Top 10 reasons to go on safari

Posted by Africatime team     Posted on 01/02/2018
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    Visiting Africa and journeying out on safari is a unique experience. Getting up close and personal with some of the world’s most impressive and endangered animals, relaxing in luxury lodges deep in the African bush and learning more about the fascinating African culture is what a safari holiday is all about.

    It probably won’t take much to convince you to book a trip to Africa, but if you’re still on the fence about it, here are our top 10 reasons to go on an African safari adventure:

    1.Seeing animals in the wild

    Arguably the best thing about going on safari is the wildlife. From the glorious Big Five (lion, elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo and leopard) to hundreds of extraordinary bird species, visiting Africa is a treat for animal lovers. Seeing wildlife in their natural habitat is definitely an experience you’ll never forget.

    2. Supporting conservation efforts

    Somak works closely with many projects and charities dedicated to protecting the fabulous local wildlife and their habitats. As well as this, a percentage of the park fees that you pay go towards ensuring that animals are safe within the park, the overall maintenance of the park and protecting the cultural heritage of the area.

    3. Supporting local communities

    Many of the staff that work with Somak are from the local area in and around the national parks. This means that by booking a safari holiday with us, you are directly helping to support local communities through staff wages and through enjoying the local produce.

    Born Free workers

    Born Free

     4. Seeing spectacular landscapes

    Africa is home to a myriad of different landscapes, from the vast plains of the Serengeti to the deltas of Botswana. Magnificent mountains, immense lakes, spectacular savannahs and wild woodlands serve as excellent backdrops to your safari adventure.

     5. Great photography opportunities

    With so many animals and lush landscapes on offer, those interested in photography will be in their element while on safari. Be sure to bring extra power banks and storage cards so that you can capture those memorable moments.

     6. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    Africa is full of UNESCO World Heritage Sites from the Matobo Hills National Park in Zimbabwe to the Damaraland Region in Namibia. Visiting these Heritage Sites is a great way to learn more about the local culture and to experience an area that is universally significant.

    Scenic Botswana

    Okavango Delta, Botswana

     7. A unique experience every time

    No two safari holidays are the same. Since nature is so unpredictable, you’ll never see the same thing twice, so take advantage of every moment of your trip!

     8. A chance to relax in a new environment

    At the end of a long day exploring the African bush, you can relax at your lodge and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of your natural surroundings. Most lodges have communal areas that are perfect for reading a book and drinking a glass of wine while you reflect on your day. You can even watch the local wildlife go by from the balcony or veranda, as you’re never far away from the action.

    Saruni Mara

    Masai Mara

    9. Interacting with the knowledgeable guides and rangers

    Somak’s dedicated driver guides are knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to Africa’s untamed wilderness, giving you an informative and in-depth safari experience. Since many of our guides are locals and have grown up in the area, they can offer a unique insight into the many animals you’ll see and the new cultures you’ll be immersed in.

    10. Fun!

    Heading out on safari is fun! You’ll meet new people, learn about local cultures and witness some incredible animal moments. With so much to see and do, you won’t have a chance to be bored.

     Contact Somak today! 

    Somak can work with you to plan the safari holiday of a lifetime. For more information on how our safari experts can help you, call Somak today on 020 8423 3000.

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