It’s one of the most famous, most adventurous-sounding ways of traveling the globe, bringing to mind images of hunting lions, sleeping in tents, and driving through the desert in a jeep. It’s a tantalizing image, but most of us have never actually done it. If you decide to take the leap this year and go on your own African safari, here are a few things to keep in mind for the optimal experience.
Know What Visas You Need
Touring large parts of Africa can get complicated. Since you’re traveling through many different countries, you may need different clearance to enter each one. This process has been simplified recently with the recent addition of the Univisa, which allows eligible visitors to travel on a single tourist visa throughout several African countries.
As an example of how this will simplify things, consider Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. The Falls are shared by Zambia and Zimbabwe, and before the Univisa, tourists needed to acquire two separate $50 visas to see the Falls from both sides. Thanks to the Univisa, however, you can now have the whole experience on just one visa.