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5 Top Tips On Planning the African Safari of a Lifetime

For most people it really is the holiday of a lifetime and an experience like no other. For anyone who has already been on an African safari, they are probably looking back on it with great memories and anyone currently planning to go on one, will be excited at the prospect and counting down the days until they leave. As amazing as your time African safari tours will be, these kinds of trips don’t come all that cheap so in order to ensure that you get the best possible value for money and have a trip that you will never forget for all the right reasons, it is essential that you plan properly and make the necessary arrangements in advance. Here are 5 top tips that will help you to do exactly that.

1. Thorough research

Thorough research includes reading into every aspect of the trip and fully understanding what to expect and the arrangements that need to be made. There are loads of options when it comes to Africa tours so in order to plan the one that is going to be ideal for you and meet all your expectations of an African safari, you need to make sure you look into the details and book the most appropriate packages or bits and pieces for you.

2. Required level of luxury

Before you can really start booking any element of your Africa safari, you will need to side what level of luxury you desire. This is important because there is a huge range with big differences and you could find yourself sleeping in tents on a safari camp, sharing a toilet block or alternatively you could find yourself in a luxury villa or hotel with all of the mod cons you could possibly desire. Obviously the experiences will be very different and this will affect your overall enjoyment of the African wildlife safaris.

3. Choosing a nature park

One of the most important decisions you will have to make is which part of Africa and which national park you head to for your African safari tours. The animals that can be seen vary and the time of year plays a role in what can be seen, so this is an area that should be well researched.

4. Find a quality guide

You can find a company that provides your guide upon arrival or book one in advance over the Internet. Look for reviews of companies and specific guides to be sure that you have a good one. A quality guide will make all the difference to great African safaris because they will take good care of you and be entertaining along the way.

5. Enjoy it once you get there!

Don’t become obsessed with seeing a particular animal or the “big five” because you will find that you have missed so much. Take the time to put the binoculars down, look around you and take in the quiet and wonder that can only be experienced on an Africa safari.