Gorilla Trekking: Uganda Versus Rwanda, Which Is Better?

Gorilla Trekking: Uganda Versus Rwanda, Which Is Better?

Gorilla trekking in Uganda versus Rwanda, which is better? Both are great options, but which is best depends on your needs. In this post, we’ll have a look at some of the differences between...
Best Places to See Leopards in Africa

Best Places to See Leopards in Africa

This solitary, well-camouflaged, agile hunter is the most resilient of the big cats. They thrive in all habitats, ranging from rainforests to deserts, and even on the edge of urban habitation. Although extremely widespread, leopards are notoriously hard to spot. Read on for some of the best places to see leopards in Africa.
Where to See Giraffes in Africa – 10 Best Places to Go

Where to See Giraffes in Africa – 10 Best Places to Go

The giraffe is the skyscraper of the animal kingdom. Arguably the most extraordinary of Africa’s wildlife icons, it is the world’s tallest terrestrial animal. It stands up to 6 meters high, thanks to an elongated neck that comprises just seven footlong vertebrae. Needless to say...
Best Places to See the Big 5 on Safari in Africa

Best Places to See the Big 5 on Safari in Africa

Going on safari in Africa has become closely associated with seeing the Big 5. Have you ever wondered what that is all about and where you should go? The term ‘Big 5’ originated in the early days of game hunting. Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino were the most...
The Last Lions of Africa: Stories From the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species

The Last Lions of Africa: Stories From the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species

On 4 August SafariBookings expert, Anthony Ham, released his book, The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species. A work of narrative non-fiction, the book tells the story of five lion populations and the local people with whom they share...
10 Best Places to See Rhinos on Safari in Africa

10 Best Places to See Rhinos on Safari in Africa

Are you wondering which are the best places to see rhinos in Africa? These prehistoric creatures once roamed over most of the continent, but poaching has taken its toll in recent decades. Today, rhinoceros are extinct in many parts of Africa...
5 Best Places to See Gorillas in Africa

5 Best Places to See Gorillas in Africa

Gorilla encounters are the ultimate wildlife experience, whether they’re mountain gorillas, Western lowland gorillas or even the rare Grauer’s gorilla. The sheer majesty of the silverbacks, the playfulness of the toddlers and the tenderness of their mothers are just mesmerizing. So where...
How to Habituate a Mountain Gorilla

How to Habituate a Mountain Gorilla

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...
Africa’s Poaching Pandemic Is Wiping Out a World Heritage Site

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

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...
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...

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