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...
Where to See Elephants in Africa - The Top 5 Best Safari Destinations to See Elephants

Where to See Elephants in Africa - The Top 5 Best Safari Destinations to See Elephants

Elephants are perhaps the most fascinating African mammals to watch on safari. They are so intelligent, sociable, dextrous and communicative – you can watch them all day, and never get bored. In general the best time to travel to Africa to see elephants...
5 Fabulous Facts of the Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus Strepsiceros)

5 Fabulous Facts of the Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus Strepsiceros)

Mike Unwin, February 27, 2018 Categories: African Wildlife, Kenya, Mammals
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...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Incredible Warthog

5 Fascinating Facts About the Incredible Warthog

Mike Unwin, January 4, 2018 Categories: African Wildlife, Mammals, Other
The common Warthog is a popular porker! It was catapulted into celebrity by the unforgettable Warthog named Pumba in Disney’s Lion King. It’s unmistakable, with its incongruous combination of delicate hindquarters and huge head...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Eland

5 Fascinating Facts About the Eland

The Eland, an ox-like antelope, is the largest in the world and belongs to the ‘spiral-horned’ subfamily, along with the likes of kudu and bushbuck. There are two...
5 Fascinating Facts About Southern Right Whale

5 Fascinating Facts About Southern Right Whale

Mike Unwin, April 19, 2016 Categories: African Wildlife, Mammals
The Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena Australis) is best known from South Africa’s Cape, where good numbers arrive during the southern winter from their sub-Antarctic feeding grounds to breed...
5 Fascinating Facts About Gemsbok

5 Fascinating Facts About Gemsbok

Mike Unwin, September 20, 2015 Categories: African Wildlife, Mammals
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...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Hippo

5 Fascinating Facts About the Hippo

Mike Unwin, September 10, 2014 Categories: African Wildlife, Mammals
It is something of a safari cliché that the hippo is ‘the most dangerous animal in Africa’. While there may be more than a little hyperbole in such a claim, it is nonetheless true that behind the friendly smile lies an aggressive disposition and mouthful of lethal teeth. After the elephant and white rhino, this heavyweight herbivore is the third largest of Africa’s mammals.
5 Fascinating Facts About the Klipspringer

5 Fascinating Facts About the Klipspringer

Mike Unwin, June 4, 2014 Categories: African Wildlife, Mammals
This antelope’s name is Afrikaans for ‘rock jumper’ and the animal certainly lives up to this description, leaping around among cliffs and rocky outcrops like a mountain goat. A typical view will be of one individual standing stock-still on top of a rock. Look closer and you will invariably spot its mate nearby.
A Wildebeest River Crossing in the Serengeti

A Wildebeest River Crossing in the Serengeti

Philip Briggs, February 18, 2014 Categories: African Wildlife, Animals on Safari, Mammals
Arguably the greatest wildlife spectacle in Africa, the migration of two million wildebeest across the Serengeti Plains climaxes with a series of perilous river crossings. The build-up to a Mara river crossing is tense and unpredictable...