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10 Things You May NOT Know About African Safaris

November 21, 2016 The Africa Adventure Company

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4975″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]There are many things not typically known about safaris. Here are some fun facts to keep in mind as you plan your African adventure.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”4974″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”#10 – Where Tranquility and Adventure Converge” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23327a00″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Earth’s second largest continent is the perfect place to see the big animals “up close and personal” – in fact, you can get so close that you can hear the rhythm of their breathing. But Africa is more than wild animals! Don’t miss the magic of exploring the African wilderness, or seeing one of the world’s largest waterfalls (Victoria Falls) or the world’s longest river (The Nile). Experience it all.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator style=”shadow” el_width=”80″][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#9 – “Roughing It”… Redefined” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23327a00″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_single_image image=”4973″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Going on safari doesn’t have to mean roughing it. You can choose from a wide variety of accommodations, from simple bungalows to hotels and villas, and even extravagant suites with private swimming pools. From small camps to large lodges and beyond, you’re sure to find comfortable living and friendly service.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator style=”shadow” el_width=”80″][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#8 – Beyond the Mosquito Net” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23327a00″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_single_image image=”4972″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]If you think that mosquitoes, insects and snakes could pose a big problem on safari, think again. The fact is, you’ll see less of these pests on safari than you will in your own backyard! Remember, most safaris take place in the open savannah during the dry season when insects are at a minimum.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator style=”shadow” el_width=”80″][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#7 – Can We Talk?” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23327a00″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_single_image image=”4971″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]If you’re concerned about the language barrier, don’t worry. English is widely spoken in all African countries, except for the Republic of the Congo (where French is the international language). However, you may want to surprise your guide with a nice “sawubona” (“hello” in Zulu) or “asante” (“thank you” in Swahili).[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Request A Safari Planner[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”#6 – Eco-Tourism: Go Green” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23327a00″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_single_image image=”4970″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]There is a growing interest in green travel while on safari. Eco-camps and eco-friendly properties protect the environment and ensure that the local people who live adjacent to these properties benefit directly from tourism. These comfortable accommodations are designed to have very little impact on the environment.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator style=”shadow” el_width=”80″][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#5 – What’s on the Menu?” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23327a00″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_single_image image=”4969″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]“The food was so good that I gained weight!” This is a common “complaint” heard by travelers who were impressed with the quality of the food and drink served on their safari. Enjoy a “sundowner” and rest assured that many unforgettable dining experiences await you.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator style=”shadow” el_width=”80″][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#4 – No Two Safaris Are Alike” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23327a00″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_single_image image=”4968″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]There are so many exciting ways to see Africa, and no two safaris are alike. You’re sure to find the experience that’s picture perfect for you – a honeymoon or a family safari, a specialist guided safari, a voluntourism or cultural safari, or a balloon safari. You can fly, drive, take a boat or walk – no matter how you get there, a breathtaking experience awaits you![/vc_column_text][vc_separator style=”shadow” el_width=”80″][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#3 – So Much to See and Do” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23327a00″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_single_image image=”4967″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]What sort of fun things can you do and see while on safari? Game drives are a great way to see the animals, both during the day and at night. Experience the thrilling adventure of a gorilla safari, or go chimpanzee trekking. Don’t miss the opportunity to ride an elephant, a horse or a camel.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator style=”shadow” el_width=”80″][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#2 –Activities for Everyone” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23327a00″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_single_image image=”4966″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Remember, there are plenty of fun activities to experience while on safari. White water rafting enthusiasts will find some of the most challenging rivers in the world. Go mountain climbing or mountain biking. Enjoy some snorkeling, scuba diving or fishing. Or get ready for some truly unforgettable bird watching.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator style=”shadow” el_width=”80″][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#1 – Your Life Will Be Forever Changed” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23327a00″ google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_single_image image=”4965″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The natural beauty of this awe-inspiring land will move you to your very soul. The thrilling adventures of this great continent will inspire and delight, leaving an indelible imprint on your life. Once you have been touched by the magic of Africa your life will be forever changed.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Fall 2016 Newsletter[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]