Safaris are now available all over the world. Of course, the African safaris are the best known and also the ones where it all started. Safari trips are taking people to more and more extreme places and areas, and are allowing people to view wildlife from a closer distance than ever before. Nature and wildlife safaris are often curtailed for economic reasons as the income of the locals are dependent on the safari tourism. Therefore, the value of safari tourism has been seen throughout history in areas where nature offers something extraordinarily beautiful. In Africa and northern Europe as well as in America, wildlife safaris are marketed well all over the world and have brought in a lot of money for years and years.
Expensive African Safaris to Cheap Safari Trips
Traveling to Africa and going on a safari used to be a luxury, something which only the richest could afford. Expensive hunting safaris have been popular in Africa and all over the world among wealthy hunters who are willing to pay massive amounts of money to shoot a particular trophy animal.
In recent years, as photography has become more popular than ever, the hunting safaris have gotten an animal-friendly cousin: photography safaris. These are of course still trips for those who can afford to pay for their expensive equipment and take their hobby to the extremes. But there are also cheap safari trips available.
Nowadays there are cheap flights available to all over the world, and there are affordable safari packages with less luxurious facilities, and also self-made safari trips are easier than ever. This has changed the history of safaris. It’s not only something for the rich but also for typical working people. Safari trips are available for anyone who appreciates nature and wants to see wildlife.If Africa is too far, there are many other options available as safaris are done everywhere from the Lapland’s and Alaska’s husky safaris to the South American 4×4 safaris.
Safaris and Conservation
Safari tourism also plays a significant role in the history of wildlife conservation. It’s, of course, a little bit controversial to bring people in big groups to the wildlife, not to mention the hunting, but these safaris bring a lot of money into the local economies and in particular areas especially they found a lot of wildlife conservation and research done as a result.
Wildlife conservation and education are now more important than ever as we are losing many species and are on the verge of losing some of our iconic species due to poaching and human-wildlife conflict and due to pollution and climate change. Wildlife safaris offer a great channel of education.