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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  2. Beautiful pictures and needless to say, that I am green with envy for your Safari spotting of all Big 5 and more! We managed 4 whereby I am still confident, that on our Sunset Safari I heard a lion roar! Brought back lots of memories!

  3. Beautiful pictures and needless to say, that I am green with envy for your Safari spotting of all Big 5 and more! We managed 4 whereby I am still confident, that on our Sunset Safari I heard a lion roar! Brought back lots of memories!

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  10. Brilliant pictures, I especially like the one penguin…how does it even survive there. When you went on these Safaris did you take go with a guide or just hire a jeep out yourself? I’ve had friend who have gone on a Safari by themselves and said it was far better without the guide.

    1. There are many penguins in South Africa..in fact, they’re called the African Penguin! Not all penguins live in the cold ๐Ÿ™‚

      We did a major 4 day safari in the Masai Mara in Kenya with a guide, but we also did 3 safaris on our own in South Africa, we drove our car through the parks ourselves and it was amazing!

      Thanks for the comment.

  11. says: Peter Lee

    Africa is famous for its wildlife safari which attracts a lot of people. You can enjoy best safari by hiring a jeep and can see all animals living in their natural habitat and wilderness. Just want to go to capture these beautiful safari on my own very soon. Thanks Samuel for sharing these amazing photos.

  12. says: Adam Donald

    Thanks Samuel for shearing your views. Your posted photos are truly awesome. I fully agreed with you that in Africa apart from the big fives there are lots of thing to do and see. Thees are great savanna grassland plains, lakes, river. It is the one of the beautiful continent around the globe.

  13. Thank-you everyone for your comments and compliments on our photos, and a big thank-you to Nomadic Samuel for helping us have our content seen by a wider audience! We love this website and hope to post something else on it soon!
    Keep your backpacks packed and safe travels.

  14. says: AnitaMac

    That is incredible! You are so up and personal with the animals…great shots. Africa is tops on my bucket list…I am sure I will see the Big 5 – I just hope I can capture them as well as you have here.

  15. says: Rachel

    I couldn’t agree more; you’re going to miss half of your life if you miss the safari experience. I’d been to Hwange National Park once and I can’t wait to visit again it once more and bring my future kids for them to learn the importance of knowing the animals’ natural habitats. It’s a great list of photos, I’m just feel so sorry about the giraffe, though I know that that’s purely normal.. I still feel sorry for it to be eaten. Hey it’s just me. -_-

  16. says: Kerry - Goodtrippers

    Fantastic pictures (and like many here, I love the ostrich photo!). Safari in Africa is one ‘must do’ travel experience, if only to remind ourselves we are not top of the food chain! There are some excellent tour operators and parks across Africa – just beware of some game hunting reserves/projects passing themselves off as natural parks or conservation projects. Real wildlife experiences mean not inferring with animals’ spaces, territories and day-to-day behaviour, and tour operators who respect that are the ones worth finding!

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  18. says: Addison S.

    Great photos. I miss Africa; it was such a luxury to live there and have safari parks more or less on the doorstep. ‘Curious cub’ is my favourite, there must be so many thoughts going through that little one’s mind.

  19. says: memographer

    Wow! This is incredibly beautiful set!
    ‘Too Close For Comfort’ is my favorite. Can’t believe that you can get that close… I guess it is time for me to go to Africa ๐Ÿ™‚

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