Searching For Santa in Africa

Searching For Santa in Africa

Stuart Butler, December 12, 2017 Category: SafariBookings News
For most people in Europe and North America, Christmas means snowy nights, tinsel, carols and stolen kisses under the mistletoe. Going on an African safari at Christmas...
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...
SafariBookings’ 3 Contenders in the Rhino Donation Campaign

SafariBookings’ 3 Contenders in the Rhino Donation Campaign

Three conservation organizations – Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), International Rhino Foundation (IRF), and Save the Rhino International – will be competing in the SafariBookings Rhino Donation Campaign...
Top 10 Tips for a True Taste of Africa

Top 10 Tips for a True Taste of Africa

Your first African safari – or second, or third – can be a life-changing experience. Coming from media-dominated Europe or North America, the remote and untrammeled African bush possesses a thrillingly timeless and offline quality.
SafariBookings Launches Rhino Donation Campaign to Help in the Fight Against Rhino Poaching

SafariBookings Launches Rhino Donation Campaign to Help in the Fight Against Rhino Poaching

Rhino poaching has been in crisis mode in South Africa and other African countries for decades but has escalated in recent years. Conservationists and national park authorities have been pushed to the brink in their efforts to protect these majestic creatures from...
Upheaval in the Safari Industry as the Impact of New Tanzania VAT Tax Starts to Bite

Upheaval in the Safari Industry as the Impact of New Tanzania VAT Tax Starts to Bite

Jeroen Beekwilder, October 18, 2017 Categories: SafariBookings News, Tanzania
Tanzania faces blowback from its recent VAT introduction with its all-important safari industry struggling to maintain its leading position in East Africa...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Black Rhino

5 Fascinating Facts About the Black Rhino

Mike Unwin, September 22, 2017 Categories: African Wildlife, SafariBookings News, The Big Five
The black rhino is the rarer and smaller of Africa’s two rhino species, and also distinguished from the larger white rhino by its shape, diet and temperament. It is no more ‘black’, however, than its relative is white: both species acquire their colour from the mud in which they wallow, so vary from brown to grey.
The Best Northern South African Safari Parks, Besides Kruger

The Best Northern South African Safari Parks, Besides Kruger

Paul Smitz, September 7, 2017 Category: Best Kept Safari Secrets
When the topic of watching wildlife in South African safari parks comes up, the conversation rarely ventures beyond Kruger. This world-famous national park seems to have a monopoly on South African animals, and those who are keen to see them...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Black-Backed Jackal

5 Fascinating Facts About the Black-Backed Jackal

Mike Unwin, August 22, 2017 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
Jackals have never really made the safari A list. Derided in Kipling’s Jungle Book as ‘dish-lickers’, they seldom get the attention they deserve on a Big Five safari. Yet in many areas, these are the most abundant of the mammalian carnivores and the closer you look, the more compelling they become...
Watching Wildlife on an African Walking Safari

Watching Wildlife on an African Walking Safari

Paul Smitz, August 1, 2017 Category: Beginner's Guide to Safari
I’ve been lucky enough over the years to have had lots of different wildlife-watching experiences while on safari in Africa. I’ve indulged my interest in animals while bouncing around national parks in sturdy...