An African safari is a MUST for your bucket list. In this interview with Allen Suss, Rolf Huber of African Wildlife Safaris talks about this unique travelling experience.
Which areas does African Wildlife Safaris operate in?
African Wildlife Safaris cover east Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda), southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Mosambique and Zimbabwe), and northern Africa (Egypt, Morocco, Oman, Jordan, and UAE).
Why should travellers visit these places and go on safari?
One of the greatest wildlife experiences is the wilder-beast migration that takes place in the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara.
As we all know, this is impacted more and more by global warming, technology and modernisation, so the time to go is right now and see these big herds before it may be too late.
By going on safari you get to be up-close and personal to all these huge animals, like elephants and giraffes, lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas.
There’s no where else in the world that you can see this many animals in such a variety in such big numbers as in Africa.
What is the accommodation like?
There are a lot of different styles of accommodation. With African Wildlife Safaris you have a tailor-made itinerary. They can do what their clients really want to do.
There are medium to high-end, beautiful lodges all over these areas.
Do people need to be experienced in travel to go on an African Wildlife Safari?
Not really. Unless they go into specialised tours like mountaineering and deep sea diving.
What is important is that you have an open mind, have a positive attitude, and are willing to accept the challenges that come with travelling within no-so-developed countries.
About Rolf Huber
Rolf has been in the travel industry for over 30 years. For many years he was with the airlines, such as Swiss Air, and travel to all five continents.
He moved to Australia working with Lada and Austria Air. It was one of the first budget airlines.
From their he went on to South African Airways which opened him up to the African continent.
He is currently the Business Development Manager for African Wildlife Safaris.