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Three Destinations for First-Time African Safari Goers

African countries are seeing an increase in international visitors as travelers from across the globe continue seeking out more meaningful luxury experiences. Offering an abundance of beautiful scenery, wildlife, and outdoor adventures, a safari is often perceived as the ultimate getaway, and there is nothing quite like planning a first visit.

For those who are eager to transform their dream safari trip into reality, Shaun Stanley, founder of South Africa-based Stanley Safaris, has skillfully mastered the art of delivering one-of-a-kind adventures, ensuring travelers make the most of their journeys. With over 40 years of exploration behind him, Shaun crafts completely customized, luxury African getaways designed for each guest. Here are his top three itinerary suggestions tailored specifically for first-time safari goers:


The combination of Cape Town, the Winelands, and a safari in this itinerary means guests can get a taste of Africa before delving into a more "safari" focused country. A safari is not for everyone, and South Africa offers travelers the chance to experience it as part of a bigger trip. This 10-day trip is brimming with diverse experiences, including private vineyard tours, visits to historical museums, and time to relax at the beach. South Africa is also one of the best destinations to see the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos), which is a big draw for most. 

Tanzania is always a hit with first-timers because of the sheer volume of wildlife they can see, especially if they get to experience the migration. It is also great for experiencing authentic cultures, and with an array of stunning beaches and islands, it is considered an "all-in-one" destination. This 15-day itinerary includes a stay Nyasi Migrational Camp and is packed with full-day game drives with a private guide and vehicle, as well as a hot-air balloon excursion, leaving travelers in awe of their surroundings.

Once again, the sheer number of animals travelers can see on this 10-day safari in Kenya makes it a wow-factor destination. With the big cats of the Maasai Mara, the rhino conservation work in the North, and the amazing cultural experiences, Kenya is quite a varied destination. Travelers can also embark on guided tours of the Giraffe Centre and go on walking safaris through the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, a true treat for newcomers. 


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