When we decide to go on safari, one of the options raised is to go camping, and there are doubts, fears, etc.
Today we will give you some tips on how to make this type of travel and accommodation an unforgettable and comfortable experience in its development.
Can you camp anywhere?
The first thing to take into account is that bivouac or wild camping is not allowed and is not safe in all countries. In addition, some countries are very populated, especially near the roads of some towns, which makes finding a hidden hole to pitch your tent very difficult.
There are public (government) and private camping areas. In a safari it is usual to intersperse both modalities.
Therefore, it is advisable to find out in which areas it is allowed to do so.
On the country pages you can find more detailed information about wild camping and wild camping in the chosen region.
How to choose the place to camp?
Once you have the pertinent information about the places allowed for free camping, it is important that you choose a comfortable place in which to set up your tent.
Our recommendations are:
- Choose a flat and dry place, something away from rivers and streams, with some grass better, to avoid places where water could accumulate in the event of rain.
- Start looking for a place to sleep an hour before sunset.
- You should inform yourself in advance of the presence of dangerous wild animals by asking the locals.
- Be careful to see if you can find tire or animal tracks.
- Ensure the cleanliness of the place. A pile of trash is usually an indication that your field is a popular meeting place and that you are not necessarily alone at night.