African Safari Check List!
Who has not dreamt of going on an African Safari?
Yeah.. Thought so!
Here are 8 things to keep in mind before and during your African Safari.
If you have never been on an African Safari, then you probably have a million and one expectations. Good and bad.
Your experience might be just like The Lion King or Jumani or something totally different! You might also expect to see all of 'The Big 5' namely Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Rhinoceros' and Leopards. But keep in mind that sadly, you probably will not get to see all 5 but hey! maybe you will be one of the lucky ones. *Fingers crossed*
II• TAKE A HAT AND WEAR IT!
You do not want to go back home from your African Safari with sunburn! Make good use of sunscreen and wear a stylish hat for extra protection.
III• DO NOT DISTURB THE ANIMALS
Always remember that you are visitors in the homes of these animals so be cautious of your behaviour and respect their environment and do so from a safe distance. Make sure you listen to your tour guide and follow the rules. In other words, behave your adventurous self.
IV• WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES
You are going to be in the sun, water and possibly some unexpected circumstances so make sure you are wearing comfortable clothing! Go to the active wear section and shop for your safari attire.
Be sure to go for natural colours like tan, olive green and beige as these colours do not alarm the wildlife. These colours are also recommended by many tour companies.
V• LEAVE YOUR GADGETS AT HOME
Some bus rides to your safari locations can be quite long but do not be distracted by your ipad or laptop. Look out the window and enjoy the views! Converse with your fellow tourists and ask your travel guide some questions about the safari.
VI• SHOES COMFORTABLE SHOES!
You will need shoes or boots with strong soles. Go for water resistant boots that you probably won't miss after your adventure!
VII• HASSLE FREE HAIR STYLES
The last thing you want is hair in your face or having to worry about your hair on this once in a lifetime adventure. Go for braids, top knot buns or short cuts!
VIII• HAKUNA MATATA
This in Swahili means "no worries." Timon and Pumbaa were right! This is very useful to have in mind on your safari for all the foreseeable and unforeseeable adventures ahead!