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Camping Safari holidays in Africa

Camping Safari holidays in Africa

Camping is an outdoor activity involving overnight stays away from home in a shelter, such as a tent or a recreational vehicle. Typically, participants leave developed areas to spend time outdoors in more natural ones in pursuit of activities providing them enjoyment following the definition of camping it’s no wonder Africa is one of the top destinations in the world for camping safaris.

African Wildlife is diverse and wealthy. No other continent matches the wealth of wildlife found in Africa covering the full climatic spectrum from intense heat to bitter cold. Its varied vegetation has given rise to a wide range of animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and insects.

Types of Camping in Africa

Many people can imagine what it feels like to be in a tent amidst African wildlife and yes it can take a bit of experience to adapt to the sounds of lions roaring, elephants shrill trumpet or Hippos stampeding outside your tent is once in a lifetime safari experience, many people will get confused when you say camping in Africa below is what you need to know about the types of camping in Africa.

Luxury or Mobile camping safaris

Mobile camping is a form of camping in Africa where the property is temporarily built before the guest arrive, this usually involves providing self-contained tents with portable flush toilets, Hot and cold bucket showers, Comfortable bedding and a small porch where guest can sit and relax in other words it’s a temporary tented camp usually with exclusive rights to the in-house guests only and the camp will be taken down after the safari is over.

Budget camping safaris

This is pretty much the most and vibrant way to discover Africa, the budget camping involves the use of traditional dome tents where clients together with the team will actively participate in setting up the tents, and dismantling the tents after the period of stay and pack that up into the truck, Safari car and head to the next destination, camping during Budget camping is done in designated camping sites where there are shared facilities like toilets and bathrooms or improvised by the crew during the safari, the bedding is a basic mattress with sheets plus Duve for covering yourself.

Recreational vehicle camping safaris

Recreational vehicle camping is another foam of camping in Africa where tourists will hire a vehicle or truck that id full equipped with camping equipment except food and water and clients can drive to the areas they want to tour and pack their truck or vehicle in a designated camping area and set the tent on top of a car or set up a bed in their truck.

This is a bit more expensive way of exploring Africa by camping but giving you exclusive freedom during the safari.

Food and drinks during African camping safari

Food and drinks during African camping safaris is an interesting talk of a safari in Africa and we can assure you that food and drinks are plenty in many countries across Africa but the question is cooling or refrigerating the food items id a critically question however many safari vehicles across Africa now have a small refrigerator that can keep the perishable food staff so ensure you book a camping vehicle with A fridge.

Best time to take a camping safari in Africa

Depending on where you go camping in Africa, the best time for camping in Africa is During the Dry season and most African wildlife safari destinations the best time to visit them is from May to September, during the dry season and winter, which results in more moderate temperatures. There is also less vegetation during these months, so animals tend to concentrate around waterholes and rivers, making wildlife easier to spot.

Safety during African camping safaris

Hundreds of thousands of safari-goers travel safely to Southern and East Africa each year and leave Africa with lasting memories of not only their safari but of the genuine warmth and hospitality of Africa’s people, camping areas in a national park with have a park ranger provided who is armed with famous AK 47 and in private campsites outside the wildlife area the lodges or the campsites usually provide security for their clients so traveling can feel free to travel to Africa for camping safaris.


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