Plan Your Ultimate Safari
Africa is vast. The so-called ‘dark continent’, the Cradle of Humankind, is nearly one quarter bigger than all of North America. The entire European continent would fit into its land surface no less than three times.
There are more than 2 000 indigenous African languages and cultures, a diversity mirrored by the huge array of flora and fauna that occurs across the breadth of the continent and which – in terms of large mammals, the mega-fauna – is unmatched anywhere else on the planet. Africa plays host to more than 1 300 mammal species, while in comparison North America and Europe between them hold less than 600 species.
Vast intact savannah landscapes and ecosystems enable lion, herds of elephant, myriad plains game and even people to exist as they have done for thousands of years. The same is true of the rainforest and some of our closest relatives – chimpanzees and gorillas – as well as the deserts, off-shore islands and lakes.
This is not a once in a lifetime destination. It is a lifetime of destinations.
As a result, planning that first safari can be daunting. We can help you get the best out of your experience and encourage you to consider the below points when contemplating Africa.