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Why South Africa in known for its Safari Tours?

What’s Safari?
The word safari is derived from the word “Swahili”. The literal meaning for Swahili is “journey” that was commonly used in prehistoric times. This implies to a big game of hunting of animals like elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, hippos, and rhino. This negative connotation of safari has now been replaced by more modern terminologies and concept that promotes socially and environmentally responsible travel. Most travelers prefer overland safari trips, or they might exercise an option of canoeing, hiking, sailing even the opportunities are available for fly-in safaris.

Are Safari Holiday’s Safe? A roadmap to contemporary Safari Tours
The Safari doesn’t conjure up the fiery views of bloodstained wild animals anymore. Instead, Safari lovers are more likely to have a close encounter with the wildlife and take as many random clicks as possible. There are hardly those niches of safari lovers who come thousand miles away from home to find and hunt a rare species of an animal which is particularly found in Africa. It is only supported by deep pockets and fragile egos which fuel their passion at a great expense. For the same purpose, canned safaris trips are in general practice.

Gone are the days of pre-historic times when safari was merely an overland journey aimed at hunting animals. This is surely not meant to harm the natural reserves and animals. The popular concept of the term “Big Five” relates to five most precarious animals to hunt. The big five animals are lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephants. It is an enjoyable experience to observe these endangered species (all except buffalo) in their natural habitat with an extreme glory.

What do you mean by African Safari?
It is a well-acknowledged fact that African destinations are particularly famous for their Safari tours. Home to a variety of wildlife, South Africa is the major safari destination that enchants the visitors with their uniquely-crafted tours. Safari travel in South Africa offers game viewing and some time spent in wilderness areas that include game reserves and national parks. A traditional African Safari is usually focused on witnessing Africa’s wildlife. There are certain other features of African Safari which let you experience the native culture of Africa, take in the beauty of scenic places and natural wonders, visiting historical highlights and participating in outdoor adventures.

Which is the most popular Safari destination in South Africa?
Whilst many other multi-level safari parks exist in South Africa, Kruger National Park is the most-preferred park because it is adventure-packed, exciting and multi-purpose playing field. Enriched with legendary history, Kruger National Park offers the most iconic landscapes and spectacular wildlife reserves. No doubt, the wildlife is the greatest riches on the land of South Africa. It ranges from huge African elephant to the sleeky leopards, bulky rhinos to regal lions which represent the plethora of wildlife in the country. Spread across the land of 5 Million acres, Kruger National Park is the safe haven for an exceptional and diverse variety of species.

Besides Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand and other bushed conserve offer an astounding variety of animals and sustain a high level of tourism. It offers you some of the frequent interactions with elusive leopards. You would also observe the variety lions, giraffe, zebra, antelopes and multiple birds’ species.

Cape Town also boosts some of the famous game reserves.  The Aquila Private Game Reserve is considered as one of the top 10 things to do in Cape Town according to many magazines. This game reserve has animals such as the Springbok, Lion, Cape porcupine, Chacma baboon, Leopard, and Elephant. It offers early morning, evening, day-trips or sunset safari. Tourists may choose to go for quad bike, horseback and fly-in safaris as well.

What to wear during Safari Tours?
With that being said that the safari tours do not involve bloodshed anymore and it has now emerged as an adventure tour or expedition for game viewing in Africa. This particularly relates to sightseeing and capturing photos of wildlife for fun. South Africa Safari Trip is not only reserved for the khaki dressed safari tours. Now you can dress the way you want or any style that suits you the best.

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