Southern African Safaris are not just about wildlife!
When one thinks of Southern African safaris, one thinks of 4 x 4 game drives with Safari Guides through the veld (open grassland or savannah) spotting the best of Africa’s wildlife – Idyllic nights at camp fires discussing the thrilling experiences of the day and lounging in five star lodges before you set out again on yet another adventure.
Well yes of course this is a typical African Wildlife Safari, but did you know that there are in fact many types of safaris, for many types of people who love different experiences? Premier destinations, throughout Southern Africa, offer a whole range of safaris to suit enthusiast of specific African style vacations – so Southern African Safaris are not just about wildlife!
Let’s take a look at some of the other options. They are generally linked to Wildlife Safaris and international tourists seldom come to Africa without at least adding a Wildlife Safari, but there’s more…
Closely linked to Wildlife Safaris, but not necessarily so, are safaris arranged specifically for the keen or professional photographer. Professional photographic operators can be engaged to take you off the beaten track to superb scenic areas, or right to where the action is, whether it be adventure, wildlife, panoramic, or otherwise.
One need not worry about bringing or owning the right equipment, as this can usually be provided. Photographic Safaris are completely customised to the traveler’s needs, availability, budgets, preferences and destinations.
Africa offers its own version of the great Orient express and other famous train journeys. A favourite is a trip through the magnificent scenic route from the ‘fairest’ Cape all the way to the Victoria Falls.
The Cape offers world natural wonder Table Mountain, beautiful beaches and majestic winelands …and renowned world wonder Victoria Falls offer a breathtaking scenic experience. Nothing can be more romantic for the honeymooning couple!
All along the way, from one place to another, one can enjoy the sheer luxury of a 5 star hotel on wheels. Popular choices are two nights on the ‘Pride of Africa’ with two or three nights at the Victoria Falls, or the Okavango Delta, Mfuwe in the Luangwa Valley, or Elephant Safaris in Hoedspruit.
These Train Safaris are also a great favourite with the golfing fraternity to take them to some of the world most scenic and finest golf courses extending from the four corners of the Southern African region.
Courses are varied and numerous, for every type of Golfer, from the amateur enthusiast to the serious professional. The best part is that tailor made tours can easily combine a golfing day with a variety of additional activities for those that are not there only to play golf.
Depending on location, travelers can also enjoy game viewing – often to the finest ‘Big-5’ surrounding game parks and visits to a rural community, or a bustling city, or an entertainment resort, such as Sun City.
4 x 4 Camper Safari
For those who love to take the wheel and drive through some of Africa’s most beautiful and exciting areas and then bed down in a luxury camper with all the mod cons, this too can be arranged. Whether you are travelling by yourself, as a couple, or with your family, a comprehensive range of 4 x 4 ‘to-rent’ camper vehicles are available by arrangement to suit all your off-road needs.
This is a safari for the real adventurer, as each vehicle is specifically modified to endure the challenges of the Southern African bush, rivers and off-road. You can simply chill – or thrill to the freedom experienced by just disappearing off the grid for as long as you desire!
One operator does it all!
The great thing is that you can arrange any of these ‘bucket list’ options through just one renowned, professional, experienced Southern Africa safari operator – Safari Odyssey. As our name suggests we arrange and facilitate the many great safari journeys you can encounter here in Africa – and we travel to all of Southern Africa’s prime destinations.
Contact us to find out more, arrange your customised, personalised Southern African Safari vacation and remember, whatever your personal preference, we’ve got you covered because we understand that Southern African Safaris are not just about wildlife!