African wildlife safari – the very phrase hints at long sunny days spent admiring fantastic wildlife in one of the most world’s most exotic areas. And what could be more romantic that sitting under the stars studding the vast African sky listening to the sounds of the tropic night and anticipating the pleasures of the next day’s desert safari deals to view and photograph lion, giraffe, oryx, zebra, and wildebeest?
In taking an African safari you join a long tradition of select explorers who have reached beyond the mundane for the experience of a lifetime that only a few intrepid souls can realize.
Such literary luminaries as Ernest Hemingway and Karen Blixen found inspiration in Africa’s vast teeming natural landscape. The raw beauty and energy of the flora and fauna touched something in them and drew them back again and again.
Things have scarcely changed since those days. And today you can follow in their footsteps on an African safari that is also the holiday of a lifetime.
Here’s a look at a typical African safari in the home of safari – Kenya. In the morning you drive in comfort from capital Nairobi to a game reserve. En route, you stop at the Equator for a rare photo opportunity and then take lunch at a safari lodge on the banks of a broad scenic River. The afternoon is reserved for game viewing. You spend the night at the game reserve enjoying dinner and drinks and the magic of the African nights.
Awakening the next day to the sounds and smells of Africa, you set off to re-explore the charms of the game reserve and perhaps head for the Mount Kenya forest. Spend the day enjoying the flora and fauna of the forest and at night can enjoy the night sounds and sights from the comfort of your room.
The next day you sample afternoon game watching and marvel at the timeless African spectacle of herds of wildebeest and zebra sweeping across the grasslands.