Tips For A Great Safari Holiday

May 31, 2011   Filed under Travel

If you’re planning a holiday this year, forget about going to a resort or visiting family like you usually do. Instead, treat yourself to a luxurious safari in an African country, where you will be able to view wild animals and the most beautiful local sceneries up close. Read on for some basic advice to keep in mind when going on safari.

One of the main things you need to remember when going on safari is to do your research beforehand. This means finding out as much as you can about the company that is organizing the trip, the lodging facilities and any other details in which you may be interested. Luckily, you can find all you can think of online, so check out the main travel forums to see what other people have to say about these matters.

The same goes for the local scenery, which can be pretty treacherous. Listen to your guide, as he most definitely knows the area better, and don’t wander off into the wild for any reasons. After all, this is a completely foreign place, with a language you don’t know, and getting lost is the last thing you want.

Thirdly, local traditions and customs (not to mention laws) are extremely important and should be obeyed at all times, so as to avoid any unnecessary complications. Find out how you need to behave when meeting the locals, what it is that you should or should not do, and stick to it. Remember that this is not your home country, and the laws could be completely different to those with which you are accustomed.

If something bad happens, such as a natural disaster or some sort of political trouble, the first thing you need to do is make sure you are safe. Then, try and contact your family or friends back home and let them know that you are all right. Chances are, if they hear something happened in the area, they will be worried sick.

Finally, remember that all of these tips are only meant to make your trip easier, and not more stressful in any way. In the end, this is a holiday and it’s supposed to be relaxing more than anything!

Located at the foot of the Drakensberg mountains, the Vuyani Lodge is the ideal destination for your safari holidays.

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