Have you been planning to go on an African safari? If so, you are aware that this will be an exciting thing to do, because you are not likely to have another experience like it. An African safari is something you are unlikely ever to forget.
There are various locations that offer African safaris - East Africa, Central Africa and South Africa - the area of the continent that is generally referred to as Sub-Sahara Africa. Make sure that you do your research and choose wisely.
There are certain safaris that have the basic African safari animals - viewed from a mini-bus - where you feel insulated and protected.
Then there are those that have the same wild animals, but you are on foot - on a walking safari. Walking safaris were pioneered by
The walking safari is not recommended for children under 12.
Depending on the type of experience you are looking for, determine which particular African safari you should choose - and which of the African Safari Animals you wish to see.
The Most Popular
What are the most popular African animals you ask? Well the elephants are always popular. Perhaps this is because people are so amazed to see such a huge animal but one which seems deceptively docile.
As long as the elephants are treated right, and out in the wild they roam free so they seem quite content. Still there are times when there may be a mock charge - or some territorial displays. You need to be in the care of an experienced safari guide to negotiate such situations successfully. Elephants always have right of way.
Zebras are very popular animals, their stripes give them an exotic look that conveys Africa better than most images we know of. These are gentle African animals, always on the alert for predators. The animals you see are in top physical condition - there is a reason for that. The animals you see are survivors in a very demanding environment, the threat of predators is ever present.
The cape buffalo is considered one of the most dangerous animals of the African wilderness. They are a favorite prey of lions, and lion prides have been known to follow large buffalo herds - looking for an opportunity to make a kill.
African rivers such as the Luangwa River and the Zambezi River have large populations of hippos and crocodiles. Both are among the dangerous animals of Africa.
Before you head off to your African safari, you should read up on the areas you plan to visit. Today most safari companies have a presence on the web - you can go online and investigate. You can do research in ways that were unheard of just a few years ago.
This way you will know what to expect. You have to choose how "wild" you want your safari to be - there are a vast variety of offerings. Above all, experienced safari guides are a must - you do not want to venture out into the wilds without the guidance of an "Africa hand" of solid experience.