Safari holidays are a step into nature’s purity and magnificence. The thrills and excitement are no run-of-the-mill matter. Waking up to glorious sunrises and sleeping in the profound silence of the world’s deepest jungles make for an experience like no other. So if you’re planning a holiday and realize you want to add a hitherto inexperienced excitement to your life, head towards Africa.
African Safari Holidays
Africa is a land of unfathomable natural secrets. The lure of its wild terrain is the stuff of legends and myths. Two of the most popular safari destinations are Tanzania and Kenya.
A Tanzania Safari is an indulgence in the extraordinary. The region offers vastly diverse topography, cultures and wildlife. Who hasn’t heard of the Serengeti Plain? The area is home to the world’s largest and most diverse population of wildlife.
The annual migration of animals to this place is a phenomenon of unending mystery to every wildlife enthusiasts. But don’t let the adrenalin rush stop here. There is the tree climbing lion to see in the Great Rift Valley and the Ngorongoro crater’s majesty to witness.
The wonderful Baobab trees of Tarangire National Park are a marvel to watch. If that isn’t enough to quench your thirst for excitement, visit the volcanic Mt. Meru or climb the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro.
There can be no exhaustive to-do list for a Kenya safari. The region has so much to offer that it can take several visits to do it all.
For those who like trekking and mountaineering, Mt. Kilimanjaro near the Tanzania-Kenya border is a challenge worth taking up. The Uhuru peak is the highest point in Africa and can be quite exciting to climb.
However loosen your purse strings a little before you start that trek because the government charges you a fee for every day spent here.
If you really want an undiluted taste of the African wilderness, rent a bike and take off into the mountains. You will see not just topographical wonders but also some very rare species of wildlife. This is a great way to get some bird watching done.
Packing For Safari Holidays
A safari isn’t an experience you can undertake unprepared. Here’s a list of what you should carry with you.
* Valid passport
* A photocopy of the passport, to carry on your person at all times.
* Valid visa
* Photo identification other than your passport.
* Air tickets
* Traveller’s cheques, cards and some cash (please don’t travel without cash)
* Travel Insurance
For your clothing, carry only the basic and most practical stuff on safari holidays. Carry cotton or linen clothes in colours of the earth like beige, olive and brown that keep you cool and help you merge into your surroundings.
Evenings are likely to be chill so carry long sleeved shirts and full length trousers. Take a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and insect repellent along as well.
Other things you must remember to carry on safari holidays are a first aid box and your prescription medicine. Camera, binoculars and a water kit are also essentials to a comfortable and enjoyable safari experience.