Traveling with Strangers on Your African Safari


There are several ways that you can experience your African Safari vacation, including private and group tours. If you have a large group, you will probably be traveling with the people you know, but if you do not have a larger group on vacation, you may end up traveling with strangers. This may intimidate some people who expect to be taken through privately, but traveling with strangers can actually be a very enjoyable experience that will make your safari vacation even better.

Meeting new people stirs up feelings of anxiety in some individuals, especially in a new country. If you have never been to Africa you will see many new sights, hear new sounds, taste new foods and experience a new, vibrant culture. Add a group of strangers to the mix and you might be second guessing your choice of vacation. On the contrary, strangers often form bonds and make memories that last a lifetime.

New Friends

One of the most basic ways in which strangers can enhance your safari vacation is by becoming your new friends. Vacation goers often find that they have a lot in common with the people they are traveling with. After all, you all decided to come to Africa. Strangers build bonds through their love for the wilderness, animals and unique experiences. The person who is sitting beside you might have come to Africa for the sole purpose of seeing the endangered and magnificent African elephant in their natural habitat—what a coincidence, so did you.

Learn About Other Cultures

People come from all over the world to experience an African safari vacation. This brings an abundance of different cultures and ideals to the group. You will learn so many things about other parts of the world simply by talking with the strangers that are in your group. You may find yourself gaining interest in places that you never considered before. Perhaps your next big vacation will be to an area that you learned about from one of your new safari friends.

Increased Confidence

First time safari goers might feel intimidated by all the sights and sounds. Being amongst a larger group can help to build your confidence and make your trip more enjoyable. Some big game might not look so scary in pictures, but up close and personal you may feel as if they are downright dangerous. Even though you just met the people who you are with, their numbers will help you to sit back, relax and truly fall in love with Africa.

Going on an African safari vacation is a grand adventure that you are sure to enjoy—even amongst strangers. By the time you leave, you will have formed life long bonds and had the trip of a lifetime, thanks in part to the people who were there to experience the trip with you. For more information, visit our African safari tours page or contact a Rohoyachui representative today.

Jill LIphart for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa