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10 Best Safaris in East Africa and Southern Africa

These are some of the best safaris in East Africa and Southern Africa that you can do, and in this article, I give in-depth advice for safaris that will help you have an experience you will never forget.

I have travelled overland from Ethiopia to South Africa twice and went on numerous safaris in Africa (around 30), when there as I enjoy being out in the wilderness.

The word ‘safari’ is Swahili and means a ‘journey‘.

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Safaris in East Africa and Southern Africa

Not all safari destinations are covered here as most people going for a safari in Africa will only go on a few, so these are just some of the best safaris in Africa (in my opinion) that you can do.

Serengeti National Park

The word Serengeti conjures up images of the vast African savannah. Situated in North Tanzania covering a huge area, visiting the Serengeti National Park is the quintessential safari experience.

I would say it’s the best safari in East Africa to do. If I had to tell someone where to go if they could do only one safari, then the Serengeti is it.

Entering by a four-wheeled drive vehicle, you will find no paved roads, and the dust flies everywhere as you bounce around.

Flat plains slowly give way to savannah with rocky outcrops, and some forested areas perfect for animals to hide in.

There is a huge amount of wildlife here, and you will have a good chance of spotting the elusive leopard. There are plenty of lions to be found, and cheetahs are also common.

The savannah and its long grass, with the rocky vantage points to spot prey, is a perfect hunting ground for the big cats.

If lucky you can see the cats stalking and chasing, or at the least feeding on a kill already made.

At the right time of year, normally around July and August, there is the mass migration of wildebeest, one of the greatest wildlife shows on earth.

Camping in the Serengeti is the best option as there are no fences around the campsite, leaving you vulnerable to nature, and providing the ultimate outdoor experience.

Hearing the sounds of wildlife all around as you try to sleep, with just a thin piece of fabric between you and the animals, is thrilling.

Especially when you hear the roar of a lion, or the cackle of hyenas very close by.

Most people stay in the centre of the park and base themselves in one area, for the best chance to see the animals.

If the safari drivers/guides hear of good wildlife sightings in other areas, then they will take you there instead.

You could organise a Serengeti safari with companies online before coming, but it’s better to arrange one on arrival in Arusha, the main staging point in the Serengeti.

The benefit of arranging a safari on arrival is you will be able to bargain down the price a bit. With so many safari companies in Arusha, there is plenty of competition to choose from.

I would stay at least two nights in the Serengeti, the distances are huge to travel, and one night may seem a bit rushed. I have personally done two safaris there, and two nights make a big difference to the overall experience.

Easily the best safari in Tanzania and one of the best safaris in Africa.

If you are thinking of going on a safari in the Serengeti then this is without doubt the best guide to help plan your trip:

Northern Tanzania Safari Guide (Bradt Guides)

Bradt Guides have excellent information and are the guidebooks I have used for my travels in Africa. Philip Briggs and Chris McIntyre, the authors of the book, are experts on Africa and also the wildlife there.

Masai Mara National Reserve

The Masai Mara in Kenya is essentially a small extension of the Serengeti in Tanzania and so makes it an East African safari destination that you must do.

As such you will get a great safari, with wide-open savannah stretching across the horizon. It’s also relatively easy to see the big cats there, lions seem to be everywhere, and the occasional cheetah can be seen.

There are huge herds of buffalo and wildebeest around, and again if you are lucky at the right time of year, you can see the wildebeest migration.

Of course, where there are large herds, the predators are waiting to hunt them.

The Serengeti and Masai Mara are world-famous for a reason, they are prime spots to see predators in action and that makes it one of the best safaris in Africa.

The best place to organise a safari is in Nairobi on arrival, whereas in Arusha, you can bargain with companies for a cheaper deal.

A budget safari used to cost around $130 a day including everything, but now minivans are no longer used, so the price has gone up a bit due to four-wheeled drive cars replacing them.

The safari companies will put you together with a group if you are by yourself, but if there are four of you already, then you could just take public transport to the entrance to the Masai Mara and organise a vehicle, driver, and permits from there.

That would be a little cheaper but just make sure you have a group to do so.

Otherwise, if you just want to head out straight on a Masai Mara safari in Kenya then you can book a Masai Mara safari here.

The Masai Mara is the best safari in Kenya.

A combination of a Kenya and Tanzania safari is unbeatable going on safaris in Africa.

South Luangwa National Park

east Africa safari

Situated in the north of Zambia, South Luangwa National Park is a very different kind of safari destination, compared to the Serengeti and Masai Mara.

Instead of a vast savannah, it’s more of a forested place, punctuated by grassy areas and the large Luangwa river.

Don’t expect big herds of zebra and wildebeest, or large pride of lions, in South Luangwa it feels more like a personal experience, with smaller encounters with the wildlife.

Staying in one of South Luangwa National Park lodges on the side of the river which is the natural border to the park, you can see hippos lounging around during the day, and listen to them feed on the grass around the camp at night.

The hippo’s noisy grunts boom across the landscape.

safaris in East Africa hippos

It’s fun waking up to elephants in camp, as long as you stay in your lodge accommodation for safety that is.

You may even come across a hippo in the swimming pool! If you are there during the dry season, the river almost disappears, and you can see large groups of elephants crossing it.

In South Luangwa they use vehicles that are all open, they have no roof or sides, as is often the case in other safari destinations.

This leaves you completely exposed to the animals around you, making for some interesting close encounters.

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It’s also possible to do night safaris there, something not allowed in many places. You drive around with a ranger on the front with a flashlight, scanning the darkness for animals’ eyes to spot.

The great thing about this experience is you can witness some animals that are mostly nocturnal, such as lions, being much more active. The big cats mostly hunt at night, using their night vision to great effect.

Seeing a large male lion not far away from your exposed limbs at night while out hunting is something you will never forget.

night safari South Luangwa

The best way to stay in South Luangwa on a budget is to bring your own tent for camping, otherwise, some camps have dorms, but don’t count on it.

The great thing about the place from a budget perspective is that you can choose how many times you want to go out on safari, as long as you don’t have an all-inclusive deal that is.

A typical four-hour safari will cost around $50 with a $30 park entrance fee. It’s one of the more affordable African Safari options you can do as you’re not paying to be out all the time.

With your own tent, cooking your own food, and going on the occasional safari, you can get by relatively cheaply.

Just being there by the banks of the river watching the wildlife around, is more than enough reason to stay a few days, even without safaris. For getting deep into the African bush and having close encounters with wildlife without breaking the bank.

South Luangwa is highly recommended from a budget point of view and is a very beautiful place to be and one of my favourite safaris in Africa.

Good guidebook for the area:

Zambia Safari Guide (Bradt Guides

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of those magical places in the world. Situated in northern Tanzania, it is a huge crater full of wildlife, with the largest density of lions in Africa making it perfect for an East Africa safari if you want to see lions.

It’s breathtakingly beautiful in all weather. Sometimes you will get a clear sunny day, and other times the clouds will roll over the top of the crater rim, making the place feel like a fantasy land.

There is a small lake in the centre, with the rest being dry grasslands and swamps. In the lake, there are often many flamingos, and there is a big herd of wildebeest that is apparently always there.

safaris in East Africa Ngorongoro

There are no cheetahs to be seen, and you would be lucky to spot a leopard, but there are plenty of lions. The real wildlife thrill here would be to spot one of the resident rhinos.

On my first visit there I didn’t see any, but the second time I saw three, so you never know what you will get. That’s wildlife for you when out on a safari in East Africa (or anywhere for that matter). Always unpredictable.

safaris in East Africa Ngorongoro

If driving into the Serengeti on a safari from Arusha, you will pass through Ngorongoro Conservation Area, driving on the crater’s rim.

Most people going to the Serengeti will do a one-day safari in Ngorongoro on the way back, as you pass through that region anyway. One day is enough to get a feel for the place as it’s not that big.

When sleeping there you will be on top of the crater rim, where you can see a great sunrise if the weather permits it. On the budget, safaris mean you will be camping out, again great fun for feeling close to the animals.

Listening to the sound of zebras munching away on the grass right next to your tent, or the roar of a lion close by, is out of this world.

Safaris to Ngorongoro are mostly the same as the Serengeti, setting you back around $140-150 for a budget one.

This area is one of the most beautiful places for a safari in Africa, so be sure to go there on a Serengeti safari.

Tarangire National Park

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Back to north Tanzania again, where Tarangire National Park is situated.

This safari destination is not that far from the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, so can easily be added to those excursions. The national park is well known for its large elephant population, and it’s easy to see why when you enter, they are everywhere.

If you like elephants, this is the place to be.

By the river that runs through the park, you can see the elephants bathing in the mud to cool down, splashing themselves to keep their back covered from the strong African sun.

There is also the usual mix of animals, such as wildebeest and zebra, and the occasional cheetah.

safaris in East Africa Tarangire

Tarangire is a very pleasant place to visit, with trees spread over grassy areas, but not too dense, allowing for more easy sightings of animals.

One day in the park is enough to get a feel for it, just visiting the northern part, and using the money saved from not visiting the rest to go to the Serengeti.

You can, as with the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, organise a safari in Arusha.

If you are in Arusha and trying to figure out whether to add Tarangire to a Serengeti safari and do just one night in the Serengeti instead, don’t.

Use that extra money for two nights in the Serengeti, trust me on this. Having said that, if you can afford it, then Tarangire is worth a visit and is one of the best safaris in Africa to see elephants, although you’re pretty much guaranteed to see elephants on most safaris, it’s not like they’re hard to see.

Lake Nakuru National Park

safaris in East Africa Lake Nakuru

So if you have been on safaris in Africa and not managed to see an elusive rhino, then Lake Nakuru National Park in South-West Kenya is where you need to be.

It is well known for its rhino population and the ease at which you can see them. You would have to be very lucky to see the rare black rhino, but the white rhinos are more easily found.

This park is situated around a lake surrounded by hills. It’s quite heavily forested in many places, which can make spotting some wildlife difficult.

However there is one huge grassy area on the southern part of the lake, and this is where many animals congregate and will give you the best chance to see rhinos.

safaris in east Africa Lake Nakuru

Flamingos can be seen around the lake as well. Don’t expect huge groups of wildlife that would be seen on the savannah, none of that is there. The park itself is impressive, with the lake shimmering in the sun, waterfalls around, and the deep greenery of the forest.

To organise a safari you can easily show up at the nearby city of Nakuru. A budget safari after doing some bargaining would cost around $120 a day, including everything.

You can add a trip to Lake Nakuru to a Masai Mara safari organised in Nairobi if you are short on time. One day is enough to visit as the park is not so big. It’s worth going for the rhino sightings alone, the beauty of the place is a bonus.

Chobe National Park

safaris in East Africa Chobe

Chobe National Park is located near the Zambian border with Botswana. I included it here as many people visiting South Luangwa National Park will most likely end up at Victoria Falls at some point in Zambia, as it’s one of Zambia’s main attractions.

As such Chobe can be done as a day safari from there. And it’s fun!

It has a large river running through it which always has water, even in the dry season. This makes it a great place to get out on a boat to spot hippos and elephants, and maybe even some rare wild dogs if you are very fortunate.

safaris in East Africa Chobe

Going out on the river is indeed what most people do, as it’s nice to get a different perspective from being on the water, rather than looking from a vehicle on land.

Having said that, a vehicle safari is still fun, although the area away from the river is a lot more forested, making it harder to see some animals, like in every destination with forest.

Safaris to Chobe are easily organised from within Botswana, and even across the border in Zambia at Livingstone.

Livingstone is the town next to Victoria Falls, which is very popular with tourists, and so many of them arrange day trips from there.

In fact, if you are in Chobe then you should definitely do the reverse and have at least a day trip to see the impressive Victoria Falls. One of the best safaris in Africa as far as location goes as it’s near Victoria Falls.

If you are in Livingstone and want to do a day trip safari from there you can book a Chobe safari here.

The Okavango Delta

safaris in East Africa

The Okavango Delta is a massive delta (hence the name) filled with waterways in the north of Botswana. It can be seen from a vehicle, a local canoe called the mokoro, by speedboat, or from the air.

Going by air gives you the experience of flying in a small propellor plane for an ‘aerial safari’. From the plane, you obviously won’t be able to see the large cats or any of the smaller animals, but large herds of elephants are easily spotted.

safaris in East Africa Okavango

Otherwise, for a more up-close encounter with wildlife in the Okavango Delta take one of the mokoro canoes with a local guide into the waterways.

Just drifting along in the canoe is peaceful by itself, keeping an eye on the water banks for wildlife.

Onshore, later on, you can camp in the bush overnight and go on walking safaris. It’s one of the best places to experience being in the wilds of Africa.

safaris in East Africa Okavango

Getting to the Okavango Delta is done from the main jumping-off point in the town of Maun. Maun can be reached from the Chobe National Park area reasonably easily.

The Okavango Delta is one of the best places for a safari in Africa.

Etosha National Park

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Although I have visited Namibia twice I didn’t get the chance to head to Etosha National Park but it comes highly recommended, not least by my father. He had visited there in the 1990s and loved it.

Etosha is most famous for its elephant-hunting lions and instead of a more vibrant landscape setting it is dustier than places like the Serengeti, so if you want something a bit different from other safaris in Africa then take a look at Etosha.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park In Rwanda

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Sadly I did not go gorilla trekking in Rwanda and wouldn’t put it into the ‘East Africa safari’ in the classical sense, but if you’re out on foot in the jungle of Africa looking for wildlife, that’s safari enough for me.

One of the best places to do it is at the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

You can also do gorilla trekking in neighbouring Uganda and Congo, but the Congo has some bad safety issues with the ongoing conflict in the country so check your embassy first for the latest news if you think to do that.

What To Pack For Safaris In Africa

East Africa safari

Some people seem to think they have to get proper clothing for a safari,  but the reality is you don’t need to worry. Clothing can be expensive, so you want to avoid buying new stuff if you can help it. You can easily just show up in the clothes you have and go on safari, simple as that.

It’s best to try and wear darker coloured clothes that you have, as animals could be alarmed at the very bright colours, especially red. You don’t need all green and khaki clothes though.

If your entire collection of clothes only consists of bright red colours, I would first question your fashion taste, and second, suggest at that point at least buying a green T-shirt.

Take a sunhat with you to protect your head from the fierce African sun. I just wear a baseball cap myself and put sun lotion on my neck, but those who burn easily should get a wide-brimmed sunhat.

For shoes don’t bother with heavy and sweaty boots, just wear running trainers, much more comfortable.

You could even just wear sandals or flip-flops, as you will often be standing up on the seats in the vehicle to view the wildlife.

The only time you may want boots to protect your feet is if you go on walking safaris a lot or want to spend weeks and weeks out in the bush.

But for most people on safari that won’t be the case.

If you don’t do many safaris then getting a cheap pair of binoculars will be fine, but invest in a decent pair of binoculars if you think you will do a lot of wildlife watching in the future. $100 can get you a decent enough pair for those on a budget.

The drivers that take you on safari will normally have a pair of binoculars with them, but it’s best they keep that for themselves to help spot the wildlife for you. Your fellow passengers may have some binoculars but it could get messy with just one pair to share.

You will want to have a camera with a good zoom lens, as the animals will often be far away. Most compact cameras have a good zoom lens these days, and if you have a DSLR there will be options for telephoto lenses.

If you are a long-term traveller not planning on many wildlife experiences, then lugging around a huge telephoto lens is just not worth it.

Instead of the large telephoto lens, get a cheaper compact camera with a good zoom as a backup for those moments, unless you really want the best photos you can get.

I use a Sony Alpha a7II. This is the perfect travel camera, as it’s not too big and heavy, and the zoom lenses are quite lightweight in comparison to bulky and heavy DSLR lenses, while still allowing for good image quality.

Read my article about the 10 best cameras for backpacking where I give more in-depth advice about cameras to buy.

Safari Packing List

Going into more detail for a safari packing list. These items are all you will need for a safari in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and Botswana, and any other safari destinations in Africa you may do.

Use existing items where you can, otherwise, you can purchase them on Amazon through the links included here (affiliate) if necessary, or your local outdoor shop.

These are just suggestions and most of the items I have used myself.


Tilley Endurables LTM6 Airflo Hat

Tilley Endurables T3 Traditional Canvas Hat

Outdoor Research Swift Cap

The Tilley Endurables range of wide-brimmed cotton hats is some of the best you can get for the outdoors.

It makes for the perfect hat for a safari in East Africa (or anywhere hot and sunny for that matter).

Otherwise, like myself take a sun cap like the Outdoor Research one, and use strong 50-strength sun lotion on any exposed skin.

Whatever you do make sure you have head protection with you.

It’s very important to protect from the strong African sun.


Upper Body

Swanndri Ranger Shirt

The North Face TKA 100 Fleece

These are some good African Safari clothing tips.

Just take a regular T-shirt, or shirt for wearing, as long as it’s neutral coloured (no bright colours as mentioned before).

In the evenings and early morning when you will mostly be on safari it can be cool, so bring a lightweight fleece with you like the North Face one.

Or take an excellent outdoor wool shirt like the Swanndri for the ultimate outdoor shirt, warm and durable.

Lower Body

Fjallraven Vidda Pro Regular Trousers

Fjallraven Abisko Shorts

Brooks Sherpa Shorts

You need to feel comfortable on safari as you will be sitting and standing a lot. Again wear neutral coloured trousers/shorts.

Fjallraven is a Swedish brand that makes some of the best outdoor clothing in the world.

Their Vidda trousers and Abisko shorts are extremely durable for being outdoors and have mosquito-resistant fabric.

Otherwise whatever comfortable lightweight trousers you have already will do.

The Brooks shorts are just an example of wearing light running shorts for around camp and into your sleeping bag at night.


Karrimor SF Predator 30 Backpack

Karrimor is an excellent brand that makes rugged outdoor gear.

The Predator 30 backpack is an ideal one for an African safari. Durable and strong fabric will protect from the rough bush.

30 litres will be enough space to carry the clothes you need and accessories.

I used a Karrimor Sabre 35 backpack for my journey through Africa but would most likely get the Predator 30 for the next trip.

Take a backpack for the ease of carrying.

Wheeled cases have no place in the African bush!


Nikon 7577 MONARCH 5 10×42 Binocular

Bushnell H2O Waterproof/Fogproof Roof Prism Binocular 10×42 mm

Which binoculars to take on safari? Too many choices! This just gives you an idea. As mentioned before the guides normally have binoculars with them to spot wildlife for you.

But it’s much, much better that you bring your own binoculars for a safari to allow the guides to keep a constant lookout for the animals.

You seriously need binoculars to get the best out of an East Africa safari as many times the animals will be further away to see.

I have the Bushnell ones listed here and they are a good budget choice, averaging around $100.

The Nikon ones are more expensive (around $300) but worth it from the reviews for their excellent optics (Nikon being a camera manufacturer), and getting a good pair for life.

These are two good models I recommend taking, but if you want more of an idea on what binoculars to take on safari then have a read of these compact binoculars reviews.


Garmont T8 NFS Tactical Boot

Teva Mush II Flip-Flop

Inov-8 Men’s Roclite 325 Trail Runner

Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Socks

This is to give you a rough idea of the kind of footwear to bring on a safari in East Africa.

The boots are an example of the kind of rough boots suitable for long periods of walking out in the African bush to protect from thorns, etc.

Flip flops are perfect for inside the safari vehicle and just lounging around camp. Any will do but I personally love Teva flip-flops.

But for most people using a pair of trainers/running shoes that you have at home already, or buying before going, will do.

The inov8 ones here are just an example. I use inov8 (u.k. brand) for my journeys.

Darn Tough are very durable socks with a lifetime warranty. Enough said.


SteriPen Adventurer Opti Mini Pack

Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System

Nalgene Stainless Bottle 38 oz (1 litre)

3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent Lotion

Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty MG Knife

On any safari, water is included in the package cost. However, it’s all generally in plastic bottles.

There is way too much plastic polluting the world as it is, so to help counter my own impact on plastic waste, whenever I travel I purify local water as much as possible.

The Steripen is a UV pen that you put in water for around one minute and the UV light kills any bacteria in the water.

The initial cost is high (around $80) but if you get many years of use from it pays for itself in the money saved from having to buy water in bottles.

It also helps the environment.

A cheaper option is the Sawyer mini water filtration system (around $25). This attaches to an included water pouch and you squeeze the water through it into another bottle.

Take a 38 oz (1 litre) water bottle to hold the water in. Nalgene is well known for its water bottles and the stainless steel one mentioned here is the one I use.

Being out on safari in East Africa you will want some protection for any exposed skin from mosquito/insect bites.

The repellant mentioned here is just a recommendation but in general, any repellant with DEET in it will do from any outdoor shop.

If you don’t like the idea of chemicals in the repellant (DEET) then you can use more natural repellants for a safari that may include eucalyptus oil or others.

Be aware though the protection will not last as long, or maybe less effective, than the DEET one.

Next is an excellent outdoor knife.

In reality, you don’t really need a knife if you’re doing these package safaris, as they have cookware with them, and you’re not going to be out in survival situations.

However, there’s just something comforting about having a decent outdoor knife with you in the bush of Africa when on safari.

The one I absolutely love and have used for over a decade is the Morakniv companion.

It’s cheap (around $20) but very good quality for the price and is used by outdoor experts around the world as a beginner knife for learners.

Don’t spend loads on an expensive knife that won’t get used much, just get this one. It’s awesome!

As for toiletries for a safari just bring what you would normally use, as in toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.

But having a useful handwashing pocket gel with you is good for keeping your hands clean at all times before eating, as you can just keep it in your pocket.

Resources For Planning Safaris In Africa

Travel Insurance

Be sure to take travel insurance for going on safari in East Africa just in case something goes wrong. I had a medical emergency on one of my adventures and travel insurance saved me thousands of dollars in medical expenses.


These are some really good books for helping plan your safaris more, or just for some fun safari reading.

Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda & Seychelles (Full-color Travel Guide)

Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: True Tales Of A Botswana Safari Guide

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

The Fodor’s Guide has lots of good information on safaris, and Whatever You Don’t Run is a hilarious book from a safari guide about some of his more humorous experiences on safari.

While you won’t need bushcraft skills as you will be with a safari guide, it’s always fun to read about bushcraft skills when out in the bush.

You always learn something, and who knows maybe you can give some bush skills a try.


Ray Mears is one of my outdoor heroes. He’s a long-established expert in outdoor survival and bushcraft techniques.

He has done many TV shows about outdoor experiences, and two excellent ones for being in the African bush on safari are Bushcraft Season 1 E04 Africa Camp and E05 Africa Safari.

There are loads more on African experiences as well, so if you can find any of his stuff online then it’s worth a watch.

Safaris in Africa

So I hope this article was interesting enough for you and my passion for Africa and its wildlife came through in my words.

Maybe someday you will get to experience a thrilling East Africa safari for yourself,  you will never regret it.

Unless you end up eaten by a lion of course! On that note, have a look at the 10 best documentaries about lions.

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22 thoughts on “10 Best Safaris in East Africa and Southern Africa”

  1. Awesome post and pictures. I’d love a night time safari at the South Luangwa National Park, it’s something I’ve never heard of before but sounds amazing

  2. Thanks Craig. Yeah those night safaris are one of the best things I have ever done. Seriously if you are in Eastern Africa and have the time and money, then get to South Luangwa, you will love it for sure 😀

  3. Amazing article, love the pictures and detail. One question though, if we are to go and stay in a tent, how safe is this? What should we bring or prepare for while sleeping in the wild with only a sheet between us and a lion or hyena? Seems dangerously exciting.

  4. If you go with an organised safari you will normally be camping in a group so more people better for protection. It’s still nerve racking hearing the sounds of the animals at night so close though! If you go by yourself in a 4wd you can get tents that erect on top of the vehicle keeping you away from the dangerous animals.

  5. Enjoyed reading your article! Found it very helpful and insightful plus I enjoyed the photos. I’ve been planning to go on a safari trip and this is just what I needed. So far some of the useful things I’ve learned through other articles is that it is best to know where you want to go, when the best time is to go there, the activities available. I think by narrowing down the place you want to be in you’d be able to plan a safari trip with more ease. In my case, I think I’ll be heading to Kenya. Reading about the Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru on here just makes me want to head on over asap! I read in another safari guide to Kenya that Masai Mara is known to be the jewel of kenya, would you agree?

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  9. I’ve heard not to wear blue or black on safari in the Serengeti due to the tsetse fly. Is this true??

    I’m less worried about sleeping sickness and more the fact that the bite is supposed to hurt a lot!

  10. Never heard that myself and I did have a black fleece with me on one trip. However I generally recommend neutral colours anyway for clothes on safari such as khaki etc. I did see plenty of people wearing blue jeans though…

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