“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~ Saint Augustine
If your New Year’s resolution is to travel more and explore the world at your fingertips, then Origins Safaris is best placed to help you do this in Africa. It’s that time of year when you are planning your holidays and travel itineraries for next year. Can we give you some inspiration?
Origins Safaris operates throughout the region eastwards from Benin, Republic of Central Africa, Chad, Sudan & the Congo to Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya & Ethiopia. We also voyage southwards to explore the Indian Ocean’s spectacular tropical islands: Aldabra, Seychelles, Zanzibar, Pate, Manda and Pemba.
To Safari in Africa is to experience its untamed world, its drama, its beauty and its charm in an entirely encompassing manner. Each safari adventure, exploration and interaction with the wildlife, cultural heritage and history of Africa will be tailored and customized to your personal requirements and expectations, ensuring a unique and authentic experience every time.
Origins Safaris are passionate about offering incredible, harmonious, luxurious and stimulating dream African safaris and our 50+ years of authentic safari experience, professionalism and reliability means that we go the all-important extra mile to make sure your dream safari is safe, memorable, educational and most of all great fun; from basic introductory safari holidays to the more adventurous, specialized and remote profiled trips.
And if this isn’t inspiration enough, there are plenty of things one can gain from exploring different places. The list includes gaining new friends, new experiences, and new stories.
When you start exploring new places, you get a better understanding of the people living there, including their culture, history and background.
Studies show that travelling can improve your overall health and enhance your creativity. Therefore, you need to take time out from your daily tasks, office responsibilities, hectic schedule, and everyday pressures at least once in a year. Plan a holiday to a new country with an open schedule and let life present you with the numerous opportunities.
If you need more convincing, here is a list of all the benefits of traveling.
1. Travel Improves Social and Communication Skills
One of the main benefits of travelling, especially to areas where your native language is not widely used, is that you learn how to communicate better with other people. Brushing up your knowledge on the most commonly used phrases or questions tourists ask can help you reach out to and relate better with the locals.
2. Travel Ensures Peace of Mind
We all have stress and tension in our lives. Traveling forces us to temporarily disconnect from our normal routine, helping us appreciate the people and things we have around us. As per a famous saying “we never know what we have until we lose it.”
3. Travel Helps You Develop Original and Creative Thoughts
It is believed that if someone gets out of their comfort zone, the mind becomes more creative. To develop new neural connections that trigger original and creative thoughts, you must explore new places and break out of your daily routine.
4. Travel Broadens Your Horizons
Travelling helps you connect with different people from different cultures. This gives you the opportunity to see issues and daily life challenges from a different angle.
5. Travel Enhances Your Tolerance for Uncertainty
While travelling, you will find yourself stuck in situations where things don’t always go as planned. Such situations will help you learn to cope with the uncertainties in life.
6. Travel Boosts Your Confidence
Being in a place where you do not know anyone will assist you to gain confidence and presence of mind. You will develop the ability to cope with obstacles, which will make you a confident person.
7. Travel Grows Your Real-life Education
Meeting different people from vast cultures and societies provides an education that is impossible to get in a traditional school, college or a university. There is no substitute for the real thing.
8. Travel Creates Memories for a Lifetime
If you travel with friends and family members, traveling helps you build stronger bonds and make memories. You can also save memories of a lifetime by creating photo albums or sharing photos on social media.
9. Travel Helps You Have Fun
No matter how young or old you are, there is always a time when the child in you wants to have some fun. When you travel, you do not care what you do at all and you can break free from the norm.
10. Travel Helps You Get to Know Yourself
While traveling, you might find yourself stuck in situations you won’t normally experience in your daily life. This can help you understand yourself and how you react to such circumstances, preparing you for future similar situations.
Although traveling offers many benefits, it also has some disadvantages if not planned carefully. If you are a patient and taking medication for a disease, do not forget to carry your medication. Keeping jet lag pills handy saves you from unnecessary discomfort. Those susceptible to allergies should carry allergy medication. Plan your holiday well in advance, prepare a checklist to keep yourself healthy while traveling, and pack important items before you travel.
Travelling is good for the health so decide on a place to travel to now and pack your bags. Remember, you only live once, so start traveling to different places and get some life-altering experiences.
ABOUT ORIGINS SAFARIS
At Origins Safaris we have over 50 years of authentic African safari experience and we are passionate about wildlife, cultural heritage, adventure and exploration. We customize each and every safari to your personal requirements and expectations, ensuring an exclusive, unique and authentic experience every time.
We are offering you a lifetime of travel, beginning with the classics and ending with the most unique. Contact us via www.originsafaris.com and we will provide you with relevant and extensive sources of information and pertinent itinerary advice to create your specific safari design.
Origins Safaris – Authentic African Experiences Since 1963