How To Avoid An African Safari Nightmare!

by Dean Caporella - Date: 2007-04-06 - Word Count: 435 Share This!

An African Safari vacation can be a dangerous experience if you don't take the proper precautions before leaving for on of the most mysterious and vast continents on the planet.

Obviously, running into an African lion in his own backyard is dangerous but I'm talking about taking the proper preparation measures and knowing what to wear, where to go and having the necessary documents with you all the time!

What You Need To Take On African Safari

It's amazing how often the simple things are overlooked. For example safari wear is vital. On this trip though you don't want to be too overburdened with luggage in fact, traveling light is always best.

What to wear on safari? It's light clothing in summer and light and heavy during winter. Days can be hot in many parts of Africa however, the nights can be extremely cool. There are some pretty friendly insects in mighty Africa so insect repellent is a must while sunscreen is also a good idea along with a hat or hats!

Be on your guard all the time, particularly in urban areas and I.D. should be with you all the time; even when you go to bed at night, make sure it's in a place you can remember.

Popular Safari Destinations

African lion safaris are always popular. With the African lion coming under scrutiny in recent years with dwindling numbers many people are taking advantage of seeing this magnificent beast in the wild.

Some of the more popular lion safari destinations include the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya, particularly during the months of the wildbeast migration. South Africa's vast Kruger National Park, Botswana's magnificent Central Kalahari, Chobe and Linyati parks and Tanzania's famous reserves, from the Serengeti to Lake Victoria.

The African lion is not the only famous "jungle icon" you'll witness in this amazing landscape. One of Africa's great attraction is it's landscape extremes. From thick jungle to open plains and waterways, if you are a student of photography then you'll be in your element.

Mobile And Walking Safaris

Mobile safaris are the preferred way of seeing Africa. This is because of it's vastness, it makes sense being mobile. It also gives people the opportunity to get closer to some of the wildlife. On many occasions, guides may decide it's safe enough to do a little walking which is a great experience.

On the other hand, walking safaris are the best way to enjoy the surroundings. Obviously, with experienced and legitimate guides, you won't be led into dangerous situations. There are many walking safari options available including backpack expeditions or following well worn trails. Tanzania, Kenya and Botswana offer some excellent walking options.

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