Africa

Sofa vs. Safari

We know where we’d rather be…

Africa is a huge, diverse continent with plenty of things to see and do, and doing a safari in one of its nations is a bucket-list item for many people for sure (I know it’s on ours!). If you’re planning your next travel adventure, why not get out there and do something a little different? This one’s wild in a totally different way – you can actually show the pics to the grandkids someday.

We promise you, it beats lying around on the sofa. Don’t believe us? Let’s see, shall we?

Safari:

Everywhere you turn, you’ll see lush landscapes with eye-widening views. From the clearest skies to vibrant orange sunsets, these mental images are some you’ll never forget – plus they look good in pics, too!

A post shared by Tom Archer (@tomarcherphoto) on

Psst. This is in Tanzania – if you’re wondering whether or not the sun is always that big in those parts, check out our Tanzania safaris and adventures here.

Sofa:

Is it dark outside, yet? You’ve seen the same four walls for 24 hours now, and you’re about to… fall…. a..zzzzzzz.

Safari:

Wildlife is everywhere. Literally everywhere. From cute elephants to majestic cheetahs, you’re bound to catch a glimpse of unique animals. Just don’t get too close! You’re there to look (and snap), but not touch.

A post shared by amy_baby84 (@amy_baby84) on

Sofa:

You only get to see your dog or cat. They’re great and everything, but it’s not the same. That’s if you’re lucky enough to even have one!

Safari:

Making pals comes naturally when you’re on safari. If you go on one of our Small Group Adventures, you’ll be put in a group with other like-minded individuals who’ll share your incredible experiences with you. They’ll be friends for life, honestly!

A post shared by Rafa Avila (@raf_avila) on

Sofa:

When was the last time you made a friend sitting around on your sofa? And no, before you ask… Tinder really doesn’t count.

Safari:

On safari, you’ll be well looked after by your tour guides, drivers and the staff in your lodge. Plus, you being there means you get to look after the park you’re visiting in return. The fees go towards all-important conservation work. And, on safari, you often get to muck in and cook for one another. It’s all one big happy family!

A post shared by Michael (@hegerz10) on

Sofa:

Uhhh… If you still live with your mum, you might be lucky to get her to bring you a cuppa from time to time. Otherwise, good luck with that. You’re on your own!

Safari:

Endangered animals won’t be around forever. So when we say this might be a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity, we actually mean it. If you come across animals such as the black rhino and the Grévy’s zebra in your trip, you know that they might be the last of their kind. As heart-breaking as that is, you’ve got the opportunity – now – to see them and support those trying to stop this happening, before they’re confined to the history books.

A post shared by Rwanda (@checkoutrwanda) on

Sofa:

The Lion King is better in real life. As is Planet Earth. All your other favourite shows will still be there for you when you get back, too. Yes, even if they take them off Netflix. You’ve seen the repeats a hundred times, anyway!

 

Safari:

A post shared by Cameron Lynch Photography (@cameron_lynch_photography) on

You’ve been trekking through wild Ugandan jungle for hours when suddenly, you see him. A huge mountain gorilla, one of only a thousand left in the world, sat chilling in the foliage and staring into your soul with a pair of brown eyes that could be human… if they weren’t so huge.

Interested? Check out our Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Adventure...

Sofa:

You’re on your second bottle of wine, your friend has started to sing Destiny’s Child whilst using their empty beer bottle as a microphone and you’re wondering whether it’s worth getting ready and Ubering into town. Wild Saturday night in, maybe. But not really wild in the true sense, hey?


So there you have it. No more excuses. Sold? Clearly
.

Now to get off the sofa and make that dream a reality – it’s easy with all of the African safaris and experiences we have on offer at the moment!