Planning a luxury African safari starts with determining the kind of experience you’d like to have. Africa has numerous attractions that discussing them with your travel agent might require some time. Arm yourself with some basic knowledge about the country or countries you’d like to visit. Travel guide books would come in very handy when planning a safari experience you’d never forget. Luxury South African tours differ from other types in terms of destination and accommodations. The amount you’re willing to spend on it is important. You need to come up with a budget whether you’re going for a luxury tour or a less costly one. Luxury African excursions of course, will provide you with comfortable and fine accommodations. You should also expect first rate food, services, amenities and facilities. One other advantage of luxury African safaris is your accommodations will most likely be closer to camp. This gives you more time to enjoy Africa. Your travel planner should get you to witness The Big 5 because it is one of the highlights of a luxury African excursions. Some safaris blend a luxury safari with some budget options to manage the cost. Your African hosting tour guide will be an important part of your trip; choose carefully.
Budget African Safaris
Contrary to what some people believe, budget African tours can be a rewarding experience. Roughing it up in the bush is not such a bad idea if you want to experience Africa as it is. You won’t have the fine accommodations of a luxury Photo safari but you’ll to see what matters most and that is Africa’s wildlife. Budget safaris are mostly participation tours which include setting up your own tent, helping out in the cooking and traveling through Africa by land. With the economy still in recuperation, traveling on a budget is a sensible way to quench your thirst for adventure. You can choose small group tours which only accommodates ten people. Standard park lodges, tented camps and chalets are the usual accommodations. You can upgrade your camping trips, which combines camping and lodge style accommodations. Tailor made guided groups are best for large groups (8-10) and offers flexibility in terms of schedule and budget. Transportation is by land, usually with a seasoned guide who also serves as guide and cook.
Choosing your safari destination
Planning for an African safari includes determining the best place to spend it. South African tours are synonymous with Kruger National Park and rightly so, because it does not disappoint in both safari experience and accommodations. Kruger is the world’s biggest international wildlife park and boasts the Big 5 and more than 15,000 elephants. South Africa is also politically stable. Tanzania has safari destinations which include the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater National Parks. Kenya provides a classic safari experience especially when you witness the wildebeest migration. Some areas of Botswana have the most concentration of wildlife in Africa. Visiting the Chobe National Park is a worthwhile experience. Namibia boasts of the tallest elephants that can be found in Africa. Etosha National Park also has the black rhino which is considered endangered and various other mammals. With 54 countries within its borders, Africa is a vast continent to explore. These 54 countries all have their unique cultures and traditions that can prove enlightening, educational and pleasurable as well. There are many ways to explore Africa. Whether you are going for traditional safari packages or ones that address a specific interest such as birding safaris, African hunting safaris, migration safaris or African lion safaris, it is best to discuss your plans with your travel agent. African safaris that are well planned will often give you the adventure that safaris are usually associated with, whether you’re on a tight budget or able to splurge a bit.