My fiance and I have been backpacking through Asia and Australia for 3 years now, and we have our eyes set on Africa next.
Im sure this is a stupid question, so forgive my ignorance please, but I am curious about how easy and safe Africa is to travel without a Safari trip booked.
We have looked at numerous safari's from Cape Town to Kenya or Cairo, but we really hate tours, and have always done things ourselves in our travels. These Safari trips, as amazing as they look, seem extremely expensive.
I guess my main question, is can a couple travel Africa safely and easily and avoid the major tour companies? Or, is it best to choose a reputable safari company for the entire tour?
Apologies for asking a question that has probably been asked a million times, and thanking you in advance for any information you can provide.