Bits of Information about Safari and Travel to Africa
Once it’s experienced, African is never forgotten. And when someone tells you “Africa will get in your blood”, the only malady they’re talking about is the niggle in your brain that insists that you come back again!
Whether you’ve been on safari before or it’s a first-time bucket-list trip after years of longing, this guide will provide some of our nuggets of knowledge about the Wondrous World of Safari and Travel to Africa.
Planning a Safari
On safari you can be in the middle of nowhere and while your camp or lodge will have a First Aid box, you really don’t want to venture outside in the middle of the night to look for it…especially after you’ve just heard a lion roar!
Bring your own medication for the 10 most likely Travel Problems:
“Whether the weather is hot, whether the weather is cold, whether the weather whatever the weather, whether the weather or not!” In other words…..expect all sorts of weather!
Climate in southern Africa and the weather in eastern Africa cannot be lumped into one description – because while Kenya is on the Equator, the Limpopo Province of South Africa spans the Tropic of Capricorn and Cape Town is over 1,000 miles away at 34 degrees south.
All you really need to know is that apart from Cape Town (which is in an entirely different climatic zone), in the rest of our travel destinations, the summers are hot and rainy (approx. October to March) with the bush growing thick and water plentiful, which makes game viewing more difficult. Autumn and winters (approx. April to September) are warm and dry during the day, with cooler nights. The drier weather provides optimum wildlife viewing because the bush is less dense, making the animals more easily spotted & seen. Plus, during the dry months, the wildlife tends to congregate near the waterholes, whereas during the wet season – when water is everywhere – the animals are more dispersed.
Cape Town, on the other hand, has a temperate Mediterranean-style climate of warm dry summers and cool wet winters and the weather is generally mild throughout. Occasional snow can fall on the mountains – but none on the coast.
Go on, give these foods of Africa a try…even if it’s for the bragging rights of being able to claim you’ve sampled them:
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The founders/owners of Fair Trade Safaris have over 35 years of experience in photographic safaris, cultural trips, and philanthropy & wildlife conservation-based activities in Africa. We would love to use our experience and knowledge to plan your African adventure!