Of all the holiday experiences that you could ever embark on, a safari is probably one of the more extravagant ones that will take you miles out of your comfort zone. It’s something that surprisingly few people have experienced and you’d be surprised at just how enlightening a safari can be. Unfortunately, a lot of people are put off by the idea of a safari. Perhaps they’re concerned about their safety or maybe they don’t realize just how eye-opening a safari can really be.
So in this post, we’re going to look at a couple of reasons that you should absolutely go on a safari tour one day. Whether it’s this year, next year or even within the next decade, it’s something that you should absolutely try at least once in your life!
You get to see majestic animals in their natural habitat
One of the main reasons that people go on safari trips and tours is because they want to see majestic animals like lions and rhinos in their natural habitat. This is arguably enough of a reason to go on a safari trip and everything else can be considered an extra on top.
Getting to see animals in their natural habitat is a completely different experience compared to a zoo. While a zoo goes to great lengths to replicate environments for the animals, there’s nothing quite like seeing them in a large open space minding their own business. Some animals are even friendly with the park guides and will come up to your vehicle and welcome you onto the plains. Other animals are a little more fearsome and your park guide will make sure to stay a good distance from them. While this means you can’t get up close to some of the more dangerous animals, you’ll be able to see them from a distance with the help of binoculars.
With your guide explaining things with their local knowledge and the chance to see animals in their natural habitat, it’s a wonderful experience that you simply can’t miss. It’s also a fantastic way to learn more about these animals and how local communities aim to protect and conserve these environments. It’s a brilliant learning experience that can open your eyes to a wonderful section of the animal kingdom.
Experience incredible natural events
If seeing these animals in their natural habitat isn’t enough, then how about spectating them during some of the biggest natural events in the world?
One of the best examples of this is The Great Migration, an annual event that takes place in Africa where millions of zebras, wildebeest, and other animals make a journey across Tanzania and Kenya. Along the way, they face a myriad of threats such as crocodiles, lions and leopards. It’s a spectacular event that should be on the bucket list of every traveler. It’s something that looks incredible on video and in pictures, but the sheer scale and beauty of the event is something that cannot be understood without seeing it with your own eyes.
Luckily, there are plenty of fantastic safari tours and adventure packages that focus solely on The Great Migration. Make sure you book early as it’s an incredibly popular event that will see most of the popular lodges reserved ahead of time. If you want to get the best views of this natural event, we suggest doing a bit of research on the best time to go.