SafariBookings Launches Rhino Donation Campaign to Help in the Fight Against Rhino Poaching

SafariBookings Launches Rhino Donation Campaign to Help in the Fight Against Rhino Poaching

Rhino poaching has been in crisis mode in South Africa and other African countries for decades but has escalated in recent years. Conservationists and national park authorities have been pushed to the brink in their efforts to protect these majestic creatures from...
Upheaval in the Safari Industry as the Impact of New Tanzania VAT Tax Starts to Bite

Upheaval in the Safari Industry as the Impact of New Tanzania VAT Tax Starts to Bite

Jeroen Beekwilder, October 18, 2017 Categories: SafariBookings News, Tanzania
Tanzania faces blowback from its recent VAT introduction with its all-important safari industry struggling to maintain its leading position in East Africa...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Black Rhino

5 Fascinating Facts About the Black Rhino

Mike Unwin, September 22, 2017 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
The black rhino is the rarer and smaller of Africa’s two rhino species, and also distinguished from the larger white rhino by its shape, diet and temperament. It is no more ‘black’, however, than its relative is white: both species acquire their colour from the mud in which they wallow, so vary from brown to grey.
The Best Northern South African Safari Parks, Besides Kruger

The Best Northern South African Safari Parks, Besides Kruger

Paul Smitz, September 7, 2017 Category: Best Kept Safari Secrets
When the topic of watching wildlife in South African safari parks comes up, the conversation rarely ventures beyond Kruger. This world-famous national park seems to have a monopoly on South African animals, and those who are keen to see them...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Black-Backed Jackal

5 Fascinating Facts About the Black-Backed Jackal

Mike Unwin, August 22, 2017 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
Jackals have never really made the safari A list. Derided in Kipling’s Jungle Book as ‘dish-lickers’, they seldom get the attention they deserve on a Big Five safari. Yet in many areas, these are the most abundant of the mammalian carnivores and the closer you look, the more compelling they become...
Watching Wildlife on an African Walking Safari

Watching Wildlife on an African Walking Safari

Paul Smitz, August 1, 2017 Category: Beginner's Guide to Safari
I’ve been lucky enough over the years to have had lots of different wildlife-watching experiences while on safari in Africa. I’ve indulged my interest in animals while bouncing around national parks in sturdy...
Africa's Best Safari Country 2017

Africa's Best Safari Country 2017

Jeroen Beekwilder, July 18, 2017 Category: Other
SafariBookings.com has conducted an in-depth analysis of reviews from safari tourists and acclaimed Africa experts to determine the continent’s best country for safaris. And the winner? Tanzania came out on top – the country is the clear winner and has been awarded our best safari country for 2017.
5 Fascinating Facts About the Leopard (Panthera pardus)

5 Fascinating Facts About the Leopard (Panthera pardus)

Mike Unwin, June 27, 2017 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
The leopard (after the lion) is the second largest of Africa’s big cats. Of all the celebrated ‘Big Five’ it has perhaps the greatest allure, due to its enigmatic combination of grace, power and elusiveness...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Giraffe

5 Fascinating Facts About the Giraffe

Mike Unwin, June 22, 2017 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
This towering tree-muncher occurs across subSaharan Africa in nine different subspecies. These are distinguished from one another by their different patterns of blotches, but all share the extraordinarily long neck – of course –and many other peculiarities besides.
Why Patience Is a Virtue on an African Safari

Why Patience Is a Virtue on an African Safari

Paul Smitz, June 13, 2017 Categories: Beginner's Guide to Safari, Other
Some African safari-goers make wildlife spotting sound really easy. Ask them if they saw any elephants and they’ll say, ‘Dozens, in the first few minutes, right outside the camp’. What about...