can get this right, you should have no issue making the most of your adventures, and really getting something out of it. If you think I’ve missed anything make sure you let me know in the comments section below.