Safari Holidays in Africa: Compromise Without Compromise

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Sometimes, all you want from your international vacation is a chance to get away from it all, lounge on a beach for a week and enjoy the sun, sand, surf and warmth of a tropical all-inclusive destination. Other times, however, you’re looking for something with a little more adventure. You want to really see what this big, wide world has to offer. For trips like that, safari holidays in Africa can be just what the doctor ordered.

Like Nowhere Else


African adventure travel offers up experiences like nowhere else on Earth. Exotic locales, unique vistas and abundant wildlife make Africa the perfect place to plan your adventure holiday, and give you something to talk about for the rest of your life. Take Kruger National Park, for example. Located in the northeast of South Africa, this world-famous nature preserve covers nearly 20,000-square kilometres and offers visitors views of lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, hippos, rhinos, water buffalo and many, many more species of animal and bird. There is a good reason why safari tours have flocked to the park for decades. (And even longer—some parts of the park date back to 1898!) And that’s just one example of what this magnificent continent has to offer its visitors.


The Best of Both Worlds


Of course, there are good reasons why so many people prefer to make all-inclusive resorts their go-to destinations for their holidays abroad. Having every one of your needs cared for, being waited on hand and foot, and knowing that you’re in for an entirely stress-free vacation experience are all incredibly appealing. The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice those comforts to experience the best that travelling in Africa has to offer. With a little research beforehand, you can find the perfect adventure travel company offering the ideal safari vacation package to make your next trip the best combination possible of pampered relaxation and thrilling discovery and adventure.


Things to Look For


There are a few things to keep in mind, however, when shopping around for that perfect company, along with all the basics, like making sure they are in good standing with local and international consumer advocacy agencies; have a good reputation for quality and service; and can deliver the type of package adventure tour that you want. Check on their maximum group size for safari excursions. The best companies will limit their outing group sizes to 10 people (ideally, even less than that) to ensure that everyone on their tours feels like they got the best chance to really experience what the African wilderness has to offer. There’s nothing worse than heading out on the trip of a lifetime only to discover that you’re on a cramped bus with 20-30 other people and have to struggle just to get a fleeting view of the passing savannah. Unless, of course, it’s heading out on the trip of a lifetime only to discover that the company you thought was all-inclusive actually had some fine print in their contracts requiring you to pay extra for meals or provide your own, or look after some other "extras” that you hadn’t anticipated. Of course, the best tour companies offer genuinely all-inclusive packages, but it’s a good thing to proactively check ahead of time to avoid unpleasant surprises.

By keeping these simple tips in mind, you can make sure that you get the best that safari holidays in Africa can give you, and you head home at the end of your trip with fond memories that you’ll cherish and share for the rest of your life.

Cape Town


Kruger National Park

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