The Difference Between a Black and a White Rhino

The Difference Between a Black and a White Rhino

SafariBookings wants to introduce you to Africa’s two rhino species – the black and the white rhino. Approximately 5,500 black rhino and 20,000 southern white rhino survive in the African wild...
Africa's Best Safari Country 2017

Africa's Best Safari Country 2017

Jeroen Beekwilder, July 18, 2017 Category: Other
SafariBookings.com has conducted an in-depth analysis of reviews from safari tourists and acclaimed Africa experts to determine the continent’s best country for safaris. And the winner? Tanzania came out on top – the country is the clear winner and has been awarded our best safari country for 2017.
Why Patience Is a Virtue on an African Safari

Why Patience Is a Virtue on an African Safari

Paul Smitz, June 13, 2017 Categories: Beginner's Guide to Safari, Other
Some African safari-goers make wildlife spotting sound really easy. Ask them if they saw any elephants and they’ll say, ‘Dozens, in the first few minutes, right outside the camp’. What about...
Rwanda Shocks Safari Industry by Doubling the Cost of its Gorilla Permits

Rwanda Shocks Safari Industry by Doubling the Cost of its Gorilla Permits

Alan Murphy, May 23, 2017 Category: Other
Rwanda has recently increased the cost of its gorilla permits to US$1500, catching the growing safari industry off guard. The price hike represents a doubling of the former cost of US$750 which was already more expensive than...
What Should You Do When You Encounter An Elephant On A Self-Drive Safari?

What Should You Do When You Encounter An Elephant On A Self-Drive Safari?

Paul Smitz, May 9, 2017 Category: Other
My first trip to Africa, many moons ago, was an extended 4WD tour of Zambia, with some cross-border trips into Botswana, Namibia and Malawi thrown in for the sheer hell of it. The first of those excursions took me to northern Botswana’s fabled Chobe National Park...
Africa's Decreasing Elephant Population:<br />A Country-by-Country Analysis

Africa's Decreasing Elephant Population:
A Country-by-Country Analysis

Jeroen Beekwilder, April 19, 2017 Category: Other
The elephant has been an icon of African wildlife for many years. To see one in the wild is often a primary reason for people to do an African safari. But will it be around for many more years?
What’s a Safari Tour Like in Sabi Sands Game Reserve?

What’s a Safari Tour Like in Sabi Sands Game Reserve?

Erik Joosten, April 11, 2017 Categories: Beginner's Guide to Safari, Other
Sabi Sands Game Reserve is located in Mpumalanga, a province situated to the west of Kruger National Park. Sabi Sands is the oldest private park in the country, and it has an excellent reputation for outstanding lodges and safaris...
Connecting with the Local Hwange Communities

Connecting with the Local Hwange Communities

Sue Watt, August 10, 2016 Categories: Sue Watt's Responsible Travels, Other
In Zimbabwe, Sue Watt meets the local people of Hwange, Cecil’s beautiful former home, and discovers how safari operators are helping them to improve their lives...
Becoming A Safari Guide, Week 4: Lions Under The Bush

Becoming A Safari Guide, Week 4: Lions Under The Bush

Stuart Butler, April 21, 2016 Category: Other
A month ago Asilia Africa invited a person of great intellect to come and sit in on their wildlife safari guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. Now, please don’t tell Asilia this, but that person...
Becoming A Safari Guide, Week 3: Bush Tucker

Becoming A Safari Guide, Week 3: Bush Tucker

Stuart Butler, April 14, 2016 Category: Other
For the past three weeks I’ve been acting as a ‘mosquito/testse fly on the wall’ at an Asilia Africa safari guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. For the first week I learnt all about the birds that...