How to Help Monitor Moremi’s Rhinos

How to Help Monitor Moremi’s Rhinos

Black rhinos are classed as critically endangered, with only around 4600 left, while white rhinos number around 20,000. Both are in danger, persecuted mercilessly for their horns by organized criminal gangs. Yet, some places have become a haven for rhinos, including Botswana...
Best Safari Parks and Game Reserves Near Nairobi

Best Safari Parks and Game Reserves Near Nairobi

Nairobi is a city that lives and breathes wildlife, from the carved wooden hippos and lions for sale in every tourist handicraft shop to the real-life versions haunting the wildlife reserves near Nairobi. Kenya makes a superb base for day or overnight excursions to a diverse array...
A Day in the Life of an Elephant Researcher

A Day in the Life of an Elephant Researcher

Trying to stuff a large, steaming lump of elephant dung into a small glass test tube was not quite what I’d expected when I spent a day in the field as an Elephant Researcher with the Elephants Alive research team. The dung samples are preserved in saline, and the tubes sent to the UK for analysis by one of Elephants Alive’s collaborators, Dr Hannah Mumby from Cambridge University...
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...
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...
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...
African Elephants: Defying the Odds

African Elephants: Defying the Odds

African Elephants, one of only a handful of keystone species (animals who have a substantial and unique influence over their ecosystem and are considered vital to its health), are remarkable creatures with the innate ability to alter their surrounding environment. They play a unique role in the way an ecosystem...
How the Ruaha Carnivore Project is saving Tanzania’s Lions

How the Ruaha Carnivore Project is saving Tanzania’s Lions

Mention the word safari, and most people would instantly think of lions – it’s hard to imagine a wild African landscape without them. Yet these kings of the jungle are fighting for survival – they could be extinct within the next 30-40 years...
5 Fabulous Facts of the Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus Strepsiceros)

5 Fabulous Facts of the Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus Strepsiceros)

At SafariBookings we love Africa! And not only for the big five. Today we’ll take a closer look at the Greater kudu. The spectacular spiral horns of this handsome antelope – the longest of any antelope – have long made it a favourite among safari-goers and trophy hunters alike...