Are you thinking about what to do and where to go on your next holiday? Then you should consider going to a safari. But there are many things to think through before you finally go on this magical trip. That’s because going on safari is not just your typical travel adventure. Because it comes with high expectations, you have to be committed to saving and planning for your journey. The extra preparation will ensure that you get to experience the safari in your own unique way.
Keep in mind that your safari will not follow the same path as your neighbor’s, or like that magazine you read. The way you plan your trip plays a significant role in the experience. Enjoy all the moments that come – even those stressful ones that are not under your control. These unpredictable moments are what contribute to giving you an amazing experience overall. That said, here are 5 tips that will help you have the ultimate safari:
1. Prepare in Advance
It is important to do adequate research on the country you are going to visit. This is because a safari is much more than the events offered in tour packages. It involves considering where you will stay, your safety, your health in relation to the climatic conditions, as well as other activities not included in your package.
It also allows you to know the best places and times to visit. For example, if you want to witness the Great Migration, you should consider staying at Angama Safari Lodges in Kenya from June to October.
2. Be Ready for Anything
It’s important to understand that each safari is unpredictable and unique. There are days you will get confused with the wide variety of animals you see, while others will go by without seeing much. This means that you have to be open to unexpected occurrences. Prepare yourself mentally for bumpy rides, harsh weather, as well as pests and insects.
3. Place Complete Trust in Your Guide
The ranger or guide assigned to you on your safari is good at what they do. So avoid feeling discouraged when things don’t go your way. Your ranger will be in a good position to communicate with other rangers and get you to places where game has been sighted. It’s also important to follow any instructions given by your ranger. After all, they have been trained to keep your safety and satisfaction as their first priority.
4. Respect Everything and Everyone You Meet
Always make it a point to be respectful and courteous as you interact with other people on the safari. The excitement of being on safari should not make you forget proper etiquette. This ensures that you enjoy your trip and that others enjoy your company.
Respecting the animals you encounter on this trip will guarantee your safety. Unless you are on a walking safari, stay inside your vehicle at all times. This is because you are likely to stumble across dangerous predators, before realizing just how close they are!
5. Invest In Proper Equipment
When on safari, you will want to preserve the memories. Having a good camera with a telephoto lens allows you to take photographs of what you see without overstepping your boundaries. The large zoom capacity gives you the ability to capture fascinating moments from a safe distance. It also allows you to watch the animals without interfering in their activities, and capture them naturally.
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