Black Travel Vibes: An African Safari Is The Girls' Trip You Didn't Know You Needed
Going global with your girls is a vibe like no other, but most of us tend to stick to beaches and big cities when we country hop with our squads. There’s so much more to girls’ getaways than lounging on the beach or partying until sunrise. It’s time to kick things up a notch.
Safari escapes are the perfect way to get out of your comfort zone and bond with your crew. From glamping under the stars to watching the circle of life, you and your girls will create a lifetime worth of memories and bond in a whole new way.
South African travel blogger Senzelwe Mthembu (@senz_m) recently went on a girls trip to Kruger National Park for a safari and the memories were priceless. Take a look at Senzelwe’s photo journey and get tips on how you and your crew plan your own African adventure.
Welcome to the Safari Life
From South Africa and Kenya to Namibia and Tanzania, safaris on the continent are a unique experience that should not be missed. There's nothing like seeing animals you grew up reading about in their natural habitat, and sharing the moment with your closest girlfriends only adds to the excitement. The best time to go on safari is generally during the dry seasons which occur between May and October, depending on the country.
Safari lodges can vary depending on the country and can range from uber-luxe accommodations like the Four Seasons Serengeti in Tanzania, to more boutique properties like Shishangeni by BON Hotels. It can get cold in the bush at night, so be sure to back in layers and to pack neutral colors that will help you blend in with the wild.
Being on safari means you are a long way from strip filled with fancy restaurants and fast food, but that doesn't mean you'll be sacrificing quality or taste. Safari camps like Segera Retreats in Kenya offer fresh, seasonal menus using homegrown ingredients that often come from local farmers in the area.
If you thought all there was to see on a safari getaway was an up-close and personal reenactment of The Lion King, think again. The stunning landscapes you'll visit offer up so much more than animal encounters. Mpumalanga in South Africa has many hills and valleys and forests for you to explore and can provide you with an experience that goes beyond what you thought you knew about safaris.