April 6, 2017
The sheer sense of excitement that is aroused when going on a Safari is magical. At Safaria we have first-hand experience of how Safari and being out in the African bush reduces stress levels and increases one’s “happy factor”. Why does this happen and why should you go on a Safari with us?
Our bodies have an amazing ability to create a very special chemical called Dopamine. This is a neurotransmitter which is found in the brain and it aids in several aspects of brain function. Specific areas include motor function and mood but are possibly best-known for the role it plays in creating perceived happiness. In fact, it is researched that many pleasurable activities can cause dopamine to increase and fill us with a heightened sense of joy and happiness. So if we consider Safari as a pleasurable activity and merge with key triggers that release dopamine, we should be able to create an experience that is far greater than just a few visual glimpses of the Big 5.
At Safaria we consider going on Safari a real lifestyle improving activity. Yes, its all the traditional elements of an epic adventure in a wild and wonderful environment, filled with intrigue and danger. It’s almost a pilgrimage everyone needs to complete. Are there more positive benefits then, to Safari?
We believe that going on Safari is a break-away from the fast-paced world we live in. It’s a brief moment of escapism that allows one to relax, recharge and de-stress. So in our opinion yes, there defiantly are, but what’s important is choosing the right Safari.
If Dopamine levels can help restore mental clarity, reduce stress and fill us with greater levels of joy and happiness, then surely the opportunity exists to partner with the research and create or develop far greater Safari experience.
At Safaria we won’t lose the essence of classic emotive Safari to science, but we are committed to pioneering and establishing the best possible Day Safari experience for our guests. An experience that leaves you filled with the awe and wonder of the iconic Kruger National Park. Relaxed, de-stressed, happy and full of all the joy we know Safari brings.