2. Take a Moment to Unplug
An African safari is the perfect opportunity for you to get away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day city life. Take a moment to unplug on your holiday. Spend some time soaking in your environment and enjoying what’s on offer in the African bush. There is plenty of new things you can learn from our professional guides about the location, wildlife, and cultures around our camps.
If spending your whole day without social media is too much for you. How about dedicating time to that somewhere in your day? Perhaps you should upload all your photos once you get back and catch up with your relatives before enjoying a sundowner. Time management can save you from sacrificing all of your pleasures. Especially if you’re a digital nomad.
3. Try Not to Turn Your Vacation into a Project
You may be asking, “what do you mean by that”? Well your time with us should be a pleasurable experience and not jam-packed with tiresome activities leaving you utterly exhausted after a few hours. It wouldn’t be a vacation if you’re more exhausted than you are at work. Pace yourself. Our expert safari consultants will help you plan your safari to accomodate adventure and relaxations. Leave all of the heavy lifting up to us.
4. Travel Slower
Instead of a quick, three or four day stay, why not opt for longer? You can chat to one of our safari consultants about our long stay special or an exclusive stay at Khayelitshe house in the gracious Matobo Hills in Zimbabwe.
Call this your home away from home and the exclusivity is just what your family needs when you opt to stay longer. Travelling slower means you take time out of the equation, and ultimately you get to experience more, and make more memories.
Read more about our long-stay special.
5. Try New Things & Experiences
Going to another country and only opting for the food and experiences you’re used to is a total waste of time and may rob you of invaluable experiences. There may be many stories that you have read about the destination you will be visiting, but the only way to truly immerse yourself in its culture is to live through it.
At our camps, we allow our guests to explore at their own pace while embracing local cultures and cuisine inspired by the communities around our camps.
We also offer cultural visits, where you will be able to meet local members of the community and get involved with some of our projects run by our African Bush Camps Foundation.
6. Pack Lighter
Packing for a well-planned safari might be stressful. Our African safari consultants have the perfect advice for you. Chances are that you will be making use of a small aircraft travelling to and from camps which allows 44 pounds of soft duffels per passenger in Southern Africa and 33 pounds per person in East Africa. The most important thing is to avoid wheels on your luggage, which add eight to 12 pounds. A lightweight duffel without wheels gives you more weight for clothes and shoes.
Bring along light, earth-toned clothing. Most camps offer laundry, making travelling light simple (think three to four outfits). Night game drives are cool, so bring a jacket or fleece.
7. Make Sure You Have Travel Insurance
For anyone looking for an adventurous travel experience far away from home, it is important to make sure you have travel insurance. Your travel insurance may cover airline cancellations, luggage damage or loss, emergency medical requirements etc. Good travel insurance is but a fraction of your ticket price, a tiny fee to pay for reassurance.
8. Become a Concious/Responsible Traveller
Conscious travel urges us to slow down and be mindful. Responsible travel doesn’t imply you can’t be adventurous or luxurious or that your vacations have to revolve around volunteering (although they can). Becoming a concious travellers benefits you, the environment and others around you.
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