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    Smile African safari?

    Going on safari somewhere in Africa seems like such the quintessential exotic experience. For as long as I can remember, I've dreamed of taking this trip, seeing sunsets and elephants and giraffes...

    It's just so expensive, about $800+ a person per night (plus the flight)! I've also read about people driving themselves, but I'm not so sure of that idea. And then, of course, there's which country/park to even visit? It feels overwhelming just thinking it as a what-if, LOL. It's completely my Holy Grail vacation, though (even if I might not get there til I'm 50...).

    Has anyone ever gone on a safari? Where did you visit? Was it worth what you paid?

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    $800 per person per night? Wish I could charge those rates for something - wish I could pay them too! There's no need to pay that kind of money unless you're after the 1930s big game hunter kind of thing, sort of expedition Hemingway would have gone on, but with guns. I would just fly there and take a look around at what's on offer. I can't ever be bothered about having anything pre-booked and organised even though it freaks my wife out. Malawi's a great place for doing that. Hope your dream comes true - soon, while there's still some giraffes still left.

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    I had no idea these were so expensive... it's always been on my bucket list to go on one someday. I know a couple who went on one well into their sixties so I always figured it was something for later when I have more time or money. I'd love to see all of the animals out there

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    These prices exist because they are intended to keep poachers away, keep the help honest, and to provide the type of amendities customers expect. Also if you are mauled you will be glad they have the vehicles to transport you somewhere there is actual running water. Many of the more expensive places are wildlife protection sites and the money they fleece you of is intended to pay for the park upkeep - because the governments have very little interest in that.

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    It's not as expensive if you drive yourself. I did that with my family ten years ago when the kids were really young. We drove from Cape Town to Nairobi. We drove from South Africa through to Zimbabwe, then Zambia, then Tanzania and finally Kenya. It's amazing and I'd love to do it again now that the kids are older. Each of those countries has something unique to offer, and a country like Tanzania is so massive that it needs an entire week set aside. I'd like to complete the whole 'Cape to Cairo' dream so my next leg should be from East Africa to the west and end it in Egypt.

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    A guided safari will be expensive and isn't exciting in any case. Most tourists maybe are concerned about security. The point is if you're traveling in Africa in predominantly non-Islamic lands, I'd have you take note that from South Africa to Kenya, you won't need to fear anything. Towards the North however, things get different because of the Al Shaabab threat and radical Muslims in the Central African-Sudan-Ethiopia belt.

    Need you pay $800 bucks a night for a ride along a road just to enjoy the local architecture? The best way to enjoy Africa is to do the discovering yourself. What are you after? Just scenes? Some waterfalls or Mountains? I'd recommend a cultural tour. Get deep in the country and get to learn about the people and they'll show you stuff that would fascinate you.

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    Re: African safari?

    I study botany and I love nature. I want to go to Madagascar because I hear they have so many endangered rainforest. I wonder if it's in the same price range.

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    I really enjoy to explore Wildlife Safari of everywhere. African Safari is really an exciting adventure and National parks and gardens of there.

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