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Feb-2016

Tips On Planning An African Safari Trip

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For the ultimate wildlife and nature adventure, an African safari trip should be number on your list. To see lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, buffaloes, and other animals in their natural habitat is an exhilarating experience that is worth every cent, so do not wait any longer to start your safari trip planning.

Passport And Visa

Before booking a flight or a safari package tour to Africa, make sure to have all the right travel documents ready. Check if your passport is still valid. Find out if the country you are going to requires a visa. Be updated on their travel regulations so that you can sort everything out before you head out.

Budget And Accommodations

Safari trips are usually quite costly, but they can be tailored to fit within your budget. For those with more money to spare, there are luxury camping tents and lodges that come with air-conditioning, linens, and first-class facilities to make the stay as comfortable as possible. On the other hand, there are also budget-friendly camping grounds that offer only the basics, such as a bed in a tent and a water supply.

Temperature And Climate

In this part of the world, the months of June, July, August, and September are typically dry and cool — average temperature is in the low 20s, with no rain and very low humidity — so tourists often choose this time to travel there. It is also advised to research the animal migration pattern forecasts in each country to be able to catch this amazing phenomenon on your visit.

What To Pack

Because of Africa’s temperate climate, clothes that are neutral-colored and made of light fabrics are the best outfits to wear while on a safari trip there. Bring sturdy boots for long, outdoor walks. Insect repellent, sunscreen, and bug spray also need to be applied regularly. A wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, binoculars, a camera with extra batteries and memory cards, and a water bottle are also vital. Have a small backpack to carry all these things with you every time you go out.

Vaccinations

Travelling to Africa may pose certain health risks, so foreigners are advised to get the appropriate immunizations and medications before they fly there. Visit a medical clinic in your country that specializes in this so that you can get the necessary shots and treatment against diseases like malaria, typhoid, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B.

 

 

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