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Must Have Gadgets For An African Safari

Published On February 4, 2016 | By Staff Writer | Africa, Travel Planning
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Are you thinking about going on an African safari this summer? I bet you can’t wait to get out into the wilderness and witness nature in all its beauty and natural splendour. There are a few different wildlife parks across Africa that you can think of visiting and a number of choices to make. For instance, you can travel out there on your own or you can take a guided tour. A guided tour will give you a better scope of the land, but going out there on your own might be more exciting. For the truly brave among us, there is also the chance to go out in the middle of the night or at the crack of dawn. This is your chance to get up, close and personal with some of the country’s most dangerous predators.  

We bet you’re wondering what you should pack on this exciting trip. We’ve got some great ideas.

A Great Pair Of Binoculars

We’d like to tell you that on your safari you’ll always be only metres away from gorgeous African animals. We’d like to tell you you’ll see lions roaming around your car, on the other side of an inch of glass. But this can’t be guaranteed. In some places, you might find that the animals are far away and move when you try to get close. After all, this isn’t a zoo or a controlled setting that you’re visiting. This is the wild! That’s why we recommend taking a pair of rangefinder binoculars on your trip. That way, you’ll always have a great view of the animals, no matter how far away they might be. You’ll get the chance to see even the shyest and rarest creatures.  

A Telescope

Remember we mentioned those night time trips. In the dead of night, you’ll climb out your bed, get in the jeep and go for a roam. It’s brilliant fun and you can add to the experience by packing a telescope. You might wonder why you’d do this and we’ll tell you. There is no artificial lighting on the great African Plains. The stars will be like nothing you have seen before and you don’t want to miss this chance to gaze up at a perfect night sky. It will be a sight you won’t forget for years to come.

Night Vision Goggles And Camera

Of course, if you are journeying into the unknown at midnight, you might also like to pack night vision goggles and a camera. This will allow you to see the creatures moving in the dark. Don’t forget when the sun falls, this is when the African jungle comes alive with nocturnal beasts. You don’t want to miss the chance to see glimpses of nighttime predators. If you buy a good camera, you’ll have the photos that will  last a lifetime.

Batteries And Memory Cards

Lastly, don’t forget it you are taking this type of tech to pack some extra batteries and memory cards. The last thing you want is for the tech you’ve taken to fail when you’re trying to preserve the trip of a lifetime.

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