11 Reasons to go on an African Safari

African Safari in Cape Town

Going on safari in Africa is an unforgettable, unique experience offering an exciting mix of wildlife adventure, unusual cultural encounters and spectacular scenery! Here are 11 excellent reasons to go on safari in Africa rather than taking a boat cruise or touring Europe.

“Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same. But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it? How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths? Could it be because Africa is the place of all our beginnings, the cradle of mankind, where our species first stood upright on the savannahs of long ago?” – Brian Jackman (British journalist and author)

1. Escape to nature

African Safari

You can escape the hustle and bustle of daily living on an African Safari. It gives you a complete change in scenery and enables you to encounter very different ways of life to that of western society. Travelling through Africa at a relaxed pace allows you to get in touch with nature, far away from the stresses of modern life. An African safari is a really great way to recharge your batteries and explore untamed places.

2. Budget-wise holidays

There are plenty of budget-friendly African safaris delivering excellent value for money.

As most African wildlife safaris include accommodation, meals, sightseeing and game viewing you get to manage your budget more closely before the trip and reduce unexpected extra costs that often add up on holidays. When choosing a budget safari package through a travel service like African Budget Safaris you get the best travel deals because of our established relationships with reputable tour operators.

3. See wild animals in Africa

Get to see Africa’s wild animals in the flesh, while you still can (many are endangered)! Watch wild animals roaming freely in the bush, falling asleep to the sounds of mother nature. Go to birding havens to spot rare species, experience the thrill of tracking wildlife on foot and searching for nocturnal animals in 4×4 safari vehicles.

An African safari gives you the chance to observe rare and mysterious animals in the wild, whilst immersing yourself in the wilderness.

4. Guided tours are easy

It’s easy! Kickback and relax while someone else takes care of the logistics on your African trip. Enjoy the perks of going on a safari package with a trusted and experienced tour operator (like our partners) avoiding many of the hitches that can take you by surprise on the dynamic continent of Africa.

5. Adventure awaits

African Safaris are a safe yet adventurous way to explore this special part of the world. There are African Safaris catering for everyone’s needs, with many family-friendly holiday packages as well as budget safaris tailored for young travellers or mature globetrotters in search of adventure. Safari companies know Africa and how to travel on this diverse continent – so you can unwind, knowing that you are in good hands!

6. The Wonders!

Witness awe-inspiring scenery and magnificent natural and historical sights! On an African safari, there are plenty of stunning photographic opportunities for memorable photos of the incredible places, people and wild animals you get up close to on your journey.

7. Travel with expert guides

The safari guides and game rangers know what they’re doing and where to go to get the most out of your time in Africa. Avoid getting lost, arriving at the gates of a game reserve as they close and staring at animals you can’t identify.

The knowledgable and experienced guides on an African Safari not only show you the way but also give you more insight into the movements and behaviour of Africa’s wild animals, as well as a deeper understanding of the cultures and sights you visit on your travels.

8. Meet adventurous travellers & friendly locals

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Meet new people from around the world! Although you can book an African Safari as a group if you want to travel with friends and family, you can also share the adventure with travellers from across the planet making friends as you go.

An Africa Safari is a great way to get to know fellow travellers, as well as getting to meet the local people living in Africa. 

9. Fun adventures & safari activities

Action packed itineraries ensure that you see as much of Africa as possible on your trip and don’t miss out on travel highlights along the way. Visit a well-selected mix of famous safari destinations and hidden wildlife gems, making for a more rewarding and memorable journey through Africa.

10. Make a difference in Africa

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Last but not least – taking an African budget safari helps support wildlife and nature conservation across Africa.

The cost of an African safari includes conservation fees for the game parks and wildlife centres that we visit, helping to protect these wilderness areas and the wildlife that inhabits them. Many safaris include accommodation at environmentally responsible lodges and safari camps that contribute towards the well-being of African wildlife, as well as local communities.

11. All ages are welcome on safaris!

In this modern day and age, there are African safaris suited to people of all ages – from small kids to teenagers to young globetrotters and grandparents. The safari travel industry is well-established across Southern and East Africa with many experienced tour companies offering excellent trips to amazing destinations.

Original post can be found on https://www.africanbudgetsafaris.com/blog/why-go-on-an-african-safari/ written by Landia Davies

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