When we go on an African safari, we make a point of chatting with other visitors, and over the past sixteen years, we’ve compiled the following list of the top ten reasons why people have left the comfort of their homes to travel to South or East Africa. guided or self-driving safari.
If you’ve been on or are considering going on a safari, see if your reason is related to any of the ten things listed below.
These are listed in order of importance:
1. Relaxation – People need to get rid of work stress and relax. Some people relax by the swimming pool, read a book on the camp lawn, while others want solitude – the peace and quiet you get in the Kruger woodland camps or the Kgalagadi wilderness camps. No matter how you relax, a break from the routine in an African national park is good medicine to recharge your batteries!
2. Photograph – The ‘big-five’, ‘super-seven’ and ‘hard-eleven’ are exciting animals to photograph, and your photos will make perfect memories to take back home. The Kruger, Kgalagadi, Etosha, and Pilanesberg parks in South Africa are ideal places for game viewing as they offer excellent opportunities for wildlife photography.
3. Nature – Some people go on an African safari for educational purposes such as observing endangered species, documenting certain animals and plants, or seeing how many different birds and mammals they can spot and mark.
4. Family and Friends – Many people have friends and/or family members scattered around the world and going on safari together is the ideal way to be together while experiencing wildlife and wildlife.
5. Food and Culture – People want to experience different cultures and an African safari will introduce you to many unique cultures, from the Himba tribe in Namibia and the Zulus in South Africa to the Masai in Kenya. And don’t forget the many different dishes! We had delicious German food in Namibia; It has tasted almost every game in South Africa, from the succulent seafood in Mozambique and Tanzania to the elephant and impala delectable.
6. Attractions – These can be natural attractions such as impressive landscapes such as Victoria Falls, or luxury accommodations found in Kruger Park’s private lodges or East African parks. Another attraction is the climate – when it snows in Europe and America, there are sunny skies and warm evenings in Africa!
7. Activities – Nature photography tours, hiking, mountain biking, horse or elephant safaris, and even conferences are activities that can enrich your safari experience.
8. Honeymoon – If you’re getting married, you want to go somewhere special to celebrate, and many of the national parks of south and east Africa provide the ideal setting for you. Most playgrounds and retreat camps have at least one private chalet that is perfect for honeymooners.
9. Spiritual – The African safari experience will impress most people and they should start thinking about life – appreciate what they have, give thanks to God for his blessings, and at the same time ponder questions such as: ‘where do we come from, ‘what is the purpose of life?’ and ‘What will happen to us after we die?’.
10. Healing – People often visit national parks to scatter the ashes of their loved ones because this place is of special importance to them. Kruger Park is one of the popular places where you can combine a safari with the healing act of returning your loved ones to nature.
Therefore, you may identify with one of the above reasons, or your motivation may be a combination of the above points. Whatever the case, traveling on a safari can and should be an unforgettable experience.