Many wouldn’t know how to go about planning a safari trip to Africa. Lucky that today we have many safari tour companies that handle all the intrinsic details when it comes to travel, accommodation and which locations you would wish to travel to in packages best suited to your pocket. However, there are other details that would not hurt to know about.
The time of year to go on African safaris
Many would wish to optimize their experience on an African safari tour and would hate the rainy season to spoil their experience. As much as Africa is summer most of the year, some seasons are cold and wet. Most importantly, many would like to see the migration of wildebeests from the Maasai Mara to the Serengeti which occurs during the month of July and October. This will be the ideal time of the year to take a safari vacation.
Keep the kids busy
If you are travelling with kids make sure to keep them busy. Most children have the attention span of a fish. They get utterly bored by all the waiting during a safari excursion. It is best to get a guide that loves family safaris. They will not only keep them entertained and prevented from any graphic sightings. This brings me to my next point…
Safari excursions and wildlife sightings are easy to spot the pace is slow. It will require a lot of patience and driving around to spot the perfect scene. You can spot most animals from a distance. Although it would be wise to bring a pair of binoculars or two.
Stick to your planned schedule
Many people would lag behind after seeing a couple of attractions and national reserves. They would not know that it could prevent you from seeing bigger things that might be just around the corner. Keeping time is very fundamental as well; the best sightings are normally in the early hours of the morning.
Carry extra cash
As much as your tour agency covered on your trip it would be wise to carry some extra cash in case of an emergency or other activities that the tour packages do not cover.