Safari Park or a Safari holiday – a million miles apart

You may have been to a Safari Park in the UK, where you drive around in your own car and see many wild animals but this is nothing like experiencing a real Safari holiday in South Africa. The two do not even compare and if you have been on a Safari holiday you will know why. When going to a Safari Park in the UK, the animals are never like they are in the wild, regardless of how company has tried to re-create their habitat, is a totally different experience to seeing them running around in the wild. Animals will always behave differently in a place where they do not... Read More »

The Nairobi National Park

For keen wildlife spotters who find themselves on a limited budget and maybe also with limited time, then the Nairobi National Park may well be worth a visit. Covering just 117 square kilometres, not only is it one of the smallest parks in the whole continent but it is also the only park which borders a big city, located less than 10 kilometres south of Nairobi city centre. If you are short of time, it is possible to book a half day excursion with one of the many tourist companies in the city. However, the best way to explore the area is in a 4 wheel drive vehicle, particularly if... Read More »

Tanzania in its Raw Beauty

Tanzania is one of the most popular African countries, especially for those seeking out spectacular wildlife. You’re able to witness incredible Great Migration in the beautiful Serengeti, while there is rare black rhino, hippo, gazelle and lion to spot. Tanzania has plenty of forests, swamps, lakes and grasslands, and you may feel as though you’ve entered the movie The Lion King. If you want to check out Tanzania, then the Lake Manyara is definitely worth a visit, while it’s home to herds of elephant. Tanzania is more than home to the big game 5, it’s home to exotic scenery, friendly local people and a stunning bush landscape. Make sure you... Read More »

What Can You Expect in Kenya?

Kenya is one of the major tourist destinations in Africa. Located around the equator, Kenya experiences climates that allow tourists to visit throughout the year. Below is a description of what a safari in Kenya involves: Things to See Kenya’s abundant wildlife and diverse activities are the main reasons behind its success as a safari destination. The wildebeest migration is one of nature’s biggest events and, depending on when you travel, you could see this in Kenya. You can also expect encounters with the Big 5 (elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion and rhino) as well as cheetah, hyena, zebra, giraffe, antelope, and warthog among many more. The bird species include thousands... Read More »

Elephant Safaris in South Africa

South Africa is known for its many different types of safaris but one of the most popular types is elephant safaris. These are the type of safaris that guarantee you up close encounters with gigantic elephant, while many offer you the opportunity to take a ride on the back of an elephant across national parks. Madwala Private Game Reserve is a great place to visit if you want to interact with a family of elephants and the experience in this private park is designed to give you closer encounters and superb views. Some people will only visit a safari for one type of animal, and if you’re an elephant fan... Read More »