What comes to mind when you think of an African Safari? Do you anticipate the thrill of looking a lion in the eye or seeing a herd of elephants cross the road? Are you ready to camp in the savannah in the hopes of seeing the Big Five? Safaris in Africa are a unique experience, and no two will ever be the same. In today’s chat we will be talking about these unforgettable adventures, offering an exciting mix of wildlife encounters, unique cultural experiences and spectacular scenery. Whether you’re a seasoned safari expert or planning your first trip, we want to hear from you! 

This Thursday, May 11th at 2pm EST, join us and the Passion Passport community to chat about African Safari! Join us by tagging your tweets with #PassionPassport.

If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:

Q1 – 2:00pm EST

Welcome to the chat! With several countries and countless national parks to choose from, each alluring and abundant in wildlife, where do you begin planning a safari?  

Q2 – 2:05pm EST

For many, the most memorable moment of a safari is seeing one of the “big five” up close. How did you feel when you encountered an amazing animal in the wild? Share a pic! 

Q3 – 2:15pm EST

For first time safari-goers packing can be a difficult task. What are some must-pack items when preparing for the wild?

Q4 – 2:25pm EST

It’s not always easy capturing wildlife on camera, but good composition and gear can make all the difference. What are your tips and tricks for wildlife photography? 

Q5 – 2:30pm EST

It’s important to protect animals and their habitats, especially when you are visiting them. How did you make sure to travel responsibly when on safari or visiting another ecosystem? 

Q6 – 2:35pm EST

The animals might be the star of the show, but safaris also offer the opportunity for a unique cultural immersion. Did you spend time in a local community? If so, where?  

Q7 – 2:40pm EST

If you are a first-timer, going on a safari can be an exhilarating but sometimes overwhelming experience. What are the most important precautions to be aware of when preparing for a safari? 

Q8 – 2:50 pm EST

With so many great destinations to choose from, where would your bucket list Safari take you?

Body image by @tanveerbadal / Header image by @insta_lamb