Rare and Unusual African Animals

Rare and Unusual African Animals

Africa is well-known for its abundant wildlife. While for the rest of the world, lions, giraffes or hippos are the kind of animals that they only see in a zoo or at the circus, in Africa's numerous national parks and reserves you can have high chances to see them in the wilderness. Animals like the lions, buffalo, elephant, cheetah and rhino are often known as the Africa's Big Five, and many of those booking a safari trip will want to see them. But you should know that these are not the only... [ read more ]

Off-the-beaten-path safaris in Africa

Off-the-beaten-path safaris in Africa

Africa’s vast wilderness areas and often unspoiled nature never ceases to amaze adventurers and photographers around the world. Going in a wildlife safari trip is the most common mean to get close to the incredible animals living in the African savannah and rainforests – and which most of the world continues to watch only in documentaries or zoos.  It’s hard to find the words to describe such a sublime encounter with nature like the one offered by a safari. However, some purists might... [ read more ]

Best places to spot Africa's Big Five

Best places to spot Africa’s Big Five

Whenever you’ll hear a discussion about wildlife safaris, the term ‘big five’ will pop up sooner or later. As you might know already, the term refers to five of Africa’s most fascinating animals: lions, leopards, African elephants, black rhinoceros and African buffaloes. So why these five and not some others? Some of them are obviously not the biggest... Well, hunters account for these animals to be the fiercest, and safari guides and travel agencies did nothing but borrow the term. Unfo... [ read more ]

Top 5 African Safaris

Top 5 African Safaris

When it comes to experiencing unabridged wilderness, the African continent has no equivalent. Make it the deep jungles of Congo or the Kenyan savanna, Africa is where man and beast can go back to primordial times and face each other with the same curiosity as they did at their first encounter. Living metaphors behind, if you want to see a real-life lion, minus the iron bars framing its grandiloquent posture, the only place to go is Africa. This mysterious continent is where safaris were born, bu... [ read more ]