What You Can Expect to Gain from Your Safari Experience

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Are you excited about visiting Africa and going on the trip of a lifetime on your safari vacation? You should be — for many tourists, this is a once in a lifetime change that alters how they see the rest of the world. There is nothing like traveling and experiencing different places, but Africa is especially unique. Africa is a world that is all its own and nowhere else can possibly duplicate this incredible experience. Most tourists come into their trip with preconceived notions of what they can expect, but they are often delighted to find that their safari vacation far exceeds their expectations. Here is what you can expect to gain from your safari experience.

  1. A New Respect for Animals

You might have seen lions, elephants, giraffes and wildebeest in a zoo before going to Africa, but seeing these creatures, and many others, in their natural habitat is a new experience. The creatures that call the wilderness of Africa home do not know cages or cramped enclosures. They do not have their meals served to them in perfectly measured portions. These are wild creatures that do wild acts. You might witness a predator hunting prey, new offspring being born or an expansive and dangerous migration — it is all part of the natural experience. You will never look at a caged animal in the same way again.

  1. A Broader Understanding of African Culture

Africa has many diverse cultures and peoples within its continent. Each have their own unique place and something special to offer land. A lot of tourists come into Africa not knowing much about the people who live there, but you will soon find that the locals are friendly and unique. There is an abundance of food, music and art to experience on your safari vacation. Do not hesitate to ask questions and learn more.

  1. An Appreciation for Landscape

You will see that Africa has a very diverse landscape that is full of different biomes. There are desert lands, mountain ranges, grassy plains and lush tropical forests. Each sustain unique plant and animal inhabitants. They are all important, though some are under constant threat of irreparable damage at the hands of humans. Once you see the beauty of this continent, you will certainly have a new appreciation for the work and protective measures that are being put in place to protect the land.

  1. A New View of Africa

Most people have no idea what to expect when they start out on their African safari vacation. This trip is the best way to gain experience and educate others on what Africa is all about — thriving while embracing life and culture. You will certainly want to plan additional trips, bring your friends along too.

Plan Your Safari Vacation

There is no place on earth like Africa. Are you ready to start planning your safari vacation and take the trip of a lifetime? To get more information, visit our safari tours page or contact a representative with Roho Ya Chui, today.

Jill Liphart for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa

 

Fruits and Foods Native to Africa

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When most people picture Africa in their minds, they see grassy plains, desert landscapes and fierce animals. Far from a place where fruit and other foods grow in abundance—but, Africa is a surprising land of plenty in many, many ways. Much of African culture revolves around the delicious food that is produced by the diverse peoples that make up the continent. South Africa, in particular, is abundant in plant food sources. This is most evident when tourists taste the world class cuisine that chefs put together using local sources. Once you experience an African safari vacation, you will never think of this place in the same way again. Here are some of the native fruits and foods native to Africa.

  1. Amaranth

The lowlands of Africa are associated with the stunning gorillas that many tourists travel around the world to see. The countries that comprise this area are hot, humid and full of thriving plant life. This plant diversity includes the edible greenery, Amaranth. Amaranth thrives and grows quickly in the humid environment and is used by the locals, as well as others around the world, for a variety of uses. As an excellent source of protein, essential minerals, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and other vitamins, this plant plays an important role in the diets of people who call the African lowlands home.

  1. Cowpea

Thousands of years ago, the hearty people who called Africa home grew a major crop that is still a staple in the land today. Cowpea is a legume that could not be more perfect for life on the diverse continent. Not only is it efficient in drought, but it can also be grown successfully in poor soil conditions.

  1. The Spider Plant

The Spider Plant is to Africa what lettuce and other leafy greens are to many areas of the world. This plant is grown throughout the continent and plays a significant role in the diet of the people who live here.

  1. African Eggplant

Like many other plants that are grown in Africa, the African Eggplant can thrive in poor soil and drought conditions. It is also very easy to store and is long lasting. Most importantly, second to being a very nutritious vegetable, this plant is the fiscal lifeline for many African families. While tourism plays a giant role in the economies of many African nations, agriculture is also a driving force. This plant, in particular, is a multi-beneficial staple in many areas.

Book Your African Safari Vacation

Are you ready to try some of these native fruits and vegetables for yourself? You can get your questions answered and begin booking your African safari vacation by visiting our safari page or contacting a representative with Rohoyachui today.

Jill LIphart for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa