If you ever get the chance to go on an African Safari, you should grab the opportunity with both hands. Africa is breathtakingly beautiful and has an untouched natural beauty that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. The lack of development meant that much if Africa’s wildlife and natural scenery has remained untouched for thousands of years.
Obviously Africa has lot of amazing sites to visit, but it’s the Safaris that is most intriguing to travelers. When you say Safari, it’s the animals that come to mind and getting up close and personal with these magnificent creatures is indeed a scary and exciting adventure.
The Big Five refers to the 5 kings of the Savannah – the 5 biggest animals and they are the Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard and Wildebeest. Seeing the Big Five is somewhat of a “hobby” amongst travelers and many people spend days following herds to see how these fascinating creatures live.
Seeing lions hunt on the African Savannah is both exhilarating and unlike anything you’ve seen before. Most safari operators come with expert guides that now where to go and look for certain animals. Many of the guarantee that you’ll see the Big Five while others specialize in nighttime excisions.
Africa is one of the best places in the world for birdwatchers and many of the African lakes have an abundance of rare species that are thriving. The pink flamingo’s on Kenya’s lakes are famous the world over and seeing these birds take off into the African sunset is a sight to behold – even if you are not into bird watching.
Arguably the most exciting animal adventure on an African Safari is the annual Wildebeest migration. Its been referred to as “the 7th wonder of the natural world”. Every year 1 million wildebeest make their 1,800 mile journey across the savannah and there’s always plenty of action with lions and other predators trying to cash in on a free meal.