How to Habituate a Mountain Gorilla

How to Habituate a Mountain Gorilla

Stuart Butler, January 22, 2019 Categories: Animals on Safari, Mammals, Uganda
A small group of mothers were quietly playing with their fuzzy-furred babies in the dappled light of a forest clearing. None of the group appeared to take the slightest bit of notice of the clumsy tourists and park rangers who’d tramped nosily up to the apes as a part of a gorilla habituation safari. But then a large silverback male...
The Best Malaria Free Game Reserves In South Africa

The Best Malaria Free Game Reserves In South Africa

One of the big advantages of traveling to South Africa, compared to other African safari destinations, is that a number of game reserves where you can see the Big Five are in malaria free areas. This is fantastic if you’re traveling with small children or want to avoid taking anti-malarials...
Africa’s Poaching Pandemic is Wiping Out a World Heritage Site

Africa’s Poaching Pandemic is Wiping Out a World Heritage Site

Jeroen Beekwilder, December 11, 2018 Categories: African Wildlife, Conservation, Conservation & Sustainability, Mammals
The last decade has seen poaching in Africa, such as the illegal slaughter of elephants, accelerate across the continent at unprecedented rates. Independent researcher and watchdog estimates put the number of pachyderms butchered by poachers for their ivory at 25,000 to 40,000 animals per year. These brutal statistics make for grim reading, with entire elephant...
Best African Safari Country of 2019

Best African Safari Country of 2019

Jeroen Beekwilder Category: Other
SafariBookings.com has been sifting through the many thousands of recent safari reviews on our website. We have analyzed them to find the popular vote for the continent’s best safari country. Can you guess which country won? A magical country that combines awe-inspiring deserts with an impossibly wet delta system came first, claiming this year’s award for best safari country of 2018. Congratulations Botswana!
On A Mission To Save The Rhino

On A Mission To Save The Rhino

Thanks to all of you at SafariBookings we (Save the Rhino International) received an incredible $10,000 as winners of the Rhino Donation Campaign last year, supporting our efforts to save the species and support rangers in the field. Now, six months after receiving this wonderful donation, we wanted to...
The Most Endangered Animals In Africa

The Most Endangered Animals In Africa

Africa is blessed with a stunning variety of wildlife – it has more species of charismatic megafauna than any other continent. However, sadly, with ever expanding human populations and their increasing demand for land, food and water, exacerbated by poaching, more and more species are becoming endangered...
Bloodhounds Help in the Fight Against Poaching

Bloodhounds Help in the Fight Against Poaching

“In ideal conditions the dogs can trace the odor of a person over about ten kilometres and up to a week after the person passed by. This tracking ability is making the bloodhounds an essential tool in the fight against poaching in Virunga National Park. Let me give you a demonstration of what they’re capable of...
Best Safari Lodges in South Africa

Best Safari Lodges in South Africa

Harriet Nimmo, September 18, 2018 Categories: South Africa, Travel Tips
South Africa is blessed with a wonderful variety of game reserves, wildlife, spectacular scenery and lodge options from five-star luxury to rustic simplicity. This list of the best safari lodges in South Africa features a selection of my favourite lodges in diverse locations and with a variety of styles...
Best Places for Golden Monkey Tracking

Best Places for Golden Monkey Tracking

After a couple of hours of relentless marching up and down slippery, muddy jungle slopes during our golden monkey trekking, we finally got our first glimpse of the creature we’d been zig-zagging through the forest in search of. At first it was just a red-gold blur of movement through the trees, but as the monkeys grew...
Top 10 Best Things to See and Do in Botswana

Top 10 Best Things to See and Do in Botswana

Heather Richardson, August 21, 2018 Categories: Botswana, Travel Tips
One of the most popular safari destinations in Africa, Botswana is an enormous, sparsely populated country with vast areas of protected wilderness, a rich variety of wildlife, and an ancient history and culture. There are numerous things to see and do in Botswana, from the classic safari experience to...