Safari Habitats

exploring Africa’s diverse habitats

Africa is a large and diverse continent, with many areas of wilderness ruled by the wildlife rather than humans. Some of these areas are huge national parks, while other wild areas are simply very sparsely inhabited.

In terms of Africa’s wildlife population, their distribution revolves around the key resource of water. This comes in the form of waterholes across Africa’s deserts, floodplains like the majestic Okavango Delta, or through the network of Africa’s rivers.

The blog posts below discuss various aspects of Africa’s habitats, as they relate to the wildlife of the continent.

Mount Kilimanjro, tallest mountain in Africa

Discover The 10 Highest Mountains In Africa

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It’s a well-known fact that Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa… but what about Africa's other large mountains?
pelicans at kakadu national park, australia - the country with the most national parks in the world

Which Country Has The Most National Parks?

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Which country has the most national parks? Great question, and one that - on the face of it at least - is pretty simple to answer. The country with the most national parks is...
game drive with elephants approaching

Game Drive Guide: Everything You Need To Know

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Read our ultimate guide to safari game drives, along with tips for getting the most out of your game drive, and some ideas of essential items to take with you.
elephant family crossed luangwa river

Most Epic African Rivers For Wildlife

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Without its rivers, Africa would be a barren wasteland, unable to support the incredible variety of wildlife that bring visitors from around the world to enjoy wildlife safaris.
Karoo desert at sunset

The Nine Deserts In Africa

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The deserts of Africa are home to some of the most extreme landscapes and stark conditions on Earth, as well as some of the most beautiful. They offer a unique environmental and cultural history as well as some unique wildlife viewing.
okavango delta from the air

The Seven Natural Wonders of Africa

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We all know about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the many newer attempts to define the wonders of the world, but as of February 2013 we now also have the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.
serengeti wildebeest migration

When, Where & How To See The Great Wildebeest Migration

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The Great Migration through Tanzania and Kenya each year is the largest overland wildlife migration in the world. Huge herds totaling up to 2 million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle move in an 800 km circuit clockwise through the Serengeti.
Two bison standing on prow of hill overlooking lush, wide valley with mountain backdrop in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

What Are The World's Largest National Parks?

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What's the largest national park in the world? Read our list of the world's 15 biggest national parks, marine reserves, transfrontier parks and national monuments, with some of them coming...
Moermi game reserve from the air with very windy river cutting through flat green marshy landscape and some trees dotted around

Africa's 50 Largest National Parks

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Africa doesn't boast the first or the largest national parks in the world, but it can lay claim to a selection of unparalleled national parks - several of which dwarf many European countries in size...