If you are lucky enough to be planning your South Africa Safari, then you are probably already an animal lover and a fan of nature and the wilderness.
South African safaris provide great experiences and regardless of the time of year you go to and the national park that you choose, you will undoubtedly see some great things.
It’s easy to become absorbed in the planning and obsessed with choosing the locations that are going to deliver the most impressive animals. The phrase the Big 5 gets knocked around all over the place in and around the South Africa safari towns but it’s important to remember that your whole safari shouldn’t be focused only on finding these 5 animals; the lion, rhino, African elephant, Cape buffalo and the leopard.
Seeing these 5 in the natural surroundings in undeniably an awesome sight but there are so many animals out there, which are equally impressive. Giraffes and hippos for example are also common and are equally impressive to watch for a period of time. The vast areas of land of the national parks in which most of these South Africa tours take place is amazing by itself.
Don’t forget to take the opportunity to stop looking through the lens for the moment and take in the sights, the sounds, the smells of the incredible place in which you are standing. It is pure nature and pure wilderness, and it’s important not to forget that whilst you are busy checking off the animals on your wish list that you have managed to catch a sight of.