Animal Safari Photos from Africa

Animal Safari Photos from Africa

Most people who visit Africa have one thing in mind: safari! Seeing animals in their natural habitat, hunting wild as they have for thousands of years, is an essential African experience and one that everybody should have at least once in a lifetime. If you spend the time and travel around Africa, you will soon find out that there are literally hundreds of opportunities to see wildlife. In almost every country there are National Parks where you can spot “The Big 5” which is actually an old hunting term that pertains to the 5 most dangerous animals to hunt – leopard, lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo. This term is now applied to the safari where these are some of the best animals to spot. Of course there is much more to Africa than the animals, but they definitely play a huge part in the joy of travelling here and if you visit this magnificent continent, you must get in a jeep and explore the vast grasslands of parks like Kruger, Serengeti and the Masai Mara. This is A Photo Safari through these parks and a few of the lesser known parks in Southern and Eastern Africa. Enjoy!

**This is a guest post by Nick & Dariece of Goats On The Road: A Travel Website For Budget Backpackers. For more of their articles and photography, or to connect with them on Twitter and Facecbook, check out their bio at the bottom of the post!**

Photo Essay:

Zebra And Flamingos

Zebra And Pelicans

Wandering Elephant

Wandering Elephant

Too Close For Comfort

Too Close For Comfort

The Mighty Bufallo

The Mighty Buffalo

The Lost Giraffe

The Lost Giraffe

The Leopard

The Leopard

The Hunt Is On

The Hunt Is On

The Dung Beetle

The Dung Beetle

Scavengers

Scavengers

Rock Star Monkey

Rock Star Monkey

Ready To Charge

Ready To Charge

Purple Wildabeest

Blue Wildebeest

Ostrich Party

Ostrich Party

Lunch

Lunch

Lion's Pose

Lion’s Pose

Life On The Masai Mara

Life On The Masai Mara

Life On The Horizon

Life On The Horizon

Learning To Chew

Learning To Chew

Kudu

Kudu

King Of The Castle

King Of The Castle

Hunting The Grasslands

Hunting The Grasslands

Great Roar

Great Roar

Gaping Jaw

Gaping Jaw

Family Time

Family Time

Family Outing

Family Outing

Dinner Time

Dinner Time

Curious Cub

Curious Cub

Colorful Scene

Colorful Scene

Chillin' Penguin

Chillin’ Penguin

Bird Of Prey

Bird Of Prey

Battle

Battle

A Young Elephant

A Young Elephant

A Typical Morning

A Typical Morning

A Stark Contrast

A Stark Contrast

A Solo Penguin

A Solo Penguin

A Haunting Stare

A Haunting Stare

A Great Yawn

A Great Yawn

A Clever Fox

A Clever Jackal

A Bobbing Hippo

A Bobbing Hippo

That’s our Photo Safari and we hope you enjoyed it. Visiting Africa is incredible for so many different reasons, the culture, the tribes, the beaches, the history, the architecture and the colors, but for sure one of the main reasons that travellers make their way to the continent is to spot some amazing wildlife. We were lucky enough to spot the big 5 and much more. If you’re looking for info on safaris, national parks and African travel in general, please check out our bio below!

Authors Bio:

Nick & Dariece have left everything behind in search of cultural experiences, beautiful beaches and off the beaten path adventures. They call themselves Goats On The Road and their website for budget backpackers encourages others to pack their bags and leave the ordinary behind. Visit Goats On The Road and get excellent tips for the adventurous budget backpacker! You can also follow along on their adventures on Facebook & Twitter.

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