By Lidia Staron

If you’re bored with the predictable, then it’s time to change routes. Unleash your adventurous side with a trip to Africa. African is full of incredible activities and intense experiences that you can’t afford to skip it on your bucket list. For instance, a trip to South African is more than just a stroll in a real-live museum but an immersion into a different world. A six to eight hour of walking and driving could bring you into brushing elbows and totally integrating with the locals and learning everything about their wildlife in the game reserves, and more while you are on- or off-road.

Larger Than Life – Experience Of The Wild

If you are in for the chase, then you are bound to get exactly that in South Africa. Every man is born for the hunt or for the thrill of the chase. This is exactly why you can’t leave your camera when on a Safari escapade, for instance, every single moment is guaranteed breathtaking. You can’t really isolate one frame from another. Every photo of wildlife encounters is not just Instagram-worthy but priceless. The Big 5 of Africa – Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, and Leopard – that you can see right at the Kruger National Park – is something you shouldn’t dare miss. Note that even if you have payday loans, you can experience this with the right approach.

Be Prepared!

Just when you thought a trip to South Africa would be scorchingly hot, you could be wrong. So, you better pack layers of jackets or warmers as the weather could really be cold, especially at night. Also, make sure that you have mosquito repellent lotions or anti-allergy medications to aid against skin irritation and insect bites.

Don’t forget to bring the following:

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Fleece jacket
  • Snacks and drinks

Obey Rules!

Don’t let your hunger for adventure get out of hand. Yes, unknown territories can be exciting but there are limits to everything. Stay within the boundaries. Stay in your cars when instructed to do so. Always follow your guides as they have been trained to keep your safety a top priority. Do not ever get too close to wild animals or even make loud noises that can upset them.

The Dress Code

While you may be tempted to wear something khaki or camouflage in design, you should avoid this because you could be labelled as military and it’s not allowed in some African countries. The safest and most comfortable attire recommended is a light casual shirt and pants. Go for light or neutral colours.

Beyond The Wild – A Social Encounter

While interacting with nature and wildlife are some of the strongest attractions of South Africa, the camping experience helps people bond and socialize even if you are from different groups. Who says Africa’s adventures are less romantic than a trip to Paris? Wildlife encounters are more fascinating and special when shared with your loved ones especially during picnics or wine and dine experiences in the wild. If you are planning to propose to your girlfriend, leave her enthralled with a Safari dinner proposal, and watch her say “I do” in an amazing way.

Guided or Self-Drive?

You can either go for a guided trip or self-drive but it is recommended to go for guided trips because you are accompanied by expert guides who can bring you right in the middle of the adventure. It also keeps everyone more engaged and attentive especially if you have kids in the group. You are not allowed to drive on your own at night because of the risk associated with unknown paths. If you want to tour at night then you have to book for a night drive to ensure safety. You wouldn’t want to get lost when you are just a newbie in the area.

Getting close encounters and eye contacts with lions, the king of the jungle, from just a few meters can be a scary feat but it surely is one of the most empowering encounters you can imagine. A trip to South Africa may task you because it’s not your usual turf, but the experience will definitely be well worth the price tag!

When you are preparing for your unforgettable African trip, plan to savour the cultural richness present there, the hospitality of the locals, the lush vegetation, amazing array of wildlife, and lots more. You’ll never run out of things to do whenever you visit anywhere in Africa. Just plan well and your adventure will be worth all the fuss.



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