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How Strong is A Gorilla? Plus Other Amazing Gorilla Facts

Being the largest living primates on earth, gorillas are amazing creatures to study. Their black fur, stocky build, and often-frowning face have led many to mistake them for aggressive and dangerous animals.

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How to Camp Your Way Through Africa's Wilderness

Picture this: you’re lying under a blanket of stars while listening to the soundtrack of the African bush. Eventually, you drift off to sleep until the orange glow of sunrise fills your tent. You wake up to the trumpeting of an elephant, and when you step out of your tent, you spot paw prints in the dirt mere feet from your tent door.

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5 Awesome Facts About Safaris In Kenya That You Didn’t Know About

If you, like me, have been obsessed with The Crown series on Netflix, you will remember that momentous scene where then, Princess Elizabeth spent a few nights with the Duke of Edinburgh at Treetops Hotel during a safari trip in Kenya.

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10 Inspiring African Proverbs to Guide You Through Life

Wisdom is wealth and the African continent is wise and wealthy beyond imagination. Every African nation has a plethora of inspiring and life-affirming proverbs and sayings that motivate and entertain its people. 

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10 Recently Extinct African Animals

Animals go extinct. While that’s sad, it’s just a fact of life. What’s tragic, though, is when man has a hand in their extinction. 

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5 Things to Do in Zimbabwe That You Shouldn't Miss Out On

Zimbabwe is a stunning African country, with lush national parks, stunning rivers and waterfalls, diverse wildlife and so much more. 

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Top 20 African Safari Myths

Misconceptions are awful things: based on hear-say or pure fantasy, they manage to influence people, sway their opinions and some will even harm us. 

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10 Awesome African Safari Movies You Need to Watch

Sometimes movies make us think about an important social issue, other times they bring a smile to our faces; a movie can scare you, and it can even motivate you. Movies, good ones, at least, have that power over us. 

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5 Types of African Safaris You Need to Book This Year

If you think of safaris as wearing beige clothing and driving in a Jeep in the African plains spotting lions, then we’ve got something for you that will alter your perception on safaris. While all those things aren’t necessarily false, an African safari can be so much more diverse and exciting. 

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Safari Clothing – What to Wear on an African Safari

If you’ve never been on an African safari, what do you think of when you imagine your safari outfit? Does your mind automatically go to the classic safari clothing that you see in the movies? Khakis and hats? 

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5 Budget African Safaris that Will Change the Way You Look at Safaris

Up until recently, African safaris were reserved for the wealthy. You needed to spend thousands of dollars to experience the joy and adventure of an African safari, but all that has been slowly changing. 

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Wild Facts About the Big Five: No. 5 – the African Elephant

Often referred to as Gentle Giants, elephants are highly intelligent creatures with a brain structure, social structure and behavior that are strikingly similar to ours. They reach puberty when they are around 13 years old, give birth to a single calf and in rare cases to twins, and their median life expectancy is 70 years. Sounds pretty familiar, doesn’t it?

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10 Stunning African Creepy Crawlers

Bugs and creepy crawlers usually have a bad rep all over the world. People don’t like them because they’re weird looking, have more legs on them than they need and some bite and sting like it’s nobody’s business. 

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Wild Facts About the Big Five: No. 4 – the Cape Buffalo

With short coarse hair and a permanent angry look on their faces, Cape buffaloes appear hostile towards everyone and everything around them. These large bovines display imposing horns shaped like question marks, which come in handy when they need to protect themselves against predators, to make way through the herd or to fight for dominance.

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Little Five Game – A Look at Africa’s Smaller Creatures

We’ve all heard about the big five game: African leopard, rhinoceros, African lion, Cape buffalo and African elephant; they’re all majestic creatures that roam Africa and attract millions of tourists each year. But did you know that there is also something called the small five game? 

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Wild Facts About the Big Five: No. 3 – the Leopard

Remember the old saying “ a leopard can’t change its spots?” Easily recognizable thanks to their golden fur covered in black and brown spots called rosettes, leopards are renowned for their climbing skills and their ferocious yet graceful hunting techniques. 

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4 Famous African Animals That Have Made an Impact on the World

One of the most significant reasons people go on safaris is the animals. Getting to see the majestic African beasts in their natural habitat is one of the most precious memories a person can make in their lifetime. 

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Is Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Really for You?

Each year, around 25,000 people travel to Tanzania in the hope of reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is on top of many adventure seekers’ bucket-list. Is it on yours as well?

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Wild Facts About the Big Five: No. 2 – the African Lion

What is the first animal that springs to mind when thinking about an African safari? The lion, of course, the King of Beasts. And for good reason – with a hair-raising roar and kingly appearance, it truly deserves its reputation. Throughout history, it has stood as a symbol of strength, courage, nobility and chivalry, and is currently present on the coats of arms of numerous European countries.

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6 Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Safari Destinations

Hiking may not be Africa’s number one attraction, but it sure is a great way to explore its landscape, wilderness, culture and observe its wildlife. There’s nothing quite like sleeping under a canopy of stars after tip-toeing behind your guide all day through the African bush. 

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The Positive and Negative Impacts of Ecotourism on African Wildlife

Africa is at a tipping point. Population growth, poverty, unstable governments and mass-tourism have had their say over the past decades. The continent’s population has grown from 100 million at the turn of the 20th century to 700 million towards the end, and rural Africa is experiencing one of the highest population growths on earth.

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Wild Facts About the Big Five: No. 1 – the Rhinoceros

The Big Five are the most renowned, searched for and recognizable of all African animals. They are truly impressive but, despite their nickname, they are not necessarily the biggest or the most dangerous. In fact, towards the end of the 19th century, the term referred to Africa’s most difficult animals to hunt on foot. 

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Fascinating African Tribes You Can Actually Visit

Thousands of years before the Europeans began colonizing Africa, the continent’s inhabitants set out to colonize the world. Today, it remains a culturally rich territory, with the majority of its people of indigenous origins, quite different from one another in terms of language, culture and traditions.

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Africa’s 10 Strangest Animals That Are Out of This World

Africa’s geographic diversity has provided sanctuary for the world’s most amazing animals, some of which have evolved in truly unique directions. There are those that continue to steal the spotlight, and there are those elusive, funny-looking creatures that are just aching for attention. The stuff of legends, the latter are often overlooked.

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10 Best African Sunsets on a Safari

The setting sun, so easy to explain scientifically and almost impossible to describe in words… We all agree Africa is pretty amazing – the incredible wildlife, dramatic landscape and unspoiled wilderness are bound to strike a chord in each of us. But wait till you see the sunsets!

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Contribute to Our Blog!

Have you been on a safari recently? Would you like to share your story? Perhaps you have some insider’s tips our readers and the travel community might find useful. Warm up those fingers, start typing and make your voice heard on BookAllSafaris.com’s blog!

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Best African Safaris to Observe Elephants in their Natural Habitat

In terms of physical appearance, we have nothing in common with them. But if we stop for a second and look beyond the surface, we might find more similarities between ourselves and the mighty elephants than we would have guessed. 

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The African Safari Lifestyle: Then and Now

Safari trips have always had a place of honor in literature and Hollywood movies. Decades ago, safaris were all about superlatives, decadent and opulent at the same time. Yet we cannot argue they exhaled a certain nostalgic charm. So where did it all begin?

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Africa’s Best Romantic Safari Adventures

Picture yourself waking up to the sound of wilderness next to that special someone, spending the day crossing vast plains in the dramatic landscapes of Africa, quenching your thirst for adventure. Return to your not so humble abode in the evening to sip a glass of bubbly on the porch while watching the sun set over the savanna, enjoy a candlelit dinner under the stars and end the day with an outdoor bubble bath.

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Monkey Business: Best African Safaris to Observe Primates in their Natural Habitat

Did you know? There are three primate groups that you can encounter and observe in Africa – monkeys, apes and humans. We all have complex brains, excellent eyesight, the ability to walk upright and skillful opposable thumbs, and the interesting part is that this is only where our similarities begin! 

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The Deadliest Animals You Can Encounter on a Safari

Unlike humans, animals don't kill for pleasure. They do it for survival. Most of them attack to defend themselves when they feel threatened. That said, there are some species that may consider you as an easy prey.

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Tips to Take Awesome Photos During a Safari

The affordability of digital SLR technology together with the many options of affordable high-end camera phones have led to an increase in the numbers of photographers. And it also makes it easy for everyone to take snaps of everything they enjoy.

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7 Things You Should Know Before You Go Whale Watching

Did you know that South Africa is one of the best places in the world to go whale watching? And you can even see whales as you walk on the coast paths or enjoy a meal at a restaurant with an ocean view! How cool is that?

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10 Awesome Reasons to Go on a Safari

Are you a lover of travel and wildlife? On the hunt for an unforgettable trip? If you answered “Yes!” to these questions then an African Safari should really be a part of your travel bucket list! Through a safari, you will have the adventure of a lifetime, in a place surrounded by spectacular scenery and beautiful wildlife.  

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The Great African Wildlife Migration Safari: Where and When to Go

If you’re planning to go on just one safari in your lifetime, it would have to be the Wildebeest Migration safari! Often dubbed as “The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth”, it is a definite must-see for lovers of nature and wildlife. 

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Birdwatching Safaris: 8 Birds You Should Not Miss

Did you know that Africa is a fantastic destination for bird watching holidays? Offering a vast geographical range, coastlines on both the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans, a large range of endemic species, and a variety of migrating ones, Africa is heaven for a variety of birds.

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Family Safaris: How To Plan a Trip of a Lifetime

Did you know that Africa is an amazing destination for family vacations? In the great wilderness, children can get close and personal with the animals they’ve seen on their favorite cartoons, be in touch with nature and have fun learning about a new culture. 

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Travel Bloggers Share Their Favorite African Countries for Safaris

Gone are the days when it was both hard and very expensive to plan a safari trip. Nowadays, it is normal to throw some clothes in your backpack and explore the wildlife during a weekend.  

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Conservation Safaris: Endangered Animals in Africa and What You Can Do to Help

Did you know that in the last 500 years, as many as 800 species went extinct due to human activities? Extinctions are a natural part of evolution on Earth, but throughout most of our planet’s history, its biodiversity has managed to flourish. However, for the past few centuries, there has been a rapid pace of extinctions and we, human beings, are mostly to blame.

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5 Must Visit African Safari National Parks

Africa is a vast and beautiful continent blessed with a diverse wildlife and nature unlike any other in the world. Hence, it’s no surprise that it is found in most travel lovers’ bucket lists. Should you plan to make your way to Africa in the near future, one of the exciting activities that you simply must not miss out on is to visit its breathtaking national parks. 

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What Exactly Are the Big Five Animals?

If you’ve ever done a search for safaris on the web, chances are you’ve encountered the term ‘The Big Five animals’ or ‘The Big Five’ safaris amongst your results. Though it may sound straightforward, there are actually much misconceptions about the five species of the African wildlife included within the group.

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African Safaris: 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

Thinking of going on an African safari? You’re not alone! According to a report by Euromonitor International, safari travel has become increasingly popular in recent years and this trend is predicted to continue in the years to come. Interestingly enough, the growth in demand for safaris is no longer restricted to travelers from the western world. More and more tourists across the globe, particularly those from newly advanced economic development such as Russia, China as well as the Middle East, are flocking to Africa to experience its breathtaking wildlife and nature. 

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