Don't delay visiting Africa on safari, especially because of dwindling wildlife populations - notably from the poaching of elephants and rhinos and the killing of lions - plus human encroachment as a result of a human population explosion. And where humans and animals compete for land, the sad truth is that the animals always lose out. Africa in the twentieth century underwent phenomenal change… from the adventures of early explorers - through the tribulations and eccentricities of the colonial era - on through the struggle of African countries for self-rule - and on to today, where Africa retains the richest diversity and abundance of wildlife and the most fascinating and colorful indigenous cultures.
Most visitors prefer the better-known safari destinations such as (in alphabetical order) Botswana, Kenta. South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Others to consider - especially for a second or third-timer - might include Ethiopia, Namibia, Malawi, Rwanda or Uganda.
Expect to see the greatest profusion of wildlife on earth: elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard (The Big Five), giraffe, hippo, crocodile, cheetah, hyena, jackal, zebra, ostrich, oryx, eland, gazelle, impala, hartebeest, warthog, baboon, monkey, crocodile, mongoose, bush baby and many more; a host of plains game and their ever-attendant predators; countless other fascinating animals and abundant colorful and amazing birds… by day and even by night with a spotlight. Experience the whole spectrum of animal existence from birth to death, exciting adventures, varied activities including escorted bush walks, lovely butterflies, brilliant flowers, fascinating trees, majestic scenery, enchanting tribes, colorful cultures, delightful rainbows, bewitching mirages, golden sunsets, luxurious accommodations (largely in suites), fine cuisine, great wines, delightful hosts, personalized attention, expert guidance, entrancing campfires, star-filled night skies and moonlit nights... in other words, a magical experience you will fondly recall with a smile for years to come!
Africa is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, including the Big Five (elephant, rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, lion and leopard). On a safari, you have the chance to see these animals in their natural habitat, which is an experience that you will never forget.
Africa is a continent with a rich and diverse culture. On a safari, you can learn about the colorful customs and traditions of the local people, and you are likely to have the opportunity to interact with them.
Africa is a beautiful continent, with stunning landscapes that range from lush rainforests to rolling savanna, semi-desert landscapes, snow-capped mountains and white sand beaches. On a safari, you can enjoy dramatic and the breathtaking scenery… and you are likely to spot some wildlife in the background!
A safari can be a great way to relax and rejuvenate and bring everything into true perspective. Spending time in nature can help to reduce stress and anxiety, and it can also improve your overall sense of well-being. You return home relaxed, fulfilled, with possibly a wholesome new outlook on life!
A safari is an evocative journey, an adventure of a lifetime. You never know what you might see or experience on a safari, which is part of what makes it so exciting.
The money that you spend on a safari goes a long way towards supporting conservation efforts in Africa. This helps to protect the wildlife and the natural environment for you and for future generations.
Safaris are conducted in a sustainable way, which means that they do not have a negative impact on the environment. In fact, safaris can actually help to protect the environment by reducing poaching and deforestation.
The safari industry employs millions of people in Africa. By going on a safari, you are helping to support these jobs and to boost the local economy.