I just got back from my first African Safari and it was amazing. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go because I don’t like zoos. I always felt bad for those animals to be in cages. I know, they are well cared for and they have plenty of room, but still, it just never felt right to me. However, a safari is magical and so completely different. I got to see all of these animals on their own turf. No animals are harmed or bothered while on safari and if they do not want to see you, they run away.
There are so many reasons why you should experience a safari at least once in your life. It is truly an experience unlike any other. It took less than a day and I was immersed in the natural habitat of so many animals.
Going on a safari is much easier today than in the past. There were so many options, it was hard for me to decide. I picked the Serengeti and is was great place to start. If you have never been on a safari before, this is the one for you. All safaris are a bit different and have their own perks to offer. If you want to see a specific type of animal or want to take an active approach to your safari, you should know that before you pick a final destination. Some offer you the ability to paddle in waterways with crocodiles.
What Does The Serengeti Have To Offer?
I opted for the Serengeti because it is the most widely known and I felt more secure starting there. I visited in September, which is during the time when large animals show up in the lush park to graze. This encourages many predators to also make an appearance. This gave us so many amazing animals to gaze upon.
It took some time for me to get used to the lions and cheetah just sauntering by our Jeep as if we weren’t there. There were not at all disturbed by our presence. We also had the opportunity to see giraffe and elephants. I would not recommend attempting a safari without guides. They really know the animals and gave me a pleasant experience. They are always smiling and willing to share stories. They truly care about their job and the animals. They work hard to protect them and show them in their natural environment.
While I was there, I found out some many things about conversing the National Parks and the animals. It really changed my outlook about wild animals. The Serengeti is immense National Park that covers almost 5700 square miles. I felt like it was truly endless. The terrain of the Serengeti is often rough and floods seasonally, so I would not recommend you attempting to drive the area by yourself. In today’s world it is almost impossible to believe that areas such as this still exist and we can visit them. It does, however, have spots of consumerism with its concessions in the middle of the park.
I had to travel to Tanzania to get to the Serengeti. There is a movement to protect and conserve the Serengeti as well as other National Parks across Tanzania. Every time we visit the parks, we support this cause. One of the main goals we all can support is the international awareness of conservation issues. Just by us visiting these areas we can prevent poaching, which is illegal and wrong. Safaris are a wonderful experience for so many reasons. Do not miss the chance to see the Serengeti. I can’t wait to go back.