Welcome to Safaris Africana!
helping you research and plan your next African safari
At SafarisAfricana we have a passion for all things safari-related – whether camping out on the plains of the Serengeti to see the great migration, hitting the road on a self-drive safari with a two-man tent for company, enjoying a guided game drive, or soaking up the ambiance during a stay at one of Africa’s most luxurious safari lodges. But ultimately it’s the safari animals that are the star of the show – both when on safari, and we hope when browsing this website!
We’re here to help you find your perfect safari – whatever your budget, wildlife wishlist, or preferred travel style. Take a minute to have a browse around and see what takes your fancy.
You’ll find lots of resources on safari inspiration, a selection of safari information by country, and a fast-growing directory of safari companies by country. These are either companies we’ve used, been recommended, or are accredited by the national tour or safari organisation of the country they’re based in.
We’re also in the process of creating and launching our guide to African animals, giving full, in-depth information on each of the animals you might expect to spot on an African safari. Whilst big cats and the big five animals are on pretty much everyone’s ‘to see’ list, the beauty of safari is often in finding the lesser-known – and ever lesser-seen – animals, ranging from the little five to the elusive shy five.
Where to go on safari
Most countries in Africa offer some type of safari experience. Browse our safari destination guide to research what’s on offer where.
Inspirational safari ideas
After inspiration? Browse a range of specialist safari types, from self drive and fly-in safaris to walking safaris and hot air ballon safaris.
Planning a safari? Brush up before you go…
Read our articles on all areas of the safari basics, so you’re in the know and properly prepared before you hop into your game drive jeep for the first time. Anything you need to know that’s not here? Let us know!
When to go on safari
Time of year will play a big part in how many and which types of wildlife you’ll see on safari, and how accessible certain national parks are. Read all about the best time to go on safari by country.
What to pack for a safari
The golden rule of packing for any trip is that less is more. However, when going on safari there are certain things that you shouldn’t be without. So here’s our list of the 10 things to take on safari.
Safari clothing – what to wear
What types of clothing to take on a safari holiday will depend on where you’re going and when, and much more. However, there are a number of fundamental principles around what to wear on safari.
Safari rules & etiquette
Safaris are pretty accessible these days and open to all… However, there are still a number of unwritten (and written) safari rules that should be observed to ensure you’re preserving safari etiquette.
What are ‘the big five’ animals?
The big five animals of Africa are Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion, & Rhinoceros. These five types of animals were named ‘the big five’ by big game hunters from African’s colonial era.
Safari photography guide
Photographing wildlife is always challenging. We’ve put together these tips on how to take a steady stream of great wildlife photos to capture high-quality memories whilst on safari.
Latest safari articles
Check out our blog for the latest on travelling Africa, experiencing the world’s best safaris, tips on saving money, and spotting that elusive wildlife wishlist.
The Safaris Africana blog is where you’ll find most of the fun stuff – like seeing the world’s fastest land animals, viewing the world’s largest national parks (and Africa’s largest national parks), understanding which are Africa’s most dangerous animals… and the most endangered.