Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

First Time Safari Questions

Jump to last reply

Here's the situation:
Never been to Africa
Want to go on a safari
Don't know what country
Don't want to cram in too much
Purpose is to observe wildlife but not necessarily for photography
Want the comfort/atmosphere/scenery you see on the commercials
Walking/trekking would be nice
Would like this to be a bit special, may be once in a lifetime
Want nice lodge(s) but tents are fine
Will likely need professional help planning
7-14 days, including travel from Europe
Can I find something for May - August 2012?
Budget: I'll deal with stick er shock when I figure out if this is even within the realm of the possible. I know this will not be a budget adventure.
Am I crazy? Should I wait and give myself more time to plan?

All opinions, advice and suggestions are welcome.

35 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Now is the Time fo Egypt...
  2. 2 Magnificent wedding in the Masai Mara
  3. 3 Johannesburg to Cape Town
  4. 4 Trip Report Zambia Impressions
  5. 5 Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania
  6. 6 Trip Report Travel Report for Malawi - A Great Place To Relax
  7. 7 Serengeti Photo Safari - April 2015
  8. 8 Johannesburg to Cape Town
  9. 9 Comments on Botswana itinerary with Wilderness Travel
  10. 10 Trip Report SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE TRIP REPORT: SEPT/OCT 2013
  11. 11 Morocco floods - areas affected
  12. 12 Dubai first time
  13. 13 Mauritius September 2015 - Silver Beach Resort or Emeraude Beach Attitude?
  14. 14 Taste of Dubai
  15. 15 Trip Report Don't go to Morrocco!
  16. 16 Where to spend extra night; Merzouga or Skoura?
  17. 17 Trip Report Zanzibar - from a resident's perspective
  18. 18 Canoe Safari Jan - Feb
  19. 19 Dubai and/or Oman
  20. 20 Good travel company to book an 8 day trip to Egypt
  21. 21 Need advice on which camera lenses for safari
  22. 22 Morocco Advice
  23. 23 Trip Report MOROCCO SOLO
  24. 24 Guide for Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Jan 2015
  25. 25 Suggestions for a group tour
View next 25 » Back to the top