Embarking on a Safari Adventure: A Guide for Empty Nesters

As empty nesters, the world becomes our playground, offering boundless opportunities for exploration and adventure.

And few experiences rival the thrill of a safari in Africa, where the vast savannas, majestic wildlife, and untamed beauty of the wilderness await.

If you're dreaming of an unforgettable journey into the heart of Africa, here's everything you need to know to plan the ultimate safari adventure.

Choosing Your Safari Destination
Africa is home to an array of stunning safari destinations, each offering its own unique blend of landscapes and wildlife.

Some popular destinations for empty nesters include:

Maasai Mara, Kenya: Known for its spectacular wildebeest migration & abundant Big Five sightings, the Maasai Mara is a top choice for safari enthusiasts. Experience the thrill of witnessing thousands of animals crossing the Mara River during the migration season.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania: Explore the vast plains of the Serengeti, where lions, elephants, and cheetahs roam freely against the backdrop of endless savannas. Witness the drama of the annual Great Migration as millions of wildebeest and zebras traverse the plains in search of greener pastures.

Kruger National Park, South Africa: South Africa's flagship safari destination, Kruger National Park offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, with a diverse range of species including lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, & buffaloes.

Explore the park on guided game drives or self-drive safaris.
Okavango Delta, Botswana: Discover the watery wilderness of the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife.

Glide through the delta's labyrinth of channels & lagoons on a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) and encounter hippos, crocodiles, and a plethora of birdlife.

What to Expect on Safari
A safari offers a blend of adventure, luxury, and immersion in nature.

During your safari, you can expect to:

Embark on game drives: Set out in open-air vehicles with experienced guides to search for wildlife in their natural habitat.

Stay in luxury accommodations: From tented camps to luxury lodges, safari accommodations offer comfort and elegance in the heart of the wilderness.

Relax in style after a day of adventure and indulge in gourmet meals under the African sky.

Experience cultural encounters: Learn about the rich cultural heritage of Africa's indigenous communities through cultural visits and interactions with local guides.

When to Go on Safari
The best time to go on safari depends on the destination and the wildlife you hope to see.

Generally, the dry season (from June to October) offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, as animals congregate around water sources, making them easier to spot.

However, the wet season (from November to May) also has its advantages, such as lush vegetation, fewer crowds, and the opportunity to witness the birthing season for many species.