Beach safari to make waves

The Beach Safari concept is first of its kind in the State and is mainly designed to give people a perfect beach stay with fun filled activities and adventurous water sports. It mainly concentrates on giving people a community living experience.

“What can be better than a Beach Safari to beat the scorching summer? Mangalore has a rich wealth of beaches which are a major tourist attraction. If people are provided with exciting packages, the buzz on the beach will be high,” says Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project CEO Yatish Baikampady, speaking to Deccan Herald. Sleeping on the beach was common earlier but now the culture has faded away, he says and adds that he was struck with this concept when he heard of the Desert Safari in Middle East.

Package

The Beach Safari is a complete package which is presently designed for weekends. People can check in on Saturday evenings. The Safari will start with an assembly which tells participants the do’s and dont’s on the beach followed by an ice breaking session. In the evening, games and entertainment programmes are planned which will invite professional artistes to entertain and will also give an opportunity for the participants to exhibit their talents. The package also includes food with a camp-fire and later a cozy sleep on the golden sands.

Sunday morning will be more exciting than usual as the participants will be taken to see Dolphins on boats, followed by water sports like Jet Ski, speed boats, surfing, a ride on country boats and several other fun activities. People will also be provided with life jackets if they want to swim. Yatish reveals that the Beach Safari package is affordable and each batch can accommodate 50 families. “This summer about 5 such safaris will be held. If this concept becomes a hit, it will be regularised,” he says and adds there will be security round the clock and all the safety measures are taken. The places allotted for people to sleep are secure.

When questioned about the Tsunami fear, Yatish gives a hearty laugh saying that people in Mangalore are strange. There was more population on the beach than usual on the night the super moon happened. I don’t think Tsunami fear will keep them away from this experience, he concludes.

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