While going on a safari conjures up images of dusty vehicles and plenty of animals to take pictures of, this is not the way it has to be. Of course, you can find many a dusty and rugged trip to sign up for, but when it comes to modern day safaris, you may be pleased to find that these trips are more comfortable than ever before.
Within this tourist destination are various parks to find the African animals you've only seen in zoos or books. Nairobi National Park and Ol Donyo Subuk National Park can give you a glimpse of the colourful birds of the area or of the herds of zebras, hippopotamuses, lions, cheetahs, and more roaming animals. You might also want to go to the Giraffe Center or the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to see your favourite animals up close and personal. 14 Falls is a local waterfall, but if you want a wetter water experience, you can go white water rafting in the Tana River.
Taxis are the safest mode of transportation within the city, but they are not cheap to use. You might want to simply walk from place to place as the city is simple to navigate. Be sure to check with your hotel's staff to see what areas you should avoid.
When you head out on a safari, you can expect to be guided around a large area of land in search of certain animals to view from a safe distance. In many cases, the animals are accustomed to humans, so they aren't going to run away necessarily or hide. This is a bonus for those who like to take extensive pictures of their travels.
The specific travel package will often give you an idea of what you might be able to see on your trip, while sometimes your findings are a surprise to you and to your guide. With all of the safaris available, how can you choose the one that best suits your needs? First of all, it will help if you choose an operator that's well known to your travel agent or to friends and family.
You will also want to look for someone who has a license or certification with the local authorities to provide these kinds of services. You will also want to choose an operator who gives you the price ahead of time as well as a receipt for what you have paid.