My List of Top 20 Reasons why you should book a Safari in Africa

May 15, 2024
On Safari - Adventures

Its time to book your Safari in Africa

Let me change your mind. A safari game drive is an excursion typically conducted in national parks, game reserves, or wildlife sanctuaries, primarily in Africa. During a game drive, participants travel through the designated wilderness areas in specially designed vehicles, such as safari jeeps or Land Rovers, accompanied by knowledgeable guides or rangers.

The main objective of a safari game drive is to observe and photograph wildlife in their natural habitat. Here, often hope to see a variety of animals, including iconic species like lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, and many others. Guides use their expertise to track animal movements and locate areas where wildlife is most likely to be found. Enhancing the chances of memorable encounters.

Saseka Thornybush Camp game drive

Game drives typically take place during the early morning or late afternoon when animals are most active. As many species rest during the heat of the day. The duration of a game drive can vary depending on the location and preferences of the participants. Ranging from a couple of hours to a full day.

I love to travel.  Travel to all types of destinations.  From third-world countries to little towns a few hours outside of Cape Town.  My best travel is being on Safari.  I am a bush baby.  Being on Safari is life-changing. Here is my List of the Top 20 Reasons why you should book a Safari in Africa.

Unique Safari in Africa:

A Safari in Africa boasts some of the most diverse and fascinating wildlife on the planet, including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros). Coupled with the ugly fiver and the small five. Including, birdlife and the incredible African sunsets.

Stunning Landscapes:

From vast savannahs to lush forests, Africa’s landscapes offer breathtaking views and a sense of raw, untouched beauty. From Gorilla trekking to Leopards in the Delta or following the migration in East Africa.

Buffalo sunset

Cultural Immersion:

You will always meet the locals.  Most safari packages offer you authentic interactions with local communities. Or, providing opportunities to learn about diverse cultures and traditions. Making, this an educational experience for you and your children.

Thrilling Game Drives:

Embark on exciting game drives through reserves. Enjoy, expert guides help you spot elusive animals in their natural habitats. Use, these skilled individuals to tick your animal list off. Notably, the game ranger and tracker are from the area they traverse in.  These well-trained men and women have passion for their jobs. Much knowledge and love for the bush.

Photographic Opportunities:

Capture once-in-a-lifetime moments on camera, from majestic lions to graceful giraffes against stunning backdrops. Book a photographic safari. Even better, book a lodge that has a underground hide, where you can take epic shots!

Luxurious Accommodations:

Firstly, with the current exchange rates of your Dollars, GBP, or Euros, you are sitting in the pound seats, literally! Firstly, the safari lodges and camps offer luxurious options. Secondly, the setting ensures a comfortable and indulgent experience amidst the wilderness. Eat and Drink fine dining with a view of a watering hole!

Safari in Africa

Night Safaris:

Experience the magic of Africa’s nocturnal wildlife with guided night safaris, where you might encounter elusive creatures like leopards and hyenas. Using, a flood light while driving here you will pick up the animals by their eyes. Get a glimpse of the bushbaby, hyena, porcupine, to the elusive leopard.  There is so much to see and hear at night!

Birdwatching Paradise:

Africa is a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 2,300 bird species to spot, including colourful paradise flycatchers, majestic eagles, and rare endemics. To the different types of kingfishers.  To the Kori Bustard who walks around perfectly camouflaged in the bush. Uniquely, these wonderful feather friends will keep you entertained!

Kori Bustard

Conservation Initiatives:

By booking a safari, you support various conservation efforts aimed at protecting Africa’s wildlife and natural habitats for future generations. Upon confirming your reservation, a portion of your payment goes towards conservation.  Albeit, for rhino anti-poaching, pangolin education and so much more.

Educational Experiences:

Expert guides provide valuable insights into animal behaviour, ecology, and conservation. Giving you excellent knowledge about nature and the wilderness. Offering, you and your family a fun way of learning new things!

Adventure Activities:

In addition, to seeking the wonderful game viewing, there are so many activities to enjoy!  Most, safari destinations offer thrilling activities like hot air ballooning over the Serengeti, and horse riding in the Kalahari. Watching the meerkats wake up. You can enjoy mokoro water activities, gliding through the waterways of the Delta. Enjoy guided bush walks, and where there is water. You can enjoy slow river cruises. Just more reasons you need to book your Safari in Africa. 

Sunset Sundowners:

Toast the day’s adventures with a refreshing drink while watching the African sunset paint the sky in brilliant hues. Here you can have a Gin & Tonic while enjoying the sights and sounds of the birds, trees, and sun leaving for the day.  It gives you a chance to stretch your legs after a three-hour-game drive.  Then head out for a nocturnal night drive.

Culinary Delights:

Enjoy delicious cuisine featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients, often served al fresco under the stars or by a roaring campfire. There is nothing like a relaxed bush braai (barbeque) to fine dining courses served under the Milky Way! Wake up early for your game drive, and dunk rusks into hot coffee at your first stop. After your morning game drive pull up to a breakfast set up in the middle of the bush. While, surrounding the wildlife, plantlife, and a delicious full English breakfast!

Watermelon Salad

Escape from City Life:

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the African bush, far from the hustle and bustle of modern life, for a truly rejuvenating experience. Turn your phone off. Disconnect to connect.  Write in your journal.  Every night before get into bed, write down the names of the animals you saw or the birds you learned about.  Keep that journal, it’s a great talking point after your holiday. Go through your journal in a year and remember your African memories.  Being in the bush for me takes all my anxiety away.  It’s the most peaceful place in the world. Are you starting to want to book your Safari in Africa?

A typical sundowners in Africa

Family-Friendly Fun:

Safaris offer activities suitable for all ages, making them an ideal choice for families seeking meaningful bonding experiences in nature. You are put into peace without any digital noise, just time spent together. Simply perfection! Being on a Safari in Africa brings your family closer. As you are forced to spend quality time together.

Unforgettable Sunrises:

Wake up to the sounds of the wilderness and witness the African sunrise, painting the landscape in golden hues as the world awakens. I can’t begin to describe the sunrises and sunsets in Africa. They are so special.  Your photographs will be phenomenal.  Go slow and enjoy either a sunset or sunrise while watching how the bush changes.

Guided Bush Walks:

Explore the African bush on foot with experienced guides, gaining a deeper appreciation for the smaller wonders of the natural world.  On your Safari in Africa you can choose a bush walk as one of the activities.  This is a wonderful way of tracking spoor and learning about the fauna and flora.  I can tell you its not boring, it’s so much fun.

Walking Safari vacation

Luxury Tented Camps:

Experience the romance of sleeping under canvas in luxury tented camps, where the sounds of the wild lull you to sleep each night. Recently I stayed at Tanda Tula, a tented camp safari, what an incredible tented experience!  It was one of my best nights’ rest while listening to the hyenas and elephants in the river bed. Just outside my bedroom.

Sense of Adventure:

A Safari in Africa offers a sense of adventure and exploration, with each day bringing discoveries and encounters with nature’s wonders. Each day is completely different from the next. One day you will see the Big Five all in one go and the next you will be tracking Pangolin tracks.  It’s thrilling and never disappoints.

A pride of Lions

Lifetime Memories:

Whether it’s witnessing a lioness on the hunt or simply soaking in the serenity of the African wilderness, a Safari in Africa promises memories that will last a lifetime.

Its a special time spent in nature with your loved ones. Thrilling adventures that last forever.  As the late Karen Blixen once said “If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari once again.” – Karen Blixen

20 reasons why you must book a safari in Africa now

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