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Go Like a Pro: How to Get the Most Out of Your African Safari

Kristen G
by Kristen Gilbert

December 27, 2018

2 minute read

The moment has arrived. You’re getting ready to set out and finally see the Big 5 (lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants and rhinos) in their natural habitat. This is no trip to the zoo, so you want to be fully prepared to absorb every drop of this once in a lifetime experience.

The basics

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Here’s what you need to know about your safari in Africa…

  • Game drives usually occur in the early hours of the morning as well as in the afternoon and evening. Get a good night’s sleep and take advantage of afternoon rest time so you’re refreshed and ready for action.
  • There’s no denying the majesty of the Big 5, but don’t forget to give smaller creatures like birds, insects, reptiles and rodents their due admiration.
  • Look around and appreciate the vast and beautiful landscapes in between animal sightings.
  • Put your camera down for a moment and just be. Take a deep breath. Let the sounds, smells and sights wash over you. Commit them all to memory so that you can come back whenever you want.

Safari essentials

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You can’t get the most out of your safari if you’re not prepared with a few must-haves to make your excursion comfortable.

Here’s what you need to bring…

  • Take your camera equipment, but travel as lightly as possible. Pack plenty of batteries, extra memory cards, and one or two lenses in a water and dust proof bag.
  • You’ll need at least 8x30 magnification strength binoculars to get in for a closer look.
  • Dress the part in a safari outfit by wearing neutral earth tones to blend in with the environment. Keep the weather in mind and dress accordingly.
  • A sturdy pair of hiking boots or walking shoes will help you get around comfortably.
  • Sunscreen, a sun hat and sunglasses are all essentials to protect you from the sun.
  • Don’t forget the bug spray!

Now that you’re ready, the hunt is on. Prepare to have your mind blown.

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