Words by Morgan
June 25th, 2019
With a recent report highlighting that many Irish and UK travellers still love a long-haul flight, with places such as Mexico continuing to rank as one of the most popular destinations, maybe it’s time to branch out next time and discover more exotic locations that will create lasting memories? You can do this by embarking on a safari holiday, the ideal way to combine long-haul flights, adventure and stunning weather into a once in a lifetime experience.
If you are contemplating an adventure you will never forget, we’ve highlighted three things that need to be on your itinerary during your time on safari.
The most important thing when you go on a safari holiday is to ensure you don’t miss the biggest draw – the big five. Comprising of the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape buffalo, these are animals you simply won’t see anywhere else and zoos don’t count! Some are even endangered, so ensuring you see these stunning beasts is an absolute must. Plus, a pride of lions is something that has to be seen to be believed.
Every year the Great Migration takes place. An absolutely awe-inspiring sight, you’ll see millions of animals such as wildebeest, zebra and antelope gather their young to take them across the plains of East Africa. Moving in a clockwise motion from the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya, before circling back the other way. June or July is the best time to witness the thousands of animals, as they attempt to make it across the crocodile-infested Mara River. Aside from this, February-March is the best time to visit the Southern Serengeti, while the Northern Serengeti is best visited between July and September.
The infamous African sunset is an integral part of any safari experience. With its giant fireball lighting effect, it’s impossible for this life-changing event not to completely captivate you, so much so that you may forget to Instagram the first one you see. The best place to see the sunset is from the Savannah while sitting and basking in the descent of the sun, while others watching it descend into silence. It’ll feel like you’re in that opening scene of The Lion King in real life.
While these are only three things of the most vital things to do on safari, there are other exciting adventures to be had too. You could do everything from camping under the stars to heading to a nature reserve to admire the wildlife much closer than you would out in the wild. There are also other animals to see other than the big five too. With many holiday packages allowing you to mix and match your adventure, you’ll be able to experience exactly what you want to on your wildlife safari holiday.
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