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TRAVEL | Tips for Camping Safaris In Africa

Camping is one of the best ways to explore and enjoy the beauty of nature with no limit. Its all about spending your entire day and night in the open wilderness enjoying the company of wild animals, vegetation, birds and natural environment to its fullest. Fortunately, all African countries have that safe and isolated space on which you can do your camping for a couple of nights depending on your schedule.

Much as most travelers on African safaris choose to sleep in lodges/hotels, camping is an exceptional experience many people have missed out. This outdoor camping can be done in all savannah national parks Africa I Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and all other parks.

To ensure a successful camping safari, travelers are reminded to have the right camping gear which entail hiking boots, warm clothing, enough water, drinks and camping tents among others to ensure nothing is missing out.

All the packing gears must be of high quality to ensure safety and protection from wild animals, harsh weather hence ensuring a memorable experience. Fortunately a variety of companies offer camping safaris to different destinations depending on where a traveler wants to go. However, travelers coming for gorilla safaris in Africa, chimpanzees and golden monkeys cannot do camping since these animals live in dense and thick forests which are nit safe especially at night. Camping can be done privately, family or a group of friends with great assurance of safety, comfort and good times.

Just life other safaris, a camping safari require travelers to plan as early as possible, get all the necessary equipment’s in time and be ready to enjoy the wilderness which in turn reward travelers with a memorable experience. The following are the tips for successful camping safari in Africa:

Choose a perfect safe spot
Much as it’s all sleeping in the wilderness, choosing a best spot is a key to a successful camping safari. Endeavor to set your camping tent on a gentle slopping land, which save you of flooding waters especially in the rainy season. Also, setting up a campsite on a raised land reward travelers with spectacular views of attractions in the area as well as other activities which take place in the nearby communities which all make a safari indeed memorable as well as enjoying the sun sets and raises in the morning and evening hours. Also, the site should have some tall and thin vegetation to act as windbreakers and also provide shed in times of scotching sun. The site should also be near other people for example a lodge or local community homes to be close to people who can be helpful in case of any problem.

Carry enough food, clothing and drinking water
Since camping is all about being in the wilderness far a way from markets, shops and water pints., travelers are reminded to carry enough of these to avoid any lack. Unlike those who sleep in lodges where everything is provided, camping involve self catering and travelers must setup fire, and cook their own food. You are therefore reminded to pack and carry enough materials as possible to avoid tracking back looking for them, which inconveniences your safari. Carrying enough food and water help travelers to do all their activities in the right time.

Enter and lock your tents as early as possible
Avoid staying outside the tent in the late hours to avoid any hurt from wild animals. Staying outside is risky since it can expose travelers to dangerous wild animals and harsh cold weather that can make them sick and weak. After entering remember to lock the tent since some animals can come and attempt to enter your tent if they find it open. Do not dare come out of your tent at night cause its very risky for your life. In case some animals come o your tent, do not shout, or run away but rather stay calm and peaceful.

Set a campfire near your tent
Setting a campfire is obvious for traveler’s ion a camping safari. It’s a ground for travelers to enjoy a peaceful night outside as they admire the shining stars and blowing gentle wind. However, consider the direction of the wind. The fire should be near the tent to provide heat and warmth within the tent. Setting fire is recommended since it’s an indirect way of chasing away wild animal since most of them do not like fire. Remember not to stay too long out since its not safe.

In conclusion, book a camping safari to Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and other African countries, enjoy a life in the wilderness. Coma in a close contact with wild animals, vegetation and nature as a whole which together reward you with a memorable experience.

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