The Ultimate African Safari Planning Guide.


‘The soft African breeze picks up dirt on the savannah and the hazy late afternoon sun filters through. Through the sun dappled air, a giraffe lazily saunters into view, her distinctive tan markings matching the colour tone of the ground. As the dust settles you see an elephant silhouetted in the distance. It’s moments like these that make an African safari absolutely unforgettable. It’s the trip of a lifetime and there are few experiences that leave one so awe inspired.

If you’re planning an African Safari, you know you’ll be in for something special. Here’s our ultimate planning guide to help make your trip as incredible as possible.’

Mahlatini had their packing list included in the article, which details everything needed to fully enjoy a luxury safari. Believe it or not, a luxury safari packing list does differ quite a bit from a ‘normal ‘packing list, as Mahlatini outlined for The Incidental Tourist: 

‘It probably seems ridiculous to think that you’d need to bring a different set of items with you for a luxury safari, but the truth is that you really don’t need to bring half of the items required for a normal safari. Most safari packing lists are endless, and include items that you’d likely never even use, like multiple jackets or pairs of shoes. The idea of a luxury safari is that it removes the need to bring all of these items – you’ll be able to wash clothes as you travel, for example. People are often shocked when they realize how little they need to bring with them.’

This is one of the most comprehensive guides to Safari Planning I’ve seen. Thank you Stride Travel, also for including The Incidental Tourist as one of your Top Safari Bloggers. Read on to learn more, the full post is available here.

The Ultimate African Safari Planning Guide.

The Ultimate African Safari Planning Guide.

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Included in the Stride post: Top African Safari Destinations | Planning Your African Safari | Safari Lodges | Safari Packing List | Health and Safety | Unique African Safari Experiences | Top Safari Bloggers.

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