How would you define a typical African safari or holiday? African safaris are often an adventure of luxury, romance, fun and pleasure. It makes sense whether it is with a family, a partner or just a group of close friends looking for holidays to relax at the end of the year.
You can choose the kind of holiday your like on the diverse continents although safaris and adventure tours are preferred by many travelers and tourists in Africa. East Africa is one of the most preferred African safari destinations with Tanzania and Kenya being the most visited countries on safaris all over Africa. In Kenya or Tanzania, the safari adventures are many and unforgettable.
Like seen in many wildlife documentaries, Tanzania is the best place to go for safari game drives. The vast savannah plains and woodland forests of central East Africa boast great density of wild animals and birds while the turquoise oceans by the white sand beaches on the Indian Ocean are magical during the evenings.
Serengeti National Park has Africa’s largest Lion prides and is the sight for the annual wildebeest migrations that start in September. Hiking Africa’s highest Mountain Kilimanjaro brings thousands of tourists on Tanzania safaris while the sundown cruises on Lake Victoria give a relaxing feeling after hectic wildlife safaris in Tanzania. Tour operators can make exclusive packages include these prominent safari destination and other interesting tourist attractions in Tanzania
It is difficult to end a safari in East Africa without a stop in Nairobi for Kenya’s best safari game parks. Masai Mara Game reserve is one of the best safari destinations in Kenya offering luxury safari lodges and camps with a treat on Hot Air Balloon safaris and incredible wildlife sights during the annual migration of wildebeests in July.
Bird watching is great on Kenya’s rift valley lakes. Lake Nakuru and Naivasha attract thousand of flamingoes camouflaging the lake into a pink mass of pulsating waters. Many of such breathtaking scenery is found in other national parks dotted through out the vast savannah and forested hills of Kenya’s countryside.
The kind of holidays Kenya offers have a touch of luxury whether it is with beach holidays in Mombasa, hotels and safari accommodation or game drives. Nevertheless, Kenya is most visited because of it high concentration of big game (lion, buffalos, hippos, elephants & leopards), dramatic scenery formed by the formation of the rift valley escarpment, its beaches and birding opportunities.
The success of any safari in Kenya depends on the services offered by reliable tour operators. There are many travel and safari packages but the difference is with customized holiday packages for safari honeymoons, family holidays, beach holidays or just safaris with close friends. To get a memorable safari holiday in Kenya, make sire you consider reputable tour operators recommended by previous travelers in Kenya.
There are many things that make a safari holiday the kind you have dreamt of in years. The different types of safari depend on the following;
Accommodation is very important on any safari. Safari accommodation is available in tented camps, homestays, safari lodges, temporary/mobile camps, rustic cottages and chalets and self catering camps with private gear and equipment among others.
The numbers of people on safari also determine the type of safari package to choose. Many packages are arranged for honeymoon, family vacations, groups, education institutes and other social dynamics. The most important thing is to find and maintain the connection between the people on safari.
Adventures and activities make safaris stand out as fun and memorable. How are you spending your safari…game drives, bird watching, game walks, horse back riding, hiking, camel rides or what? The list is often endless but all adventures must be led by an experience guide!
Your safari holiday packages will be arranged with the above ideas in mind to make luxurious safaris or budget safari depending on the finances/budget plans and the time of the year you are taking the safari trip. With all these important points at hand, you are set for the ultimate safari adventure in Africa.
Author: Sandra Nans