There are numerous factors to consider when planning a safari holiday to Africa, and to newcomers, it can seem like a daunting task. Here are a few of our top tips for planning your African safari holiday:
Decide on the focus of your safari:
Boasting remote tropical beaches, sprawling deserts, lush mountains, thundering waterfalls, and majestic wildlife; the African continent offers a vast array of attractions worth exploring. While it would be wonderful to experience them all, this is virtually impossible unless you have endless amounts of time and money. Thus, we suggest deciding what you would like to focus on the most, and then chose an appropriate destination. If it’s palm-fringed, white sandy beaches that you’re looking for, Zanzibar is the way to go, but for a more wildlife focused safari, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, or Kruger National Park in South Africa, would be better choices.
From some of the most opulent lodges imaginable to the more rustic and modest camps, there are numerous accommodation options in Africa to suit the needs and budget of every traveler. The most important factor to consider here is your budget and what you are willing to spend on your accommodation. Bear in mind that some lodges are all-inclusive of meals and other activities, while others might charge extra for those things. It’s also vital to research the place thoroughly and see what feedback previous guests have given it.
Consider the timing:
Depending on where you’re going, and what you want to experience, the timing of your safari holiday could be vital. For example, if you want to see the Okavango Delta in flood, the best time to visit would be between May and August, but the best time to see the Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara is between August and November.
All these nitty-gritty details can make the idea of planning an African safari holiday seem a little overwhelming. That’s why we’re here! We are the Africa experts and are waiting to help you tailor-make your ideal safari experience, down to the very last detail. Get in touch with us for more information or to start planning your safari.