You have planned everything, and you are now headed to the best destination in the world; Africa. All you need is the best African safari experience, huh? With the right planning, the right people, and if you are in at the right time, you are good to go. You will have fun that you could not find anywhere else in the entire globe.

Whether you are headed for a leopard safari in Kenya, a Rhino Safari in Zimbabwe, or you want to experience the great wilder beast migration at the Serengeti, an African Safari will never disappoint, and will exceed your expectations if you follow the following tips to the letter.

Pack the right things

You know what you need for an African safari, right? If it is not your first time, you are obviously a guru, but if you are doing it for the first time, you better carry the following items, or you will learn it the hard way;

  • Clothes and toiletries
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Prescription drugs
  • A pair of binoculars
  • Your documents e.g. passports, travel insurance, and many more (have them, you never know what the wilderness have in store for you)
  • …and other items you deem important to you.

Have a great connection with your guide

Guides are resourceful and highly knowledgeable people. They do one of the most difficult job in the world, working with people from different places, cultures, and speaking in distinct languages. Do not give them a hell of a time. Of you need to get the best out of your safari. Ask them questions, and seek clarifications on anything you need to know. Share your drinks and food with them, make them part of your safari. Let him be himself, and develop a mutual beneficial rapport with him. That way, you will always have the best.

Maximize your time

Don’t spend much time in your tent. The reason you came to Africa for a safari is simply because you want the best. Grab your drinks and food and run to the wildness. Sleep less, and explore more. Learn the behavior of animals and whatever else Mother Nature provided to Africa. If your guide finds out that you are a super fanatic of an African safari, he will do anything in his power to make your safari a memorable part of your life.

Never do a comparison

Never compare your experience with that of others. If you do, you will lose all your joy, and you will have the urge to go back home as soon as possible. Have your own experience. Do not even think of the other safari you went last year, or some years back. Tune your mind to the present moment, and enjoy that moment. Own the experience, and you will automatically get the best out of it.

Disconnect yourself from the norm

When in your safari, forget technology. Forget about who tagged you what on Facebook, who posted what on Instagram, or who emailed you. If you want to have the best, do one honorable thing; DISCONNECT. Don’t even have a look at your tablet or laptop. Live in the 1980’s, live the ideal jungle life. If you find out that you are in a place where there is no phone signal, do not get angry and curse the government of the land, count yourself lucky and enjoy the African Safari experience you came for!