African safari tours are Journeys into Africa’s wilderness to see wild animals in their natural habitat. Safari is a Kiswahili word which is translated as an overland Journey. Therefore when we say Africa safari we mean an Africa journey.
The perfect African safari includes game viewing, wildlife tracking, cultural encounters, learning about history and taking part in adventure activities with in Africa. Most of Africa safaris are enjoyed according to one’s budget inform of luxury safaris, mid-range safaris and budget safaris. These safaris tours may range from a few days to longer periods depending on the travelers desired destinations and activities. It may even involve the combination of many countries in one safari.
Authentic African safari experience happen in the natural protected areas, game reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and any other wildlife conservation areas of some African countries such as South Africa’s Kruger national park. In East Africa, best African safaris can be experienced in Tanzania’s Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro Conservation crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire national park. In Uganda, best safaris can be enjoyed in Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park and Kidepo valley national park while in Kenya African safaris happen at Masai mara national reserve, Tsavo west national park & Tsavo East national park, Nairobi national park, Aderdare national park, Lake Nakuru national park and Amboseli national park. These African safari destinations offer an amazing experience of seeing wild animals up close in their natural habitats for example the perfect encounter to the famous African big five which include Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Leopards and Buffaloes. African big five form the biggest part of safari market in the entire African continent.
Travelers to Africa enjoy their Safari in many different ways depending on one’s convenience, time and interest. Some one may choose to take a walking safari, flying safaris, or go on road safari, balloon safari, hiking safari, group safari tour, individual safaris and so many more.
Taking a safari to Africa, you greatly contribute to conservation of Africa’s wildlife and their natural habitats. For instance a safari in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo contributes much to the survival of the worlds endangered mountain gorillas, Chimpanzee and golden monkeys. Conservation organization use the proceeds, offering many people jobs, and continuous sensitization of the local Africans about the use of wildlife and tourism. This help to get them out of their bad habits of poaching, hunting and encroachments on the wildlife habitats.
When going for an African safari, many people don’t know what to expect but an African safari tour entails a lot of sightseeing, wildlife viewing, cultural encounters, adventurous activities like mountain climbing, nature walks and so much more. Travelers may choose to experience Africa to the deepest by camping or staying in lodges with an African touch and some may still choose the fancy hotels and lodges.
Many tour companies and travel agency in Africa are ready to arrange for you transportation, best accommodation, day by day activities and guidance. Therefore choosing the best tour agency gives you peace of mind and allows you enjoy the real African safari experience as you get best value of your money and time.
Most of the African safari tours are open to any time of the year since large number of African countries have good climate conditions that allow movement all year round. The best time though for many Africa travelers for safaris is during the months of June to September and November to February during the dry season, giving the best time for wildlife viewing especially in the East and Southern Africa.