Do you want more from your holiday? Are you left feeling slightly uninspired and wishing you had done more with your time on your holiday? Do the activities at your all inclusive resort leave you feeling a little flat? If the answer to either of those questions was yes, then perhaps an African safari is the answer for you.
African safaris are a once in a lifetime opportunity and is a holiday activity I would recommend everyone doing at least once in their lifetime. There is a huge choice of destinations and styles which can make safari planning a fairly mind boggling experience, which is why you are probably reading this blog. The beauty of an African safari is that you are able to go on one at any point of the year, unlike other holiday resorts or activity holidays, an African safari is accessible 356 days of the year.
The best place for you to begin planning your African safari is by asking yourself "what animals do you want to see?" For most visitors the five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) are the most desired animals that everyone tends to try and see. Predator sightings are particularly a magical experience, particularly the big cats and crocodiles, make any African safari a magical experience and a highlight of any safari. The Serengeti (Tanzania), the Kruger National Park (South Africa) and the Masai Mara (Kenya) are exceptional places to go in search of the big five and other birds and mammals in Africa.
If it is gorillas that you are particularly interested in seeing, then the greatest place to see these gracious creatures is in Uganda. Here you can embark on a gorilla mountain safari where you will trek throughout the Ugandan rainforest in search of the mountain gorillas. Uganda is so special to visit to witness mountain gorillas because it hosts ten percent of the global mountain gorilla population.
For an all together different experience of Africa, why not embark on a balloon safari? They offer an amazing opportunity to view game from a bird’s eye view - picture floating silently over vast, unspoiled African plains; it is certainly a truly memorable and thrilling experience. Please look into the locations of where you can do a balloon safari before you book your African safari, as not many places in Africa accommodate for a balloon safari. Tanzania, (the Serengeti National Park) Kenya, (The Masai Mara) and Zambia (The Kafue) are the best locations for a balloon safari. Unfortunately balloon safaris are not offered in Kruger National Park, this is due to the dense bush, which makes it dangerous and difficult to land.
The beauty of going on a safari holiday is that they are like no other experience you will ever have; being up close to African wildlife is a truly special experience and is one that takes your breath away. How often have you watched Indiana Jones or an action adventure film and dreamed of going on a true adventure? On an African safari you can have exactly that, your very own unique action adventure.