Imagine witnessing a lion catnapping in the sun, an endangered rhino snacking on grass, or a gazelle breaking into its famously graceful gallop across a vast savannah. Safari travel promises tourists a brush with something magnificent and wild, albeit often at a hefty price. Even if you aren't ready to plan such a bucket-list adventure, it's still fun to dream of luxurious lodges surrounded by wilderness and riding through open plains in an open-air four-by-four in search of the Big Five.

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