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...
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...
Best Safari Parks and Game Reserves Near Port Elizabeth

Best Safari Parks and Game Reserves Near Port Elizabeth

South Africa’s southern city of Port Elizabeth (PE) is well located near the eastern end of the Garden Route and a string of malaria-free wildlife reserves, most famously Addo Elephant National Park. Private game reserves near Port Elizabeth line the N2 highway and other roads between Addo and Grahamstown. These...
Best Safari Parks & Game Reserves Near Nairobi

Best Safari Parks & 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...
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...
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...

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