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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on Sep 23, 2014
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Things to prepare when going for a Wildlife drive – for a complete wildlife experience

The wild side of Abu Dhabi is just as exotic as everything else this city is famous for. However before delving into raw nature first hand there are a few things to prepare in order make your expedition memorable and worthwhile.

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Learn a little about the Wild life Park

Learn a little about the Wild life Park

Well before you indulge in this expedition it is worth to learn a little about the treasures of Abu Dhabi that make their home at the celebrated Arabian Wildlife Park. Among the many inhabitants of the wild life sanctuary are cheetahs, striped hyenas, giraffes and gazelles; most of which are endangered. The park takes extra care in protecting and caring for all of its many inhabitants; a glimpse of which can be experienced while touring the sanctuary. It is worth to either print off the internet or purchases a readymade brochure with details of each of the resident of this park for once you spot them you always have the luxury of reading a little more about them then and there. Within this exotic park is some of the finest of all Abu Dhabi villas put up by Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort. Thanks to this resort now you can even sleep in the heart of this park.

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Choose a suitable package

Choose a suitable package

Wildlife expeditions vary in length and nature and it is important to choose a package in accordance with your personal preferences. Many prefer rising early and catching a glimpse of the creatures at day break but some however, opt to travel to the park at dusk; both of these options are ideal times to visit the wildlife sanctuary. Apart from the times determine the length of your safari and the facilities that will be provided during your journey

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Find yourself an excellent guide

Find yourself an excellent guide

The quality of your wild life excursion is largely dependent on your tour guide. For one tour guides would help in locating the ideal spots to site the most intriguing species in the park and for the other they are highly learned about all the inhabitants of the wild life park with added knowledge on Abu Dhabi, sir Bani Yas and what not. With a proper guide you can learn everything you want to know about the sanctuary and its surroundings.

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Check the condition of the Vehicle

Check the condition of the Vehicle

Before you drive into the park it is worth to once again check the condition of the vehicle. The last thing you need is car troubles in the middle of a wild life sanctuary.

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Carry with you all the Basic necessities

Carry with you all the Basic necessities

When you head into a wild life park it is essential to carry with you all the basic necessities. In most months around the year Abu Dhabi is dry and warm so it is pivotal to bring with you plenty of water, wet tissues, some refreshments and preferably a first aid kit just in case.

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Apply Sunblock and wear shades

Apply Sunblock and wear shades

The Arabian sun can be quite the strain on ones sight and hence shades are an absolute must when going into the sanctuary. If you want to protect your skin as well apply a few pumps of strong sun block and that would help in shielding your skin from the harsh weather conditions surrounding.

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Bring with you binoculars and a good DSLR camera

Bring with you binoculars and a good DSLR camera

Finally make sure you have everything you need to immortalize your experience in the wildlife Safari. Binoculars is essential to spot the many inhabitants of the park and a good DSLR combined with a high quality zoom lens will help you capture everything you see, even if it is at a distance.