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4 Exciting Ways To Totally Experience Unconventional Safaris, Approximate Cost

Travelers Today       By    Maureen Blas

Updated: Jun 30, 2017 04:04 AM EDT

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A tower of giraffes at sunrise in the Mashatu game reserve on July 27, 2010 in Mapungubwe, Botswana. Mashatu is a 46,000 hectare reserve located in Eastern Botswana where the Shashe river and Limpopo river meet.

(Photo: Getty Images/Cameron Spencer)

Safari travel is one of the most exciting journeys for a traveler who seeks refuge with nature. There are many ways to enjoy safari while observing wildlife and how they fare along with other animals.

Unlike before, travelers stay in the safari vehicle to keep safe while watching the animals from a distance. Tourists can now get off their safari vehicle and get closer to the animals that are not content just watching them from afar. For them, that is where the real quest starts.

As cited by Travel + Leisure, Africa's historic conservation parks situated in the remote parts of Botswana to Zimbabwe, tourists can see the continent's variety of wildlife either by trekking, riding a horse, camping or boating. These are some of the different ways that travelers can enjoy watching the daily routine of the animals.


Visitors can take a glimpse of the 600 bird species living on the pre-historic waterway of Botswana's Selinda Spillway filled with the different birds' chatter and chirps by canoeing. It is one of the infrequent places around the world where large elephant herds, as well as buffalo, wander freely. The spillway can be found in the northern most part of Botswana and connects the Okavango Delta which lies in the west and the Linyanti Swamps which is situated to the east. It could cost from $3,500 for five days.


Adventurers who preferred to enjoy nature on foot can be accompanied by the Masai guides when on tour the Crater Highlands located in Tanzania and the Lake Manyara National Park. While trekking, the guides can provide insights on how life has been in the community. The tour will cost around $11,749 for 13 days.

Horseback Riding

If the tourists do not feel like walking for a long time, there are available horses as a means of commuting. While on horseback, sightseers can watch from a distance the yearly migration of zebras and wildebeest in Masai Mara located in Kenya while being chased by predators. The tour could cost $2,220 for four days.


Lastly, visitors who want to stay for a few more days can set camp in a mobile safari offered by the Ruaha National Park in Tanzania. The package includes captivating expedition that would track game animals by walking guided by the local expert guides costing around $2,397 for four days.

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