Safari Honeymoons 101
Submitted by Sugar Weddings on Mon, 2012-06-18 23:26
Are you a fan of the Indiana Jones movies? Do you ever dream of wearing that fedora, traipsing through exotic locations and being totally bad ass. Well, now that you're married, why not make your honeymoon extra special by going on adventure with the one you love? A great way to start off your new life together would be to experience the thrill of an African safari.
The word safari is Arabic for journey, and a safari honeymoon would mean you and your other half are on a trip to observe and photograph animals and other wildlife. You can take it easy with the guided safaris where a guide takes you through the reserve, usually in an off road vehicle, pointing out wildlife and stopping for pictures.
For those who would like an earthier approach to their safari, the walking safari is for you. With the walking safari, you're out of the jeep and on the ground. With a trained and often armed guide in the lead, you are right in the action, following the trails of the animals, and experiencing the thrill of close encounters. Believe me, you'll be telling the story of that lion that came out of nowhere to your grand-kids.
You want the close encounter, without the near death experience. How about an elephant safari, high up on the backs of trained elephants? There's the horseback safari, same as the elephant, but with horses. There's the air safari with planes and choppers, and there's the balloon safari, a sweet, slow romantic ride over the game reserve.
Not only will you have a great time, but you'll also encourage the local communities to protect and preserve their environment. But it's not all off road adventure, most safaris are attached to world class hotels and resorts where you can relax after a hot day of animal watching and photographing.
Before you jump on the plane, make sure you've packed everything you need. First the essentials - sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat that has good coverage and breathes, bug repellent, light, breathable cotton or khaki clothing, and for fun, throw in a couple of animal prints. Avoid clothes that are white (attracts dust), red (you don't want to be bait) and black (one word - heat). However, do pack a jacket for those cool mornings and evenings. Don't forget shoes - go for sturdy and practical boots (if you choose the walking safari), and sandals or comfy trainers.
Now you're psyched and packed, but not sure where to go. Well, your options include, but are not limited to Masai Mara National Park, Kenya; Chobe National Park, Botswana; Kruger National Park, South Africa; South Luangwa National Park, Zambia; and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. In the next installment of The Adventure Honeymoon, we'll find out what accommodations and activities are available at these locations, and answer any questions you may have.
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