East Africa is one of the most breathtaking places on earth – it’s full of culture, interesting people, amazing sceneries, different foods and captivating wildlife. There is so much to see and do in East Africa; you will almost always run out of time.
If you are travelling on a tight budget – or you are the type that loves nature, camping provides an incredible way to explore nature intimately. Hotels are fantastic, but there is something about pitching a tent that takes your safari experience to the next level as you’ll notice in this article.
Here are the reasons why classic safari camps are the best way to see East Africa:
Save a whole lot of money
Hotels, especially those in game parks or reserves are anything but cheap. If you are keen on saving some pocket change for another use, then camping is the best way to go because it is an incredible alternative to hotels. The small fee that you will pay for the camping ground is nothing compared to the nightly rate you will pay at most hotels.
Enjoy 360-degree views all day
You can enjoy the best views of different sceneries for a fraction of the cost you would pay in a hotel. And since walls won’t confine you, you can always be in constant contact with nature, experiencing it every second of the day.
It’s 100% safe
More often than not, you will be setting your tent behind some protective wire. In most cases, you won’t have any encounters with animals at your campsite. Besides, East Africa’s wildlife is keener on hunting its usual prey as opposed to disturbing your peace – that’s why you’ll find many places in East Africa without wires or walls.
Explore different destinations
Camping motivates you to be on the go – no lazing around in the hotel rooms or having to go back to the hotel room to pick stuff. When you wake up, you are all ready to proceed with your journey from wherever you are. It is an easy way to explore different destinations. Besides, it allows you to enjoy the out of the ordinary feeling, in turn creating amazing memories that you will leave to cherish for the rest of your life.
Unplug from the world
Camping is the best way to detach yourself from technology – including mobile phones, TV, computers and so on. Since you will be out in nature, your focus shifts from the screen to wildlife and sceneries. It gives you have the chance to unplug yourself from the rest of the world and immerse yourself in your adventure. Simply put, camping allows you to bond with nature or loved ones without distractions.
Enjoy some health benefits
There is something about nature that makes you feel all relaxed and at peace. Series of studies have shown that being outdoors not only enhances your immune system; it also helps reduce stress, blood pressure, improve mood, boost recovery after illness, increase the ability to focus and even improve sleep. You may take advantage of your East African safari to rejuvenate yourself.