For many people, vacations are all about laying in the sun on the beach, feeling the wind on their skin and listening to the waves lapping against the sand. That can certainly make for an excellent vacation, but for some other people, something more exotic is what they seek, and when you think of an exciting and exotic vacation, an African safari is hard to beat. Why exactly should you choose an African safari? Take your pick of reasons!
Far too often, we are unaware of cultures outside our own. We might have some idea of what life is like in foreign countries, but rarely do we have an opportunity to experience it first-hand. With so many languages, customs, religions and social habits, African culture is wildly diverse. The opportunity to connect with people whose lives are so different from your own can only serve to open your mind. Simply chatting with the guides and rangers can provide you with wonderful tales, as well as insight into their character. You may also encounter travelers from many other countries, allowing you to broaden your horizons in a number of ways. In addition to everything else, you must not forget about the song, dance, music and art. If you are a foodie, try the local cuisine and traditional dishes. You will find an assortment of flavours that are sure to delight.
An African safari is a feast for the senses. For many of us, our usual scenery consists of shades of grey and brown as we make our way through drab cityscapes. If we live in the suburbs, we get some green. When we are lucky, we get some nice sunsets, or maybe a rainbow. Imagine then, the complete change of scenery that an African safari represents. Sights and sounds that you can hardly imagine await you, whether they be the landscapes, the amazing sunsets, or the animals themselves. Colours ranging from brilliant blue to golden yellow, from violet to orange and everything in between will captivate you. You will see and experience things totally outside of anything you have known before.
Of course, the biggest draw of all is likely to be the animals, many of which are endangered. Unlike a visit to the zoo, you will be entering their home, seeing them roam free in their natural environments, a visitor in their kingdom. Beautiful, noble and powerful, they will leave you with a sense of awe that won’t be easily forgotten.
Prepared for You
Planning a trip can be difficult, but an African safari can be easy. The guides and rangers know where to go so that you can get the most out of your trip. That means less stress and worry for you, allowing you to simply relax and enjoy your trip.
Unlike some vacations, where you will carry around your maps and travel guides everywhere you go, your safari will only require you to speak with your knowledgeable guide, who will be able to give insight into the land, the culture, and the behaviour of the animals. Your guides know that this is potentially a once-in-a-lifetime trip for you and will do what they can to ensure that your visit is a memorable one.
Many animals in Africa are endangered, and your visit may help protect them. The cost of your safari includes conservation fees to help game parks and wildlife conservation centres. Your visit allows you to see these wonderful animals and may help future generations do the same.
A truly remarkable experience awaits you on your African safari. Please check out what we have supporting with Imire Rhino Conservation since the inception of our company.