Going on safari is probably going to be one of your most cherished experiences. It’s that once-in-a-lifetime vacation that will stimulate all the senses. Just imagine being out in the African wilderness—that fresh smell of trees and bush around you, feeling the hot sun warming your skin and being immersed in the incredible wildlife experience unique to Africa. At the end of it, take home your vacation glow and unforgettable memories of many life-changing moments. These are guaranteed to carry you through whatever life may throw at you. In this two-part series, we share How to plan a safari (part 1) and our most popular types of safaris for you to start narrowing down the options.
Come One, Come All – Safaris Galore
At Wandering Thru, we create custom safari trips in Africa, so no two safaris are the same. However, there are different types of safaris out there to cater to even the most discerning of clients and endless options that can become – well, confusing to stay the least.
In this issue, we face the “elephant” in the room: how to go on about planning a safari.The initial planning can turn into an overhwleming experience, especially for first-time safari goers. Where to start? There is so much to consider in location, travel, activities, and more.
That’s where we come in; we’ll help you plan your safari – using our expertise right from the dreamy start. We’ll ensure that you are a part of the whole planning process while taking care of all the taxing details so you can focus on the dream quality of your trip. We provide expert thought-through advice on logistics, visa and health requirements, packing lists, reading recommendations based of animal species or experiences you’re after-the list continues.
Your safari experience will be magical, tailored to your heart’s desires. So, without further ado, let’s answer some of the key questions that go into of planning the best safari vacation!
Step 1: What’s your travel type?
We first start by helping you choose your adventure. Is this glamping in the African terrain? Or a first-class experience all the way? Africa’s diverse and historic safari locations all cater to help make your safari dreams come true. We like to keep the options simple:
- Luxury Safari Experiences
- Privately Guided Safaris
- Honeymoon Safaris
- African Adventures
- Family Safaris
- Custom Safaris – plan something specific and tailor-made
Want to see the iconic “Big-five”? The magnificent 7? Leopards in the Sabi Sands? Or, how about chilling with the elephants in Chobe? Or trekking for gorillas? There are many locations within Africa for you to live out your wildest safari dreams. We’d suggest you start by looking at our places on offer. Take a peek at our social media channels for inspiration, and then narrow down areas you would be interested in visiting. Whether this is your ‘first rodeo’ or you’re a safari veteran planning your safari to ensure you have the best experience is imperative. And, when working with experienced in-destination safari experts, even more so.
Step 2: What Activities Do You Enjoy?
Are you looking for a luxury getaway in the bush? Or an authentic Adventure Africa wildlife experience? How about canoeing down the Zambezi River? A hot-air balloon over the Great Migration? If you have imagined it, we can do our best to make it happen. Dive into those immersive experiences that have kept the light in your eyes over this past year and let us know what will set your soul on fire. These bucket list activities will be some of the most defining moments of your safari – memories that last a lifetime! Africa becomes your playground. With an abundance of fresh air activities on tap, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Step 3: Talk to our Safari Specialists
Once you have decided what type of safari you want to enjoy, one of our specialists will curate the perfect travel plan for you. From accommodation to planning activities to suit your budget and desired experiences, let us what you’d like, and we’ll make that happen!
Step 4: Go on safari, fall in love with Africa
Once settled on your ideal safari experience, we present your travel plan to you—careful consideration of all the required booking information, transfers, and special requests. Let’s take care of the details for you while you sit back, relax and enjoy your incredible African vacation.
Because no two safaris should be the same
We wish to ensure that your experience with us is a memorable one. So, there’s no need to worry about a thing! Let us bring to life the safari of your dreams by helping you plan your next trip. It’s as easy as that. Get in touch with us to get the ball rolling – we’d be delighted to help you Wander on Thru to your next safari!