Where is the best place to go on safari in Africa? Much depends on whether you want to see the Big Five, or East Africa’s Great Wildebeest Migration, or if you’re interested in smaller creatures such as birds. These five countries offer some of the most spectacular and diverse safari experiences on the continent.
A Safari in Africa is a dream come true for many travellers. After all, who wouldn’t want to experience the beautiful environment of the African plains while viewing amazing animals in their natural habitat? Add on some interesting cultural and culinary experiences, and you have the recipe for an amazing trip. These tips will help you plan your perfect safari adventure.
As a great option for those of us who are constantly on a tight travel budget, South Africa definitely offers a very unique experience. As long as you plan it out well, you won’t break the bank, and you’ll still get to see some pretty spectacular sights and have a ton of fun. Of course, in the interest of you having the best time possible on your trip, we’d like to offer you a few tips, so for anyone who’s longing to see South Africa here are some of the things to keep in mind.
Before I visited the Seychelles, I had read a lot about how this is one of the most expensive destinations in the world and not at all suitable for backpackers. Moreover, since it is termed as a honeymoon spot, I wasn’t sure if going solo here was actually a good choice or not. But, in the end, my love for traveling to islands won over my fear of traveling solo in an expensive country and I am really grateful for it. You know why? Because Seychelles is not as expensive as they claim it to be. Yes, it is still slightly expensive in comparison to South East Asian countries but it is quite easily manageable. I managed my entire 15 day solo trip to this island for $730 USD, and here is how you can do it too.
Just to prove that you don’t need to be a millionaire, tighten up your budget and explore the countryside and cosmopolitan of Cape Town because there are so many great things to do without having to spend a fortune.
As summer approaches, discussions of potential family vacation destinations arise. Without a doubt, an African safari is on your wish list. Elephants, leopard, rhino; seeing them in the wild against a backdrop of bushveld as the sun sinks is incomparable. A safari is also the perfect multigenerational holiday; we’re never too young or too old to enjoy watching wildlife in its habitat. A safari is exciting, fun, bonding, and a fascinating natural history lesson every day. It will become the best trip your family has ever taken.
The Sinai Peninsula of Egypt is truly a fascinating place. During our time in the area, we spent a few days near Mt. Sinai and a few more relaxing on the coast of the Red Sea. First, our journey took us from Cairo on a fairly long bus ride to the town of Katreen, near the base of Mt. Sinai and St. Katherine’s Monastery. We slept at a small Bedouin camp and met some other travelers who had hiked to the top of the mountain the night before, starting at 2:00 in the morning. Supposedly this was the best time to hike in order to avoid the heat and also see the sunset from the top of the mountain.
Here are a few more photos from Morocco, one of our favorite countries.
The theme of this week’s Photo Friday is Southern Ethiopia. This is part of my personal effort to convince as many people as possible to visit Africa. After spending several months on the continent, we realized that we had only experienced a drop in the bucket. Africa is so huge and diverse that it would take years to fully understand all of the cultures, history, tragedy, and beauty that this immense land has to offer.
Despite what you may have heard, Ethiopia is not starving. It is green, lush, and full of life and culture. It is diverse and amazing. From the highlands in the north to the tribal lands of the south, to the religious and historical sites to the stunning landscapes, Ethiopia offers something for everyone. We spent a month in the country. You should, too.