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Going on a safari in Africa through safariFRANK is one of those quintessential holiday experiences that you see all the time in film, books and television. Being immersed in the exotic natural landscape and getting a chance to get up close and personal with the worlds most iconic terrestrial animals is why this activity is one so many people’s bucket lists!

Let’s take a closer look at 5 awesome reasons you should go on n once-in-a-lifetime safari in Africa.

1.      Get to see exotic animals in their natural environment

The most obvious reason to go a safari in Africa is that you will get to see exciting exotic animals like lions, zebras, elephants, giraffes, meerkats and many more that are native to the plains of East Africa. While you could see these same animals in a zoo without having to travel to another continent, you will have to compete with a crowd of other people to get photos and enjoy watching the animals.

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Also, when you go on a safari in Africa the animals aren’t locked in cage or enclosure, they are living their natural lives with little-to-no human interference. In fact, the areas you visit are specifically protected ecosystems designed for the benefit of tourists and the protection of native species.

Because many of the animals you see on the trip are on the endangered species list, they are furiously protected by anti-poaching groups who routinely patrol the area and use guns to fight off poachers and rescue captured animals if needed. While this dark and ugly side of the circumstances is something you won’t have to deal with as a tourist, knowing about it gives you a greater appreciation of the effort that goes to preserve the wonders you will witness.

2.      Get incredible photos that will last a lifetime

Naturally, you’re going to want to bring your digital camera along when you go on a safari in Africa so that you can capture all of the amazing moments. These pictures are one-of-a-kind since they’ll be your own personal pics of the amazing landscape that’s everyone wishes they could go to.

You’ll be the envy of your friends and colleagues when you show them your photo album filled with pics of you getting close to zebras and elephants. There’s nothing quite like displaying some pictures from your safari in Africa on your office desk to remind everyone you have a life outside of this cubicle.

You will also be able to show these photos to your children in the future and pass them on through the generations. Everyone in the family will be clamouring the see Grandma’s album showcasing her amazing safari in Africa.

3.      Enjoy an experience that broadens your horizons

Another benefit of going on a safari in Africa is that it will broaden your experience of the world and give you a wider perspective. Perhaps if you’ve been skeptical about climate change and the ecological impact of human activity, you can come back from this trip with a greater understanding of how fragile ecosystems can be.

In this way, a safari in Africa is also a sobering experience as it gives you a slice of what the ecosystem used to be like before human exploitation. The efforts it takes to preserve this area, essentially for the sake of tourists, contrast with other ecosystems where there is seemingly less regard for native wildlife.