7 Ways Overland Africa Safari Will Change Your Life

No matter how far we roam, Africa will always hold a special place in our hearts. Africa is a place that will change you. It will change the way you see the world and how you look at life. It will inspire you and yet leave your head spinning. After a trip to Africa, you will never be the same, and that’s even truer if you go on an overland Safari.

1. You’ll Need To Adjust Your Adventure Scale

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Safari and adventure go hand in hand, but you have no idea how much of an adventure Africa is until you go. You may need to take out an annual travel insurance policy for all the amazing adventures Africa has to offer.

2. You Will Never Be Able To Go To The Zoo Again

Baby Elephants | Kenya

Once you see wild lions stalking a herd of buffalo, elephant crossing in front of your jeep,  or a leopard lying on the branch of a tree, you will never be the same. A trip to the zoo will never compare.

3. The Stars In Africa

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There is something magical about the stars in Africa. You’re hundreds of miles from civilization on an Africa Safari and the stars shine so brightly. We’ve had some amazing nights sleeping under the stars in Namibia. In the crisp desert air, you can see almost every star in the sky. Seeing the stars from Africa will change you, not many places in the world can compare.

4. That Moment When You Realize Pride Rock Is RealThe Real Life Lion King-3

A trip to Africa reinstalls the hope that magical things still do exist in the world. Driving through the Serengeti National Park you can see the real-life lion king with lions perched on massive ancient rocks just as they did in the Lion King Movie.

5. The Dark Colonial History

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A trip to Africa also shows you the other side of things. The side that most people would rather forget about rather than address. You see the way colonialism changed Africa, some countries worse than others. You still see how it affects the people of today. You’ll realize you don’t know anything about Africa, or at least the real story.

6. The Friends Along The WayBotswana - Night Sky Star Photos - Elephant Sands-32

There is something intensely bonding about sitting around a campfire in the middle of Africa. Friends that you make on an overland safari may live on opposite ends of the world, but you’ll stay connected because the friendships you build while on safari are something special. We’ve met up with safari mates on two different continents so far.

7. Africa Is Not As Poor As You ThoughtMalawi Village-2

The continent of Africa is not one giant aid campaign. There are big cities with skyscrapers, and there are also small villages with cultural riches. There are plenty of places where people live with very little, but instead of pitting them we should probably try to be more like them. The people here seem to be happier than a lot of developed countries. There is something to be learned from the people of Africa. While things are far from perfect you’ll definitely leave with a different perspective.


Now that you know what to expect on an African safari you have no reason not to go. If you are looking at taking a safari on your own, we cannot recommend Acacia Africa enough. You can book with them on Tour Radar, check price

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15 thoughts on “7 Ways Overland Africa Safari Will Change Your Life”

  1. Loved your post! Cool Photos!!
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  2. Thanks so much for sharing your insights and the travel company you recommend! Our family is taking an entire year to travel and one of our kids really, really, really wants to go to Africa. If I show him your pictures I think he will book the trip himself. 😉

    • Acacia def is the best company to go with on an overland African safari and we’d head back to Africa with them in a heartbeat. Feel free to email us any other Africa questions you have. Safe travels to the family!

  3. Beautiful photo! I would love to go there someday and see the wildlife in their natural habitats like the lion, zebra, tiger, giraffe and much more.

  4. We are heading to Africa soon and are spending 7 months on the continent. Currently routing out our entire way and have been reading Getting Stamped for all the tips. Thanks for all the wonderful content guys.

  5. Hi, Hannah & Adam! I agree 110 -: Africa will definitely change your life! I remember when we visited in Africa for the first time a year ago. I fell totally in love and then we ended up visiting Africa FOUR times during this past year! 😀
    You had good points here, thanks for this. I’m sure it’ll courage more people to travel to this absolutely amazing continent. More people should travel there. It has so much to give.

  6. Very, very, very nice. Really, this can change anyone’s life. I read your post and I love your lines and pictures. I must appreciate your photography skills.

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