Information About African Safaris

Information About African Safaris
African safaris offer incredible opportunities to view wildlife in natural habitats. Going on a safari is a true adventure vacation for people who want to see and learn about animals, many of which are in danger of disappearing forever.


You can choose from eco training course, big game, family and romantic safaris. Luxury, primitive camping and disabled-accessible trips are available. Safaris usually last from one to eight days.

Where to Go

Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands Game Reserve and Timbavati Game Reserve offer many types of pre-planned or custom-made safaris (see Resources).

Time Frame

Going on a safari in winter is the best time to view the most wildlife. If you want to see newborns with their mothers, visit at the end of November through early December. Summer is rainy and high grasses in the fall make viewing animals extremely difficult.

Getting There

Going on a safari doesn't usually mean flying into an airport and arriving at your safari take-off point in a few minutes. You may have to take another flight or drive for hours to get to the bush.


Safaris include bush walks, hiking, game drives and bird watching. Other activities include native ethnic dances and storytelling.

Article Written By Ellen Kendall

Ellen Kendall has 15 years of writing and editing experience. Her travel and insurance articles have appeared in national magazines. Her book contributions include biographies and multi-cultural and Holocaust lesson plans. She has previously served as a real estate broker and interior designer and taught ESL in Korea and at Duke.

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