Desert and delta are the features of this amazing African safari tour in Botswana. Without the Kalahari there would not be the Okavango Delta and without the Okavango the Kalahari would just be an arid place. Experience the magic of both and embark on a memorable safari with outstanding wildlife sightings and fantastic landscapes.
It is very tempting to go for the cheapest offer when buying a car, a TV, a computer or a holiday. And it is all right for the car, the TV and the computer. If it is the same product, it is easy to compare prices. But for a holiday it is different. What is the location of the hotel, how far is it to the beach, what is included and what are the facilities of the hotel? It gets even more complicated when it is a round trip to really compare apples with apples when it comes to the price. And that is not different for African safaris. It is crucial to know what to compare. How many people will be on the game drive vehicle, are beverages included, are bush walks included, where is the lodge and how are the Big Five sightings? The luxury of a safari is determined by the location, the privacy during game drives and the quality of the guides. Ask before opting too quickly for the cheapest offer. Rather shorten your trip, but have good quality.
What did we do in a café, on a train or while waiting in a queue 10 years ago when we didn’t have smart phones and Pads? Now we quickly check emails and browse the Internet. We want information quickly and the moment a question comes to our mind and the Internet has the answers. The same happens with travel. Browsing for a holiday online and booking flights has become completely normal. More complex tours are a bit different, but at least one can gather information and pre-select tours and suppliers. This all works also for African safari tours.
Browse online to find information about safari destinations, the best time to travel and tour operators who can deliver what you are looking for. For safaris it will always be a combination of online search and pre-selection and the direct contact with your safari operator. These kind of holidays are complex and professional advice is needed, but you can get pretty close to your goal online. Only for the last steps to finalize your booking personal contact is recommended. Booking a safari is just a bit more than booking a flight ticket. Keep that in mind and enjoy your holiday travel.
South Africa is ideal to do a self-drive African safari tours and this itinerary makes even a good combination of fly-in and drive-in. The safari part on private game reserves where you will not use your car is the fly-in part and after that you continue your holiday with your rental car. This allows a good cost balance and a good mixture of guided safari and self-drive exploring.
Elephants are the biggest of the Big Five and sought after on every African safari tour. We experience them often as the gentle giants of the African wildlife, but of course an elephant can get angry too and you don’t want to be near them when they are.
However, there are other interesting facts about elephants one should know when going on safari and Mike Unwin discloses some of them right here.
The Great Migration with the spectacular Mara River crossing in the Masai Mara in Kenya is one of the most impressive wildlife events on the planet. It is definitely heaven for all wildlife photography enthusiasts on African safari and it is a memorable sighting for all safari guests. The magic of being amidst thousands of animals on the Great Plains of East Africa is an exceptional safari experience.