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    7 reasons you should book an African safari

    7 reasons you should book an African safari

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    Whether you’ve watched The Lion King one too many times, or have always had a fascination with wildlife, an African safari is on many a bucket list.

    Here our personal travel managers list seven reasons why you should consider an African safari for your next escape.

    1. The Scenery
      Some areas of Southern Africa are home to iconic landmarks such as Victoria Falls in Zambia, Okavango Delta in Botswana and the Panorama Route, Table Mountain and Kruger National Park in South Africa.The beautiful landscapes and wild scenes on safari can have a profound effect on travellers, and make for especially spectacular photography.
    2. A range of options to suit any budget
      Safaris don’t have to break the bank as there are plenty of options available depending on your budget and how long you wish to spend away.High standards are the norm across most tour providers and the currency exchange rate is often favourable for international visitors. Get a travel expert’s opinion before booking to ensure you’re getting the best available deal.
    3. Versatility – relaxation meets adventure
      The versatility of a safari allows the perfect combination of relaxation and thrill-seeking adventure. Set the pace of exploration yourself, choosing to ease into natural surrounds or hit the ground running with game-viewing experiences.Safaris make for an ideal romantic getaway or honeymoon destination for couples. The tranquillity and beauty of the surrounding nature provides an ideal setting for connecting with your loved one – think candlelit dinners under the stars, nights spent by the fire and romantic sun downers.
    4. Cultural experiences
      Across the continent and on a safari, you’re likely to encounter a vast mix of contemporary and traditional African cultures.In rural and protected areas you have the chance to experience communities that still live off the land and follow traditions that date back hundreds of thousands of years. Expect rich folklore, customary song and dance performances, traditional foods as well as the warm hospitality of the locals.
    5. Expertise of guides
      A game reserve is definitely not a place to get lost and you surely don’t want to come face-to-face with a lion in the wild. Safari guides and game rangers know what they’re doing and are on hand to help you make the most of your African adventure.Guides will not only lead the way and provide security and safety, they can contribute deep insight into the behaviour of certain animals as well as offering an understanding into the cultures and sights you’re likely to encounter on your travels.
    6. Making a difference through conservation
      One of the most positive aspects of a safari is the chance to give back to the animals and communities you’ll interact with. A responsible safari (one that does not take advantage of wildlife) can directly support and build awareness for animal conservation.Wildlife conservation contributes to communities in an economic sense too, providing employment for many developing areas throughout Africa.There are also plenty of chances to volunteer and leave a positive impact through your visit, such as sponsoring a baby elephant.
    7. The animals
      Experience the thrill of a 4×4 safari as you weave your way through bird sanctuaries, searching for nocturnal animals and tracking wildlife along the way.While you’ll encounter an endless array of animals on safari, the ‘big five’ are the most sought after and well known – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and Cape buffalos. Don’t miss the chance to see these creatures and immerse yourself in their natural habitats.

    Hit the road today and explore the raw beauty of an African safari. Speak to your personal travel manager or find one close to you here.


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