When it comes to experiencing and discovering African wildlife, East Africa is often the most sought after destination. With a diverse range of national parks and game reserves, adventures here are teeming with wild animals and phenomenal landscapes. 

What kind of animals will you see on an African safari? While there are a diverse range of wildlife that can be encountered, over the years we’ve found favorites among both ourselves and our guests. Here are our top ten animals you’ll want to see while on safari.

When planning your South African safari, consider the delightful rewards of time spent in the vibrant city of Capetown. Nestled on the southern most shores of Africa where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, Capetown’s rich multi-cultural neighborhoods, rugged mountains and scenic white sand beaches are a must-see. Here’s our choice of some of the incredible experiences to be had in beautiful Capetown.

At the end of hot, dry day on safari, African travelers pause to observe the delightful safari tradition of the Sundowner – the capping of a day’s adventures by enjoying a cold drink of choice (gin and tonic is the custom) and toasting the setting sun. Sunsets in Africa vary from a single orange red ball sinking majestically on the horizon to multi-color burst of pinks, yellows, blues and reds reflected by evening haze, distant mountains and vast savannas outside your door.  Every night, they provide the perfect backdrop for Africa’s unique version of cocktail hour.

In addition to the classic gin and tonic, the best safari lodges offer a choice of chilled South African white wines, cold African beer, and other mixed and soft drinks – something for everyone. Here are five lodges that are devoted to making your sunsets as memorable as your safaris.

Africa has always been a land of mystery, adventure, and romance. The continent is quite unlike any other tourist destination, with vast stretches of completely unspoiled landscapes and a diverse collection of wildlife waiting to be discovered.

With unforgettable experiences and picture perfect backdrops, these are some of the best romantic African experiences you won’t find anywhere else.

‘Safari Blue’, a name that for those who have experienced it, brings back fond memories of breathtaking crystal blue waters and unforgettable adventures. Founded back in 1996 by Eleanor Griplas, a well known contributor to various social projects in Zanzibar, Safari Blue has been successful in providing thousands of tourists around the world with a delightful, memorable experience on the water.

With many tourist destinations around the world, Kenya is one of the countries in the African continent with various aesthetically pleasing tourist attractions. The country has a variety of tropical beaches, plentiful wildlife creatures and strikingly beautiful views. Being home to safari’s origin, Kenya is blessed with a wonderful variety of game reserves, wildlife, spectacular scenery and lodge options. This list features a selection of my favorite accommodations in diverse locations and with a variety of styles.

Lake Victoria is the largest tropical lake in Africa, and it is shared by three East Africa countries (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania).  Discovered by John Speke in 1858 and named after the then Queen (Victoria) who was at the reins of England that time. Scattered along the beautiful shores of Lake Victoria, there are approximately 84 secluded clusters of islands, known as the Ssese islands.

These islands have become a major source of tourist attraction, thanks to their exhilarating natural environs, exotic wildlife, flora and fauna. All the islands are significantly different from each other, in terms of their shape, size, and vegetation including people and wildlife. In this post we will cover some of our favorite islands to explore and their unique characteristics.

There is no better way to discover Zanzibar than by trying the local dishes. Known as the Spice Island, Zanzibar offers a wide variety of spices, extracts, herbs and seasoning assortments, and these are what make the Zanzibari cuisine unique. The locals spice their meals to create the perfect flavour, aroma and colour. With an eclectic combination of the Swahili, Indian and Arabian influences, the Zanzibari food will take you on an unforgettable culinary journey. Check out these 10 dishes for distinctive Zanzibari flavours, packed with heart and soul.

There are plenty of reasons to go on safari, whether it's your first time or you are a veteran to safari life you can be rest assured you will walk away with memories for a lifetime.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the birthplace for wildlife conservation in Africa, successfully demarcating forested areas as protected parks for more than 100 000 rare gorillas. The addition of a new national park in the Congo offers hope for the future of gorillas.

The Congo’s fifth National Park aims to offer further sanctuary to gorillas, forest elephants, and other threatened wildlife. This is an incredible accomplishment for wildlife conservation in the Congo and around the world as the new Ogooué-Leketi National Park which borders with Gabon’s Batéké Plateau National Park, will collectively offer more than 1 359 080 acres of protected river valleys, forests, and rolling savannahs.

The Ogooué-Leketi National Park will strive to protect critically endangered western lowland gorillas and central chimpanzee, along with forest elephants, forest buffalos, red river hogs, and several species of monkey. The park will also play a vital role in the conservation of bird species. The primary reason that this national park is such a huge win for conservation in the Congo is because the land which now forms part of the national park used to be earmarked by the government for logging companies. Now, these precious ecosystems will be protected for generations to come.