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How to Select an African Safari

Author's Note

Before I began my research for this article, I was definitely one of those people who thought that only scientists and really outdoorsy folks went on safaris. I couldn't have been more wrong! From honeymooners to big families, there's definitely a safari out there for all interests and logistical requirements. Also, until now, most of my knowledge of Africa was related to politics and human rights, so I was really excited to learn about the wildlife and how people are getting more involved in conservation and culture. Some of my favorite facts came from a Condé Nast Traveler compilation of experts' recommendations on what to pack -- who knew that flip-flops and chocolate were safari essentials? I hope this article broadens a few horizons just like it broadened mine!

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