An impending trip to Africa has the sneaky effect of generating a multitude of unanswered safari questions.
I know because I've been on more than one hundred myself (including self drives) and I've also read the hundreds of trip reports and reviews sent in to this website by past safari travelers where they often tell of their own search for answers.
Your travel agent should be able to answer some of your inquiries (if they are worth their salt), but there is often an inherent bias because they are, after all, trying to sell you their trip. And if they aren't local to Africa they sometimes lose touch a little.
So I'd like to offer my help in answering your Africa travel inquiries below. I live in South Africa and I've written a book or two about going on safari, as well as running this website for several years (more about me).
I will be able to answer most of the general inquiries that you may have, but before you ask, save yourself a little time and check if it hasn't already been answered elsewhere...
Finding Existing Answers To Your Safari Questions
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If that doesn't provide a satisfactory answer then check out the safari questions that I have answered here already and the top five frequently asked questions.
And if that still doesn't provide enlightenment then please ask away below and I will answer you...
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What Other Readers Have Asked
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Drinking tap water on safari
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The Top Five African Safari Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it important to know what questions about African safaris are asked the most?
Because the chances are reasonably good that you might be asking those same questions about your African safari trip if you are planning or dreaming of going on one. So here are the top five questions most frequently asked about African safaris and their answers...
1. Where is the best place in Africa to go on safari?
- Answer: The top five safari destinations
2. Is XYZ a good safari company?
3. What clothing and other items should we bring?
4. Health precautions - malaria
5. Do I need a visa?
I hope that these five common safari questions have covered some of the things you want to know about an African safari.
If you still haven't found your answer then ask me your safari questions and I will try and give you an answer to the best of my ability.