Booking a safari in Tanzania

When considering where to go for your safari holiday you can be a bit spoilt for choice with so many different options out there. However, one great option is Tanzania. Tanzania is a great destination for its beautiful beaches and gorgeous climate but it has so much more to offer. It’s renowned for being one of the best places for gorilla tracking and chimp tracking too and offers many different safari holidays. The best time to go on a safari in Tanzania is during the dry season which runs from June to October. The area can sometimes have a reputation for not being safe with fear of people being mugged or attached however a recent study has actually shown that Tanzania is considered to be the safest country in Africa.

Travelling at that peak time of year you may find that the safaris get quite busy and sometimes a bit crowed. If you prefer a bit more of an intimate experience then you could consider the short rainy season which runs from October to December. As the name suggests you are likely to get rain during your trip but with the correct clothing, you’d still have an amazing time. The long rainy season tends to run from March to May so these dates are best avoided.

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Safaris for older travellers

For some people the opportunity to take a safari holiday may not be possible until later in life when perhaps they have the finances to do so but can older travellers still get as much out of a safari holiday as younger people?

The majority of travellers over seventy years of age often enjoy the tranquillity and serenity that comes with getting off the beaten track into the African wilderness and so a safari is in fact an ideal opportunity to experience all that a safari has to offer whilst also enjoying some relaxation.

In general, an African safari day begins with an early morning game drive as this is usually a good time to spot the amazing wildlife in the game reserve. Following a late breakfast there is time to relax in the comfortable surroundings of the safari holiday accommodation reading or dozing until lunch time. After lunch there is usually the opportunity to venture out on another game drive for those who want to further their experience and seize another opportunity to see the wildlife in their natural habitat. The evenings are usually a mix of dining with fellow guests and catching up on the day’s activities. For those who want to, some companies offer evening entertainment for guests usually provided by locals and may include traditional dancing and singing.

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Can you be confident that a safari holiday is safe for kids?

Although going on a safari holiday may be seen as an experience for adults many people want their kids to be able to enjoy an amazing opportunity to see the African wildlife on a safari holiday. There could be some dangers when taking a safari holiday, but with vigilance while you are out and about you and your children can have a truly memorable experience that will be with you for many years.

Planning a guided safari is essential if you want to keep everyone safe. The experienced guides know exactly where to go in the reserves so that you will get to see everything a safari has to offer in a safe way.

Another aspect of keeping your children safe when visiting Africa is to ensure that all their vaccinations that are recommended for the area you are visiting are up to date. Malaria is prevalent in some areas so avoiding visiting these areas is advisable.

The sun can be very strong in summer so a very high factor sun cream should be used on exposed skin however a better option is to wear long-sleeved tops and long trousers for journeys into the reserves to protect the family’s skin from bites and sunburn.

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Making the most of a safari holiday

Safari holidays are beautiful eye-opening experiences that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. They are very often expensive holidays that you may need to save up for or borrow money to go on. For this reason, people often want to ensure that their safari holiday goes without a hitch and is as enjoyable as possible.

While you may be slightly put off by the very early morning safari game drives, this is often the best time to see the animals active. During the day it may be too hot for them to be out and about of they may be seeking cover from predators. IF you are able to go out on safari for more than one day when on your trip then be sure to go. No two safari trips are the same and each day brings different circumstances and therefore allows you to see different types of wildlife or different behaviours.

Be sure to ask lots of questions whilst on the safari. Remember you are paying a lot to be there and may not get this opportunity again. Your guides will be the best people to explain to you about the different animals and why they act the way they do.

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Best locations to see in 2022

With 2021 on its way out (and many of us glad to see the back of it) and 2021 just around the corner, many people have already started to plan their holidays for the next year ahead. and where they want to go over the next 12 months. If you have done a bit of travelling you will probably agree that the more of the world you see the more you realise how much there still is to explore. You really never can have seen it all and no matter what your hobbies or interests are, there is always somewhere you would still love to explore. With many countries all over the world offering extreme differences in the way of life, you cannot possibly discover it all but you can certainly add a few locations to your bucket list and start to work your way through.

It may be that you have heard about a hidden little gem somewhere that you would like to discover or that you have been told of a great family focused resort which you cannot wait to take the kids to.  Regardless of where it is, you should try and start to plan early if you want to pick up a great deal. Travel has been very much disrupted over the last 2 years but many are hopeful that next year will be a little more settled.  

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