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Step by step guide to a safari...
- Wake up earlier than you would prefer, especially for a vacation day.
- Ensure you have all the gear you need including layers and sun protection.
- Quickly eat something.
- Arrive at the rendezvous point on time.
- Load into the vehicle.
- Notice the anticipation in the air with everyone hoping to see whatever is highest on the list of animals for that outing.
- Wonder how long it will take until you might have your first viewing opportunity.
- Bump along on the journey.
- The vehicle slows and the excitement rises.
- Guides/drivers/spotters exchange hand signals.
- The group attempts to interpret hand signals being exchanged.
- Heads swivel right and left.
- Pointing happens while guests attempt to keep their tones hushed.
- Cameras poise.
- Jump in the water.
- Watch in wonder as the majestic manta ray swims past.
- Repeat the last two steps with a grin at your successful observation of the targeted animal in the wild.