**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!**
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!
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!
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.