Planning our safari is a quite difficult work we ought to do with a lot of detail in order to fully enjoy of our experience once in the African savannah without worries at all. Such a trip is no easy task to arrange, but all the effort we may focus on it to get everything prepared will worth it because this is a one life time experience.
In fact, a trip to Africa is more complicated for planning than any other trip because of many reasons. Frequently we just know what the travel operators will tell us and we may have no other possibilities but searching thoroughly we may find the best offers and tailor make our trip the way we want.
By following some pieces of advice and general rules we may get each issue ready, step by step, and so all the arrangements for our travel done. First of all we should ask ourselves some questions so that we have everything quite clear, what we want, in order to tell this in a very specific way to our contact, travel agency or touristic operator.
The dates we are travelling are one of the first arrangements, we should find a reasonable time for our trip to Africa depending on our responsibilities and the best time for visiting the spot of interest during the year and set how long we will stay in the African continent; this latter in function of diverse factors like the budget.
The safari will be different if we travel with friends, relatives, couple, etc. In case of selecting an organized trip we will possibly be able to sign up for a group of persons doing the same itinerary. If we desire to make some extra activities than those of the safari we hire we should get informed and book in advance in this moment.
As mentioned before, the budget is the most important constraint given that is may shorten the number of days we are staying and determine the extra activities we may take part of while in Africa. The safaris are organised in many ways, there are plenty of safari types available. We should have it clear when we choose the kind of trip we prefer, a trip in group, with friends, relatives, given that the price and other issues may vary.
One of the most important questions we should answer is what do we want from Africa, because this is the starting point for all the rest. Checking photo albums and consulting the commentaries of other travellers we will known the best safari offers available and later we will decide all the other aspects of our trip.