When one thinks of an African land safari, countless pictures come to mind—game drives across vast landscapes, wildlife encounters by the dozen, unique experiences to fill the memory bank. Just as diverse as these images are the different types of land safaris to be had, from a guided game drive to self-drive and mobile tented safaris.
Opting for a guided game drive safari gives visitors to the continent a greater opportunity to marvel at the wondrous wildlife. The local guides and trackers have a vast knowledge of the fauna and flora in their area with countless hours spend crisscrossing the landscape. There are a handful of positives when visitors to Africa should choose to go it alone on a self-drive safari. It is less expensive and will suit the budget traveller while there is also more freedom to explore at a self-set pace and go where and when it is most suitable.
A mobile tented safari is an adventure and caters to those who are after a rare kinship with Mother Nature. Far from the madding crowds and exploring the lesser-known spots of the continent, an experience such as this is often repeated because of its enticing nature and guaranteeing excellent sightings in silence.
Whether going on a guided game drive, self-drive or mobile tented safari, the African continent is the ideal location to experience each uniquely. From South Africa and its neighbours in the region, all the way up to East Africa, the opportunities for a land safari are endless.
Viewing the array of wildlife and traversing the vast vistas of Africa from the safety and comfort of a game viewing vehicle, is a safari experience that is not to be missed. The expert knowledge of a guide behind the wheel and the extraordinary vision of the individual in the tracker seat add to the allure of a guided game drive safari.
This type of game drive makes visiting a national park or a private reserve an excursion to look forward to with each offering something different. In a national park, a guided safari needs to adhere to the rules and regulations of the authority overseeing the management of the area.
Few safari experiences rival the amount of pleasure to be derived from merrily driving along by oneself only to be rewarded with the most special of sightings. To become one with and share in the spoils of the natural world on a self-drive safari, is part and parcel of coming to Africa.
The expression TIA (This is Africa) is nowhere more applicable than on a safari of this description. There is no rush—stop and smell all that is wild and wonderful and make memories to last a lifetime. What can be better than to immerse oneself in the feeling of total kinship with the animal kingdom?
Experience the true essence of Africa and fulfil the soul with an enriching mobile tented safari. Go back to yesteryear and walk in the footsteps of those who came before in exploring the continent and its wildlife riches.
A mobile tented safari is an adventure and caters to those who are after a rare kinship with Mother Nature. Far from the madding crowds and exploring the lesser-known spots of the continent, an experience such as this is often repeated because of its enticing nature and guaranteed excellent sightings in silence.