By Dominic Chadbon
Best African Safari Tours: Top 10 Picks
an Africa Safari by land sea and air
Some of my greatest pleasures in the wide open spaces, be it in some remote corner of Africa, in the Canadian North, or around the world, occurred when I was "On Safari" ... although we didn't use that word at the time. The term 'safari' began in Kenya and Tanzania, and was derived from the Swahili word for "journey. " These various treks or excursions are mainly overland, however in some cases bodies of water must be crossed. Some say it came originally from the Arab term 'safara."
My most recent safari in Northern Tanzania involved air transportation -- a light aircraft to take us to our destination - the famous Serengeti Plain- then as in addition to our journey through the wildlife area b y 4-wheel drive, myself, Karen Hoffman and several others traveled by balloon. Serengeti Balloon Safaris has become the latest trend, gaining popularity in recent years. Looking at the history books, the word has been in use for longer than you may think ... (More Air Safaris).
Serengeti Balloon Safaris: Ballooning in Africa is an exhilarating experience -- one you'll never forget. What's more, it fits ideally into any safari schedule. For reservations in Arusha, Tanzania, call 255.57.8578 or fax 255.57.8997
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