When it comes to travel, going on a safari is usually one of the more adventurous options out there. So naturally, the idea might be unsettling to travelers who are more eager to explore in comfort.
That’s where websites like Stride Travel can help. Stride helps you review, compare and book multi-day trips, and features a variety of itineraries that let luxury travelers get their share of adventure, too.
Here are 5 ways to incorporate luxury into your next safari experience.
Wine Tastings and Tours
South Africa’s wine industry has grown rapidly and become increasingly popular among wine tasting circles.
Whether it’s at Cape Winelands District’s renowned wine estates in South Africa or in a luxurious hotel bar in Kenya, safari trips are ripe with opportunity to indulge your passion for wine and explore some of the local labels.
You should definitely try to get a taste of this experience if you have the chance. And check out Stride’s culinary and wine tasting guide beforehand to get some tips on wine tasting etiquette.
Hot Air Balloons and Cable Car Rides
Going on a safari will give you the chance to visit some of the most beautiful places on the planet. But while game drives and scenic walks might let you see these areas up close, there’s nothing quite like viewing them from the air as you and your travel companions relax in a hot air balloon soaring over Masai Mara or in a spacious cable car on your way up to the summit of Table Mountain.
When it comes to safaris, choosing the right tour operator can make or break your experience. If you’re not looking to rough it, there are several tour operators who offer luxury accommodation as a part of their packages. And it can get pretty extravagant!
From dining tents decorated with local art and glittering chandeliers, to hillside villas overlooking the Indian Ocean in Seychelles, to hotels complete with spa treatments and private pools, the tour companies featured on Stride can offer you luxury lodging options you never knew were possible on a safari.
Private Sundowner Cruises
At the end of a long day of visiting beautiful UNESCO world heritage sites and interacting with animals in their natural habitats, you can wind down on a private sundowner cruise and end your day in style. Some of them will come complete with drinks, tapas and fun music so that you are sure to have a wonderful evening out on the water.
One of the pride and joys of Africa, Rovos Rail is a private luxury train company that sends travelers all over the continent. Board one of their beautiful trains for a scenic two-night ride through cities like Witwatersrand or Kimberely and get a unique perspective on the continent as you make your way to Cape Town or some other fascinating destination.
Stride Travel features all of these opportunities and more, along with hundreds of guides written by a network of experienced and knowledgeable destination experts.
Check out all their luxury safari trips so that you can start planning your perfect getaway.