Questions tagged [safari]

Travel to observe, photograph or hunt wild animals in their habitat.

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Self-drive vs. guided safari in Southern Africa

I am researching safaris for Southern Africa through Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa with possibly a stop at Victoria Falls. We are looking at both guided tours and doing a self-drive for about ...
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What is Dune Bashing?

I was looking at a website that is offering 40 to 45 minute "Dune Bashing" in a desert tour. What is this "bashing"?
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Am I likely to see a snake on a desert safari or in a souk in Dubai?

I’m planning to visit the souks and take a desert safari including dinner at a campsite during my 5 day holiday in Dubai with my family at the end of November. My sister and I have a serious phobia of ...
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Is the Pilanesberg safari park worth to be a primary travel goal?

A couple of months ago my husband was in South Africa and some of his colleagues spoke to him about the Pilanesberg safari park (close to Sun City) as probably the best option in national parks ...
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I'd like to go on a moose safari in Sweden. What are my options?

I've been in Sweden for some time now, but never had a chance to go on a moose safari so far. To clear up any confusion, this is the kind of trip where you walk around through the forest, enjoy the ...
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Viewing, not hiking, Mount Kilimanjaro from Arusha

I will be arriving in Arusha around noon and departing the following day also around noon. I would like to see Mount Kilimanjaro, but not hike it. What is the minimum amount of time required to do ...
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When booking a safari in Tanzania is the price negotiable?

I'm booking a safari with a reputable tour guide company in Tanzania. We are currently discussing the itinerary and options. They are coming back to us with documents that describe what the tour would ...
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Is it safe to arrive at Amboseli National Park (Kenya) at night? [closed]

I'm wondering if it's safe to drive to Amboseli at night. We are planning to leave Nairobi at around 3pm Saturday to our lodge, which is located near the Amboseli National Park (not within the park ...
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How active are the animals in Kruger National Park (S. Africa) in August? Season to see the Big Five (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, & buffalo)?

I just booked a trip to South Africa with the purpose of viewing wildlife in Kruger National Park (a safari has always been my dream!!) for August of 2018. I know that animals are unpredictable, but I ...
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Self-Driving at Kruger National Park: Are there rental car services in or near the park?

My family and I are ecstatic about our S. Africa trip next year. We are on a tour bus company (Expat Explore), and we have three free days at Kruger National Park (not nearly enough!). We have ...
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Kruger vs Serengeti [closed]

Background I am looking to book a safari for my fiancé and I next June. It will be our first time going on a safari and we were wondering if anyone had any thoughts or experiences with either of the ...