The Real Housewives of Atlanta Arrive in South Africa

Ok, I know I’m a little late to the party on this one, but I finally caught the Safari episodes of RHOA.  I had slacked off in watching after Ridiculous made his cameo on the show.  But there was so much ado about the ladies trip to Africa, that I had to tune in for a repeat.

I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it.  First of all, let me just assure you that going on a safari is a wonderful experience.  You don’t have to be an animal lover to appreciate beauty of that magnitude.  I went once, and if I ever had the chance to do it again, I’d jump at it. They should have been filled with enthusiasm the opportunity.  To hear some of them refer to it as a “zoo” was disappointing.  Their behavior, attire, and attitude was just like that stripper…ridiculous.

So if you’re thinking about some adventurous travel like going on a safari, let me offer a few helpful hints from me, a RBOS –  Real Blogger On Safari.

Dress appropriately. While you should always look your best, a safari is not a fashion show.  Cynthia was the only one of the ladies who really got it right.  You want to wear long sleeves, long pants, socks and closed in flat shoes.  You are in a natural environment, so to avoid insects, you want your legs, arms and feet covered.  If you need inspiration for your attire, think closer to Indiana Jones, not Top Model.

Avoid perfumes. These are wild animals and they are the main attraction.  You don’t want to attract attention with scents or sound.  Which brings me to the next tip.

Be Quiet. Sure you can talk, but keep it at a reasonable level.  Most of the animals will avoid your vehicle, so speaking loudly will make them move even further away.  That’t not the point of going on Safari.  Also, most of the guides there, don’t just live there.  They have studied and experienced the habitat and have a lot of information to share that will enrich your experience.  So give them their due respect and attention.

A Room With A View.  I was shocked that they weren’t happy with both rooms on the show.  Safari is usually a luxury experience, but it is still a safari.  Meaning the accommodations are nice, but you definitely won’t confuse it with a room in Vegas.  I’ll admit, I was nervous about staying in a tent.  But once I saw it-hardwood floors, tiled bath, canopy beds and pedestal sinks, I actually liked it.  Still, it was a tent.  Just a very nice one. (Scroll down for pic.)

Here are a few links to my Safari Adventures.  If you have questions about my safari experience, just leave a comment.  I’ve added just a few more pictures from my trip below.  Happy travels!

Samburu Intrepids – A Safari Experience

Things I learned On Safari

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