Let’s be honest here, taking a Africa vacation is not heading to the Jersey shore….this is the big leagues and if you are really going to take a vacation in your lifetime…this is it!!!
I took my first trip to Africa 10 years ago, and believe me it is a culture shock. Never have I felt like I was truly away as I did in Africa. Like most people, I wanted to go on a Safari, so I went to Kruger National Park. It was one of the most spectacular sights on earth. It makes the San Diego Zoo look like a Pet shop. But that was only the beginning.
My next stop was South Africa where I stayed at a boutique hotel right on the water with a backdrop of “Table Mountain”, what a magnificent and exotic vacation. Now, a few words of advice, do your homework and research. There are things that you may not know, like the fact that you should get some recommended shots before leaving, (ask your doctor).
Also, be prepared for a difficult time getting around. It’s a big country and cabs and rental cars are not as accessible. Also plan ahead, from wine country to beaches to safari’s it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
Additionally, it’s not cheap, but what is, so get online and start to plan accordingly, there are so many points of interest that aren’t known by your standard Liberty Travel Agent and aren’t offered on a Perillo Tour. So try find what suits you on your own, Plus is more fun to plan it for yourself. Touring Africa will affect you in so many ways, it’s almost like being your own explorer but remember to bring your sunscreen, chap stick and a pair of good hiking boots.
Six weeks. That’s how long I would give myself to fully prep for an Africa vacation.
I can tell you this first hand, yes, there is some prep work involved in taking an Africa vacation…but the rewards from that work are simply astounding!!!