What do you need to have unforgettable trip in the wild?
Everyone looks forward to having an epic time out there during their trip. To create unforgettable moments and memories. To have one of a lifetime trips/weekend/safaris, etc.
It’s a time to shake up the usual, let go the burden and stress of life as well as allowing our soul time to heal and rejuvenate. So it has to be one of a kind.
Everything that gives best results includes proper prior arrangements and preparations. You can’t just go blindly hoping that things will sort themselves out. You may end up not enjoying your time in the wild.
Nature is full of surprises, both bad and good. The plan may change but it was better to have had a plan anyway. Because it helps to smoothen the surprises .
So what are the basics for such trips?
- Knowledge about the place you are planning to visit
It’s very important to do a research about the place you are planning to visit. This is irregardless of whether you will have a local guide or not.
The research will help you know what to expect. From the local community and their cultures. You don’t want to find yourself in trouble for offending any of that. Or not being able to mingle well with the locals. To really enjoy some where new, locals offer the best intel.
Research helps you know about the weather patterns and geographical structures. You will know what animals to look for, plants native to that area, and many more.
Ideally, the research gives you a preview of your trip. An angle to ensure that you fully exploit that place.
Ensure to carry with you all the needed documents to avoid any inconveniences.
Money is very vital. You have to know how much you need to be able to enjoy your trip. And always carry more than you expect to use. Know how much stuff cost in your area of interest, exchange rate if need be and pricing of different things.
Write down all the activities that will need you to pay for. Research will offer you this information.
- Map of the area or a GPS and a guide book
Technology has made it easier not to get lost in new places as well as offering directions to various points. So having a GPS device with you is vital.
Map is also very important if you want to explore all the hidden nature treasure. The map will help you find the caves, waterfalls, parks, and many others. Basically, map is your google in the wild.
If you don’t want to miss all the fun spots, carry a map plus a compass with you. These two tools make explorations one amazing adventure.
Guide books helps in a wide variety of tasks. From helping you in understanding the local language, giving you directions to places such as hostels/restaurants/ATMs/public transport/etc. You don’t have to risk be lied to by the ”unwilling” strangers.
It’s an evil world and not everyone will treat you well all the time. It’s good to have some basic knowledge to stay safe.
- Understand seasons and consider your timings
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