Africa Wildlife Safari Trips
Welcome to the greatest wildlife show on earth. That is what a safari trip to Africa offers. The continent is home to more than 1100 mammal species and some 2400 bird species, and throughout Africa, wildlife brings drama and life to the beauty of the African wilds, from the great wildebeest migration across the savannah to the gravitas of encountering a gorilla family deep in the mountain forest.
Your first sight of elephants in the wild, of chimpanzees high in the forest canopy, or the exhilaration of seeing a lion or cheetah on the hunt – these, too, will rank among the most unforgettable experiences of your trip. East and Southern Africa are the undoubted highlights for the sheer diversity of mammals, other wildlife species, and the professionalism of safari operators.
The rain forests of Central African countries may be more complicated as traveler destinations, but the rewards rival those to the east and south, West Africa is at once a world – class destination for birders and an underrated region for spotting large mammals if you know where to look.
North Africa is something of a wildlife wasteland, but if southern Sudan ever becomes safe, its Sudd region along the White Nile could come to rival the Serengeti in Tanzania as the world’s most dramatic wildlife spectacle.