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Why choose a safari for your next holiday?

Written by Fiona

January 24 2024

Safaris can provide a great holiday for different types of people and for all ages. With opportunities to spot some of the world’s most awe-inspiring wildlife, African safaris are known to be among the best in cultural and diverse holidays.  

If you’re considering a safari for your next holiday, it’s worth taking a closer look at the reasons why it might end up being one of the best holidays you’ll ever experience. 

For wildlife

The main attraction of a safari holiday is the potential to spot various animals in their wild habitat that you wouldn’t usually get to see. As well as the Big Five – rhinos, elephants, lions, buffalo and leopards – you’ll also likely spot wildebeest, giraffes and zebra. 

Embarking on a guided expedition offers the chance to get up close and personal with these incredible animals and witness their natural behaviour on their very own territory. 

For landscapes

Wherever you choose to visit for your safari, you’re sure to discover some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes. Whether it’s the vast plains and savannas, deserts, forests, woodlands or wetlands, you’ll experience scenery like no other, with far-reaching views and the chance to see some beautiful sunsets. 

The vastness alone can be incredibly humbling, especially when you experience the wildlife against such a dramatic backdrop. 

For knowledge 

You can learn about other cultures, nature and animals from various books, online resources and from watching TV programmes. But there’s truly nothing better than learning from first-hand experiences and seeing it for yourself. 

A safari offers the opportunity to not only experience the wildlife but to talk to the local people and discover what it’s like to live in another part of the world. 

To meet others 

Whether you travel alone, with family, or as part of a group, a safari adventure provides the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people and interact with a variety of individuals. From your tour guide to the local community, you’ll get the chance to ask questions about the amazing location and the cultures that inhabit it. 

You might also find yourself making friends with fellow guests and enjoying unique experiences together with other families. 

As well as building relationships with others, a safari is the perfect way to create memories with your loved ones. It’s a great opportunity to involve the family and spend time together enjoying a completely different way of life. 

Before embarking on your trip, it’s important to consider a few factors. Wherever you’re visiting, you should take some time to research any entry and vaccination requirements to ensure you get the most out of your holiday. It’s also a good idea to stay up to date with any specific government travel advice

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