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What to consider when planning your African Safari?

What to consider when planning your African Safari?



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Published on 1st January, 2023

Expert Tips for Planning the Perfect African Safari

Planning an African safari can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it can also be overwhelming, especially if you are doing it for the first time. To help you plan the perfect trip, Oreteti Safari has compiled a list of quick and easy steps to crafting an African safari. As experts in the field, we understand the challenges of planning a safari, and we are here to help you every step of the way. Our tried and true Safari Travel Tips will ensure that you have a smooth and hassle-free journey, so you can focus on enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Africa. Whether you are a first-time traveller to Africa or an experienced safari-goer, these tips will help you plan a safari that is both enjoyable and memorable.

  1. Destination: There are many different countries in Africa that offer safari experiences, each with its own unique attractions and highlights. Choose a destination that aligns with your interests and budget.
  2. Time of year: The best time to visit Africa for a safari depends on the destination and the type of wildlife you want to see. Some regions, like the Serengeti, have a distinct rainy season, while others have a more predictable climate year-round. Note: if you are budget-sensitive it is more likely to get the best deals during the low season.
  3. Length of trip: The length of your safari will depend on your budget and how much time you have available. Most safaris range from 3 to 10 days, but longer trips are also available.
  4. Type of safari: There are many different types of safaris available in Africa, ranging from luxury lodges to budget camping safaris. Choose a safari that aligns with your comfort level and budget. This is an important part of the safari and it shouldn't be overlooked. We don't recommend budget safaris, as you will have a trade-off between comfort and budget. But from our experience budget safaris are always cost full so you must be wise when you choose one.
  5. Group size: The size of your group can impact the cost of your safari, as well as the type of accommodations and activities you can do. Larger groups may be able to negotiate a better rate with safari operators, while smaller groups may have more flexibility and a more intimate experience.
  6. Accommodations: Africa offers a wide range of accommodations, from luxury lodges to budget campsites. Choose accommodations that align with your budget and comfort level. For a comfortable stay, we recommend choosing a hotel with at least $100 per night cost for a full board basis.
  7. Mode of transportation: The mode of transportation you choose for your safari, there are several options to choose from, which are flights, boats, or cars. If you opt for a car it is important to insist on new & well-maintained cars.
  8. Choosing the right Operator: Another factor that shouldn't be ignored is choosing the best operator which will handle all your travel logistics. We recommend you to reach out to the operator and plan a full detailed itinerary before your arrival, this will enable hustle-free movements upon your arrival. Choosing a local company ensures you a better deal but you need to be aware of scammers.

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