Saturday, April 4, 2015

Choices For Namibia Safari Packages

By Iva Cannon

African safaris are an important step for those deciding to enjoy one. Selecting not only the country you will visit but also the itinerary of your trip can involve a lot of research over an extended period of time. Selecting the country to visit and what activities you will participate in while there may be the most important part of your research project. Choosing one of the many Namibia safari packages available may give you exactly what you are looking for.

There are many areas worth visiting in this country. The topography covers a wide spectrum of regions that include mountains, plains, desert and miles of sandy coast line. Each of these areas could serve as a perfect destination but most companies offer groupings of three or more regions in their safaris. The large areas covered sometimes include air trips that can help cover the territory quickly.

One air excursion that is highly recommended is to the Skeleton Coast. Here you will see beached whale bones as well as ships that have washed ashore after sinking. It is an experience that should not be missed while in Africa. Most safaris include a visit to this area in the itinerary.

You may have the choice of being able to self drive through this country. Tour companies will supply a vehicle, maps, GPS and radios to accommodate you. The roads are in excellent condition in this area and the freedom of self determination appeals to many. Air travel is still necessary to reach many of the wilderness camps especially in the high desert. Some visitors choose to park their vehicles at one of the many lodges while they travel with guides into the wilderness.

You can choose to stay in a lodge while touring this country. They are large and offer many amenities usually found in hotels around the world. With swimming pools, shopping opportunities and several dining areas at your disposal touring can be pleasant for all concerned. Most of the lodges have activities for their guests to participate in including short safaris into the wilderness to view wildlife and scenic views. The cost of these excursions is usually included in the cost of any travel package.

Another type of package may travel from camp to camp throughout the areas to be visited. You can expect to have a private guide provided for these tours. The settings are much smaller than seen at the lodges with only six to thirteen tents available for guests. Meals are served in a communal setting and large bonfires give it a wild west feel.

While camping out guests are guided, either on foot or in vehicles into the wilderness to view elephants, black rhinos, giraffes and other animals common to the area they are in. Some guests are lucky enough to spot lions or cheetahs but this is not common because they are very elusive.

This area is off the beaten track for tourists but you may find that one trip to Namibia is not enough to truly appreciate all it has to offer.

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