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Safari originally comes from the Swahili-speaking people in East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) and means an overland expedition, especially one for hunting or exploring in eastern Africa and there are many people that believe you can only go on a true safari in East Africa. But the word Safari has become more broadly used and can mean anything from big game viewing, photography, or even game hunting

African Travel, Safari & Wildlife Books

African Safari, Travel and Wildlife BooksThe Best Wildlife books, Travel books and Safari books to take with you on your holiday to Africa, depending on your needs and experience and where to buy them. >> more

Safari Clothing Advice Safari Jacket

Advice on what clothing you should bring with you on your Safari adventure in Africa. Including clothing colours materials, safari hats and shoes. >> more

Safari Binoculars

Safari BinocularsAfter your camera, a good pair of binoculars is crucial in getting the most out of your Safari Holiday, rather forget your passport than leave your binoculars at home! So what is a good pair of binoculars? Here is my binocular guide and recommendations >> more

Best Cameras for Safari Digital Cameras for Safari

My guide to the best digital cameras for travel and wildlife photography. Including the best camera to take on Safari, bird photography and where you can buy cheap digital cameras >> more

What I Take on Safari (Equipment)

Travel/Camera Bag“What should I take on safari” is a common question that I get - Obviously everyone has slightly different needs, but I thought that with a upcoming trip in the planning, what equipment I actually take with me and why may be at least interesting to some people and hopefully a little useful as well.

Also look at: Bird Photography: Equipment used on Safari

Safari Holiday Tips for Photographers Safari Holiday Tips for Photographers

Tips on how, if you are a keen wildlife photographer to make sure that you go on the most photographer friendly safari as possible. >> more

African Safari & Wildlife Photography Tips

Wildlife Photography TipsA guide to getting the best possible photographs whilst on safari holiday, including things like where is best to sit in a safari vehicle to take wildlife photographs. >> more

Cheap Safari Holiday Tips

CheetahIt is kind of ironic that even though Africa has some of the poorest countries in the world, it also has some of the most luxurious lodges meaning it can be an expensive holiday destination. Take a look at some of our best tips to finding and going on a cheap safari holiday.

Safari Guide Maps - Map of Africa
Kenya Map - Maps of Kenya
Map of Kenya - Map of East Africa
Masai Mara Map - Map of the Masai Mara National Park

Tigerfish (Hydrocynus forskalii) Safari Binoculars

The Tigerfish (Hydrocynus forskalii) need no introduction with this species being the southernmost and second largest with the current angling record of 16.10 kg. The largest species is the Goliath Tiger (Hydrocynus goliath) found in the Congo system >> more

African Elephant - Loxodanta africana

African Elephant  - Loxodanta africanaThe largest land mammal on earth and along with the Lion, one of the most iconic animals in Africa. How do elephants sleep? find the answer to this and other questions in the Safari guide to the African Elephant >> more

The Big 5

The big 5, Rhinocerous"The Big Five" and "Safari" are often mentioned in the same sentence. Which animals belong to "The Big Five" and why? >> more

Types of Safari

Lioness at Madikwe River Lodge, South AfricaTraditionally safari's were expeditions usually involving hunting or exploring in East Africa, Today there are many types of safaris, from walking safaris to canoeing safaris or even hot-air ballon safaris! To find out what is available and where >> click here

Trees of Southern Africa

African Trees - Acacia MelliferaA gude to the most common and interesting trees of Southern Africa, their human and animal uses aswell as the African Myths legends and interesting facts surrounding them. >> more

Become a Safari Guide

Field Guide Training in South AfricaHow I became a Field Guide (Safari Guide) in South Africa and how, if it is what you really want, you could become one aswell. >> more

What is Malaria?

Malaria SymptomsBefore going on your safari holiday in Africa, it is not only important to know about the country, it's people and their culture, but also the less fun aspects, like the diseases. Lions, Crocodiles and Elephants may be big and scary at times, but it is the tiny mosquito and the malaria parasite that it carries that is the biggest killer in Africa. Learn a little about it before going on holiday to keep yourself safe. >> more

Malaria Symptoms

Malaria SymptomsDid you know that around 2000 people in the UK get malaria every year from travelling abroad. The advice is to always take malaria medication perscribed by your GP. It is also important to know what the symptoms are malaria are, so you know what to look out for as you can get malaria even with medication.>> more

The Safari Companion: Guide to Watching African Mammals African Safari Photography Southern Africa
(Lonely Planet Multi Country Guide)
Highly Recommended
An excellent book to take out on safari with you. Once you get back to your lodge from your game drive, with nothing to do but relax by the pool and read a book. What better than to look up all the interesting bits of information on all the wildlife you have just seen.
This book includes: how to plan your safari and what to take; photographic tips and techniques from a leading professional; advice on where and when to travel; in-depth guides to the best locations; and vital information on the behaviour patterns of animals. Extensive information on some of the world's most luxurious safari lodges through to the best basic backpacker accommodation. It is one of very few guides to cover South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi.
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How to become a Safari Guide

Study To Become a safari guide in South AfricaIf you are looking for that dream job in the African bush, even if you live overseas it is possible to study and become a qualified safari guide (field guide) in South Africa. Follow the link for more information & for an enquiry form.

Safari Planner

Steiner Safari BinocularsAfter your camera, a good pair of binoculars is crucial in getting the most out of your Safari Holiday. So what is a good pair of binoculars? Here is my binocular guide and recommendations >> Binocular Reviews



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