Safaris are too expensive
Sure, safaris can be expensive. But it is not impossible to go on a safari with a limited budget. The nice thing about safaris is the amount of choice available. You can experience the raw spirit of wilderness by camping in the deep African bushveld, opt for tented accommodation or choose to stay in modern safari rooms with all the little luxuries you may crave.
Another point worth remembering is that the accommodation, activities and meals are all usually included in the rate you pay. There are few, if, any, hidden costs involved.
It is not safe to go on a safari
This is a very common misconception. Africa is seen as a scary, wild and unknown continent. Most safari camps, however, are located away from areas that are unstable and volatile. Tourists are not dragged into areas in Africa that are considered as unsafe to experience a safari.
The only way to experience a safari is by ‘roughing it’
You can certainly choose to ‘rough it’ on a safari if you so wish. But you can also stay in lavish accommodation made to fit the scene and enjoy the comfort of top-notch facilities and the joys of fine dining.
Seeing the famous ‘Big five’ animals is on most safari goers’ bucket lists, and rightly so as spotting this magnificent selection of animals is a remarkable experience. Yet, there is so much more to see in Africa than the ‘Big five’. From tiny, colourful frogs in the Okavango Delta to a selection of bird species or a gracious antelope in the Chobe, Africa is home to an exceptionally wide array of wildlife.
Come visit soon.