Safari now, relax later
Be sure to go on absolutely every single tour or activity on offer – even if it means an early start or if the weather’s looking dicey. Just imagine how gutted you would be if you opted to sleep in on the one occasion that your favourite animal decides to put in an appearance!
When packing for your safari, remember that comfort and thermoregulation aren’t the only considerations. Avoid white and vivid colours or you’ll stand out a mile, and tailor your wear to the terrain you will be in – so tan/khaki for arid areas and greens for jungle or grassland.
Solo vs group
Before you decide on which safari to book, make sure you know what you want to get out of it. For instance, if your main aim is to capture quality photos then you’ll probably want to avoid a general group package and instead pay extra for a smaller or even private tour.