Sunday, January 3, 2016

Preparation Of A Good South Africa Safari

By Ann Patterson


South Africa is considered as one of the premier tourist attractions in the world according to travel experts. This rating makes the country a popular tourist destination annually. This high rate of tourist activity has increased earnings from this sector and thus, enabling the nation to set up top facilities and resorts to cater for all guests visiting. The country has an abundance of wildlife, vegetation, beautiful scenes of nature and culture to offer. The presence of all the big five game in the nation makes South Africa safari a memorable tour.

The nation receives many tourists because not only does it have all the necessary attractions, but also it has the relevant infrastructure to accommodate foreign visitors. Families, honeymooners and married couples, like it. It also has less travel restrictions with visitors only required to have a valid passport. For this reasons it is important to make proper plans beforehand.

The best time to visit the country is during winter. This period is between May and September. There is less number of visitors since it is the off-peak season. These conditions are suitable for a safari since there is less foliage thus it is easy to spot animals. It also moderate climatic conditions and the risk of getting malaria is lower as compared to the summer.

Consider where to go during the visit. The country has many favorable destinations like the wine country near Cape Town, Kruger National Park as well as game reserves like Thornybush or Manyeleti. Most tourists visiting the country have a bias towards visiting its rich game parks and reserves to view animals in the wild. Base your decision on the type of experience you desire. For example, does the safari allow self-drive or are there expert guides and trackers.

While planning, look at where you are going to stay. These accommodations have different prices and rates. At the high end of the market, there are the Luxury suites, which sell at more than one thousand dollars every night. This all-inclusive package has five star service deliveries with air-conditioned tents and rooms, linen bedding and three course meals. Some high-end resorts include Singita properties and Royal Malewane. Tintswalo Lodge is less expensive.

Before leaving for another state, it is mandatory to receive vaccination against a number of diseases found in the area. Some of these diseases include typhoid, yellow fever, malaria as well as hepatitis A and B. Always drink water throughout the trip especially when going out on game drives to stay hydrated.

While planning for the trip, beware of scams and fraudsters who are out to con people of their hard earned money. Make sure to do extensive research on the prospective package that you intend to buy beforehand. Check to see if they are registered to any professional organization. Also, look out for reviews and ratings on travel sites like TripAdvisor. Look at the cancellation policy if any.

Get medical and travel insurance cover for the trip, and look out for travel advisories especially from the State Department. This will ensure that you remain safe throughout the tour. Enjoy the trip and capture happy moments on camera.




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