Planning a Family Holiday Trip to a Safari

family trip in TanzaniaThe quaint scenes of the safari attract many people. Teeming wildlife, shining sun, and vast lands are truly something to see. This is why many plan family safari holidays in Tanzania and other parts of Africa. If you’re planning on spending the holidays this way, take these considerations into account:

Countries to visit

Africa is a huge continent, and the first thing you’ll have to do is figure out which country to visit. The landscape and rainfall amount of the place you’re going to visit determines what kinds of animals you’ll see. Acacia trees on the savannahs attract different predators, prey, and birds. Woodlands are home to elephants. Deserts like the Namibia desert shelters sundry reptiles and birds. Forests are the place to go to spot some gorillas. Tourists can take photos of hippos and crocodiles in wetlands and lakes. The cultural activities in the country are also noteworthy. Some tours will only span one country, while others can do cross-country trips.

Time of visit

The best time to enjoy safari tours is during the dry season. Rains can be torrential in some areas, which in effect hamper wildlife sightings. April to June is considered the long rainy months, meaning that the downpour lasts for a day. November and December are the short rainy months. While the roads are still passable in the short rainy months, it’s harder to spot some animals during this time.

Type of safari trip

There are four kinds of safari trips that you can get:

  • Budget – This has the lowest cost and involves basic board and lodging. You can hire a cook to prepare meals. This option is best for those who want to experience a wild game safari.
  • First Class – Stay in rustic lodges, join safari group tours, and eat in restaurants. You’ll incur moderate expenses here but the facilities make it worth the price.
  • Deluxe – This is more upscale and will have tours with smaller groups, gourmet meals, and different activities. You can enjoy game drives at night, stargazing, and lectures in this type of trip. The cost, of course, is higher than the other options.
  • Luxury – Going for a luxury trip is more on personal pampering than spotting wildlife. Here you’ll have spa treatments, enjoy valet service, wine with meals, free laundry, and even golf courses. It will be pricier, but it’s one of the best ways to take a break from the daily grind.

Going to Africa and enjoying the sights it can offer is a great way to spend the holidays. Regardless of the type of safari trip you want, you’ll surely have a great time as long as you know how to find a good safari operator. Research online to learn more about safaris.