5 Fascinating Facts About Plains Zebra

5 Fascinating Facts About Plains Zebra

Plains Zebra is the commonest of Africa’s three zebra species and the one familiar to most safari goers, whether it is migrating in thousands across the Serengeti, grazing the bushveld of the Kruger or crowding the dusty...
Zambia’s Legendary Lioness: Lady Liuwa

Zambia’s Legendary Lioness: Lady Liuwa

As lion populations plummet across Africa, Sue Watt meets a lioness who acquired celebrity status through her story of survival in Zambia’s Liuwa Plains National Park...
5 Fascinating Facts About Cape Porcupine

5 Fascinating Facts About Cape Porcupine

Cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) grows up to a metre long and 20kg in weight, this is the world’s largest porcupine and by far the largest rodent in Africa. These dimensions, however, are not as impressive as the sight of the animal itself...
5 Fascinating Facts About Gemsbok

5 Fascinating Facts About Gemsbok

This powerful, handsome animal – a southern race of East Africa’s oryx – is synonymous with the Kalahari, and a herd of gemsbok cresting a red sand dune is one of the region’s iconic wildlife spectacles. Behind the impressive...
Wildlife Encounters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wildlife Encounters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

For me, seeing Africa’s most iconic wildlife in its natural environment (wildlife Encounters) is a dream come true. There are few things in the world that make me feel happier, more at peace, and more insignificant in the great scheme...
A Lioness in the Dining Room

A Lioness in the Dining Room

One of my most memorable safari dinners was the night a lioness strolled into our camp restaurant. It’s not every night that a lioness strolls through the dining room, but that is exactly what happened one night in the Selous...
10 Unusual Species Sightings on Safari

10 Unusual Species Sightings on Safari

When I say ‘unusual’ I mean that each species is in itself an interesting animal with unusual characteristics – worthy of your attention. I do not mean it is unusual to see them on safari – more like uncommon...
Safari Safety: Keep Your Window Closed!

Safari Safety: Keep Your Window Closed!

This week, Alan has a rant about some basic safari safety, reflecting on some recent incidents, while recalling his own experiences. Seriously…going on safari isn’t rocket science. The animals are wild, often unpredictable and driven by instinct...
10 Sounds to Listen For on Safari

10 Sounds to Listen For on Safari

When you go on safari you could be forgiven for thinking that it was all about what animals you will see…but it’s much more than this…there are the landscapes, the smells…and also, the sounds.
The Royal Giraffe: A History

The Royal Giraffe: A History

Melissa Shales looks back through history. At a time before we could go on safari or see photos, what must a giraffe have looked like in the streets of Europe?

About SafariBookings

SafariBookings is the largest online marketplace for African safari tours. Easily compare offers from 3,419 specialized tour operators. Make decisions like a pro by using our 57,666 reviews and 178 destination guides.
More About Us

All Blog Categories