Revisiting my photos from our third trip to the Africa continent reminds me of this trip for many that is often a once in a lifetime trip. In fact, it may have been for us if not for the ability to first join our friends who booked a LivingSocial tour when they offered booked book three person on a tour and the fourth person goes free. This offer is long gone. Enough about me and back to this beautiful continent filled with a wealth of wildlife and wonders to see.
We have visited Tanzania and South Africa three times, and below is a brief glimpse of some of the beautiful animals we have encountered during our visits. A first-traveler should hire a tour guide and avoid doing this very adventurous and into the wild trip without a knowledgeable guide.
You will often hear during your trip planning for African Safari that you should try and see the Big Five. What are the Big Five? It is best to show in a photo offered by one of my favorite ‘go-to’ travel advice sites- TripSavvy
As a national park in Tanzania, the Serengeti is an ecosystem that offers the chance for one to see Africa in the wild. This national park is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest and 250,000 zebra; among other animals one will see during a game drive. A reminder, this is not a zoo but a true wildlife in their nature habitat. Please obey the rules and your guides advice.
During one of our safaris days, our little group was caught in a thunderstorm s that lead to an interesting evening to a day of adventure with one of the vehicles getting stuck in the mud for about 20 minutes.