Going on an African safari has a certain appeal that is unmatched. Perhaps it is the excitement of getting up up and personal with some of the most magnificent animals on the planet. Perhaps it is the opportunity to become fully immersed in a different culture. Or perhaps it is only the chance to pose as David Attenborough for a few days while donning a khaki hat.
Whatever your motivations for taking an African safari, one thing is for certain: it will be an exhilarating experience. Literally. On your African safari, you might see some of the following wonders:
- The Masai Mara Migration Madness
In quest of safer pastures, nearly a million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles travel from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara every year. And if you are fortunate enough to visit around the time when birds migrate, you are in for a treat. Imagine a stampede of thousands of animals that would stir up dust and yell thunderously as they moved through the plains. With more hooves and less Pamplona, it is comparable to the running of the bulls.
- The Lion King (and Queen…and Cubs)
Without the appealing Elton John songs, Simba, Nala, Scar, and Mufasa are all present. However, as they say, “Hakuna matata!” Nothing compares to watching lion cubs play or a pride of lions relaxing in the sun. Simply do not attempt to pet them. Count on us for this.
- The Great Gorilla Encounter
Gorillas are some of our closest ape relatives, so if you are willing to journey through dense jungle and steep hills, you might just be rewarded with a close encounter. It is fascinating to observe the intelligence of these gentle giants. Just remember to stay your distance if you do not want to become like that one guy from King Kong.
- The Safari Selfie
Let us face it, going on an African safari is primarily done to capture the ideal Instagram moment. You will have plenty of chances to take photos that will make people green with envy, whether a giraffe is munching on a tree in the distance or an elephant herd is passing by. Just remember to take pleasure in the present as well.
These are just a handful of the wonders of an African safari, so there you have it. The best thing, though? You can never predict what you will see next. Perhaps a leopard will be relaxing in a tree or a band of hyenas will be laughing in the darkness. Another possibility is that it will be something much more bizarre, like a group of tourists dodging a charging rhino. Hey, that might occur. African continent, after all.