Red Sand Bound: Your Guide to the Top Gear for Africa
December 11, 2012
An African safari is one of the last great adventures. It should not be sanitized or watered down, but consumed, drop by precious drop, like a fine, gritty wine; a blend that sticks to your teeth, tugs at your stomach, and ultimately leaves you a little richer for consuming it.
Safaris are a tradition rich in culture, history, and mystique. Undoubtedly, the life, the experience, and the culture will rub off on you'¦if it doesn't, you're one of the unlucky few. If even the tiniest shard of an adventurer's spirit is alive in your heart, this "once in a lifetime" trip will likely become a passion, an obsession, a quest that will pull at every fiber of your being to return again and again until you experience all that Africa has to offer.
And while a safari should be an adventure in every sense of the word, it is not to be taken lightly or embarked upon haphazardly. Before you book that first trip, learn what you need to know and travel with a touch more confidence. Extracted from nearly two decades of beating around the Dark Continent, from the Cape to Kenya, this guide of the top gear for Africa will start you in the right direction.