Tips for the best safari from the Africafreak

1. Wake Up Very Early
Rule number ONE! I know this might sound strange especially while on holiday, but out in the bush this is one recommendation that you should definitely stick to. Early mornings and late afternoons are just THE best times of the day to encounter wild animals! At noon, the sun is at its highest peak and animals tend to hide under the thickets.

2. Be Quiet
While animals have somewhat become habituated to car engines, they will run away if you are too loud!

3. Be Patient
Unlike zoos, national parks and African game reserves are wild areas where animals roam free and unattended! In other words, do not expect to see lions, rhinos and elephants every square kilometer! Do not panic ! Persistence is key, and it is usually when you least expect it that you bump into the most exciting and rewarding sightings!

4. Scan the Horizon
Open up your eyes! And if your eyes aren’t good enough, a good pair of binoculars are always handy! Stop often and scan the horizon, even though you can’t see a single thing at first sight. I have spotted lions that way more than once!

Also look for small details like unusual movements in trees, strange shadows in the open or awkward sounds. Look for everything and anything!

Sometimes your imagination might play you a few tricks (”It’s a LION”…oops nope, only a darn rock), but it will also reward you with interesting findings! Even the smallest creatures such as chameleons, dung beetles, snakes or even tree iguanas can be so much fun; and such a delight to watch!!!

5. Talk to Your Guide
If you have decided to go for guided safaris (instead of safaris in your own vehicle), then be sure to spend some time chatting with your guide beforehand. The idea is to ask questions about the area, and to be curious about what can be expected from the game drive.

In this way your guide will take you to areas where you are more likely to see the wild animals specified!

Let’s say you’re a huge cheetah fan for instance. If your safari expert is good enough (which I’m sure he will be), then he’ll concentrate his efforts in areas that are suitable for cheetahs, such as plains and open grasslands. I am not saying that you can ONLY find the cats in those types of habitat, but of course there is a higher probability of finding them there!

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