Setting off on your first safari is quite memorable - who will see "The Big 5" first? Depending on your budget there are many options open to you - from the self-catering options to the luxury 5 star lodges. First you need to decide where you want to visit, chose when is the best time to visit and then the package can be put together for you. If you do not mind the rain then travelling out of season is much cheaper - but have a good rain coat with you (although some lodges do give you ponchos)! If you have a certain animal that you want to see, choosing the right park is also essential. Trips can be combined with other sightseeing activities or a trip to chill out on the beach.