Things to think about when choosing a safari ⋆ Tredwell Travel

Things to think about when choosing a safari


There are so many places to visit in Africa, that it can be daunting to decide whereabouts you would like to go and what you would like to see. Here are some things to consider when choosing
which safari will be the best for you.

What do you want to see on safari?

What are you hoping to see when you travel on your safari holiday? This will determine the areas that you may visit. If you are hoping to see camels, you may wish to travel to the Sahara
Desert, but if you are more interested in the big five, you might consider Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya; Kruger National Park in South Africa; or the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Are you more interested in seeing the migrating wildebeest and zebra in East Africa? Make a list of what you are hoping for, and it will help to narrow down your destination choices.

How do you want to travel on safari?

Safari landrover in foreground, animals in background

There are many options when it comes to modes of transport on safari. The traditional 4×4 is an obvious choice but depending on where you go you may also wish to do a walking safari, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the environment. Some game reserves offer horseback safaris and water safaris, but again, it all comes down to what you are hoping to see and experience whilst there.

How independent do you want to be on safari?

Group tours offer an opportunity to follow a planned itinerary, with set activities for the day. The costs are shared among the group, and you will not have to necessarily think about the admin of planning, arranging park fees, accommodation and food, as this will all be covered. You may prefer a private guided trip, or to go it alone and do a self-drive option. These options
all have their pros and cons, so it is important to talk things through before coming to a decision.

Sustainable Safaris

Safari vehicle with ranger standing under tree Africa

Many safaris are set up to support local communities, protect the natural environment, and conserve wildlife, all whilst leaving behind a minimal footprint, which is also something to consider before booking your trip.

If you would like to discuss your requirements with me, safaris are a specialism of mine, so I would love to chat about your wishlist and help find the best safari trip for you.

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