Unusual ways of experiencing Africa on safari
When we begin to plan a holiday what usually springs to mind? A luxury cruise taking you half way around the world, or a luxury resort filled with the latest amenities, as great as they are there is sadly nothing unique about them. These very experiences are shared by thousands of people around the world who all take the same types of holiday. So what do you do to make your holiday a truly memorable one? In simple words, go on a luxury safari holiday.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and jet off to Africa, and experienced its untamed and untouched wilderness. Africa has so much to offer. So what makes a luxury safari holiday different to that of a normal holiday I hear you ask? No safari park experience is ever the same, you may just go on a walking safari or a balloon safari each day but I can assure you that you will never see the same animal twice. Going on safari is nothing like experiencing wildlife in a zoo, nothing can quite prepare you for the first time you meet game in its natural habitat and experience these creatures the way nature intended.
One of the most unusual ways of experiencing the African wilderness is on a horseback riding safari. There is no magic on earth that can quite beat the feeling you get when you’re galloping alongside a herd of gazelle. The main attraction of a horseback safari is the sheer thrill of riding superb horses over idyllic scenery as you traverse over just about every landscape imaginable. The riding is highly varied, sometimes quietly walking as you stalk big game and admire the bird life, other times cantering along buffalo and lechwe.
For a slightly more relaxed safari but still just as hands on, why not try your hands at a canoe safari? A canoeing safari is a great way to experience Africa and its surrounding wilderness. You will get the opportunity to stop wherever you wish and explore on foot. You can expect to encounter all manner of wildlife from elephants and crocodiles to flamingos and buffalo. The finest place for a canoe safari has to be the Lower Zambezi River; it is unquestionably the finest – having a combination of unspoiled wilderness and some of the finest bird and game life in Africa.
For a highly elaborate way of experiencing Africa why not indulge in one of the finest railway journeys on the continent. The Rovos Railway in particular combines two of the finest countries in Southern Africa, Zambia and South Africa. Travelling between Livingstone and Cape Town guests will have the opportunity to explore the Victoria Falls, taking advantage of its high octane activities such as its white water rapids along the Zambezi River, gorge swing, abseiling and rock climbing, all adding unique elements to your luxury safari holiday.
A luxury safari holiday is truly a unique way to explore and experience Africa, getting you into the very heart of the country as you interact with its wilderness and get up close and personal with its wildlife.