African safari adventures are a lifelong dream for many people. There’s something about magnificent landscapes and wide open, infinite horizons, experiencing wildlife in their own habitat, which captures the imagination and changes your perspective on life. Names such as the Serengeti and Maasai Mara, conjured up visions of many herds of large-scale migrations in the plains, interspersed with thorns chiselled or twisted and dramatic skies.
One of the most authentic ways to experience an African safari trip, is to stay in a luxury camp, where only a canvas layer separates you from wild rhythms. Looking up at the starry night sky and hearing the sounds of distant lions, or snoring snoring like frogs as they pass through the camp, gives you the sensation of being united with the environment. In a luxury camp, you can enjoy closeness to nature without having to bother him. Hot water, showers, comfortable beds, and fantastic food under the stars are produced easily in a camp on a hillside overlooking a wide plain, or in the shade of a jackalberry tree with a view of the stands from a watering hole.
Some luxury tent tents offer nostalgic re-creations in the early days of safari, set tables with fine silver and crystal, provide brass lamps and washbasins, and perfect service. You can imagine yourself as an early explorer discovering this landscape for the first time, when you turn off all electronic gadgets, pull out zones from the 21st century, just listen to the sounds of the natural world and relax. Other camps create modern vernacular safaris, with sleek designs combined with natural materials and a little luxury to pamper your senses.
From a conservation point of view, these tent camps leave very light footprints and in some cases can be moved to other sites every month or so, following animal migration, without leaving a lasting trail. Other camps are semi-permanent, staying in one place throughout the season, but they have the same advantages – a tented camp can be set up where no permanent buildings are allowed, allowing you to be in the place of animals, to live in the middle of amid wilderness which should not be accessible from these luxury lodges on the banks of many reserves.
Find a safari specialist if you are considering an African safari trip to a luxury camp. Many organizations are needed to produce unlimited levels of comfort and service in the wilds of Africa, and the excellence of this guide is another important factor in a pleasant safari experience.
After all, if you live in a dream for a lifetime, you want more than just a rush of game drives, marking the list of animals seen by the trainspotter, more than just a camera full of digital shots – you want to feel the true spirit of the land, immerse yourself in the wonders of this ancient continent and escape with a new understanding of Africa and yourself.