From the golden savannahs of the Serengeti to the green swamps of the Okavango Delta, Africa captures the hearts of adventurers and explorers.
The continent is home to some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes and also has rich mosaics of culture and heritage.
With its glorious big game, there is no better way to experience Africa than on a tailor-made safari.
An African safari is a journey wealthy traders created centuries ago. They first came to Africa to hunt the plains for wild game trophies to hang on their walls.
Go on a photo safari
Of course, travellers today tend to hunt more for photo opportunities…
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However, they still encounter the same scenes that have fascinated explorers throughout history.
There are still thousands of zebras migrating across grasslands, flocks of fluorescent flamingos creating a pink swathe across a lake, lions feasting on a hard-earned kill.
You can watch millions of wildebeest on their annual migration or spend time with a family of endangered mountain gorillas.
However, although you might want to drop everything and jump on the first flight out, there is a lot of planning to be done first.
You can join a package safari where everything is organised for you, or plan it all and brave it alone.
Planning your trip
Either way, there are several important factors to consider.
Far from a trip to the local zoo, an African safari for a start generally involves getting to and staying in remote locations.
Then there are the game drives or hikes in search of animals in their natural habitats.
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Travel and tour information summary from The South African Travel News.Author: Mia Russell