Going On Safari In Africa

By: Dean Caporella
An African Safari vacation can be a dangerous experience if you don't take the proper precautions before leaving for on of the most mysterious and vast continents on the planet.

Obviously, running into an African lion in his own backyard is dangerous but I'm talking about taking the proper preparation measures and knowing what to wear, where to go and having the necessary documents with you all the time!What You Need To Take On African SafariIt's amazing how often the simple things are overlooked. For example safari wear is vital. On this trip though you don't want to be too overburdened with luggage in fact, travelling light is always best.

What to wear on safari? It's light clothing in summer and light and heavy during winter. Days can be hot in many parts of Africa however, the nights can be extremely cool. There are some pretty friendly insects in mighty Africa so insect repellent is a must while sunscreen is also a good idea along with a hat or hats!Be on your guard all the time, particularly in urban areas and I.

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should be with you all the time; even when you go to bed at night, make sure it's in a place you can remember.

Popular Safari DestinationsAfrican lion safaris are always popular. With the African lion coming under scrutiny in recent years with dwindling numbers many people are taking advantage of seeing this magnificent beast in the wild. Some of the more popular lion safari destinations include the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya, particularly during the months of the wildbeast migration. South Africa's vast Kruger National Park, Botswana's magnificent Central Kalahari, Chobe and Linyati parks and Tanzania's famous reserves, from the Serengeti to Lake Victoria.

The African lion is not the only famous "jungle icon" you'll witness in this amazing landscape. One of Africa's great attraction is it's landscape extremes. From thick jungle to open plains and waterways, if you are a student of photography then you'll be in your element.

What Safari Do You Prefer?The available safaris on offer are numerous and it can be tough to decide. Walking safaris are excellent because you are on the ground getting "down and dirty" in deep, darkest Africa. Walking safaris are very well guided and if you are a first time visitor, traveling with experienced safari enthusiasts is recommended.

Mobile safaris are the most popular. Africa is vast and being mobile is the easiest and quickest way to see it. Fly-ins are a little more expensive but seeing Africa from the sky is an opportunity most don't experience and if you can afford it, it's well worth the expense!

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