When was the last moment you saw a lion in the flesh? It would be depressing to say you saw one shut behind a cage in the zoo-- such situations don't do the marvelous beast justice. Without the threat of getting hurt?
Your opportunity to see animals in their natural environment is in the form of a safari. And you won't just opt for any safari into some lame backwater countryside loaded with uninteresting cattle. You're going to want a genuine, untouched and fiercely wild safari in Africa, with you having the ability to watch these excellent animals in action.
Living in the city has separated mankind from nature; it's no surprise a great deal of people book for travels to out-of-town places in order to get away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. However why stop at a beach, when you can experience nature in its purest-- right in the center of Africa. Nothing says you need to break free from anxiety and loosen up like speeding across the savannahs, chasing away the grazing wildebeests and zebras.
Your safari vacation, while practically exposed to the rugged outdoors, will be relatively safe. Relatively, as the only thing that's separating you and the lion just a few meters away is the tour vehicle's windows (if any). However as the wildlife preservation guides would say, a little primal danger adds to the thrill of adventure (do not worry, you'll be safe).
Naturally, your exciting safari adventure into one of the last few and true existing wildernesses in the planet wouldn't involve shooting game; you'll be shooting pictures instead. The objective of your trip is to enjoy nature in its most natural state, without ruining it. That pointed out, you need to show respect and care for the safari zones and its creatures.
All of these great creatures that you see in the zoo need to be valued and respected in their natural living conditions. Come join an African safari, and see these animals like you've never seen them before. Just before you begin making preparations for your adventure, you might want to take a close look at goafrica.about.com/od/africatraveltips/tp/tensteptripplanner.htm
Let the Hunt Begin-- Joining an Exciting Safari in Africa