African Budget Safaris Logo

  • Find Your Tour
  • Heavy Discount
  • Enquire / Contact Us
  • Send an Inquiry
  • Map of Africa
  • Contact Details
  • African Safari Cost
  • Travel Insurance
  • Custom Safaris
  • All Budget Safaris
  • Africa Camping Safaris
  • African Safaris for Seniors
  • Exclusive Small Group Camping Safaris
  • Gorilla Trekking Safaris & Tours
  • Lodge Safaris
  • Short Stay Tours
  • All Overland Tours
  • Camping Overland Tours
  • Exclusive Overland Safaris
  • Lodge Africa Overland Tours
  • All Family Safaris
  • Family Camping Safaris
  • Family Lodge Safaris
  • Family Safaris in East Africa
  • Family Safaris in Southern Africa
  • All Adventure Travel
  • Great White Shark Diving
  • Walking Safaris & Hiking Tours
  • Chobe National Park
  • Etosha National Park
  • Garden Route
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Kruger National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Okavango Delta
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve
  • Serengeti National Park
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Victoria Falls
  • Zanzibar Island
  • Masai Mara Conservancies
  • Namib Desert
  • Pilanesberg National Park

South Africa

  • Kingdom of eSwatini
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Johannesburg
  • Livingstone
  • Antananarivo
  • Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha)
  • Adventure Travel & Activities
  • Africa Beaches & Islands
  • African Animals & Conservation
  • African Culture
  • Best Things to Do
  • Big 5 Safari
  • Bucket List Ideas
  • Family Safari
  • Overland Africa & Budget Safaris
  • Places in Africa
  • Safari Costs & Budgeting
  • Travel Tips & Planning
  • Where to See
  • Botswana (Okavango Delta +)
  • Cape Town + Garden Route
  • East Africa
  • Kenya (Masai Mara +)
  • Kruger + Sabi Sands
  • Morocco + Ethiopia
  • Namibia (Etosha +)
  • Rwanda + Uganda
  • South Africa, Lesotho + Eswatini
  • Southern Africa
  • Tanzania (Zanzibar, Serengeti +)
  • Zambia, Zimbabwe + Malawi
  • Safari Costs
  • Client Reviews

African travel apps

7 of the Best Travel Apps for African Safaris

[updated Nov 2019]

Taking a good travel app on safari with you in Africa is an easy way to get the best out of your time in the bush. It's a win-win travel accessory as it costs you little to nothing, weighs nothing and doesn't take up any extra space in your luggage!

The sheer volume of information, maps and photographs that you can now carry with you (paper-free) into the bush is simply amazing!

Top 7 Travel Apps for African Safaris

1. African-Safari Wildlife Guide  

2. The Kingdon Guide to African Mammals

3. audubon african wildlife, 4. sasol ebirds of southern africa.

5. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's app

6. Africa: Live app

7. NEW:  KrugerExplorer Travel App

These travel apps help you to identify animals, birds and plants and gain insight into the fascinating species of the African bush. Using mobile apps you can now better understand the wild animals and birds you see with ease, sometimes even getting help to find them in the wild.  

1. African Safari Wildlife Guide

... the ultimate wildlife app for an african safari ..

One of the major strengths of this app is that you can download the images and articles onto your mobile device before you go on safari. This means you can access all the info without an internet connection - often absent in the heart of the African bush.

This wildlife app by Oren Meiri includes the following:

  • Up-to-date Wikipedia articles and full-sized images of the main wildlife species found on safari in Africa
  • Categories for wildlife groups - cats, elephants, rodents and squirrels, rhinos etc 
  • An Africa category with general Wikipedia articles about Africa and safaris

App Features:

  • Wikipedia articles cached with large-sized images
  • Image Picker
  • Search capabilities
  • Landscape & portrait modes
  • Wikipedia pages formatted for iPhone display

App Recommendations:

  • Use this app with the African Birds application providing similar information on the birds sighted on African Safaris
  • Download the whole Wikipedia Encyclopedia application for natural history information and a huge array of articles on African culture, politics and history (does not include photos)

Use on: iPhone and iPad Price: About R100 Download

... based on the classic Jonathan Kingdon’s Pocket Guide to African Mammals, considered an essential field guide to African mammals

The best feature of this app is that it includes information about all major land mammals as well as general information about smaller mammal groups. It is seen as an essential field guide for anyone travelling to and living in Africa, with an interest in wildlife, of course.

This wildlife app by mydigitalearth.com includes the following regions and countries:

  • Southern Africa - South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
  • East Africa - Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda and Burundi
  • North, Central & Western Sahara - Niger, Mauritania, Mali, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Sudan 
  • Central Africa - Chad, D.R.C, Congo, Angola, Central African Republic, Cameroon and Gabon
  • Northwestern Coast - Togo, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Liberia, Senegal, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Ghana and Nigeria
  • Interactive access to images, distribution maps and descriptions of over 460 species found across Africa
  • Country and region-specific selection filters - list only species in the selected region
  • Personal species list - stores your mammal sightings, saving them to your device* (ability to upload list coming soon)

Use on: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Price:  About R156

african safari wildlife guide app

... the most comprehensive guide with in-depth information on over 475 birds, mammals, and reptiles.

The Audubon African Wildlife app contains in-depth information on 164 mammal species, 284 bird species and 24 species of reptiles, providing fantastic high-quality images and range maps.

This wildlife app by Green Mountain Digital includes:

  • Range maps, photographs and species notes
  • Africa’s best nature reserves and wildlife areas
  • Notes on physical geography, climate and habitat zones
  • Reference section on where to see wildlife, conservation status and habitat details
  • Professional colour photographs for every species (high quality)
  • Detailed range maps showing species distribution
  • In-depth descriptions of species, with accurate information on appearance, habitat, and more
  • Real-time access anywhere - without an internet connection
  • Search by shape, family or common name
  • Information about the biogeography of Africa
  • An extensive list of where to see wildlife by countries and game reserves
  • Detailed reference information on the IUCN status of wildlife detailing the type of threat

Use on: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Price: About R100

african safari wildlife guide app

... an interactive version of the best-selling Sasol Birds of Southern Africa field guide designed to enhance birding in Southern Africa.

  • Browse through species  
  • Images, distribution maps and text descriptions of over 950 bird species found in the Southern African region.
  • Sound clips of the calls for over 630 bird species
  • A “Smart Search” that allows you to easily identify a bird using beak shape, bird size, bird colour and habitat.
  • Regional selection in Southern Africa to show birds in your chosen region
  • Compare two birds on one screen (including calls) to see them side-by-side
  • Save function for personal bird lists on your device (can be exported via email)
  • A Bird Index in common names in English and Afrikaans or with Scientific bird names

Use on:  iPhone or iPod Touch and iPad Price: R240 Download

From Apple iStore

5. The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's App

... keep updated and see the latest orphaned baby elephants at the charity's nursery in nairobi, kenya ..

This is a fantastic free app that enables you to foster an orphaned elephant and keep track of your orphan, as well as get updates about the Orphan Project in Nairobi and The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

App Features include:

  • Rescue videos, photo gallery and orphan profiles
  • Orphans News section from the keeper's diary (magazine format)
  • Mapped rescue locations
  • Unique elephant ringtone
  • Latest news feed about the orphans' project at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Use on:  iTunes library, iPad and iPhone / Android

Price: FREE

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Mobile App

6. Africa: Live App

... share and view real-time african wildlife sightings on the move..

This travel app features a live map of game sightings in various safari areas, such as Kruger National Park , and allows you to share and add wildlife sightings instantly and easily. The application is really useful on safari and in wildlife conservation research.

Africa: Live app by Satpack Travel includes:

  • Extensive reference materials - safari animal field guide, tips and contacts for safari travel
  • Live maps, photos and sighting locations
  • Database input - app catalogues, analyses and shares data with conservation organisations to support wildlife audits

Travel App Features:

  • Real-time map showing your location and the location of recent game sightings (only one of its kind for Africa)
  • Interactive markers showing the details, descriptions and a photo of sightings
  • Add sightings and photo upload function (rhino sightings do not display, due to the poaching crisis)
  • Live social media stream of relevant sightings (add posts from your social media accounts)
  • Dynamic Q&A. If you're not sure what it is you're looking at, or what it is doing just ask us via the map and we'll answer (or if we can't, our Facebook friends will!).

Use on: Android and Apple Smartphones Price: FREE  Download

7. KrugerExplorer Travel App

A hugely popular new travel app for kruger national park in south africa..

One of the most popular travel apps in South Africa, KrugerExplorer provides a digital guide for visiting Kruger Park complete with maps, routes and information about the flora and fauna. It's the ideal digital companion for exploring Kruger.

KrugerExplorer

  • over 300 animal and plant profiles
  • 70 Kruger routes for self-drive safaris
  • up-to-date maps
  • over 400 photos
  • interactive sightings list

When you get KrugerExplorer you also join a community of nature lovers (the app has over 35,000 followers on social media).

Use on:  Android and Apple Smartphones Price: R149,99 Download

Two More Highly Recommended Travel Apps

  • MyNature Animal Tracks  - excellent reviews, but more for North America
  • Game Drive Extended - a safari guide to the wildlife of southern Africa 

Wildlife of Southern Africa

... an easy-to-use interactive version of the popular wildlife of southern africa field guide..

This wildlife app is a great resource for nature lovers visiting any part of the Southern African region. The reviews are not all good  due mostly to poor-quality images and graphics - so this one, although handy, is not on the top 6 list. 

Wildlife of Southern Africa includes the following categories:

  • Spiders and other arachnids
  • Freshwater fishes
  • Frogs and reptiles
  • Birds and mammals
  • Grasses, sedges, ferns and fungi
  • Wildflowers and Trees 
  • Fast, user-friendly interface: quickly sort through all categories
  • Information on over 2500 species found in the region 
  • Over 1600 images of the species
  • Quick search -  "Easy ID" feature to find plants
  • Species lists in common and scientific names

Use on:  iPhone, iPod touch and iPad / Blackberry / Android Price : R91.68 for Android and R79.99 for Apple devices and Blackberry Download

Apps downloaded and ready to go: time to browse our budget African safaris and book!

Landia Davies Content Manager & Sculptor

Landia Davies

Related Destinations

Explore these destinations mentioned in this post.

Lion safari South Africa

Private Group?

A private, tailor-made safari is within your reach. Experience all of your bucket-list safari related items on a budget now.

Similar & Related Blog Posts

Below you'll find further reading and articles related or similar to this post.

Endangered white rhino, mother and calf near Lake Nakuru, Kenya

The Most Endangered Animals in Africa - Where to See Them & How to Help

The hard facts about 10 endangered and critically endangered African animals - most of which you can still see on wildlife safaris if you…

Tippi Degre with a leopard

Tippi Degre: Africa’s wild child and her animal friends

An only child born and raised in wilderness areas of southern Africa - for the first 10 years of Tippi's life, Africa's 'wild' animals…

Mountain gorilla and baby

How many African Mountain Gorillas are there in the wild?

There are over 1000 mountain gorillas in the wild at present, according to census data released in late 2019!  Mountain gorilla numbers…

Budget safari costs

9 Tips for Planning an Affordable African Safari - Your Quick Budget Safari Guide

Planning an affordable African safari is a real dream come true for many of us!  The allure is undeniable - the thrill, the majestic wildlife, the…

Etosha elephant Namibia safari

Your Big 2024 African Safari Planner: what to expect from the top 6 safari countries in Africa

As another year draws to a close it's the perfect time to start thinking about those bucket list items for your 2024 safari in Africa. Knowing…

Deadvlei sossusvlei namibia

14 Extra Safari Costs & How to Budget for These Unexpected Travel Expenses

Going on safari in Africa is a bucket-list, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whether you choose an all-inclusive safari package to Kenya, Tanzania, or Zambia,…

South African safari leopard

Budget Safari Guide: How Much Does a South African Safari Cost?

South Africa is a prime wildlife safari destination that attracts millions of visitors each year. Many of them, fall in love with the country…

Kenya Safari Cost - lion

How Much Does a Kenya Safari Cost?

With all the amazing options available for a Kenya safari, travellers are spoilt for choice. You can go to the Masai Mara, visit Amboseli or the dry…

Plan an African safari on a budget

  • How to plan an African safari on a very tight budget: the 8-step guide to safari planning

How do you plan an African Safari on a really tight budget? The short answer is with careful preparation and some research. Follow the planning…

Ostrich Flock

African Birds: Iconic Species of Southern Africa

Whether you’re a hard-core birdwatcher or just enjoy seeing and hearing them, southern Africa is a birdwatcher’s paradise. It is home to just…

Bird watching safari Kenya

The Best Places to See the Birds of Kenya (Birding Safari Guide)

Kenya is one of Africa’s safari hot spots. Classic safari landscapes teeming with iconic safari wildlife, majestic mountains, and accessible tropical…

Birds of South Africa

Top 5 most Iconic Birds of South Africa

Why do Birds Matter? The big question that Nat Geo is posing is “Why do birds matter?”. For renowned biologist and conservationist Thomas Lovejoy,…

These trips cover similar ground…

Namibia desert

Cape Town to Namibia, Botswana & Kruger Overland Safari

A 25-day budget Southern Africa Camping Safari from Cape Town to Namibia, Botswana (Chobe Park & Okavango Delta), Victoria Falls & Kruger Park in South…

Chobe elephants

14 Day Botswana & South Africa Safari: Delta, Chobe & Kruger (Lodge Overland Tour)

A budget Botswana & South Africa Safari (lodge overland tour), combines an Okavango Delta Safari, Chobe & Kruger Safari, Makgadigadi Pans & Victoria Falls

Safari Lodge

Budget Zimbabwe & Botswana Safari (Lodge Tour)

An excellent-value African budget safari (lodge tour) the Victoria Falls Zimbabwe & Botswana Safari, explores Kalahari, Moremi, Khwai, Okavango Delta &…

African Budget Safaris Logo

Connect with us

Useful resources.

  • Get Travel Insurance
  • Book Flights
  • Get Car Hire
  • Signup for our newsletter

Popular Destinations

Latest blogs.

  • The 10 Safest Countries in Africa to Visit (2022 Global Peace Index Rankings)
  • Best Countries to Visit in Africa? Here are 15 Amazing African Countries
  • South Africa Tipping Etiquette: 8 Top Tips for Tipping in South Africa
  • How Much Does an African Safari Cost? Your Budget Africa Safari Guide

ATTA Member

Call us toll free from US/Canada on 1-888-414-6513 , or from the UK on 0-808-189-1052 . All other countries can contact us on +27 21 791 0878 .

© 2024 African Budget Safaris | Privacy | Terms

The best apps for an African safari

While we’re all for disconnecting when you’re on an African safari, there are some great smartphone apps that can enhance your safari trip by helping you learn tracks, identify birds and mammals, share your sightings, and get insider info on the best places to spot animals in national parks.

Here are our best apps for an African safari .

1. iTrack Southern Africa

iTrack-Africa-620x324

Become an expert tracker with this brand-new app, developed by a South African field guide and an American wildlife biologist, which has track information for 50 southern African mammals so you can work out yourself who made those pawprints outside your tent while you were sleeping.

Available on iOS

Find your next Adventure with African Overland Tours

2. Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 4.18.02 PM

With images and descriptions of nearly a thousand birds and maps of where they’re found in Southern Africa, as well as hundreds of recorded bird calls to identify those tweets you hear, this bird guide will satisfy both the avid twitcher and the beginner bird watcher. When you spot birds, use the smart search tool (putting in data like beak shape, bird size and colour and habitat) to identify the bird name.

Available on Android

3. ParkSpotter Africa

parkspotter

Currently covering Kruger National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Addo National Park, Table Mountain National Park in South Africa and Etosha National Park in Namibia, ParkSpotter Africa is a useful park app guide, with park contact details, gate opening times, accommodation options, lists of waterholes and points of interest and hiking routes. There’s also detailed information on all the flora and fauna you can find in the parks (as well as a tool to help you identify animals), and features that allow you to track your trip, save and share your wildlife sightings on social media.

Available on iOS for free

4. HerdTracker

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 4.21.54 PM

This web-based app, which can also be accessed on your phone’s browser does just what its name suggests: it helps you track herds – specifically, herds of wildebeest in Tanzania and Kenya during the world-famous migration – in real time on a Google map. Each day the herds are on the move, so in order to plan your day’s safari, you need to know exactly where they are. As long as you have cell phone signal you’ll be able to follow them on the map, as well as help to update the map for other safari goers with your own sightings.

Online and free

Best Tours to see the Migration:

african safari wildlife guide app

R 158,320

Nairobi to Kruger and Gorillas Overland (46 Days)

african safari wildlife guide app

R 75,100

13 Day East Africa Game Parks and Zanzibar Safari

african safari wildlife guide app

R 57,285

Kenya & Tanzania Budget Safari (All Inclusive)

5. latest sightings.

Screenshot.290166.100000

If you’re planning on exploring South Africa’s flagship park Kruger National Park, download this app so you can share your wildlife sightings in real time with other visitors, and find out what other people are spotting so you can also get in on the animal action.

Available on Android for free

 6.  Africa: Live

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 4.29.10 PM

The winner of the best travel app in Africa competition, Africa: Live allows you share your real-time wildlife sightings on live maps so your friends can follow your trip, but it also helps you find animals, as you can see what wildlife sightings have been recorded in the past 24 hours by other safari goers and professional wildlife guides. It’s currently the only live map of Africa that shows your location and the location of recent sightings. The app also has a feel-good slant: you can contribute to conservation research by helping wildlife audits by uploading your sightings.

7. African Safari Tracker

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 4.34.12 PM

With 200 animals, 500 photos, sounds of the Big Five, and a checklist map for all the animal sightings you have on your trip, this app is a great all-round guide to African animals for any safari trip. It also offers a checklist so you can track all your wildlife sightings, as well as handy overviews of 11 of the most visited national parks in Africa, including Chobe National Park, Etosha National Park, Kruger National Park, Masai Mara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. The best thing about this app is that it works offline! Just download it when you have wifi and then you can use it for the rest of the trip without an Internet connection – perfect for when you’re far from civilization in the African bush.

Adventure in Africa with African Overland Tours

8. Star Walk

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 4.33.17 PM

You’re sitting around the campfire drinking red wine out of a tin mug, gazing up at the stars and you have no idea what you’re looking at. On your next bush trip use this app to impress your campfire friends – all you need to do is point your iPhone up at the sky, and the app will map out constellations and point out stars, planets and satellites.

9. Snapseed

snapseed_interface

If you shoot your safari photos on your phone, you’re going to need a good app to develop them, to make then Facebook-worthy. Snapseed is just the ticket – the Google-designed up is easy to use, with a clean interface, and has all the features you need to make your photos look amazing.

10. Postagram

postagram_app2

Instead of sending your friends and family the standard cheesy postcards you buy at souvenir shops, make your own ones from the photos on your phone. Download the free Postagram app and use it to turn your photos into postcards, which are then delivered through the app by mail to anywhere in the world.

african safari wildlife guide app

About Sarah Duff

African Overland Tours Experts

  • First-hand experience
  • Advice and guidance
  • We're passionate travelers

Enquire Now

  • Hidden Tour Title Hidden
  • Hidden Tour Length Hidden
  • Hidden Tour URL Hidden
  • Hidden Tour Price Hidden
  • Hidden Tour Style Hidden
  • Hidden Compared Tours Hidden URLs
  • Your name * First Last
  • Your email address *
  • Hidden Alternative Email (deprecated)
  • The tour you're intested in
  • The tours you're interested in Please do not edit these tour names so we can assist you with your choices.

Please enter your number below.

  • When would you like to travel? Jun 2024 July 2024 Aug 2024 Sep 2024 Oct 2024 Nov 2024 Dec 2024 Jan 2025 Feb 2025 Mar 2025 Apr 2025 May 2025 May 2025 Jun 2025 Jul 2025 Aug 2025 Sep 2025 Oct 2025 Nov 2025 Dec 2025
  • 26 - 40 Days
  • 15 - 25 Days
  • 8 - 14 Days
  • How many travelers? * Select... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  • 12 - 17 years
  • 18 - 39 years
  • 0 - 11 years
  • 0 - 7 years
  • 8 - 9 years
  • 10 - 11 years
  • South Africa
  • What travel style in Africa would you prefer? * Not Sure Accommodated Tour Camping Adventure Small Group Safari
  • Your question or query Feel free to ask us anything! We can advise on breathtaking scenery, colourful cultures, local cuisine and of course, amazing wildlife!
  • By submitting your enquiry you agree to our terms of service .
  • Name This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

FEATURED POSTS

How to do a Ngorongoro Crater safari on a budget

How to do a Ngorongoro Crater safari on a budget

Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unflooded and unbroken crater in the world. IT is the site of a massive once-active volcano that last erupted millions of years ago. Covering a massive...

Top 7 Most Beautiful Places to Travel in Botswana

Top 7 Most Beautiful Places to Travel in Botswana

Botswana is home to some of the most uniquely beautiful landscapes. It’s a diamond-studded land of contrasts, blessed with some of the greatest natural spectacles on Earth. From vast stretches of...

Astro safari: Africa’s best night skies for stargazing

Astro safari: Africa’s best night skies for stargazing

Have you ever dreamt of gazing at the stars under the vast, unpolluted skies of Africa? An astro safari might just be the perfect adventure for you. Imagine lying under a blanket of stars, far away...

Blog categories

  • Accommodation
  • Adventure Activities
  • Africa Blog
  • Destinations
  • Only in Africa
  • Travel Articles
  • Victoria Falls
  • Videos showing life on the road

Submit a Comment Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Submit Comment

Previous Article

Next article.

App icon mock up.png

Scroll to next lodge

App icon mock up.png

Welcome to KrugerExplorer – the all-in-one encyclopedia to Kruger National Park.

Whether you are planning your South African safari, need the perfect companion guide for your self-drive Kruger experience, or simply want to explore Kruger from the comfort of home, you will find everything you need in the KrugerExplorer App.

This App explores Kruger National Park in unparalleled detail, and includes:

The most extensive Kruger wildlife Field Guide ever created.

Guided Routes that share our knowledge of the park’s roads from years of exploring Kruger.

The most up-to-date Kruger Maps available, helping you navigate the park’s 3,500km road network including several newly opened roads.

Extensive sections on Kruger’s Rest Camps, Itineraries, Accommodation, plus exclusive Special Offers and Competitions.

Thousands of stunning photographic images to reveal all the beauty of Kruger’s wildlife.

And once downloaded, the App works 100% offline – perfect for exploring the Kruger!

Download from:

AppStore logo.png

Wildlife Field Guide

The Field Guide section is unprecedented in its focus on Kruger’s wildlife.

It includes over 700 species profiles detailing physical characteristics, behaviours and locations, and each is accompanied by breathtaking photography to aid identification.

The 700+ species profiles cover:

All 148 mammal species ever recorded in Kruger, including the best places to find them.

Over 60 scale mammal footprint graphics so you can track and identify wildlife spoor.

Over 500 bird species, including all of Kruger’s resident, migrant visitor and vagrant records since 2010. Stunning bird photography includes male, female, juvenile and breeding plumage where relevant.

60+ further profiles of commonly encountered reptiles and invertebrates, including crocodiles, snakes, lizards, tortoises, butterflies, spiders and much more.

Routes Guide

Kruger National Park is the size of Wales / New Jersey / Israel and has more than 3,500km of roads.  Finding your favourite animals in such a vast wilderness could prove a considerable challenge!  

The Guided Routes use our experience from many years exploring Kruger to create 70+ incredible journeys through the park:

The routes are like having an in-person guide in your pocket. Each includes extensive commentary that doesn’t just say, “Take that road because it’s good for lions,” but instead explains the geology of each area, which in turn informs the flora that grows there, the herbivores that eat that flora and, ultimately, the predators that hunt those herbivores.

Each route will help you develop an intimate insight into Kruger’s incredible wilderness.

The 70+ guided routes cover each of the rest camps and entrance gates and suggest short, medium and full-day routes to explore.

african safari wildlife guide app

Kruger National Park is huge and a map is essential.  The KrugerExplorer App includes beautiful, custom-made maps that share exceptional detail about the park in high-resolution.  

The Maps are the most detailed, user-friendly and up-to-date available:

They use SANParks’ geo-data, but are enhanced to include newly opened roads and correct errors found in the maps available in the park shops.

For the first-time visitor to Kruger, note that you are not provided with a map and must buy one from a park shop at a cost similar to this App.

The maps include all rest camps, picnic sites, lookouts, historical sites and hides, as well as the two most recently opened new visitor roads, which are not shown on park maps.

Recording your sightings is all part of a wonderful bush experience and will help you develop memories that will last a lifetime.  

The KrugerExplorer App includes an integrated sightings life list where you can check off each of the species of mammal, bird, reptiles, invertebrate and flora that you have encountered during your adventure.  

You'll be amazed at how many species you are able to see during your self-drive Kruger safari!  

Website 10 - Sightings_0.75x.png

Offline access

One question we get asked a lot is whether the KrugerExplorer App works offline - and the simple answer is: Yes it does !  

As with any mobile or tablet app, you will need to be online, via either WiFi or data, to download KrugerExplorer from the App Store or Google Play.  After the initial installation, the App will download the remaining images automatically.   

Once downloaded, all the content, images and maps will be stored on your device and the KrugerExplorer App will be fully functional, even with Airplane mode switched on. This means no signal or data roaming is required to access all the information while journeying through the Kruger. 

This makes the App the perfect guide and companion for international visitors with no internet access and for anyone who simply prefers to disconnect from the digital world while exploring the incredible wilderness that is Kruger National Park!

Available on tablet devices

The KrugerExplorer App is fully functional on both Apple and Android tablet devices too, so you can access all of the App's content on your preferred type of device.

The extra large format for photos and maps looks amazing on tablet devices too!

If you have both a smartphone and tablet device connected to either the App Store or Google Playstore via the same login, you can also download the App onto both devices from a single purchase, and get the best of both worlds...!

iPad Pro - Website version small.png

Feedback for the KrugerExplorer App

6. FB Carousel - CTA & accolades.png

Since launching in July 2019, we've been blown away by the incredible feedback and coverage that the App has received!

Feedback for the KrugerExplorer App includes:

- Over 300 5-star reviews across the App Store & Google Play Store globally.

- Downloads in over 60 countries.

- The top ranked travel app in South Africa in 2019 and 2020.

- Featured by Apple 'App of the Day' in the App Store.

- 'Recommended' by BirdLife South Africa.

- 'Highly recommended' in an independent review article by Getaway Magazine.

- Featured in numerous other publications including VodacomNOW!, Sawubona Magazine, Skyways Magazine and on NBC's Access Hollywood in the US!

A massive thank you to everyone who has supported our project - we're incredibly grateful.

Best regards

Danny & Charlotte

google-play-badge.png

african safari wildlife guide app

  • WHERE & WHEN
  • TYPES OF TRIPS
  • bento88 resmi
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • ITINERARIES

african safari wildlife guide app

  • CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY
  • SAFARI ENQUIRY

10 best travel apps to take on safari

Exceptions to tech in the bush.

Although we advocate for tech-free safaris as much as possible, there are exceptions. When  used intentionally, the right travel apps and sites can maximize what you already know, further enhancing your time in the wilderness. 

While many don’t always do exactly what they claim in the app store, there are a few we’ve tried and are happy to recommend to our travelers. With that in mind, here’s our list of the 10 best travel apps to take on safari .

Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa

Best for: Birders of all levels

For a once-off cost, this app provides an interactive version of the highly acclaimed Sasol Birds of Southern Africa . Not only is it user-friendly and easy to navigate, but you can even listen to the calls of various bird species. The illustrations are also a treat, having been commissioned by the original book illustrators: Normal Arlott and Peter Hayman.

Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa is available on iOS and Android

Roberts Birds Guide

If you’ve already mastered the Sasol eBirders app and want something new to play with, you can’t go wrong with Roberts Birds Guide. Based on the original Roberts birding book, it’s easier to carry around, allowing you to search and document species you’ve spotted in the area. Although you’ll need to pay for it, it’s worth every cent!

Roberts Birds Guide is available on Android

african safari wildlife guide app

iTrack Southern Africa

Best for: Spoor enthusiasts looking to level up

Become an expert tracker with iTrack Southern Africa in your pocket. Developed by a South African field guide and an American wildlife biologist, it features accurate track information for over 60 mammals so you can easily decipher who made those prints outside your tent last night…

Download iTrack now on iOS

african safari wildlife guide app

Best for: Astronomy geeks 

Love stargazing on safari but don’t always know what you’re looking at? On your next trip to the African continent, download SkySafari . This free astronomy app maps out all the stars and constellations above you. If you love the Big Five, this is your chance to discover Africa’s very own celestial ‘Big Five’.

Get it on Google Play .

african safari wildlife guide app

Herdtracker

Best for: Tracking the Great Migration

Want to keep up with those millions of wildebeest on the move? With on-the-minute updates, this safari app (and site) tells you exactly where the bulk of the herd is between Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Maasai Mara.You can access their location and update other safari enthusiasts on your daily sightings as long as you have decent connectivity. What we love most is that Herdtracker is completely free and easy for tech dinosaurs to master. 

Download Herdtracker here .

Kingdon Guide: African Mammals

Best for: Anyone with an interest in African wildlife

This interactive version of Jonathan Kingdon’s Pocket Guide to African Mammals is essential if you’re looking to broaden your knowledge of African wildlife. It covers most of Africa’s land mammals, including some of those smaller critters, too. To access its features, which includes high-quality pictures, descriptions, and locations, there’s a once-off cost of US$15.99. Added perk: It can be used offline. 

Get it on Android and iOS

Latest Sightings

Best for: Enhancing your Kruger Park experience

If you’re heading to South Africa’s Kruger National Park , the Latest Sightings app is worth downloading before you arrive. We love that it allows you to knowledge-share and interact with the global safari community by posting your personal wildlife sightings. In turn, you also get to see what other users have seen nearby. 

Available for free on iOS and Android 

Side note: We have yet to test Kruger Explorer and add it to our list of the 10 best travel apps to take on safari . The reviews are positive, so it could be worth checking out.

african safari wildlife guide app

WildEarth TV

Best for: Game viewing back at home

The WildEarth TV app allows you to safari from the sofa by tuning into live wildlife experiences every day of the year. An extension of WildEarth TV , it offers behind the scenes content, catch-ups with the rangers and optional channels from multiple locations across Africa. The free version comes with adverts, so if you want an uninterrupted experience we highly recommend the paid version.  

Download it for Android or iOS

eTrees of Southern Africa

Best for: General safari-enthusiasts

There is more to a safari than wildlife.  Understanding the greater ecosystems, including the flora will enhance your African experience. This app lists over 840 tree species of Southern Africa, which are also arranged in groups for ease of reference.  The app also has scientific names, images, maps and descriptions of tree species. We love that it allows users to create a personal list.  So when your guide says to check out the Adansonia digitata you’ll know just what she’s talking about. 

  Get it on iOS here . 

african safari wildlife guide app

Africa: Live App

Next on our list of the 10 best travel apps to take on safari is Africa: Live App. As the winner of the Best Travel App in Africa and has already been downloaded more than 40 000 times. Despite being free to use, the features are incredibly generous: You can view and share wildlife sightings, use the map offline, and access audio commentary. 

We hope this list of the 10 best travel apps to take on safari proves useful. However, if you’d like to ditch those digital tools in favor of human help, rather get in contact with our team here .

Big journeys start with small steps

~ African Proverb

Let's take the first steps together....

Useful links

  • Destinations
  • Reading List
  • Travel Insurance
  • Conservation & Community

Send me updates on new trips and specials

2023 All rights reserved

Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy

  • Let's get Social
  • Join us on Facebook
  • Read our Blog
  • Follow us on Instagram
  • Follow us on Pinterest
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • [email protected]
  • 27 82 542 3874

african safari wildlife guide app

Safari on Demand: The Best Wildlife and Safari Apps to use on your next bush trip

In an ever-connected world where technology is utilised in every facet of life, safaris and wildlife activities are no exception. The Safari Index team of safari experts has created a list of their favourite and most practical apps they actively use out in the field.   Use these apps to help plan your safari, navigate your self-drive vehicle, and identity animals species, or even go star-gazing at night!

african safari wildlife guide app

Star Walk is a stargazing app and acts as an interactive star chart or map of the night sky. This award-winning app allows users to point their device at the night sky, and it them updates it real time. It shows the celestial objects in the exact position they are in the night sky, and provides detailed information about them.

Roberts Birds

The Roberts Birds app is an interactive app that can be used, essentially, as field guide or a bird list. It lists over 900 species of birds and its functions include a full bird list, maps, illustrations and bird sounds. It allows you to compile a personal bird list, and does not require a WiFi or internet connection to operate, which means that it can be used in the bush and remote locations. 

african safari wildlife guide app

eTrees of Southern Africa

This app is a must-have for tree-enthusiasts. It lists over 840 tree species of Southern Africa, which are also arranged in groups for ease of reference. The app allows English, Afrikaans and scientific name searches, and also includes images, maps and descriptions of tree species. This app also allows the user to create a personal list. ….

african safari wildlife guide app

eSnakes of Southern Africa

This interactive app lists all 151 snake species that are indigenous to Southern Africa. The app contains maps, images and descriptions of species, and also has a ‘smart search’ function which allows the user to identify a snake species using head shape, habitat and type of scale. A ‘çompare’ feature allows the user to compare two species on the screen, and the app also has a personal list function.

african safari wildlife guide app

Snakebite First Aid

This exceptionally handy app is a must for any safari-goer, bush lover, or general outdoors enthusiast. The app provides the user with information about the most dangerous and venomous snakes in Southern Africa, and tell you what first-aid action to take if you are bitten by any of them. The app contains images and information of the snakes, with guides on preventing snakebites, how to treat snakebites, as well as emergency contact numbers.

african safari wildlife guide app

Tracks4Africa

The Tracks4Africa Guide app is the must have for any self-drive safari goers heading out to remote locations in Africa. It provides a detailed navigation service on roads often unknown to traditional GPS navigation systems. Its works offline and provides maps and information that are vital in the planning of your safari holiday. The app works off smart phone’s built in satellite connectivity so needs a fairly new phone model to function properly.   It includes detailed maps, as well as information pertaining to the region, including points of interest, contact details, facilities and activities.

african safari wildlife guide app

Track ID- Tracks of Southern African Animals

This useful app showcases the common tracks of mammals from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and southern Mozambique. The app allows users to identify animals by their tracks, or to select an animal to see images and information about their tracks. The app also includes maps pertaining to the distribution of animals in the region, and can be very helpful on walking and hiking safaris.

african safari wildlife guide app

Built-in torch and compass

Most smartphones these days come with built-in torches and compasses, which can very useful tools when out in the bush on a game drive, walking safari, or other safari adventure. If your phone does not come with a built-in torch or compass, you can visit the app store and download them for free.

african safari wildlife guide app

Google Earth

Google Earth probably needs no introduction. This world-famous app is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that allows users to ‘fly’ anywhere in the world using their computer or phone screen. It provides maps and satellite imagery that allow users to ‘visit’ the region they interested in, using their device. It also provides detailed information about the region, as well as points of interest, and is therefore very useful when planning a safari in a remote location.

african safari wildlife guide app

Weather Apps

Weather apps are another common app found on most phones nowadays. In addition there are a variety of other weather apps available through the various app stores. Weather apps will provide users with detailed forecasts, which can be extremely useful when planning an outdoor holiday like a safari.

african safari wildlife guide app

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and be the first to know about great specials, get expert insight in to wildlife phenomena and learn more about wonderful safari destinations around the African continent...

Please add your details below.

  • Full Name *
  • Email Address *

Verification

  • This box is for spam protection - please leave it blank

Make an Enquiry

  • Your First and Last Name *
  • Number of nights
  • Nationality
  • Where do you want to go?

Advanced Search

Please provide your name

Please provide a valid email

Complete this field

WildEarth Logo

  • YouTube/DStv
  • Watch & Chat
  • Kids Safaris

Become an Explorer

  • Register / Sign in
  • Ask our Guides a Question
  • Fireside Chat
  • Cash for Clips
  • Djuma Dam Cam

Join our WildEarth Family

After april 30th wildearth will no longer be on dstv, live african safaris.

Join the nature craze that is taking the UK by storm. Watch WildEarth free to view and LIVE every day, with 24/7, 365 days a year interactive safaris, waterhole dam cams, and global school experiences. Take your seat on an African safari like no other with our knowledgeable naturalists as you follow the lives of your favourite animal characters.

Older TV models may need to be retuned, click HERE for instructions.

WATCH LIVE on App

WildEarth is a TV channel and app that immerses 7 million people in the wilderness every single month. We offer the restorative power of virtual nature experiences to a global audience of nature lovers. We combine live broadcasting, exciting natural history programmes, expert naturalists, community, and a ‘point of view’ style for the most authentic wildlife programming anywhere.

Download our mobile and tv apps!

african safari wildlife guide app

WildEarth Explorers is a membership club for viewers who primarily want to watch WildEarth without advertising. For a small monthly payment, Explorers can watch ad free, receive a weekly newsletter, have access to extra content and have the opportunity to win incredible travel prizes. By being an Explorer you enable us to share nature to more people for free such as children on our WildEarth Schools outreach programme.

Drop Down

  • Safari ideas
  • Experiences
  • Special offers
  • Accommodation
  • Start planning
  • Booking terms
  • When to go on safari - month by month
  • East or Southern Africa safari?
  • Solo travellers
  • Women on safari
  • Accommodation types & luxury levels
  • General tips & advice
  • All stories
  • Afrika Odyssey Expedition
  • Photographer of the Year
  • Read on our app
  • 2024 entries
  • 2024 details
  • 2024 prizes
  • 2024 entry form
  • 2023 winners
  • Collar a lion
  • Save a pangolin
  • Rules of engagement
  • Job vacancies
  • Ukuri - safari camps

african safari wildlife guide app

The African bucket list

Africa Geographic Stories & Galleries

Thursday, 9 February 2023

african safari wildlife guide app

Africa is a continent of wonders – natural and human alike. From such an extraordinary array of offerings, one might be hard-pressed to select the ultimate bucket-list of African wildlife experiences, but that is precisely what we have put our minds together to produce.

Want to join us for one of these epic wildlife experiences? Find African safaris for your bucket list or lodges in or near the below destinations here , search for our ready-made safaris here or get in touch with our travel team here .

Behold our choices of the top African wildlife experiences:

1. Go eye to eye with mountain gorillas

Those that have had the good fortune to spend time with wild mountain gorillas speak of it as a profound, almost transcendental experience . Something in their expressions speaks to the heart of what it means to be a sentient being. It becomes even more meaningful knowing that every visit significantly contributes to these majestic animals’ survival.

Where? Visit the last surviving mountain gorillas of Mgahinga Gorilla and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks in Uganda, Mahale National Park  in Tanzania, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda or Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The top 15 African wildlife experiences

2. Experience the chaos of the Great Migration

There is no other way to describe the Great Wildebeest Migration but as a natural spectacle of extraordinary proportions. No words nor pictures can fully capture the sheer magnitude of millions of animals moving across the vast plains on their endless journey in search of fresh grasses. From the miraculous birthing season to the chaos of the river crossings, the Great Migration is a primal display of nature at its most raw.

Where? Follow the herds north through Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara in Kenya and the treacherous river crossings en route, or await their return to the southern calving grounds in Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area .

The top 15 African wildlife experiences

3. Search for the black ghosts of Laikipia

Melanistic leopards are a rarity in Africa, and those that allow more than just a fleeting glimpse even more so. A few years ago, a desire to see a black ‘panther’ in Africa would have seemed almost laughable. Yet, black leopards seem to thrive in the heart of Kenya and careful, ethical habituation in Laikipia has ensured that sightings are a regular occurrence.

Where ? There is more than one black leopard wandering the wilds of Laikipia . Laikipia does not stint on comfortable accommodation, though there are options available to suit tighter budgets. There are a number of either community-owned or community-operated lodges for conscience-driven travellers available as well.

The top 15 African wildlife experiences

4. Convene with giants in Tsavo and Amboseli

The greater Tsavo-Amboseli ecosystem in Kenya is home to Africa’s last notable population of big tuskers. These magnificent elephants – whose tusks reach the ground – are among the last of their kind, fiercely protected by dedicated conservationists.

Where? Many of the largest elephants roam the Tsavo East and West national parks , shaded red by the area’s famous dust. Further south, Amboseli National Park offers the opportunity for awe-inspiring photographs against the iconic backdrop of looming Mount Kilimanjaro as you commune with these giant elephants.

The top 15 African wildlife experiences

5. Stalk the mountains with wolves

On the roof of Africa, Ethiopian wolves stalk the heather in search of their mole rat prey. These gorgeous predators, adorned in russet coats, are one of the most endangered large carnivores in the world – occupying a perilous niche at Afroalpine altitudes. Here, at dizzying heights and surrounded by some of the most unusual scenery in Africa, they share their space with the ubiquitous (but endlessly entertaining) geladas and more elusive walia ibexes.

Where? To set off on this rare African wildlife experience, head to the Simien Mountains National Park and the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia, which host the last population “strongholds” of the Ethiopian wolf.

The top 15 African wildlife experiences - Ethiopian wolf

6. Waddle with the penguins of the Cape

There is something so delightfully incongruous about the sight of penguins wandering the beaches amongst bikini-clad tourists at the height of the blazing Cape summers in South Africa. Yet the charismatic penguins of Simon’s Town have well and truly made themselves at home and, in so doing, become the town’s most sought-after attractions.

Where? Boulder’s and Foxy Beaches in Simon’s Town or Stony Point Nature Reserve in Betty’s Bay usually have some penguins present year-round, though the best time to find them is between December and May.

The top 15 African wildlife experiences

7. On foot with the wild dogs of Mana Pools

Though there are many reasons why a visit to Mana Pools National Park should be on one’s bucket list, there is no question that the park’s wild dogs (painted wolves) play a substantial role in the park’s allure. An encounter with these iconic animals is always exhilarating, but these particular dogs are also extremely comfortable with people on foot. For photographers and enthusiasts alike, this translates to an unparalleled opportunity to view them from a unique vantage point.

Where? Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, especially during their winter denning season from around May to September.

The top 15 African wildlife experiences - Wild dogs Mana Pools

8. Search for the desert-adapted lions of Namibia

Though life for all wild animals involves a delicate balance on the knife-edge of survival, those that live in the extremes are remarkable for their resilience. In a land of savage beauty, the lions of the Namib Desert have adapted to a harsh existence with limited prey and less water. Phantom-like, these hardy cats prowl the beaches of the aptly named Skeleton Coast and pad gracefully across the sands of the inland dunes.

Where? These lions roam the Skeleton Coast and inland riverbeds of the northwestern corner of Namibia. Read more about conservation efforts aiding these lions here .

The top 15 African wildlife experiences

9. Meet the marvels of Madagascar

Madagascar is a land that has been isolated for millions of years and, as a result, is an island of endemic marvels. As wildlife experiences go, the Madagascan one is both fascinatingly weird and captivatingly wonderful. From dense tropical forests to jagged rock faces, this massive island is a tapestry of vastly different habitats, each replete with its quirky inhabitants. From wide-eyed and endearing lemurs (over 100 species of them!) and slinking fossa to leaf-shaped reptiles and birds of every conceivable colour, Madagascar is a kaleidoscope of oddities.

Where? The island’s sheer size means that every trip should be tailored to particular interests. Each story in our four-part Madagascar series (scroll down in the story to access the other three regions) is dedicated to a different corner of the island.

african safari wildlife guide app

10. See bats darken the skies of Kasanka

The Great Migration of East Africa may be one of Africa’s spectacles. Still, in terms of sheer numbers, it pales in comparison to the abundance of the Kasanka Bat Migration – the largest migration of mammals on earth.

Where? Every year between October and December, African straw-coloured fruit bats descend in their millions upon a tiny patch of swamp in Zambia’s Kasanka National Park, filling the skies and ladening the fruit trees upon which they feed.

african safari wildlife guide app

11. Search the swamps for shoebills

While competition is fierce, the shoebill is widely acknowledged as one of Africa’s most charismatic avian offerings. A bill roughly the size and shape of a Dutch clog should be innately comic, but every tilt of the shoebill’s head seems to reveal a different mood – austere and intimidating, vengeful, smug, and even coy. Nothing is beyond the repertoire of their facial expression.

Where? These leggy birds have a penchant for fishing in deep swamps, and a specific expedition is usually required to find them. Murchison Falls National Park , Queen Elizabeth National Park , Semliki Wildlife Reserve and Mabamba Swamp in Uganda, and the Bangweulu Swamps in Zambia, are all excellent places to start the search.

african safari wildlife guide app

12. Swim with whale sharks off Africa’s East Coast

Beneath the azure waves of the Indian Ocean, spectacular seascapes support a cornucopia of life, including the largest fish species in the world – the whale sharks. When treated with the appropriate respect, these gentle plankton-eaters are slow and docile, allowing for a profoundly humbling underwater encounter with one of the Earth’s leviathans.

Where? Every year, feeding aggregations of whale sharks occur near Mafia Island off the Tanzanian coast and the waters of southern Mozambique, moving through Bazaruto Archipelago National Park . The recent rise in popularity of swimming with whale sharks has seen them harassed by unethical tourism practices. It is vital to book the experience through a reputable operator that puts the well-being of the sharks first.

african safari wildlife guide app

13. Trek for chimps in the forest

Two great ape experiences on one list might seem overkill, but encountering chimpanzees in the wild is a world apart from gorilla trekking. Like humans, chimpanzees are social and intelligent predators with a complex array of social signals, dramas and romances. They use tools and wage wars. Chimpanzees are linked to us by an ancient common ancestor and offer a poignant reminder of our own evolutionary history.

Where? Uganda’s Kibale National Park offers some of the best chimpanzee trekking in Africa, as does Mahale Mountains National Park in Tanzania. Like any safari experience, there is always an element of luck involved, but the viewing in either location can be extraordinary.

african safari wildlife guide app

14. Search for Africa’s legendary horned giants in the Greater Kruger

It is no secret that the beleaguered rhinos of the world face a perilous future, but there are still places where they can live their wild lives in (relative) safety. Despite plummeting numbers in the Kruger National Park, the Greater Kruger region still represents one of the largest remaining wild populations of both white and black rhinos. While many of the rhinos in the area are dehorned for their protection, Greater Kruger offers optimal viewing opportunities of the large mammals.

Where? The private reserves on the western fringe of the Kruger National Park are all home to both rhino species, and ensuring their safety comes at significant personal and financial costs. Visitors to these parks can rest assured that their reserve fees are going directly to protect one of Africa’s most important rhino populations.

african safari wildlife guide app

15. Meet the meerkats of the Kalahari

With the Big 5 dominating the safari scene, the smaller creatures are often overlooked. Yet sometimes, the tiniest of animals sport the biggest personalities. Decades of scientific research (and soap opera-styled documentaries) have ensured that there are several habituated meerkat clans wandering the red sands of the Kalahari. Observe their antics from eye level, watch the sentries hard at work (or act as a suitable vantage point) and be charmed by their litany of conversational squeaks.

Where? The meerkats of Tswalu Kalahari Reserve are closely monitored by scientific and habituation teams and, while contributing to a substantial body of research, have been known to charm the pants off visitors as well. Meerkats are also found in high densities around Botswana’s salt pans and, while not as habituated as those of Tswalu, can be equally bewitching.

african safari wildlife guide app

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF AFRICA GEOGRAPHIC:

  • Travel with us . Travel in Africa is about knowing when and where to go, and with whom. A few weeks too early / late and a few kilometres off course and you could miss the greatest show on Earth. And wouldn’t that be a pity? Browse our ready-made packages or answer a few questions to start planning your dream safari .
  • Subscribe to our FREE newsletter / download our FREE app to enjoy the following benefits.
  • Plan your safaris in remote parks protected by African Parks via our sister company https://ukuri.travel/ - safari camps for responsible travellers

african safari wildlife guide app

Friend's Email Address

Your Email Address

african safari wildlife guide app

  • Why Born Free
  • Design Your Journey
  • Itineraries
  • The Africa Experience
  • 1-800-472-3274

african safari wildlife guide app

Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Wildlife Safari Locations And More

Our detailed Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Wildlife Safari Locations will help you embark on the adventure of a lifetime tailored to your preferred safari experience. 

Witness mighty herds stampeding across expansive savannas where survival unfolds daily. Spot an elusive leopard camouflaged in a tree, ever observant for prey as you explore lush rainforests. Wander through untamed landscapes guided by ancient elephant matriarchs to watering holes where life is sustained. Encounter playful baboon troops calling through the trees. 

Feel the cool shade of acacia trees as the hot African sun beams over boundless grasslands, and discover the thrill of quietly tracking herds of elephants through dense brush. Find insider information on optimal wildlife safari destinations across Africa to learn why this is a truly unforgettable journey into the heart of nature.

Choosing the Best Safari Location

Factors like budget, location, and personal preferences should guide your safari destination selection. 

Popular countries like South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Tanzania each offer unique wildlife and landscapes. Less discovered safari spots, even in popular safari countries, can provide you with an off-the-beaten-path experience. 

Carefully weigh whether you want to join a group tour or private safari to match your needs.

Top Wildlife Safari Destinations In Africa

Iconic African safari destinations like Kruger National Park, Serengeti National Park allows amazing wildlife sightings and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is an immersion into stunning jungle. The Okavango Delta and Maasai Mara host the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra. See endangered species in Kenya’s Ol Pejeta or rare black rhinos in South Luangwa National Park. Discover which national parks match your interests.

7 Best Wildlife Safari Locations to Consider

Here are seven popular safari parks or reserves to consider, and why you should visit them on your safari tour:

1. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The Maasai Mara is renowned for its exceptional populations of lion, leopard, cheetah, and large herds of elephant and buffalo. It is the northern extension of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and is famous for the annual wildebeest migration, considered one of the natural wonders of the world. The reserve's vast grasslands and savannas also provide some of the most dramatic game viewing in Africa.

2. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park is celebrated for its vast open grasslands and a high concentration of wildlife, including the Big Five. It hosts the spectacular annual Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and zebras. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the most celebrated wilderness areas in the world, offering unparalleled safari experiences.

3. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

South Luangwa National Park is known for its walking safaris and high standards of guiding, providing an immersive wilderness experience. The park boasts a high density of leopards and offers thrilling night drives. Its riverine scenery is home to large populations of elephants, lions, and buffaloes, making it one of Africa's top safari destinations.

4. Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

The Greater Kruger National Park encompasses the Kruger National Park and numerous private reserves, offering a vast wildlife territory without fencing between the areas. It is known for excellent Big Five sightings and a wide variety of other wildlife. The park's private reserves provide exclusive safari experiences with off-road driving and night game drives.

5. Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Okavango Delta is a unique inland delta known for its stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife. The delta's seasonal flooding creates a lush animal habitat, offering both land and water-based safari activities such as mokoro (dugout canoe) excursions. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a variety of species, including elephants, hippos, and lions.

6. Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a leader in conservation and the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. It offers a rare opportunity to see chimpanzees in the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The Conservancy also provides a sanctuary for the two remaining northern white rhinos and a variety of other wildlife, including the Big Five.

7. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a prime location for mountain gorilla trekking, with half of the world's population of mountain gorillas residing within its boundaries. The park's dense forests also host a variety of other primates, birds, and butterflies. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized for its biodiversity and the critical role it plays in the conservation of endangered species.

7 Off-the-Beaten-Path Locations to Consider

Here are seven off-the-beaten-path safari parks or reserves to consider and reasons why each one is worth visiting on safari:

1. Mkomazi National Park, Tanzania 

This park is a hidden gem in northern Tanzania, often overlooked by safari-goers. It offers a sense of solitude with the chance to do game drives without encountering other vehicles. Mkomazi is also home to the Mkomazi Black Rhino Sanctuary, making it a prime location for glimpsing rhinos in the wild.

2. Katavi National Park, Tanzania

Katavi is known for its remote and uncrowded experience, providing exceptional wildlife viewing. During the dry season, you can witness large herds of buffalo and elephants, as well as impressive lion prides and concentrations of hippos

3. North Luangwa National Park, Zambia  

North Luangwa Park offers a wild and remote safari experience similar to the more famous South Luangwa but with fewer tourists. It's known for walking safaris and high-quality guides. It’s also the only park in Zambia with a population of black rhinos.

4. Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi

Once a poached-out reserve, Majete has been transformed into a thriving conservation area with all the Big Five present. It's now one of Africa's most exclusive safari destinations, offering a truly intimate wildlife experience.

5. Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana 

One of the world's largest game reserves is also one of the least visited. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve offers a unique desert safari experience. You can see black-maned Kalahari lions, cheetahs, and various antelope species in a starkly beautiful desert setting.

6. Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda

Kidepo is praised for its stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife, including species not found in any other Ugandan parks, including the greater eland, aardwolf, and caracal. It's remote and less visited by tourists, providing a more exclusive safari experience.

7. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa & Botswana 

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is known for its red sand dunes and dry riverbeds, offering a different kind of safari landscape. It's a haven for predators like the famous black-maned lions and is also great for birdwatching.

What to Consider When Choosing Your Location

By taking the following factors into account, you can make an informed decision when choosing the best safari location for your safari:

Type of Experience: Consider how you wish to experience your safari, whether it's a stand-alone safari, a combination of water and land experiences, or an overland adventure.

Location and View: Pay attention to the location of the lodge and the views it offers. The proximity to wildlife-rich areas and the type of natural views you want to experience are crucial factors to consider.

Season and Migration Patterns: Identify the season and migration patterns, as they can significantly impact the quality of game viewing.

Amenities and Activities: Consider the amenities and activities offered, such as game drives, bush walks, boat rides, and other experiences that align with your interests.

Budget and Level of Independence: Establish a budget and choose the level of independence you desire during the safari. This includes considering the size of the safari, transit times, and the location of your lodging.

Wildlife and Landscapes: Determine which animals are a must-see for you and what type of landscapes you are most interested in, whether it's dramatic mountains, rolling grasslands, thick jungle, or coastline.

Quality of Staff and Guides: The quality of staff, including rangers, trackers, and lodge personnel, can significantly influence your safari experience. It's important to consider the expertise and friendliness of the staff.

Some of the details you should consider when researching your safari tour may be out of reach. Working with an experienced company like Born Free Safaris can bring your dream trip to life with local knowledge and over 50 years of experience. 

Planning Your Safari

Advance planning ensures a smooth safari experience. Book 6-12 months out with a reputable tour operator. Reserve your spot up to 18 months in advance if you want to see the Great Migration in the Serengeti or the Maasai Mara. 

Budget for park fees, accommodations, flights, and activities. Obtain needed visas and vaccinations. Schedule your visit during peak animal viewing seasons, avoiding the rainiest months. Determine if you want a self-guided or group safari tour. Prepare gear and research destination details.

When to go on a safari

While historical patterns once offered clear guidance, recent years have seen significant shifts in wildlife movement thanks to climate change.

Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all safari seasons. Instead, the ideal time depends on your priorities and desired wildlife experiences. Craving iconic encounters with the Great Migration? Seeking diverse resident game without the crowds? 

While June to October remains the traditional peak season for the Great Migration, herds may move earlier or disperse differently. For the latest updates, consult expert advisors who can tailor your itinerary to maximize your chances of witnessing this awe-inspiring event. Beyond the Great Migration, Africa boasts incredible year-round wildlife viewing opportunities. 

Dry season - May - October

Sparse vegetation makes spotting animals easier, and predators are more active. However, expect cooler temperatures and fewer waterholes, impacting animal distribution.

Wet season - November - April

Lush landscapes and vibrant birdlife emerge, but game viewing can be trickier due to thicker vegetation and scattered animals.

Ultimately, the best time for your safari is the one that aligns with your schedule and interests. Find a more detailed breakdown on the best time to visit specific safari destinations with Born Free Safaris’ guide on When to Travel . We can help you craft a personalized itinerary that optimizes your wildlife encounters, avoids peak crowds, and caters to your specific preferences. 

How long to stay

To truly experience the wonders of Africa, your safari trip should ideally span between 10 to 14 days. Balance Africa's diverse ecosystems without feeling overwhelmed. 

The vast landscapes and the time it takes to travel between parks and reserves mean that each destination requires a minimum stay of 2-3 days to truly appreciate its unique wildlife and scenery. This approach not only maximizes wildlife viewing opportunities but also provides you with a deeper understanding of each area's ecological and cultural significance.

Budgeting and cost considerations

When planning an African safari, it's important to carefully consider the associated costs. A realistic safari budget can break down the costs based on per person, per night to include meals, internal airfare, and most activities, as well as the different levels of accommodations  on safari. 

Fixed logistical costs such as national park fees, community fees, conservation fees, and regional flights can significantly impact your overall budget To make the most of your experience and allow for a deeper exploration of each location, carefully evaluate your expectations, preferences, travel style, and preferred experiences to better plan and budget for your immersive safari experience. 

Packing Essentials & What to Expect

Pack versatile, neutral-colored clothing you can layer for early morning game drives. Bring a hat, sun protection, binoculars, and a high-zoom camera. Waterproof gear and insect repellent are essential. 

Clothing and gear recommendations

For a comfortable safari experience, wear neutral colors like khaki, green, and tan to blend with the environment and avoid startling wildlife. Dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures, with a warm layer for chilly mornings and evenings. Choose clothing made from non-synthetic materials like cotton for comfort, and pack lightweight options to meet luggage restrictions on charter flights. A wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses with polarized lenses, and sturdy footwear are essential for sun protection and navigating the terrain.

Camera and photography tips

When packing camera gear for a safari, prioritize a good zoom lens to capture wildlife from a distance. A DSLR or mirrorless camera with a telephoto lens of at least 200mm is recommended for quality images. Bring extra batteries and memory cards, as charging facilities may be limited. For steadiness, consider a monopod or beanbag to support your camera during vehicle-based game drives. Lastly, a dustproof bag will help protect your equipment from the elements.

Other essential items to pack

In addition to clothing and camera gear, pack a daypack for carrying essentials during game drives. Include a reusable water bottle, binoculars for wildlife viewing, and a travel-sized power strip for charging multiple devices. Remember to bring enough prescribed medication for the entire trip, and consider packing a journal to document your experiences. Avoid single-use plastic bags, as they are banned in several East African countries.

Safety precautions and guidelines

Safety on safari is paramount. Always follow the instructions of your guide, especially during walking safaris or encounters with wildlife. Stay inside the vehicle unless told otherwise, as animals are accustomed to the shape and smell of vehicles, not humans. At the lodge, keep your distance from wild animals and do not feed them. Ensure you have the necessary vaccinations and bring mosquito repellent to protect against malaria.

Etiquette and cultural considerations

Respect local customs and dress codes, especially in rural areas or when visiting villages. Ask for permission before taking photos of people. Learn a few words in the local language as a sign of respect, and be mindful of your environmental impact by minimizing waste and conserving water. Tipping is customary for guides and lodge staff, so inquire about the appropriate amount.

Spotting Wildlife

The migration in Kenya and Tanzania, from July–October, delivers epic wildebeest and zebra sightings. Visiting waterholes in the early morning improves your chance of witnessing predators. Top sightings also occur in Botswana’s Okavango year-round. See gorillas in Rwanda or chimps in Uganda.

Tips for spotting and identifying different animals

To spot and identify different animals while in the wild, it's essential to develop a keen eye for patterns and movements. Your guides can give you advice on how to familiarize yourself with the tracks and signs of wildlife, as they can lead you to animal hotspots and provide insights into their behaviors.

When scanning for wildlife, observe carefully and be alert for subtle changes in the environment, such as shapes that are "out of place" or colors that contrast with the surroundings. Use senses other than sight; listen for footsteps or animal calls, and pay attention to patterns on the water's surface, which can indicate underwater movement.

Learn to look for clues like tracks, droppings, or nests, and stay quiet to avoid startling animals. Binoculars are invaluable for observing animals from a safe distance. When you have questions, a field guide can help you identify the species you encounter.

Best times of day and locations for wildlife sightings

The best times and locations for epic wildlife sightings depend on the type of animals you hope to see and your personal preferences. 

Outside of the migration, visiting the Okavango Delta in Botswana promises exceptional year-round game viewing on both land and water safaris. Other ideal times include the dry season when wildlife gathers near water sources. 

The early morning hours tend to provide prime game viewing as nocturnal animals finish hunting while diurnal ones wake and start roaming. Considering the destination, season and daily timing can greatly improve your chances of wildlife sightings. Conduct thorough research to determine the best times and places to fulfill your safari dreams.

Responsible wildlife viewing practices

Embark on your safari adventure with respect for both wildlife and their habitat. When observing animals in their natural settings, be sure to keep a safe distance and minimize noise or disruption to their routines. 

By following responsible viewing practices - staying in designated areas, keeping voices down, and not leaving trash behind - you can help preserve pristine ecosystems and behavioral patterns for the future.

Minimize disruption

  • Maintain a safe distance as designated by your guide or regulations.
  • Avoid loud noises, sudden movements, and using flash photography.
  • Respect breeding grounds and nesting sites, giving animals space for essential behaviors.
  • Stay on designated paths and avoid off-road driving to minimize habitat damage.

Be an ethical observer

  • Never feed, touch, or tease wild animals. This disrupts their natural behavior and can be harmful.
  • Choose tour operators committed to animal welfare and conservation efforts.
  • Avoid venues offering unnatural interactions like riding or posing with animals, as they often involve unethical practices.
  • Speak to your guide if you witness any concerning behavior towards wildlife.

Leave no trace

  • Pack out all your trash, including biodegradable items, to protect the environment.
  • Avoid using single-use plastics and opt for reusable options.
  • Be mindful of water usage and respect local resources.

By following these practices, you can ensure your safari experience is enriching for both you and the wildlife you encounter, contributing to their conservation and long-term well-being

Other Attractions to Consider

Beyond spectacular wildlife sightings, Africa offers boundless opportunities to immerse yourself in vibrant cultures, sample flavorful cuisines, conquer rugged landscapes, and contribute to impactful conservation efforts.

 From the soaring Table Mountain of Cape Town to the thundering Victoria Falls; the spice islands of Zanzibar to the rainforests of Rwanda; the wildlife sanctuaries of Namibia to the remote villages of Ethiopia—a broad range of adventures await. Venture off the traditional safari trail to interact with local communities, support sustainability initiatives, challenge your limits on treks, and return home with a profound appreciation for this diverse continent.

  • Cape Town: Hike iconic Table Mountain for breathtaking panoramas, explore vibrant neighborhoods like Bo-Kaap, and discover culinary gems at the V&A Waterfront. Unwind on pristine beaches or delve into Robben Island's poignant history.
  • Victoria Falls: Witness the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, the world's largest waterfall, from various angles: take a scenic helicopter flight, embark on a white-water rafting adventure, or cruise along the Zambezi River for a close-up encounter with the spray and rainbows.
  • Island and Marine Encounters: Unwind on Zanzibar's spice-scented beaches, snorkel alongside vibrant coral reefs in Mozambique, or kayak through Namibia's Skeleton Coast, spotting marine life like dolphins and seals. Immerse yourself in the unique island cultures and pristine coastal landscapes.
  • Trekking Adventures: Ascend Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, for a challenging yet rewarding experience with breathtaking landscapes. Hike through Rwanda's lush rainforests in search of endangered mountain gorillas, or conquer Lesotho's Maluti Mountains for stunning vistas.
  • Culinary Experiences: Embark on a culinary journey through vibrant food markets in Ethiopia, savoring flavorful stews and injera flatbreads. In South Africa, sample regional specialties like braai , a typical barbecue, and bobotie , a classic casserole dish, or indulge in fresh seafood platters in Mozambique.
  • Connect with Conservation: Volunteer at a wildlife sanctuary in Namibia, contributing to elephant conservation. Track chimpanzees in Uganda's rainforests, supporting research and habitat protection. Learn about traditional land management practices in Kenya, empowering local communities and preserving ecosystems.
  • Cultural Immersion: Witness the ancient traditions of the Maasai people in Kenya or Tanzania, learning about their nomadic lifestyle, intricate beadwork, and warrior dances. Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms and rituals of the Zulu people in South Africa, or trek to remote Ethiopian villages to experience unique coffee ceremonies and community life.

Start Your Africa Wildlife Safari Planning

After reviewing the step-by-step guide to the premier wildlife safari locations across Africa, you have the key insights to begin designing your own unforgettable journey. 

Whether your dreams involve photographing majestic elephants in the Okavango Delta or trekking the Virunga ranges to sit among mountain gorillas, this guide lights the way to transform those dreams into reality. 

Speak to a Born Free Safaris travel expert to bring your tailor-made African adventure to life. The power is yours to Design Your Journey that awakens your senses and connects you to the natural world.

  • Health & safety
  • My wishlist
  • Why choose us
  • Safari guides
  • Design your journey
  • Sample itineraries
  • When to travel
  • Accommodation types
  • Transportation

TourSafe partner

  • Worldwide offices:
  • USA: California & Colorado
  • INTL: Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa

Associations

APTA

ForSomethingMore

  • X (Twitter)

family enjoying an African safari tour

How to Plan the Perfect African Safari Vacation: A Step-by-Step Guide

African safari tour

Table of Contents

Planning Will Allow You To Make The Most Of Your African Safari

An African safari is the epitome of adventure travel, offering an unparalleled opportunity to witness nature’s majestic wonders in their untamed splendor. From the iconic landscapes of the Serengeti to the teeming waterholes of Kruger National Park, planning the perfect African safari vacation requires meticulous preparation and insider knowledge. 

This comprehensive guide will walk you through a step-by-step process to ensure your dream African safari tour becomes a reality. If you have any questions/comments, please leave them below .

Step 1: Determine the Best Time to Visit

Timing is crucial when planning an African safari, as weather patterns and wildlife behavior can significantly impact your experience. Generally, the dry season, spanning June to October in East Africa and May to September in Southern Africa, offers prime wildlife viewing opportunities. 

For an unforgettable spectacle, time your visit to coincide with the Great Migration in Tanzania and Amboseli National Park Kenya , where millions of wildebeest and zebras embark on an epic journey across the Serengeti plains from July to October.

  • However, the dry season is also the peak tourist season, so expect higher rates and larger crowds at popular parks and reserves.
  • Traveling during the shoulder months of April/May or October/November, when wildlife viewing can still be excellent, may be preferable if you seek fewer visitors and lower prices.
  • The wet season, typically from December to March, offers lush landscapes and opportunities to witness newborn animals, but some areas may be inaccessible due to heavy rains and flooded roads.

When choosing your travel dates, also consider special events or festivals that may enhance your cultural experience. The Migration Carnival in Tanzania celebrates the annual wildebeest migration with traditional dances, music, and cuisine. 

Attend the Maasai Olympics in Kenya to witness athletic competitions and learn about Maasai warrior traditions. Time your visit to coincide with the Gerewol Festival in Chad, where the Wodaabe people gather for an elaborate courtship ritual and celebration of beauty.

Additionally, some parks and reserves may have seasonal closures or restricted access during certain months, so be sure to research and plan accordingly.

Step 2: Choose Your Safari Destination

Africa’s diverse landscapes beckon adventurous souls seeking an unparalleled wildlife experience. East Africa stands as a premier destination for those planning unforgettable African safari vacations . Kenya and Tanzania are home to the renowned Masai Mara and Serengeti National Parks, where the Big Five roam freely across the vast savannas. 

In Southern Africa, Botswana’s Okavango Delta offers a unique water-based safari adventure, allowing you to glide through a lush wetland paradise teeming with elephants, hippos, and a kaleidoscope of bird species. Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park and Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park provide remote and uncrowded safari grounds, perfect for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience.

Africa’s diverse destinations promise unforgettable African safari vacations tailored to your preferences, whether you dream of witnessing the Great Migration’s thundering herds or prefer to explore lesser-known gems.

Step 3: Decide on the Type of Safari Experience

African safari tours come in various forms, catering to diverse preferences and budgets. Budget safaris offer a more modest yet authentic experience, with basic accommodations like tented camps or modest lodges, often starting at around $150 per person per day. Luxury African safari packages, on the other hand, provide an opulent escape, with lavish lodges, private guides, and personalized services that can exceed $1,000 per person per day.

For families, specialized African safari trips offer child-friendly activities and accommodations, ensuring a memorable and educational experience for all ages. Photography enthusiasts can opt for photographic safaris led by professional guides, providing expert tips and insight into capturing the perfect shot.

types of African safari tours

Consider another option: a walking safari, where you explore the wilderness on foot, guided by experienced trackers and rangers. This immersive experience allows you to appreciate the finer details of the bush, from animal tracks to bird calls and plant life. Walking safaris are often combined with traditional game drives for a well-rounded experience.

Mobile-tented safaris offer a unique and authentic way to explore remote areas for the adventurous traveler. These temporary camps move from one location to another, allowing travelers to follow the migration patterns of wildlife and experience the thrill of setting up camp in the heart of the wilderness.

It’s essential to work with a reputable tour operator regardless of the type of safari you choose. They should prioritize responsible tourism practices, employ knowledgeable guides, and ensure the safety and well-being of both guests and the local environment.

Step 4: Plan Your Itinerary

A well-crafted itinerary is essential for maximizing your African safari experience. Most trips range from 3 to 14 days, with longer stays allowing for a more immersive exploration of multiple regions and ecosystems.

In addition to traditional game drives and bush walks, consider adding unique activities like hot air balloon rides, cultural visits to local communities, or even gorilla trekking in Rwanda or Uganda for a truly unforgettable experience.

Don’t underestimate travel times between destinations, especially if using light aircraft transfers. Build in plenty of time for long drives on bumpy roads, and consider breaking up lengthy journeys with stops at unique locations or cultural sites.

Finally, work closely with a reputable safari operator who can craft a customized itinerary tailored to your interests, budget, and travel style. Their expert knowledge and relationships with lodges and guides can elevate your safari experience.

Step 5: Prepare for the Journey

Taking necessary health precautions before embarking on your African safari is crucial. Consult with a travel health professional well in advance to ensure you receive the required vaccinations, such as Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and others based on your specific travel route. 

Malaria prophylaxis is also essential in most safari destinations, so discuss appropriate medication options with your doctor. Travel insurance is highly recommended to protect against any unforeseen circumstances, including medical emergencies, trip cancellations, or lost/stolen luggage.

When packing for an African safari, consider the activities and climate you’ll encounter carefully. Essential items include lightweight hiking pants, and breathable clothing in neutral colors like khaki, beige, or olive green to blend in with the surroundings. Sturdy, broken-in walking shoes or boots are a must for game drives and bush walks. 

Don’t forget binoculars for spotting distant wildlife, a high-quality camera with extra batteries and memory cards, insect repellent containing DEET, and broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF. Additionally, consider packing any necessary medications, a basic first-aid kit, a reusable water bottle, and a sturdy, lightweight daypack for carrying essentials on game drives and excursions.

Step 6: Booking Your Safari

Choosing the right tour operator can make or break your African safari experience. Research reputable companies with experienced guides, well-maintained vehicles, and a commitment to sustainable tourism practices. Consider booking through a specialized safari company or a knowledgeable travel agent who can tailor the trip to your specific preferences.

  • Reputable operators often have long-standing relationships with lodges, camps, and local guides, ensuring a seamless and authentic experience.

For the adventurous, self-drive safaris offer flexibility. Plan your route carefully, and obtain the necessary permits and documentation.

  • Ensure you have the proper equipment and supplies for navigating Africa’s rugged terrain and remote areas.

Step 7: Local Customs and Etiquette

It’s crucial to respect local customs and etiquette. Dress modestly, covering your shoulders and legs to avoid offending, especially in rural areas. Always ask for permission before taking photographs of individuals or private property. Avoid loud noises and sudden movements near wildlife, and strictly follow the guidance of your safari guide. Tipping is customary for guides, drivers, and camp staff, based on the level of service provided.

Be mindful of your impact on the environment and local communities by supporting sustainable tourism initiatives and respecting designated conservation areas.

  • Learn a few basic phrases in the local language and use them to greet and interact with the people you encounter. This small gesture can go a long way in building goodwill and cultural understanding.
  • When visiting villages or cultural sites, dress conservatively and remove hats, sunglasses, and shoes when entering homes or sacred spaces, as a sign of respect.
  • Avoid giving gifts or money directly to children, as this can promote begging behavior. Instead, consider supporting local schools, community projects, or reputable charities that uplift and empower local communities.
  • Be patient, and observant, and show genuine interest in learning about local customs and traditions. Many communities welcome the opportunity to share their rich cultural heritage with respectful visitors.
  • Adhere to park regulations and guidelines, such as staying in your vehicle during game drives, maintaining a safe distance from wildlife, and avoiding littering or disturbing the natural environment.

Embracing local customs and etiquette not only shows respect for the communities you visit but also enriches your own safari experience with authentic cultural connections and a deeper appreciation for the region’s diverse heritage.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the best way to ensure I see the “Big Five” during my African safari?

While there are no guarantees in wildlife viewing, maximizing your chances of spotting the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo) involves visiting parks known for their presence and timing your visit during peak seasons. Your experienced safari guide will also play a crucial role in tracking and locating these iconic animals.

2. How safe are African safaris?

Reputable safari operators prioritize safety and follow strict protocols to minimize risks. Wildlife encounters are carefully managed, and guides are trained to handle potentially dangerous situations. Additionally, many safari lodges and camps are located in secure, fenced areas, providing an extra layer of protection. Following your guide’s instructions is crucial for ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.

3. Can I use my phone and camera on safari?

Absolutely! Capturing the breathtaking landscapes and incredible wildlife encounters is a significant part of the safari experience. However, be mindful of battery life and pack extra batteries or solar chargers to keep your devices powered. Additionally, follow your guide’s instructions on appropriate times and locations for photography and videography to avoid disturbing the animals or compromising safety.

African Safari Tour – Key Takeaways 

An African safari vacation is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that promises to leave you with cherished memories and a profound appreciation for nature’s wonders. By following this step-by-step guide, from determining the best time to visit to respecting local customs and etiquette, you’ll be well-equipped to plan an unforgettable journey. 

Embrace the thrill of spotting the Big Five, immerse yourself in diverse landscapes, and create lasting connections with the incredible wildlife and cultures of Africa. Start planning your dream safari today and embark on an extraordinary exploration of the continent’s untamed beauty.

+++BEFORE using this information, please read our Legal Disclaimer.+++

' src=

Related Posts

family friendly experiences in Japan

Top Family-Friendly Experiences In Tokyo And Kyoto

Siesta Key Beach Sarasota Florida morning family adventures

The Best Morning Adventures In Siesta Key  

camping with kids

Tips To Make Camping With Kids Go Smoothly

What to do on Fiji includes snorkeling

What To Do On Fiji: 5 Must-Visit Attractions For First-Time Visitors 

Lake Louise Banff National Park Alberta Canada

Visiting Lake Louise In Banff National Park Alberta Canada – Tips And Trips For A Memorable Experience

remote places for family adventures

Family-Friendly Adventures In Some Of The World’s Most Remote Places

Hard Or Soft Luggage

Hard Or Soft Luggage: Which Is Right For Long Family Trips?

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas Mexico Spring Break Guide

Write a comment cancel reply.

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Sign me up for updates!

Africa Freak

Best African safari books – Wildlife & travel guides

African safari guide teaching about wildlife in his book

Looking for the best safari guidebooks to inspire your next vacation? The following compilation features some of the top African safari books and travel guides that’ll help you level up your safari experience. 

This list of safari guidebooks was handpicked by the Africa Freak community and our experienced editorial team.

All you need to do is pick the best African wildlife books for your trip and remember to add them to your African safari packing list .

Let’s dive in!

Top African Animal Books

  • Larger Animals of East Africa (Collins Safari Guides) (Paperback) by David Hosking & Martin B. Withers .

This is one of the first safari guidebooks I ever bought. The classic African safari field guide to large African wildlife is a great starting point for budding safari enthusiasts.

Larger Animals of East Africa was written by two wildlife experts with over 20 years of experience leading safaris in East Africa . It covers an impressive 76 species and boasts around 200 color photographs.

– What I love about the book : Great illustrations, key facts, distribution, habits, conservation, and status. Very easy to use.

– Criticism : The edition is considerably outdated as it was published in 1997. A refresher could only be beneficial to this quality item.

NB : For a similar but more up-to-date animal guide, consider buying Wildlife of East Africa by Martin B. Withers & David Hosking .

  • The Behavior Guide to African Mammals (Paperback) by Richard D. Estes .

This African animals book is a popular favorite amongst the Africa Freak editorial team, and it’s perfect for anyone who wants to learn more than the physical characteristics of African mammals.

The unique African safari guide compiles many years of fieldwork and research into the behavior of African mammals .

Whether you’re an amateur naturalist or closer to an expert, you’re sure to find this safari guide informative and handy. This guide, beautifully illustrated by Daniel Otte , delves deep into animal behavior and much more.

– What we love about the book : It’s very informative and features detailed illustrations. This safari guidebook is a great African safari companion for amateurs and experts.

– Criticism : This safari guide is harder to read than most guides due to its academic nature.

  • Serengeti: Natural Order on the African Plain (Hardcover) by Mitsuaki Iwago .

I will always remember the day I first got this book from my parents. I was only 5 or 6 at the time, but it is perhaps the one book that truly made me fall in love with Africa and its extraordinary wildlife.

Mitsuaki Iwago is more than just a photographer. He is an artist. While this isn’t exactly a guide, it’s a fantastic book to have for every African safari enthusiast.

Serengeti by Mitsuaki Iwago is a compilation of stunning photography that makes for the perfect coffee table read and conversation starter.

– What I love about the book : Published in 1987, it’s a classic compilation of brilliant photography. 

– Criticism : This animals of Africa book doesn’t offer much more than wildlife and landscape imagery, as well as photographic inspiration.

  • Signs of the Wild (Paperback) by Clive Walker .

Signs of the Wild: A Field Guide to the Spoor & Signs of the Mammals of Southern Africa is my “bible” when it comes to field guides for Southern Africa.

Anyone who has spent some time in the African wilderness knows that animal sightings often start with spoor , tracks , and small signs .

This handy guide contains insightful information on animal identification , distribution maps , and color photographs of Southern African mammals.

Here are some of the features that make this guide absolutely special:

– The environmental glossary for key terms and definitions.

– Stunning illustrations for each species.

– Concise descriptions and distribution maps.

–  Animal names translation into the main local languages: Afrikaans, Shona, Ndebele, Zulu, Siswati, Venda, Tswana/Sotho, and Nama/Damara.

– What I particularly like about the book : feces and spoor sections (illustrated) + comparative spoor illustrations.

  • The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Animals (Paperback) by Richard D. Estes .

The most complete guide to watching African mammals. This incredible guide has it all, including behavioral displays of species (territorial marking, aggression, courtship rituals), illustrations , extensive maps , wildlife photography tips , and vegetation zones .

It is one of the best African safari guides for anyone who wants to understand a little more about African mammals. Safari experts will love the black-and-white illustrations and detailed information.

– What I love about the book : The beautiful illustrations and comprehensive information.

– Criticism : This volume can get a little too technical and lacks color photography. It’s also fairly robust and isn’t easy to travel with.

  • Game Ranger in Your Backpack (Paperback) by Megan Emmett & Sean Pattrick .

If you’re going on an African wilderness excursion without a safari tour guide, this is a fantastic safari guide book to take with you. Game Ranger in Your Backpack is a practical and interpretive identification guide for wildlife in South Africa’s Lowveld. 

Our editorial team loves this book for its valuable information on mammals , reptiles , birds , amphibians , plants and flowers , and more. If you’re planning an African self-drive safari , this guide is worth getting.

– What we love about this book : Game Ranger in Your Backpack is easy to read, and it includes color-coded chapters and hundreds of stunning pictures.

– Criticism : The book was published in 2011 and could use a revision only because it’s such a great African tour guide substitute. 

  • A Photographic Guide to Tracks and Tracking in Southern Africa (Paperback) by Louis Liebenberg .

Everyone from first-time safari-goers to experienced guides could use this African safari field guide on tracking animals in Southern Africa.

This handy photographic guide is filled with insightful images and detailed information that makes tracking easier.

It works well as a reference to pass around on group safaris , a self-drive safari companion , and a refresher for experienced guides.

Like many African wildlife books, the guide comes with distribution maps to illustrate where each species is found in southern Africa. 

– What we love about this book : The photographs of droppings and tracks are handy, and the distribution guide provides valuable information.

– Criticism : While this guide is still valuable to have, we’d love to see an update, especially on the distribution maps. Much has changed since the book’s publication in 2001.

  • Tracker Manual (Paperback) by Alex van den Heever , Renias Mhlongo & Karel Benadie .

Tracker Manual is one of the most recently published African wildlife books that focuses on tracking animals in southern Africa.

This safari guidebook provides practical information on tracking around 160 African animals , compiled by industry experts.

Written to be an on-the-go guide, the manual features excellent color photos and simple bulleted text , as well as detailed descriptions for more in-depth information.

– What we love about this book : Tracker Manual is easy to read and offers accessible information for levels of safari fans.

Best Safari Guides on Birding

  • Roberts Bird Guide (Paperback) by Hugh Chittenden , Greg Davies & Ingrid Weiersbye .

Roberts Bird Guide is the ultimate compilation of information on birds in southern Africa. This African guide covers 1000 bird species through photographs and illustrations accompanied by detailed information to make identification easy.

– What we love about this book : It is one of the best African safari books on birding, and is suited for both amateurs and experts.

  • Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa (Paperback) by Norman Arlott (Author), Phil Hockey (Author), Ian Sinclair (Author) & Peter Hayman (Illustrator).

This book is similar to one of the earlier versions (which I have) but is completely revised and updated to include bird species name changes , distribution maps , and revised bird taxonomy .

– Criticism : It is fairly large and hard to carry around when birding in the wilderness.

  • Birds of Southern Africa (Princeton Field Guides) (Paperback) by Ian Sinclair (Author), Phil Hockey (Author), Warwick Tarboton (Author), Peter Hayman (Illustrator) & Norman Arlott (Illustrator).

This impressive guide features around 950 beautiful species of African birds  and over 4000 illustrations by experts. While it’s a fairly old publication (2002), it’s still a great reference for birding in southern Africa.

– What we love about this book : The guide is written by ornithologists and beautifully illustrated. It’s also easy to carry around and has a glossy cover to resist water splashes.

NB : For birds of East Africa, the fully revised and updated new edition (2020) is worth checking out too.

Trees, Plants & Flowers – African Safari Books

  • Trees and Shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park (Paperback) by Ernst Schmidt , Mervyn Lotter & Warren McCleland .

If you’re traveling through South Africa’s Mpumalanga province and Kruger National Park , this guide to the region’s trees and shrubs is one of the best safari books to take along with you. 

With easy-to-read information and beautiful illustrations and photographs, it’s great for both beginner naturalists and seasoned botanists.

  • Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Paperback) by Braam van Wyk & Piet van Wyk .

The ideal read for beginner tree enthusiasts , this field guide is simply written and illustrated by two of southern Africa’s leading tree experts.

The paperback includes detailed information and wonderful color photographs of around 900 tree species in southern Africa, making it one of the best safari books.

General Africa Travel Books

  • East Africa (Multi-country African travel guide) (Paperback) by Mary Fitzpatrick , Tim Bewer & Matthew Firestone .
‘Best for curious and independent-minded travelers’ — Wall Street Journal
  • Southern Africa (Multi-country African travel guide) (Paperback) by Alan Murphy , Kate Armstrong , Matthew Firestone , Mary Fitzpatrick , Michael Grosberg , Nana Luckham & Andy Rebold .
‘For sheer global reach and dogged research, attention must be paid to Lonely Planet…’ — Los Angeles Times

Safari Tales

  • Don’t Look Behind You! : A Safari Guide’s Encounters with Ravenous Lions, Stampeding Elephants, and Lovesick Rhinos by Peter Allison .
“The best compliment you can pay a travel writer is to read his work and feel like you’re right there with him. For more than two hundred pages, I felt like I was in Africa, up to my neck in danger. I don’t even know this guy, but more than once I lay awake at night, worrying for his safety. Enough adventure, action, life lessons, and laughs to fill a movie and four sequels. The fact that Allison survived to write any of this down is a miracle in itself.” — Cash Peters, author of “Gullible’s Travels”.
  • Whatever You Do, Don’t Run : True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide (Paperback) by Peter Allison .
“His misadventures make Whatever You Do, Don’t Run an absorbing read… The material is rich, and Allison is a gifted storyteller. And the only thing stranger than African fiction is African truth.” — National Geographic Adventure “After reading this entrancing memoir, an African safari may move to No. 1 on your travel wish list. The only catch is you’ll want the author as your guide.” — Chicago Sun-Times

Electronic African Wildlife Books

  • Mammals of Southern Africa by Lee Gutteridge .
  • 100 Bushveld Trees by Megan Emmett Parker .
  • First Field Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa by Gideon Smith .
  • Sasol Birds of Southern Africa by Ian Sinclair , Phil Hockey , Warwick Tarboton , Peter Ryan & Niall Perrins .
  • Snakes of Southern Africa by Johan Marais .

Still Looking for More?

Claim your FREE copy of the Practical A to Z Guide to Going On Safari . In it, you’ll find helpful tips and tricks for your African safari.

About The Author

' src=

Michael Theys

Related posts.

10 “lekker” ways to go on safari like a South African

10 “lekker” ways to go on safari like a South African

8 essential tips for an unforgettable African safari

8 essential tips for an unforgettable African safari

African safari simplified: Africa for beginners

African safari simplified: Africa for beginners

Leave a comment cancel reply.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Golden Safari Guide 4+

Identify animals in africa, mullen & pohland gbr, designed for ipad.

  • #154 in Reference
  • 4.5 • 2 Ratings

Screenshots

Description.

The No. 1 and most comprehensive African wildlife guide! Covering the Safari destinations of South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Look no further: 544 species, select your destination country and the app will only display the occurring animals in your region. Play animal sounds, browse and identify animals, create and share lists! The Golden Safari Guide is the only serious app available for going on a Safari Tour! TRAVEL AFRICA magazine writes: "...'an absolute novelty' the Golden Safari Guide app is afun interactive resource for everyone from the safari novice to the experienced guide." Also highly recommended by the "African Dreamtravel" Blog. Having sold more than half a million field guide apps worldwide Sunbird Images presents the most comprehensive Safari app on the market to you know. Do you plan to go on Safari in Southern or Eastern Africa? Then this is the app for you. The Golden SAFARI Guide helps you to identify 544 animal species typically encountered when on Safari. It encompasses mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibia, and various invertebrates. With the intuitive user interface and many helpful and interesting features the app addresses the generally interested nature lover as well as the expert! The GOLDEN Safari Guide offers the following: - Full species account for more than 544 animals - 1176 high quality images - 368 animal calls including spectrograms - mammal tracks - Animal names in 7 languages: English, Afrikaans, French, Spanish, German, Latin, & Kiswahili - Choose from 8 countries - Use the compare mode display different species - compare similar species - Create sighting lists on a map via GPS and sort by place, date, group, and name - Make notes for each animal spotted - export your sightings via email - Choose from 3 different display modes - “A–Z View” lists all species alphabetically - “Category View” lists all animals by clustering related taxa - The "Gallery View" groups all related species in pictorial categories The "The Golden SAFARI Guide" is produced by SUNBIRD IMAGES. It is part of the “GOLD LABEL” series. The apps of the GOLD LABEL series are characterized by a large amount of content exceeding the RED and the BLUE LABEL apps by covering a vast abundance of species of large transnational regions in full detail. All the species included in our apps are described in detail and illustrated as a complete species account. Information encompasses appearance, identification and possibilities of confusion with other species, ecology, habitat, hazardousness, conservation status and abundance. The app describes in detail 544 animal species with a total of 1176 high quality images and 368 animal sounds. You can choose from 8 countries and the species names can be displayed in 7 different languages. Every species can also be saved as a sighting. The sighting feature comes in very handy when you want to tick off the species seen in each country to complete your final Safari list. Once downloaded no internet connection needed – just download the app and enjoy your Safari! The app will continuously be developed further. All updates are free of charge. Visit our internet support site for more information www.sunbird.tv. We are happy, if you like our app. Please don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions or suggestions or comments at: [email protected]

Version 1.1

We have included tracks of over 100 mammals! - Gestation period was added - improved design with sidebar menu

Ratings and Reviews

Safari guide - theo.

There is no animal or bird sounds!! It shows that there are animal callings available, but when you try and play the sound to listen, there is nothing. I have been contacted within minutes of my complaint, by Jessica, and the problem has been sorted! Thank you very much! I will make good use of it!

App Privacy

The developer, Mullen & Pohland GbR , has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy .

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

Information

  • Developer Website
  • App Support
  • Privacy Policy

african safari wildlife guide app

Family Sharing

Up to six family members can use this app with family sharing enabled., more by this developer.

Wildflowers of South Africa

Mammal Guide of Southern Africa

Bird Song Id UK

NABU Vogelwelt

All Birds UK - the Photo Guide

Birdly - BirdLife Australia

You Might Also Like

Red Sea Fish ID

iKnow Birds 2 PRO - Europe

Mammals of Europe

Serengeti Tracker

Wichtel Team

Wild Animals and Traces PRO

Passing Thru Travel

Passing Thru Travel

A Guide to the 10 Best Safari Experiences in Africa

Posted: February 20, 2024 | Last updated: February 20, 2024

<p><strong>Embarking on an African safari is an experience like no other. The continent’s vast and diverse landscapes, rich wildlife, and unique cultural heritage make it a dream destination for nature and adventure enthusiasts. From the savannas of the Serengeti to the deltas of Botswana, each safari destination offers a unique glimpse into the wild heart of Africa. This guide will take you through ten of the best safari experiences in Africa, providing insider tips to help you make the most of your adventure.</strong></p>

Embarking on an African safari is an experience like no other. The continent’s vast and diverse landscapes, rich wildlife, and unique cultural heritage make it a dream destination for nature and adventure enthusiasts. From the savannas of the Serengeti to the deltas of Botswana, each safari destination offers a unique glimpse into the wild heart of Africa. This guide will take you through ten of the best safari experiences in Africa, providing insider tips to help you make the most of your adventure.

<p><span>In the Serengeti National Park, you’ll witness the quintessence of the African savanna. The vast open plains are home to the Great Migration, an awe-inspiring natural spectacle where millions of wildebeest and zebras journey in search of greener pastures. The park’s diverse habitats, including riverine forests and swamps, are teeming with wildlife, from lions and leopards to giraffes and elephants. For a unique experience, plan an early morning hot air balloon ride, providing a stunning aerial view of the plains at sunrise.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Book a hot air balloon safari for an unforgettable aerial view of the migration.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>June to October for the migration; January and February for the calving season.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport, then a local flight to the Serengeti.</span></p>

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

In the Serengeti National Park, you’ll witness the quintessence of the African savanna. The vast open plains are home to the Great Migration, an awe-inspiring natural spectacle where millions of wildebeest and zebras journey in search of greener pastures. The park’s diverse habitats, including riverine forests and swamps, are teeming with wildlife, from lions and leopards to giraffes and elephants. For a unique experience, plan an early morning hot air balloon ride, providing a stunning aerial view of the plains at sunrise.

Insider’s Tip: Book a hot air balloon safari for an unforgettable aerial view of the migration.

When To Travel: June to October for the migration; January and February for the calving season.

How To Get There: Fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport, then a local flight to the Serengeti.

<p><span>In the Maasai Mara, you’ll experience one of Africa’s most abundant wildlife reserves. It is best known for the migration period when massive herds cross the Mara River. However, it’s also home to the Big Five and an excellent location for spotting predators in action. The Mara’s landscape of rolling grasslands and acacia woodlands adds to its charm. Consider visiting a local Maasai village for a cultural insight into the lives of the indigenous community.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Visit a Maasai village for a cultural experience.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>July to October for the migration.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly to Nairobi, followed by a local flight or drive to the reserve.</span></p>

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

In the Maasai Mara, you’ll experience one of Africa’s most abundant wildlife reserves. It is best known for the migration period when massive herds cross the Mara River. However, it’s also home to the Big Five and an excellent location for spotting predators in action. The Mara’s landscape of rolling grasslands and acacia woodlands adds to its charm. Consider visiting a local Maasai village for a cultural insight into the lives of the indigenous community.

Insider’s Tip: Visit a Maasai village for a cultural experience.

When To Travel: July to October for the migration.

How To Get There: Fly to Nairobi, followed by a local flight or drive to the reserve.

<p><span>Kruger National Park offers a more accessible safari experience without skimping on wildlife diversity. It’s one of the best places to self-drive, giving you the freedom to explore at your own pace. The park is home to a vast array of animals, including the Big Five, and has a well-developed infrastructure, making it ideal for first-time safari-goers. Stay in one of the park’s private lodges for a more secluded experience and expert-led game drives.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Stay in one of the park’s private lodges for exclusive game drives.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>May to September for dry season game viewing.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly to Johannesburg, drive to Kruger, or take a local flight to nearby airports.</span></p>

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park offers a more accessible safari experience without skimping on wildlife diversity. It’s one of the best places to self-drive, giving you the freedom to explore at your own pace. The park is home to a vast array of animals, including the Big Five, and has a well-developed infrastructure, making it ideal for first-time safari-goers. Stay in one of the park’s private lodges for a more secluded experience and expert-led game drives.

Insider’s Tip: Stay in one of the park’s private lodges for exclusive game drives.

When To Travel: May to September for dry season game viewing.

How To Get There: Fly to Johannesburg, drive to Kruger, or take a local flight to nearby airports.

<p><span>Chobe National Park is renowned for its large elephant population and river safaris on the Chobe River. These unique water-based safaris offer a different perspective and the opportunity to see a variety of aquatic wildlife and birds. The park’s proximity to Victoria Falls makes it easy to combine your safari with one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. The dry season brings large concentrations of wildlife to the riverbanks, making for exceptional game viewing.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Combine your visit with a trip to Victoria Falls.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>May to October for the dry season.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly to Kasane Airport or drive from Victoria Falls or Livingstone.</span></p>

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park is renowned for its large elephant population and river safaris on the Chobe River. These unique water-based safaris offer a different perspective and the opportunity to see a variety of aquatic wildlife and birds. The park’s proximity to Victoria Falls makes it easy to combine your safari with one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. The dry season brings large concentrations of wildlife to the riverbanks, making for exceptional game viewing.

Insider’s Tip: Combine your visit with a trip to Victoria Falls.

When To Travel: May to October for the dry season.

How To Get There: Fly to Kasane Airport or drive from Victoria Falls or Livingstone.

<p><span>The Okavango Delta is a unique wetland within a desert, offering an unparalleled safari experience. The annual flooding of the delta creates a lush habitat for a diverse array of wildlife. Exploring the delta by mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, is a serene and intimate way to experience this unique ecosystem. Staying in a bush camp on one of the delta’s islands provides an immersive wilderness experience.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Book a bush camp on one of the delta’s islands.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>July to October for the flood season.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly to Maun Airport, then take a charter flight to the delta.</span></p>

Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Okavango Delta is a unique wetland within a desert, offering an unparalleled safari experience. The annual flooding of the delta creates a lush habitat for a diverse array of wildlife. Exploring the delta by mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, is a serene and intimate way to experience this unique ecosystem. Staying in a bush camp on one of the delta’s islands provides an immersive wilderness experience.

Insider’s Tip: Book a bush camp on one of the delta’s islands.

When To Travel: July to October for the flood season.

How To Get There: Fly to Maun Airport, then take a charter flight to the delta.

<p><span>In South Africa, your volunteer journey can take you through a spectrum of experiences, from engaging in community development projects in bustling townships to participating in wildlife conservation efforts in vast savannas. You might find yourself teaching in a local school, contributing to the empowerment of underprivileged communities, or working in a wildlife reserve where the protection of species like rhinos and elephants is paramount.</span></p> <p><span>This experience offers a unique blend of social and environmental impact, set against the backdrop of South Africa’s stunning landscapes and rich cultural diversity. Your contribution here helps support sustainable development and wildlife conservation, crucial aspects of preserving South Africa’s unique heritage.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Choose programs that work directly with local communities for a more authentic experience.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>May to September for cooler weather and wildlife viewing.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Major international flights land in Johannesburg or Cape Town.</span></p>

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park is centered around the vast Etosha Salt Pan, providing a unique backdrop for wildlife viewing. The park’s numerous waterholes attract a variety of animals, particularly during the dry season, making it an excellent location for photographers. Night-time game viewing at the waterholes offers a chance to see nocturnal species and unique animal behaviors not typically observed during the day.

Insider’s Tip: Stay inside the park for night-time waterhole viewing.

How To Get There: Fly to Windhoek, then drive or take a local flight to Etosha.

<p><span>The Ngorongoro Crater offers a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience. As you descend into the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera, you’ll find an abundance of wildlife in this natural amphitheater. The crater floor is home to over 25,000 animals, including the endangered black rhino. Early morning visits allow for fewer crowds and more active wildlife.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Visit the crater early in the morning to avoid crowds.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>June to September for cooler weather and optimal wildlife viewing.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly to Kilimanjaro Airport, then drive or take a local flight.</span></p>

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Crater offers a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience. As you descend into the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera, you’ll find an abundance of wildlife in this natural amphitheater. The crater floor is home to over 25,000 animals, including the endangered black rhino. Early morning visits allow for fewer crowds and more active wildlife.

Insider’s Tip: Visit the crater early in the morning to avoid crowds.

When To Travel: June to September for cooler weather and optimal wildlife viewing.

How To Get There: Fly to Kilimanjaro Airport, then drive or take a local flight.

<p><span>South Luangwa National Park is a haven for those seeking a more adventurous safari. Known as the birthplace of the walking safari, it offers an intimate and immersive experience. The park is renowned for its high-quality guides and exceptional leopard sightings. Night drives here are especially rewarding, with chances to see nocturnal animals like genets, civets, and bush babies.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Try a night drive for a chance to see nocturnal animals.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>July to October for the dry season.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly to Lusaka, then take a local flight to Mfuwe Airport.</span></p>

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

South Luangwa National Park is a haven for those seeking a more adventurous safari. Known as the birthplace of the walking safari, it offers an intimate and immersive experience. The park is renowned for its high-quality guides and exceptional leopard sightings. Night drives here are especially rewarding, with chances to see nocturnal animals like genets, civets, and bush babies.

Insider’s Tip: Try a night drive for a chance to see nocturnal animals.

When To Travel: July to October for the dry season.

How To Get There: Fly to Lusaka, then take a local flight to Mfuwe Airport.

<p><span>Hwange National Park, the largest in Zimbabwe, is known for its vast elephant herds and diverse landscapes ranging from desert sands to forests. It’s also one of the best places to see African wild dogs. The park’s numerous waterholes are magnets for wildlife, especially during the dry season, offering superb game viewing opportunities.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Visit the park’s waterholes for excellent game viewing.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>July to October for the dry season.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly to Victoria Falls, then drive to Hwange.</span></p>

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park, the largest in Zimbabwe, is known for its vast elephant herds and diverse landscapes ranging from desert sands to forests. It’s also one of the best places to see African wild dogs. The park’s numerous waterholes are magnets for wildlife, especially during the dry season, offering superb game viewing opportunities.

Insider’s Tip: Visit the park’s waterholes for excellent game viewing.

How To Get There: Fly to Victoria Falls, then drive to Hwange.

<p><span>Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a diverse safari experience, with landscapes including savannas, wetlands, and forests. It’s an excellent location for seeing tree-climbing lions and various primates, including chimpanzees. A boat trip on the Kazinga Channel is a must, providing close encounters with hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of water birds.</span></p> <p><b>Insider’s Tip: </b><span>Take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel to see hippos and crocodiles.</span></p> <p><b>When To Travel: </b><span>January to February and June to July for dry weather.</span></p> <p><b>How To Get There: </b><span>Fly to Entebbe, then drive to the park or take a local flight.</span></p>

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a diverse safari experience, with landscapes including savannas, wetlands, and forests. It’s an excellent location for seeing tree-climbing lions and various primates, including chimpanzees. A boat trip on the Kazinga Channel is a must, providing close encounters with hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of water birds.

Insider’s Tip: Take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel to see hippos and crocodiles.

When To Travel: January to February and June to July for dry weather.

How To Get There: Fly to Entebbe, then drive to the park or take a local flight.

<p><span>Your African safari adventure awaits, with each destination offering a unique window into the continent’s incredible wildlife and landscapes. Whether you’re floating down the Okavango Delta, witnessing the Great Migration in the Serengeti, or walking among the wildlife in South Luangwa, these experiences will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Choose your destination based on the wildlife you want to see and the type of safari experience you’re after. Get ready for an adventure that will bring you face-to-face with the wonders of the African wild.</span></p> <p><span>More Articles Like This…</span></p> <p><a href="https://thegreenvoyage.com/barcelona-discover-the-top-10-beach-clubs/"><span>Barcelona: Discover the Top 10 Beach Clubs</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://thegreenvoyage.com/top-destination-cities-to-visit/"><span>2024 Global City Travel Guide – Your Passport to the World’s Top Destination Cities</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://thegreenvoyage.com/exploring-khao-yai-a-hidden-gem-of-thailand/"><span>Exploring Khao Yai 2024 – A Hidden Gem of Thailand</span></a></p> <p><span>The post <a href="https://passingthru.com/guide-to-the-best-safari-experiences-in-africa/">A Guide to the 10 Best Safari Experiences in Africa</a> republished on </span><a href="https://passingthru.com/"><span>Passing Thru</span></a><span> with permission from </span><a href="https://thegreenvoyage.com/"><span>The Green Voyage</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / Thomas Retterath.</p> <p><span>For transparency, this content was partly developed with AI assistance and carefully curated by an experienced editor to be informative and ensure accuracy.</span></p>

The Bottom Line

Your African safari adventure awaits, with each destination offering a unique window into the continent’s incredible wildlife and landscapes. Whether you’re floating down the Okavango Delta, witnessing the Great Migration in the Serengeti, or walking among the wildlife in South Luangwa, these experiences will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Choose your destination based on the wildlife you want to see and the type of safari experience you’re after. Get ready for an adventure that will bring you face-to-face with the wonders of the African wild.

More Articles Like This…

Barcelona: Discover the Top 10 Beach Clubs

2024 Global City Travel Guide – Your Passport to the World’s Top Destination Cities

Exploring Khao Yai 2024 – A Hidden Gem of Thailand

The post A Guide to the 10 Best Safari Experiences in Africa republished on Passing Thru with permission from The Green Voyage .

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / Thomas Retterath.

For transparency, this content was partly developed with AI assistance and carefully curated by an experienced editor to be informative and ensure accuracy.

More for You

Trump with this attorney

Donald Trump Handed Election Loss In Texas

Vanna White, Maggie Sajak and Pat Sajak pose together on set of ABC's 'Wheel of Fortune'

Vanna White and Pat Sajak's Daughter Take Viewers Behind the “Wheel of Fortune” Game Board Ahead of Pat's Retirement

(Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

Stephen Hawking once gave a simple answer as to whether there was a God

smoking-ship-lead-2-js-010923

Carnival Cruise and Royal Caribbean make popular smoking changes

14 TV Series That Are Worth Cancelling Plans For

14 TV Series That Are Worth Cancelling Plans For

More than 40 children missing in Nevada

More than 40 children missing in Nevada

Travis Kelce

Chiefs News: Watch Travis Kelce Hilariously Take Over Mic at White House Ceremony

‘It’s already a highway robbery.’ Why people don’t wait to claim Social Security and what experts say

‘It’s already highway robbery.’ Why people don’t wait to claim Social Security and what experts say

Investors, worried they can’t beat lawmakers in stock market, copy them instead

Investors, worried they can’t beat lawmakers in stock market, copy them instead

10 Fast-Food Sandwiches From the '80s That Have Vanished

10 Fast-Food Sandwiches From the ’80s That Have Vanished

cruise-balconies-getty

What not to do on a cruise ship balcony

A still from The Carol Burnett Show

The Only Major Actors Still Alive From The Carol Burnett Show

Stephen King Election Remark Takes Internet By Storm

Stephen King Election Remark Takes Internet By Storm

Why some major artists are suddenly canceling shows, and in some cases entire tours

Why some major artists are suddenly canceling shows, and in some cases entire tours

Photo by Austin Rowe

The Best Handguns of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

Pat Morita

"Mr. Miyagi" From 'Karate Kid': Pat Morita's Tragic Death

19 Shocking Cruise Ship Secrets And Tips I Learned After Going On Seven Cruises

19 Shocking Cruise Ship Secrets And Tips I Learned After Going On Seven Cruises

https://image.cnbcfm.com/api/v1/image/107418221-17163380151716338013-34629171583-1080pnbcnews.jpg?v=1716338014&w=1910&h=1000

For first time in a generation a third of Americans 'truly becoming disenfranchised': Peter Mallouk

Pensive woman.

Ask Amy: Miserable wife contemplates next steps

Can you answer these real 'Jeopardy!' clues about TV shows?

Only a true TV buff knows the answers to these 25 'Jeopardy!' questions

African Lion in Mababe region Wilderness Mokete Botswana

WILDERNESS SPECIALS

Exclusive safari offers

Linger longer and travel further with our exclusive collection of offers. Discover Earth’s ultimate, untamed places.

Safari packages and promotions

Choose from carefully curated packages and promotions including free flights, complimentary value-adds, and long-stay promotions as you discover the very best African safari experiences.

Travel with us

Silverback gorilla in Volcanoes NP Wilderness Bisate

Gorilla trek on us

Book 6 nights in Rwanda and receive a complimentary gorilla permit.

Vumbura Plains Botswana Mokoro

Best of Botswana

Choose from three special 8-night packages combining unique experiences in Botswana.

Wilderness Usawa Mobile Tent Accommodation

Tanzania opening offer

Receive a 10% discount at the new Wilderness Usawa Serengeti with our opening special.

Travel further

Wilderness Family Wilderness Air Zimbabwe

Free flying Zimbabwe

Elevate your safari with free flights to the best destinations - Hwange, Mana Pools, and Victoria Falls.

Couple enjoying a safari game drive Wilderness Botswana

Stay longer, pay less

Book a safari for 6 nights or more and receive a discount on your accommodation.

Wilderness Family Wilderness Air Botswana

Free flying Botswana

Book a 6 night safari including Botswana and your first three aircraft transfers are free.

Discover more

Couple at romantic room Wilderness Botswana

Honeymoon special

Book a safari honeymoon and one spouse receives a 50% discount off their accommodation.

african safari wildlife guide app

Solo traveller benefits

Solo travellers can enjoy discounted rates on accommodation for bookings outside of peak periods.

Wilderness Traveller Types Family Botswana

Kids stay free

Visit as a family outside of peak periods and one child’s accommodation is free for each adult.

How do I decide where to go and when?

Whether you know exactly where you want to go or if you’re open for us to guide you, our travel designers will discuss numerous options with you over the phone or on a video call to help you figure out which type of trip will best suit you. Certain offers are only valid at specific camps at select times of the year.

Can I add additional destinations?

Yes, our safari experts are extremely well travelled and have stayed in hundreds of lodges and camps across Africa – some owned by Wilderness but a great many owned by other reputable companies. Thus, we can design a trip that incorporates your offer but is best suited to all your needs.

Once I have decided on a package, what happens next?

Let your Travel Designer know that you would like to go ahead and book your trip. They will talk you through paying the deposit, completing a booking form and will let you know when your balance payment is due. They’ll be in regular contact with you to reassure you of any next steps, ensuring the booking process is as seamless as possible.

Are there any hidden extra costs?

Upon enquiry, we will send you a quote that details what is included and what will be at an extra cost. This varies with every trip we design, with some elements such as drinks and all meals being included or sometimes at an extra cost. Some activities are also an extra cost, though we can include many that you may want to pre-book and pay for as part of the package. Travel insurance, including medical cover, evacuation and repatriation, is always an additional cost and essential for every person who travels with us. Tipping is also an additional cost, at your discretion, and is payable locally.

Is my safari responsible and sustainable?

As custodians of six million acres of wild, untamed land, we take sustainable tourism extremely seriously. It’s why, for the last 40 years, we’ve pioneered conservation tourism that benefits not only the wildlife, but the people who call these wild places home. It’s why our camps are built with light footprints, why we endeavour to go off-grid, why we uplift communities and support local. You’ll believe it when you see it.

Terms and Conditions

I’ve already booked my safari, are these offers applicable to me.

Unfortunately our current offers are specifically for new bookings. We appreciate your understanding in this matter as we strive to provide the best deals for all our customers. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please don't hesitate to reach out to your travel designer.

What dates are the offers valid for?

Each offer has its own designated validity period. These periods are clearly outlined on the respective offer pages for your convenience. It's important to note that the validity periods vary depending on the nature of the promotion and its terms. We encourage you to visit the specific offer page to find detailed information regarding its validity dates and any associated conditions. 

Are the offers applicable to all camps?

Each offer is specific to select camps or itineraries and is mutually exclusive. Any deviation outside of these specific camps or itineraries will result in standard rates being quoted at the time of booking. Again, specific details of available camps are detailed on each offer page.

Booking your safari with Wilderness

african safari wildlife guide app

Booking your entire journey with Wilderness assures you of unparalleled support. From the moment you book, we are a steadfast companion, offering expert guidance and advice as you prepare for your upcoming adventure. And when you set foot on African soil, we are by your side, navigating you through customs, regional flights, inter-camp transfers, and attending to every detail in between.

Why should I book with Wilderness

Our consultants offer expert advice and fully tailored safaris with finely tuned attention to detail. We know this wild continent like no other; it's our home and we take great pride in showing you the very best parts of it. At Wilderness we are also exceptionally proud to make a genuine difference to the habitats, wildlife and communities we work with. This is the very essence of Wilderness; we protect Africa's wilderness for future generations. And so, when you travel with us you are playing a part in a much bigger picture; helping us protect the world's last untamed and untouched sanctuaries and the wildlife and communities that depend on them.

African Safari Field Guide

Publisher description.

The perfect book to take on safari—a wildlife/botany guide, phrase book, safari diary, color map directory, and wildlife checklist all in one. This new edition of the  African Safari Field Guide is the perfect book to take on safari. With often strict baggage limits, this FIVE BOOKS-IN-ONE journal provides all the information a traveler to Africa is going to need in one complete guide. It puts key safari information at the reader's fingertips and allows them to record unforgettable memories of their African adventure. This revised and up-to-date guide includes the following valuable features, all designed to make the reader an instant authority while on safari: More than 500 COLOR illustrations and detailed descriptions of mammals, reptiles, birds, insects and trees for easy identification.Illustrations of Africa's vegetation zonesThe most comprehensive checklists of mammals and birds for recording sightings in reserves12 COLOR maps of Africa’s top wildlife countriesCountry Highlights with “Best Time to Go” chartsSwahili, Tswana, Shona, Zulu and French words, phrases and mammal names (with phonetics)Constellation maps of the Southern Hemisphere — and a stargazers guideSafari tipsPhotography on safariGlossary of safari termsWorld Heritage sitesSuggested reading list19 journal pages to record their personal safari experiences

More Books by Mark W. Nolting

IMAGES

  1. Large group of african safari animals. Wildlife conservation concept Stock Photo

    african safari wildlife guide app

  2. Best Time for Wildlife Safari in Africa

    african safari wildlife guide app

  3. Best Time to Visit

    african safari wildlife guide app

  4. Best Wildlife Safaris in Africa

    african safari wildlife guide app

  5. Wildlife safaris in South Africa

    african safari wildlife guide app

  6. African Safari Guide by African Safari Guide

    african safari wildlife guide app

COMMENTS

  1. Best Travel Apps for African Safaris

    Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa. 5. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's app. 6. Africa: Live app. 7. NEW: KrugerExplorer Travel App. These travel apps help you to identify animals, birds and plants and gain insight into the fascinating species of the African bush.

  2. The best apps for an African safari

    1. iTrack Southern Africa. Become an expert tracker with this brand-new app, developed by a South African field guide and an American wildlife biologist, which has track information for 50 southern African mammals so you can work out yourself who made those pawprints outside your tent while you were sleeping. Available on iOS.

  3. Safari Apps

    1. KrugerExplorer. Price: R149.99 / $10. First up in our list of apps for an African safari, is The KrugerExplorer App - the ultimate guide to the wildlife, birdlife and bush of the Kruger National Park. It is like having a tour guide at your fingertips, making it the ideal companion for a self-drive safari.

  4. The KrugerExplorer App

    This App explores Kruger National Park in unparalleled detail, and includes: The most extensive Kruger wildlife Field Guide ever created. Guided Routes that share our knowledge of the park's roads from years of exploring Kruger. The most up-to-date Kruger Maps available, helping you navigate the park's 3,500km road network including several ...

  5. 10 best travel apps to take on safari • Africa Travel Centre

    Best for: General safari-enthusiasts. There is more to a safari than wildlife. Understanding the greater ecosystems, including the flora will enhance your African experience. This app lists over 840 tree species of Southern Africa, which are also arranged in groups for ease of reference.

  6. The Golden Safari Guide 4+

    iPhone. Description. The No. 1 and most comprehensive African wildlife guide! Covering the Safari destinations of South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Look no further: 544 species, select your destination country and the app will only display the occurring animals in your region.

  7. Mobile apps for your African safari

    Here's a rundown of apps to consider buying for a Southern African safari. Apps to consider buying for a Southern Africa safari Big five and beyond safari apps. For mammals, Stuarts' Africa is a complete guide to the mammals of Africa from the smallest rodents to the most massive whales. It's fascinating to browse through all the app's ...

  8. Safari on Demand: The Best Wildlife and Safari Apps to use on your next

    eTrees of Southern Africa. This app is a must-have for tree-enthusiasts. It lists over 840 tree species of Southern Africa, which are also arranged in groups for ease of reference. The app allows English, Afrikaans and scientific name searches, and also includes images, maps and descriptions of tree species.

  9. African Safari Tracker: Animal and Wildlife Guide 4+

    ‎This is your African Safari digital guidebook. 200+ animals, 500+ photos, sounds of the Big Five, and a checklist map of your animal sightings that you can share with friends on Facebook, Twitter or via Email. Everything works OFFLINE. No internet connection needed. African Safari Tracker is the nu…

  10. WildEarth

    WildEarth is a TV channel and app that immerses 7 million people in the wilderness every single month. We offer the restorative power of virtual nature experiences to a global audience of nature lovers. We combine live broadcasting, exciting natural history programmes, expert naturalists, community, and a 'point of view' style for the most ...

  11. The Ultimate Guide to Africa Wildlife Safari

    Here are our top five wildlife safari destinations in Africa to help you decide where to go on your trip. 1. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Embark on a wildlife safari in Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve, where endless plains stretch towards the horizon and the Big Five roam free.

  12. 15 top African wildlife experiences

    The ultimate guide to your African safari bucket list. Here are our choices of 15 top African wildlife experiences on the continent. safari experts, since 1991. See how we earn 5 stars. ... Subscribe to our FREE newsletter / download our FREE app to enjoy the following benefits.

  13. Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Wildlife Safari Locations And More

    During the dry season, you can witness large herds of buffalo and elephants, as well as impressive lion prides and concentrations of hippos. 3. North Luangwa National Park, Zambia. North Luangwa Park offers a wild and remote safari experience similar to the more famous South Luangwa but with fewer tourists.

  14. Guide To African Safari • 12 Safari TIPS For First Timers

    First Time Safari Tip #3: Now! Now! Anyone familiar with "Africa time" will understand that there are several meanings to the word now. There is "now," "just now," and "now now." "Now" could mean anywhere from five minutes to two months later. "Just now" means in the next hour or so.

  15. African Safari Tracker: Animal and Wildlife Guide by Redbo

    African Safari Tracker is the number one animal and wildlife app for the discerning safari enthusiast. "If you are going on an African Safari, this is a must have app. Worth every penny ...

  16. Surviving the Safari: Your Ultimate African Wildlife Guide

    In this must-watch video, we present a comprehensive guide for all safari enthusiasts out there! Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a beginner seeking adv...

  17. African Safari Tour 7 Steps To Your Perfect Family Adventure

    Table of Contents. Planning Will Allow You To Make The Most Of Your African Safari. Step 1: Determine the Best Time to Visit. Step 2: Choose Your Safari Destination. Step 3: Decide on the Type of Safari Experience. Step 4: Plan Your Itinerary. Step 5: Prepare for the Journey. Step 6: Booking Your Safari. Step 7: Local Customs and Etiquette.

  18. Best African Safari Books

    It's also fairly robust and isn't easy to travel with. Game Ranger in Your Backpack (Paperback) by Megan Emmett & Sean Pattrick. If you're going on an African wilderness excursion without a safari tour guide, this is a fantastic safari guide book to take with you. Game Ranger in Your Backpack is a practical and interpretive identification ...

  19. Zambia Safari

    Plan your Zambian holiday with our ultimate safari guide. The best camps and lodges, national parks and experiences in Zambia are here. Tourism to Zambia supports an astonishing 20 national parks including the premier South Luangwa, Kafue and Lower Zambezi National Parks, rated top in the world. The smaller Mosi-oa-Tunya, near Victoria Falls ...

  20. ‎African Safariguide on the App Store

    Download African Safariguide and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. ‎This app allows visitors to identify 70 mammals and 121 birds, which a "normal tourist" would be most likely to see. Once you have identified the animal you have spotted, press a button to list it with date and time of observation, a feature that will help you ...

  21. The Golden Safari Guide 4+

    The No. 1 and most comprehensive African wildlife guide! Covering the Safari destinations of South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Look no further: 544 species, select your destination country and the app will only display the occurring animals in your region.

  22. A Guide to the 10 Best Safari Experiences in Africa

    The Ngorongoro Crater offers a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience. As you descend into the world's largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera, you'll find an abundance of ...

  23. Wilderness Offers

    Booking your safari with Wilderness. Booking your entire journey with Wilderness assures you of unparalleled support. From the moment you book, we are a steadfast companion, offering expert guidance and advice as you prepare for your upcoming adventure. And when you set foot on African soil, we are by your side, navigating you through customs ...

  24. WildLife Africa Premium

    Care for every elephant, lion and zebra in your safari sanctuary In PetWorld: WildLife Africa you get two jobs at once! Become the manager of your reserve and also a veterinarian to care for the wild animals of the African savannah and find them new owners. A challenging task, because each day there are feedings and medical decisions waiting ...

  25. ‎African Safari Field Guide by Mark W. Nolting (ebook)

    Download and read the ebook version of African Safari Field Guide by Mark W. Nolting on Apple Books. The perfect book to take on safari—a wildlife/botany guide, phrase book, safari ‎Travel & Adventure · 2024.