African Wildlife

what taking a safari is all about…

We do have a whole African animal section on SafarisAfricana, but this African Wildlife blog category is more for the lists and fun stuff.

This is where you’ll find article on things like the fastest land animals, the wild cats of Africa, big cats of the world, info on African animal migrations (yes, including the big one!), and so much more… including testing yourself on the correct collective nouns for African animals, and birds!

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Most Venomous Snakes In The World

Interested in finding out about the most venomous snakes in the world? According to the World Health Organisation, there are more than 600 species of venomous snakes on Earth, but only around 200 do any real damage to humans.
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Parrots of Africa

Parrots are a bird family made up of around 390 species, most of which - including all of the parrots of Africa - are tropical or subtropical.
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Birds of Africa

Birds of Africa are amongst the most varied, numerous, and colourful of anywhere in the world. The continent is home to over 2,300 documented bird species, 67% of which are endemic to the continent.
silverback gorilla

The Strongest Animals In The World

Ever wondered what the strongest animals in the world are? Explore the 15 strongest animals by pure strength, strength relative to size, and bite strength.
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Best Places For The Big 5 In South Africa

Looking for where to see the big five in South Africa? Then read on, where we've asked travel experts and bloggers from around the world to share their tips on the best places in South Africa to spot the big five animals.
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Spoor Meaning: What Exactly Is A Spoor?

When you’re on a game drive or talking to a safari guide you may hear them use the word ‘spoor’… but what exactly does spoor mean?
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The Heaviest Animals In The World

Most school kids will be able to tell you that the heaviest animal in the world is a blue whale... but what about the second heaviest animal in the world? Or the world's heaviest bird?
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Game Drive Guide: Everything You Need To Know

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.
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Biggest Animals In The World

Animals come in all shapes and sizes. In this article, we present the biggest animals by type - overall, land (weight), land (height), fish, snake, reptile, rodent and many more. Discover 21 of the biggest animals on the planet!