European languages borrowed the word “safari” from Swahili. At first, it meant exotic hunting in Africa. Nowadays, safari is most often a detailed inspection of the reserve. But no one will say that they took a safari tour of Saxon Switzerland or the Lake District of Britain. This word still means, first of all, a trip to the African continent.
Where to go on a safari for the first time is not an idle question for a European. Each of the African countries is not like Europe, but each in its own way. The climate, infrastructure, prices for tourist services, food, medicine, hygiene standards, the danger of meeting pathogens of exotic diseases can be strikingly different. Continue reading