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- Luxury Authentic Botswana Safaris.
- Walking safaris in Zambia.
- Family Safaris.
- Where will a safari vacation take you?
- How Children benefit from a family safari.
- Malawi for a different luxury safari vacation.
- Safari and the city.
- Planning a holiday in Africa
- Specialist safaris - private vehicles
- Planning a luxury safari.
- A Good Guide makes a Luxury Safari.
- Photographic Safaris - Private Vehicles.
- Botswana Safaris - Nxai Pan.
- Family Safaris - Young Children
- The best time to go on Safari.
- Safaris for the girls.
- South Africa Safari Tours
- African Safaris - A dream to a reality.
- What is a Safari camp?
- Are luxury safaris worth it?.
- African Safari Adventures.
- The South Luangwa Safari camps.
- Gorilla Safaris Explained.
What a Safari in Africa is really all about.
So what is the Safari experience that so many rave about? Why is it so great to stay in a tent in the middle of nowhere? Isn’t that roughing it? Is it like the typical camping holiday where your clothes remain damp for a week, food isn’t that spectacular and you long for your own bed by day two. These are the typical understandings of someone who has never been on a luxury safari before yet has ingested the misgivings attached to a more domestic camping trip at home to ‘camping’ in Africa.
The short answer is ‘no’. Luxury safari camps in Africa are of a very high standard. Zip down the door flaps at night and if you plug your ears to blot out the male lion roaring in the distance or the hippo grunting (which sounds like laughter) in the river to the side of camp and you could very well be in a world class hotel room. With a four poster bed standing on a deep pile plush rug, luxury en-suite bathroom with Victorian Claw footed bath and soft fluffy towels you can begin to understand the comfort level in the bush. Even at a more ‘traditional’ standard of camp, you can expect a well fitted out en-suite bathroom and large double bed with soft linens in a walk-in style safari tent. Each safari camp usually has on average eight units, making it a very personal experience for just yourself and whoever else is in camp when you are there. You are likely to find that other guests are like minded and some guests make friends for life.
So now you are convinced on the accommodation, what else draws people to Safari in Africa? Well of course in the first instance it’s the opportunity to see Africa’s wonderful wildlife and nature untouched.
Start your day on luxury safari with the pitter patter of monkey feet scrambling across the canvas roof above you. Listen to Africa awaken in the early hours just before dawn as you lay in your bed refreshed after a superb night’s sleep. A gentle tap at the canvas door tells you there is coffee and muffins outside at the entrance to your tent which you retrieve quickly before the monkeys take advantage. Unzipping the tent flap you breathe the cool misty morning air and let your eyes fall on the mist laced floodplain before you retreat to enjoy the coffee and to get ready for the day.
You would then head for the guest camp fire where you, your fellow guests and your guides make plans for the day. You are likely to have the option of a few activities which are possible that day. You might like to go for a safari walk through the bush before breakfast, or head out to a far flung corner of the park in search of the lion that you heard the previous night. If season permits you could find yourself gliding along in a Mekoro a traditional canoe, or enjoying a boat trip. Zambia is unique from the Busanga Plains tree-climbing lions to the impressive elephant herds in the Lower Zambezi, Zambia is wild, often uncharted and untouched.