Many people book a safari trip without really knowing what they're letting themselves in for. They don't really do much research and, as a result, they don't know what else is on offer. There's much more to a safari adventure than just driving around the desert. There is so much to do and see that I'd hate for anybody to miss out. That's why I've compiled this list of fantastic things to do while on safari.
If you're thinking about planning a safari holiday, or are not yet convinced, read on for my tips on making the most of your trip.
Explore The Desert
Okay, let's start with the obvious, shall we? Safaris may not be as single-minded as many people think they are, but it still has its main attraction. That is encountering wild animals up close and personal. It's an experience that you can't put a price on, really. Being accompanied by a tour guide will keep you safe in on the desert plains, and you get to see so many marvelous creatures in their natural habitat.
When it comes to your regular safari, you have two choices: a driving tour or a camping trip.
A Hummer Safari is by far the most popular choice. People probably just feel safer knowing they're inside a vehicle and able to escape if things get sticky. However, as long as you follow the instructions of your tour guide, safaris are perfectly safe. That's why some people choose to get the most natural experience possible - with a camping trip. It may seem like a crazy prospect, but it can be such a rewarding experience. Being surrounded by nature - with none of the distractions of modern life - is incredible. Read my list of reasons as to why you should consider a holiday in the wilderness.
If you think that everything you need to see is just above ground, you'd be wrong. In fact, there are so many amazing experiences to be had underwater. There's a reason so many people have snorkeling on their bucket list, you know?
Beneath the surface, there's thousands of different tropical fish to be found. An assortment of colours and shapes await you. It's almost like being on another planet - visually breathtaking. Make sure you read tips on staying safe when deep sea diving, though.
Experience the Culture
There may be some days that you don't feel like exploring much. That's okay, too. There's plenty of time for adventure on other days. A common misconception is that there's nothing else to do on a safari trip, and that's not true.
Most countries also have standard holiday resorts. If you're staying in a hotel, you can take a day of rest instead. Spend the day in the spa, or on the beach, or sitting idly by the pool. Take a few good books, and you'll be able to recover quickly for your next round of African adventure!
There's also plenty of new food, music and people to experience too, so make sure you don't miss out on that, either!