With the world finally starting to open up to travel again after the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be thinking about what sort of holiday you and your family want to take next. There are many different options out there, from city breaks and ski trips to beach vacations, however, one possibility that you should definitely consider is going on safari.
Taking a safari trip can be a life-changing experience, and as such is high on many people’s bucket lists. Here are just some of the reasons why it should be on yours too.
It’s A Unique Opportunity To Get Up Close With Majestic Wildlife
The animals are the most obvious reason to go on safari. Although you can see wild animals in zoos, nothing beats the feeling of watching them in their natural habitat on Tanzania safaris. It is also much more ethical because the animals are free in the wild rather than being trapped in cages.
From majestic pride of lions to zebras, elephants, chimps, hippos and jaw-dropping wildebeest migrations, the sights you can see will literally take your breath away. There are many different safari packages available depending on what type of wildlife you’re most interested in seeing, so you can tailor your trip to your preferences.
You Can Explore Stunningly Beautiful Landscapes
In addition to the animals themselves, the landscapes you can explore while viewing them are amazing – and far more varied than you might realize. From wide grassy plains dotted with iconic baobab trees to snow-capped mountains, lush jungles, and lazy rivers, you will be able to discover a wealth of different environments on a safari holiday.
Plus, after the sun sets you’ll be treated to an unbelievable view of the stars thanks to the lack of light pollution, giving you a true sense of the wonder of the universe and our place in it.
You Get The Chance To Support Conservation Efforts And Local Communities
When you go on safari, a certain percentage of the fees you pay to enter national parks go towards conservation efforts to protect both the animals and the natural environment. You can also help to support local communities and keep the indigenous culture alive by spending money on food and souvenirs in the area.
All the best safari lodges are highly environmentally friendly and employ local people, so keep this in mind when choosing where to stay. That way you can do as much good as possible during your trip.
It’s A Fantastic Learning Opportunity
No matter how old you are, going on safari offers unbeatable opportunities to learn about wildlife, the environment, and the local culture. Safari guides are extremely knowledgeable about all of these topics, so be sure to make the most of the chance to talk to them about the subjects that interest you.
If you’re travelling with kids, there may also be special programs that they can take part in too. Plus of course, you’ll get a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and be able to get some incredible photos to show everyone back home!