Best Kept Safari SecretsNovember 26, 2015
When it comes to safaris, people have some pretty bizarre preconceptions. These notions turn into excuses to never go on a safari holiday and that’s just ridiculous! Nobody should be deprived of an African safari experience just because of a few misguided rumours. With that being said, we’re about to expose the truth behind the 5 biggest myths about safaris …
1. Safaris are too difficult to organise.
What nonsense! Of course if you are going to try and organise every detail by yourself from your bedroom half a world away it will be quite a challenge, but that’s why you go through a reputable safari specialist. Safari specialists (such as yours truly) have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that you not only get the best value for your money, but also have the best possible experience while in Africa.
2. Safaris are too strenuous.
In actual fact, it can be quite the opposite! Most safari lodges allow guests to customise their days to be as activity-filled or feet-up-styled as their preferences dictate. Unless you’re trekking to the mountain gorillas, most of the time is spent drinking gin and tonic, eating delicious meals and being driven around to various locations for more meals and gin and tonic. Not quite as Indiana Jones as you’d probably pictured.
3. Safaris are too expensive.
Again, what nonsense! You heard right, folks. Although they’re not what you would call a ‘budget’ holiday, when you do it through a safari specialist, the packages are generally all inclusive of accommodation, transport and food. Hardly any unexpected costs arise once on safari as everything is taken care of and organised already. All you need is extra pocket money to buy presents for your jealous friends back at home.
4. Safaris are too dangerous.
Believe it or not, although the African continent certainly does have its dangerous corners, safari lodges are some of the safest places in the world in terms of crime, violence and terrorist attacks. And, while there will always be an element of danger when dealing with wild animals, game drives/walks are always accompanied by experts and incidents of wild animal attacks are incredibly rare and unlikely.
5. Safaris are too time-consuming.
You need at least 2 weeks for a safari, right? Wrong! Most safari experts will tell you that in fact all you need is about 8 days for a successful safari experience. Every day on safari is generally jam-packed full of activities from sight-seeing to game drives to local village visits. If you’ve got the time, stay longer, but if you don’t you’ll still get the full experience.
So there you have it! The 5 biggest safari myths exposed. Now that you know the truth, what are you going to do about it? Click here to check out our various safari tour options.
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