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Refreshing Reasons to Consider a Safari Vacation

Just think about it. The city life can be found in pretty much every corner of the planet. You’re probably living in the city right now, and quite possibly trying to concentrate on this post, while cars are zooming by and the city buzz drowns out your thoughts. It’s a rat race out there, and quite frankly, it all just gets a little too overwhelming every now and then.

Oh, how lovely it would be to break away- jet off to a remote island far far away and just immerse yourself in some peace! That’s the most likely thing to do, right?

But, have you ever thought of taking the kind of break that allows you not only some peace but has you learning, seeing and experiencing something completely new?

Have you ever thought to embark on a real African adventure, where the wildlife roam free, the vast plains have been left untouched, the African sky glows in all its glory, and the true essence of nature awaits your presence? Sounds like a treat to me!

If that’s not enough to get you going, we’ve compiled the most refreshing reasons for going on a safari vacation, and believe me, you’ll be booking that ticket after this!

See Wildlife Right Before Your Eyes

Seeing the wildlife on the telly, is just not the same as seeing them in the flesh. Also, by going on a safari, you have a good chance of seeing the wildlife in action; lions making kills, hyena’s scavenging for food, elephants bathing in the water or even witnessing the greatest mammal migration. How many people can say that they got to witness nature in its purest form, right before their eyes? If that’s not enough, there are many wildlife species are on the endangered list, making it a great reason to visit sooner than later!

Experience The Culture

Africa prides itself in its rich, varied cultures. In many places throughout Africa, tourists are able to meet the descendants of the San people, who are the indigenous people of Africa. The San were hunter-gatherers and lived off the land, and there are still many of them who practise the culture. The San people have so much to teach the western world, from the way they gather food, to the way they made their clothing, to their spiritual teachings. It’s an experience that is both informative and exceptionally interesting.

Try Your Hand at Photography

Not only are the animals exceptionally photogenic, the great plains and the African sunset’s and sunrises are all a sight to be reckoned with. Africa is the perfect place to try your hand at photography, as it’s one of the most picturesque places on the planet. So, even if you’re a rookie and could do with some photography tips, the pictures that you’ll get out of Africa, will have everyone thinking you’re a pro!

Break Away

In the African bush, there is no such thing as stress. In these remote areas, the hustle and bustle of city life are non-existent. The only cars you’ll see are safari vans, and the only buildings are luxury lodges! There is little reception out there too, so checking your emails and being harassed by your boss are completely off the cards! Quite honestly, this is the only reason I need!

Magical Landscapes

From the swirling, red sands in Namibia, to the salt pans in Botswana, the magnificent bushveld of Tanzania, and the vast mountain ranges of Kenya, the diversity of the African landscapes ensures every place brings along an entirely different experience. To think one can find all of these gems on one continent is pretty mind-blowing, and what’s more, it’s the only continent on earth that has this much variety in terms of scenery and landscapes.

Live in The Lap of Luxury

The lodges nestled in these perfect locations are the epitome of luxury and comfort. Waking up to the most glorious African sunrise, wildlife abuzz and the untouched plains that go on for miles, it’s a paradise all on its own. So, don’t just think of animals and game drives when you think of a safari vacation- think of the exceptional food, service and the gorgeous place you’ll be resting your head.

After all, that, tell me you’re not considering a safari vacation? With so many places to choose from, so much to see and so much to do, what more could you want? Book that African adventure and get that camera, ready! There’s a whole world that awaits you, out there!

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