African Safari Travel Tips
African Safari Travel Tips that you’ll definitely want to take into account before heading out on your next big African safari adventure.
1. Go on as many game drives as you can
2. Don’t miss out on a night drive
Most of the major national parks and game reserves give visitors the option to go on a guided night drive. Make sure to do at least one! It’s a unique chance to see nocturnal animals (e.g. lions, leopards and hyenas) being active.
3. Bring a good camera
4. Get binoculars or a fancy zoom lens
5. Wear Earth colors
6. Resist the urge to yell “Pumbaa!” when you see a warthog
7. Don’t flash an angry elephant
8. Bring a head lamp.
When you’re camping in national parks and reserves while on safari–or really anytime you’re camping or backpacking anywhere–a head torch (otherwise known as a headlamp) is a very handy thing to have on hand. Not only will it light the way to anywhere you need to go after dark, but it’ll also leave your hands free to shuffle through your things to find whatever you’re looking for in your pack or tent, and even allow you to easily read a book in the dark. I never go on a backpacking trip without one!