Seeing Wildlife on a Safari Package Holiday

Travel & Leisure

  • Author Lewis Taylor
  • Published September 4, 2023
  • Word count 675

A safari package holiday is a very special type of holiday. During a safari package holiday guests get to experience the best of Africa. Many guests to Africa explain that visiting the continent satisfies a primitive longing to “return home”. After all, this continent is the place where the long human story began. In Africa, guests are sure to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. It is one of the many benefits of being within and amongst nature. The African elephant is one of the most impressive animals to observe in the African wild. It is one of Africa’s famous Big Five (the African elephant, the African lion, the leopard, the Cape buffalo, and the black or white rhino). This article shall briefly describe seeing the Cape buffalo and the African elephant in Africa on a safari package holiday. 

The Cape buffalo is one of Africa’s famous Big Five. Africa’s Big Five are the five most dangerous animals that live in the African bush. Guests from all over the world come to Africa to see these magnificent beasts. Extra caution must be taken when near anyone of these animals. The Cape Buffalo is certainly no exception. It is known to have a very fierce temper and to be extremely unpredictable. When many visitors see the cape buffalo, for the first time, does not seem to be one of the more dangerous animals, especially since mostly they are seen in big herds of a few hundred animals. In general, it is the older male animals that when excluded from the main herd, are the dangerous ones. They mostly join together with a few other older male animals. They are easy prey for a hungry pride of lions and therefore can be very aggressive. When a buffalo decides to attack, they do not give warning charges, but just go for their “victim”. In Africa, they have also been nicknamed “killer cows”. In an instant, the powerful and large animal can turn from a docile gentile looking giant, into a fierce charging mass of muscle. 

The African elephant is the largest land mammal on earth. It is a wonderful animal to observe during a safari package to Earth. Perhaps this is because of how similar the African elephant is to humans. It is a highly intelligent animal that has a very complex family structure. The mothers are so protective of their babies and spend all day teaching and loving them. They band together to shield their young if they feel danger is present. They are highly social animals and meet every day to roll around in the mud pool together. They cry when a family member dies and they mourn their death every year on their anniversary. Though these animals are similar to humans in many ways that should not make guests forget how dangerous these huge animals can be. The male elephant is especially dangerous. Guests should make sure that they give these huge animals their space. Especially during mating season when the males “lock horns” should visitors be careful and weary of male elephants. 

Any seasoned safari expert would certainly tell visitors that Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is the perfect place to see abundant elephants during a safari package holiday. This national park in Zimbabwe has the highest concentration of African elephants on the planet. Whether you're visiting for business or on a honeymoon safari, you will love seeing elephants in Zimbabwe..

Their slow, steady gait will deceive visitors on a safari package holiday into thinking they lack power and speed. And then one starts to run towards you in your car and you become aware of their squashing power. These animals are truly fantastic. 

In conclusion, guests should find the best African safari packages and go on a holiday. Here they will get to see great animals such as the African elephant. Guests to the continent are sure to gain a new appreciation of the beauty of the planet. They are sure to feel rejuvenated once they return from their safari package holiday. 

The author is a member or the Try Zimbabwe team. We offer the best African safari and safari package holidays on the continent.

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