When visiting a foreign country or even just being a part of your own home grown hood you should have a longing, an inner urging to find out about various cultures, backgrounds and traditions besides your own, whether it be their folklores and stories, history and rituals specific to various cultures even the beliefs differ.
When you explore a country you should want to equally explore the people that are indigenous to that country. When going on tours and safaris etc… you are going to have a unique opportunity to have cultural interaction, not just learning about Africa but anywhere depending on the group of people involved in that tour. Beyond the various flora and fauna your guides will share loads of stories and traditional customs with you. Thereby leaving you to take in more then just the beautiful scenery.