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Part 1 – Trip Purpose – How To Plan An African Safari Trip

by AfricanMecca Safaris / Thursday, 31 December 2015 / Published in Blog For AfricanMecca Safaris, Safari Planning Blog Posts - AfricanMecca Safaris

Part 1 – Trip Purpose – How To Plan A Safari Trip To Africa

31 December 2015 | Published By AfricanMecca Safaris | Blog CategoriesSafari Planning.

There are several key questions to think through when planning your ideal safari holiday to Africa. The first one is “What do you really want to do?” Not what you think you ought to do, nor what your friends recommend, but the nearest thing you can achieve to your own personal wildest dream of what you want from your African travel experience. The other main considerations are your own well-being, fitness, abilities and your available budget. Do you want Luxury Tier 1, Deluxe Tier 2 or Value Tier 3 itinerary with AfricanMecca? Do you want to see breathtaking hordes of the Serengeti and Masai Mara migratory wildebeests, zebras or mighty elephants of Chobe, Tarangire and Amboseli from a 4×4 game-viewing safari vehicle? Would you prefer to look at pristine wilderness or magnificent river from a tree house, a camp, the deck of a house-boat or a hot-air balloon? Do you want to film or photograph the Big Five in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater or South Africa’s Kruger National Park or do you want to simply yet discerningly experience the dynamic, unique ecosystem of Botswana’s lush Okavango Delta or the UNESCO World Site Heritage wilderness of Lewa Conservancy in Laikipia cushioned around Mount Kenya. Does your preference extend to chic tours of Garden Route in the Eastern Cape or diverse festivals in Zanzibar or Cape Town? Or do you ache to test yourself against the most challenging terrain in the world, from mountains and volcanoes like Kilimanjaro and Ol Donyo Lengai in northern Tanzania  to searing Namibian desert on the Skeleton Coast and scuba dives in the colorful coral reefs of the Indian Ocean in Mafia, Pemba and Mombasa? Perhaps your sense of adventure extends to bungee jumping at Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe, whitewater rafting on the Zambezi or even Uganda’s Nile, fly-camping along the Luangwa River in Zambia or Rufiji River in Selous Tanzania ending with trekking through arduous untamed forest rife with fire ants and nettles in search of endangered Rwandan and Ugandan gorillas.

Experiential AfricanMecca vacation activities can also extend to cultural or historical expeditions which can be as eye-opening as the survival skills of a Kalahari bushman in Makgadikgadi, as moving as a Maasai wedding ceremony in the Mara, as awe-inspiring as the fossil bones or footprints of prehistoric man in Koobi Fora Turkana or Olduvai Gorge or ancient cave rock paintings in Botswana’s Tsodilo Hills, Matobo Hills and Diana’s Vow in Zimbabwe, and as heart-rending as memorials of Rwandan genocide. You can even find opportunities to volunteer as a teacher, a sports organizer, a doctor, a conservationist, a humanist or a researcher at many destinations in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia or Zambia on projects as varied as rehabilitating leopards, counting birds, lion and rhino tracking projects, protecting turtles and sharks (Cape Town) and also giving a hand to school children living with their host families or orphanages. Depending on the purpose of your visit, your tour of Africa can last days or weeks as you desire, or comprehend more than one activity. A honeymoon could be spent climbing Kilimanjaro for charity ending with a safari in Tanzania, horse-riding in South Africa or at a barefoot beach paradise by the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar, Mozambique, Seychelles, Maldives or Mauritius, or any combination of all these activities and more. If you are investing in a once-in-a-lifetime anniversary adventure, you may as well extend it to cover a variety of destinations and activities during the same wilderness trip. Whatever your imaginary idyll involves, AfricanMecca Safaris have the expertise and enthusiasm to create a seamless, hassle-free custom itinerary to encompass any or all of your wildest travel fantasies.

Continue reading the complete blog articles below

Part 1 – Trip Purpose – How To Plan An African Safari Trip

Part 2 – Where To Go On Safari In Africa

Part 3 – How To Choose Your African Safari Quality & Service Standards

Part 4 – How Long To Go On Safari In Africa

Part 5 – Why Go On An African Safari & Pre – Post Trip Extensions


More Parts Coming Soon – Stay Tuned


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