Perhaps the biggest barrier for those looking to go on safari is price, but there are options that are a fraction of your typical luxury promoters, like the bare-bones, camping-heavy trek taken in this Telegraph article. And don’t think you’re missing much by way of experience, as Victoria recounts:
Woken at 6am by my companions, I unzipped my tent to find Kilimanjaro standing majestically against a blue sky without a cloud in sight. A bucket of hot water had been left outside my tent for a quick wash before a full English breakfast. Then it was off to the Amboseli National Park and a day spent viewing herds of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and more against a sublime backdrop.
This morning I ate a bowl of Grape-Nuts while my excessively hairy neighbor hosed down his sidewalk while standing majestically against a backdrop of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. It’s these memories we’ll cherish forever.
Companies like Porini Ecotourism even take an activist role in helping rural communities create conservation areas with proceeds from such trips. For more ideas on other ecotourism operators around Africa check out this link.
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