For most travellers, a safari means one thing: rugged landscapes and wildlife immersion. While this traditional safari experience is one of the better ways to go on safari, there are also different types of safari experiences that travellers can embark on.
What are the different safari experiences? Here are six great options to choose from:
The Traditional Safari
When you think about going on a safari in Africa, this is the one you’re imagining. Whether staying in a luxury lodge or a canvas tent in the midst of the bush, these safaris completely immerse visitors in the wildlife experience. Led by professional, well-trained guides, visitors live and breathe alongside Africa’s wildest animals without disturbing the serenity of their natural habitats.
Where to Go? From Kenya’s Masai Mara to Tanzania’s Serengeti, there are dozens of unforgettable destinations across Africa perfectly set up for the traditional safari experience… This is how the safari originated!
If you’re looking to give your family that one vacation that will be remembered for a lifetime, a family safari is it. Covering everything from outdoor living and survival basics to tracking animals and spotting iconic African wildlife, the family safari has it all.
Where to go? South Africa is famous for having some amazing family-friendly safari adventures, with unforgettable children’s programs available as well.
Want to get right in the mix with Africa’s amazing wildlife? Head on a mobile safari where convoys head into Africa’s wildest destinations, drive through the days and set up camps overnight. One of the most unique and hands-on safari experiences, the mobile safari option is for the real adventure seekers- allowing visitors to mould and create their own journeys and itineraries along the way.
Looking to bring home some unforgettable, tangible memories? Travel alongside professional wildlife photographers who will not only bring you to the best spots for photography, but also give you some timeless tips on taking amazing photos. Whether you’re a professional photographer or just taking it up as a hobby, there’s a photo safari available for you.
Where to go? Most wildlife safari parks whether in Kenya or Botswana host Photography safaris; check their schedules to pick and choose to your heart’s desire.
Squeeze every last drop of adrenaline from your safari adventure here! Everything from canoeing, diving, and walking trails to horseback riding, trekking and mountain biking adventures can be found throughout the continent. Mix your wildlife/nature adventures with physical exercise, blood-pumping excitement and entirely unique destinations that you have to work to reach. With the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the rapids of Victoria Falls, and Madagascar’s infinitude of attractions, Africa is the ultimate adventure safari destination.
Want the best of both worlds? There are a number of countries in Africa that offer hands-on, unforgettable safari experiences that also include some serious rest and relaxation. Just imagine spending the first half of your vacation on an unforgettable wildlife safari through Kenya or South Africa, and wrapping up the holiday on deserted island beaches or whale watching off South Africa’s iconic coastline. Thanks to Africa’s eclectic landscapes and gorgeous coastlines, both options are a possibility!
With Africa’s plethora of landscapes, amazing preservation and endless attractions, there are different type of safari for every traveler to enjoy. Not sure which safari would suit you the best or don’t know where to begin? Contact an African Safari Guide, who will not only help you design but also execute a memorable safari holiday!
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