A safari in South Africa is definitely a dream come true. If you think about spending your holiday like that, you will have from where to pick and the offers cover all budgets. From escaping civilization by staying in a bush camp to a luxurious place where you will be pampered and feel reborn, the experience will be unforgettable. Plus you will have the chance to choose from a variety of activities and of course clear your eyes with the lovely sight of the South African species in all their glamour.
The best time to go on a safari is from June until September. In that period you have a higher chance to see the animals due to leafless trees. In that season wildlife watching is easier due to the fact that most of the species are out in the open because of the limited amount of food and water, thus they need to move in order to survive. You can also go on a safari from December until February, but that period is chosen mostly due to hot weather and not wildlife watching.
The National Parks in South Africa are great, and Kruger National Park is among the best. Singita is known to be the best place for spotting animals and it is very close to Kruger National Park. In this area you will find the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo) and some of the great places you can go are Londolozi Pioneer Camp, Lion Sands or Mala Main Camp, which will provide you with great experiences concerning the Big Five.
Nevertheless, you do not have to stick to this concept while you are on a safari. There are many other species which you can see such as zebras, giraffes, warthog and the list could go on. In order to be able to have a real safari taste, you should have a guide who will point out the most important activities. Other than that you will feel safer while having a local with you after you have just seen some lion tracks. In addition, you will benefit of an important amount of information concerning South Africa. However, this privilege comes with costs. A guide may not be as cheap as you think, but if you are short on cash you may be able to negotiate or resort to locals who do not have a guide’s experience, but can point you to the right direction.
A top experience is a walking safari. The beauty of it is the fact that it is one of a kind. If you choose to do it two times, you will notice that the two walking safaris are not similar. Many unexpected animals could appear and you will have the time of your life. A walking safari could last a few hours or a few days; it all depends on you. Apart from this, sleeping under the stars is a romantic and exciting experience. Stop by the Lion Sands and the staff there will know exactly how to arrange one the best nights in your life.
Do not forget to pack appropriate clothes and other things you may need. Remember that you are going on a safari, not in the middle of civilization, thus prepare in advance. Other than that, just relax and enjoy your stay among the living wonders of nature.