Have you had a dream of going for a wildlife adventure holiday in Africa ever-since your childhood and you have grown up still with the same dream up to now?!! You have heard very many people having exciting and memorable wildlife safaris in Africa ever-since your childhood and now since you have grown up, you too want to attain such an exciting safari like others got? Below we have briefly figured out for you some 6 special tips to consider if at all you want an exciting, memorable and successful wildlife safari in Africa:
A reliable tour companies
For one to get an exciting and successful wildlife safari in Africa greatly rely on which tour company he/she has used for the bookings. There are very, and I really mean very, many tour companies all over the African continent in each particular African country but many of them are very unreliable, thus travelers are highly emphasized to consider bookings with high-quality companies that are only verified by the tourism boards in their particular countries they base in or work in. Any slight mistake you make in choosing the tour company to book your safari with, will cost you real problems and expect very many inconveniences which will retard your childhood dream, if at all you do your bookings with poor-quality companies. In every particular country you will wish to visit, spot a better tour company to book for you a successful wildlife safari in that particular African nation. If you want to visit the magical Masai Mara Park in Kenya for you to view the magnificent wildebeest migration, consider booking with the Eco Tours Kenya, but if your aim is to track the mountain gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda, book with Eco Tours Uganda and Eco Tours Rwanda respectively.
Especially in the peak seasons, the gorilla permits in Uganda and Rwanda are on high demand, therefore you should contact your tour company earlier before your safari’s exact dates, at least 4 months earlier. The same with the wildlife safaris in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Tanzania, advance booking is also very essential because very many people congregate to the Parks to experience an excellent game viewing and if you tend to delay your booking, you may find when the accommodations to stay in within and around the Parks are all occupied, hence missing out your safari.
What are you highly interested in?
It is very important for you to first identify a particular Park that constitutes your favorite attractions, and in which exact country is it nestled in. It is both time saving and money saving as well, if you identify one Park having much of your major attractions that you may want to see in Africa than visiting one Park at a time to meet your desires. If you are a fun of mountain gorillas, you should definitely visit Uganda’s Bwindi Forest National Park, as the Park boasts almost half of the total population of mountain gorillas on earth but if your aim is to enjoy the chimpanzee tracking activity, still you are advised to visit the Kibale Forest National Park in Uganda or the Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda. Are you that traveler whose mindset is on viewing the popular Africa’s ‘’big five’’ (African; Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Rhinos and the Cape buffaloes) all resided in one particular Park, you should then visit Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania or South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Therefore, all in all, you should identify first; what you want to see basically in Africa and which national park (in which country is it found) resides it more, and then plan your safari accordingly.
Make some brief research about the Park you are to visit
Your life is such a very vital thing for you to reach your dream because there is no person who has ever met his/her dream coming true when he or she is dead. What do I mean by this? Do some research of your own about the safety in the particular country and national park that you are to visit because some of the countries in Africa are unstable – having severe conflicts and wars. Okay, your tour company can assist you by this and tell you to hold on if the country is really unstable, but at times you may find the company its self telling you lies that the country is stable yet it isn’t, due to much love for money. Therefore, it is very convenient if you also do some research about the stability of that particular country you are to visit ahead of the company’s research given to you.
What to Pack
Are you perplexed about what you should pack while heading for an African wildlife safari holiday? Don’t worry dear, here we are spotting for you some of the indispensable things that you should pack whenever you are to go to Africa for a wildlife safari; 600mm zoom lens camera and binoculars, comfortable walking shoes/boots, prescription medications, passport and itinerary, sunglasses, preventative pharmaceuticals, travel insurance, long sleeved clothes and warm layers, garden gloves, hats, and hand luggage, among others, but above all this, you should not forget your sense of humor, patience and common sense, as it is highly required for you to attain a memorable wildlife safari in Africa.
Consider your safety in the park
As I have already noted it above in this article, your life should be your first priority. Some travelers will be forced to get off their vehicles due to the excitement of meeting an abundance of wildlife, during the game drives and game viewing, to capture very good and clear photos within a very close proximity with the animals.
However, for your personal security purpose, you are highly warned not to do this whenever you are in the wilderness, and instead you should consider buying high-class cameras for the superb capturing of photos – a 600mm zoom lens camera is very ideal. By the way, travelers are not emphasized to get off from their vehicles while in the wilderness unless at designated spots, and still while in your vehicle, remember to keep your windows rolled up or even keep your vehicle locked.