Going on an African safari is usually on the bucket list of many people. Africa has been blessed by nature with some wonderful flora and fauna. When on a safari in Tanzania and Kenya you can even watch the Great Migration which is considered to be among the seven wonders of nature. The first thing that you need to do when you are planning to go for a safari is to get your itinerary ready. Once you have the itinerary, you can make the bookings. Remember that there are some months that are considered to be not good for safaris and you should avoid those months. Other months can be peak safari season so booking early helps.
When you travel to Africa you need to get vaccinations done. Some countries like Tanzania require you to show your yellow fever card and that too before they look at your passport. You should get this done before you embark on your travel.
Cash can be a big problem when you are in the African Bush. If you do not have adequate cash it will be very difficult as you need to pay the porter, guides etc with cash. ATM’s are not available so get the required amount of cash before you go the Bush.
Clothing should be light weight, you do not want to be tugging heavy luggage and also remember that the small airplanes can carry only a specific amount of weight. Clothing should be in earth tones. Dark coloured clothing is a big no. A fly that is known as the Tsetse gets attracted to dark colour and when you wear dark coloured clothing it gets attracted to you. It is known to bite over the clothes and insect repellents also do not work. Full pants and long sleeves are also the norm. With full pants and long sleeves you will not be bitten by insects and when you brush branches or trees you will not get hurt.
Sunglasses are a must as the sun can be very bright. Keep a pair handy just in case. If you wear contact lenses, bring a spare pair with you. Some bausch and lomb contact lenses would be ideal so that you can see the animals in clear vision. Binoculars of good quality are also a must. A camera with good resolution is also something that you should invest in, if you want to retain some great memories.
Night vision goggles are also something that you should buy, as many hunters like to consider this idea when they’re hunting for their prey during the darkest of nights. But whether Night Vision vs. Thermal Imaging is the best option for this type of activity is always going to be a topic of discussion, and it will ultimately come down to personal preference. When you are out at night the guide will keep the lights on mostly when the animals are moving but when the animal starts to hunt the guide will switch off the light. If you have night vision goggles you can follow the animal hunting its prey and not miss anything. Click here to check the top 10 night vision goggles in the market. If night vision technology is something of interview and you’re a keen shooter and/or hunter, then this article on the best scope for the money may be of interest to you.
Keep wet wipes handy as they will surely be needed in the wild. Take a first aid kit along with you. Keep extra memory cards for your camera as the memory cards get full very fast because you will keep clicking great photographs.