Your African Private Safari Guide

African;

Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.4 billion people as of 2021, it accounts for about 18% of the world’s human population.

Map of the world showing continents.

Map of Africa showing countries

(1) Why you should travel to Africa!

Usually, the number one reason for travelers visiting Africa is to embark on a wildlife safari, birding expeditions or hike mountains like  mount Rwenzori( 5,109 m), Virunga mountains like Mount Nyamuragira 3,063 metres (10,049 ft),Mount Nyiragongo 3,462 metres (11,358 ft)  and  Kilimanjaro5,895 m . While Africa certainly has some of the most prolific wildlife viewing opportunities and one of the seven summits, there are many more ‘other’ reasons to travel to Africa.

Mount Rwenzori- Uganda  and Mount Kilimanjaro-Tanzania

Mount kilimanjaro Tanzania  Mount Rwenzori in Uganda Africa    

 

Snow on top of mount Rwenzori Uganda Africa  Tourist hikers hiking mountain Rwenzori Uganda Africa

Africa is a vast continent, with an immense landscape of incredible contrasts, from rain forests, beaches, mountains, deserts, wetlands, and to endless open savannah. You can meet people whose way of life has not changed in centuries, and witness wildlife spectacles that have followed ancient rhythms for millennia.

Landscape of Africa

Africa is the most tropical of all continents. Climate and vegetation range from equatorial rainforests, tropical deserts and savanna grassland to Mediterranean

Lisbon-falls-panorama route Kruger south Africa Desert landscape of Namibia Africa

Landscape of South Africa Africa landscapes of Zambia Africa

Animals and birds of Africa;

Africa is a large continent that’s home to many amazing animal species, several of which live nowhere else. It’s host to 1,100 species of mammals and over 2,600 species of birds. Africa is home to many of the world’s most famous fauna in human culture such as lions‚ rhinos‚ cheetahs‚ hyenas, buffaloes ,Towers of giraffes‚ antelope, schools of hippopotamus, leopards, zebras‚ Black an white rhinoceros, Lesser kudu, turtles, African forest elephant. and African heard of elephants, Kobs, impalas, wildebeests, hartebeests, crocodiles Elands, low land Gorillas, l ow land gorillas mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, baboons. warthogs, gemsbok, mongoose, jackal, Ethiopian wolf, Walia ibex, Swayne’s hartebeest, mountain nyala, spotted and stripped hyenas,

white rhinoceros in Africa  mother and calf black rhinoceros in Africa

A gorilla family at Bwindi I impenetrable National Park in Uganda  Asiliver back Gorilla at Ngahinga National Park Uganda

Elephants;

African elephants are a genus comprising two living elephant species, the African bush/ savannah elephants and the smaller African forest elephants. Both are social herbivores with grey skin, but differ in the size and color of their tusks and in the shape and size of their ears and skulls.

A herd of Elephants at Etosha national park Namibia Africa  A herd of elephants at Chobe National Park Botswana Africa

Two lionesses at Ishasha Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda Africa  Four male lions at Serengeti National Park Tanzania Africa

two leopards at Murchison falls national park Uganda Africa  Two leopards at Kruger National park South Africa

A tower of giraffes at Ngorongoro crater Tanzania Africa  A tower of giraffes at Serengeti National Park Tanzania Africa

A Herd of Plains Zebras in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. A herd of wildebeests at Serengeti national park Tanzania Africa

A topi at lake Mburo National park Uganda Africa  A family of kobs at Queen Elizabeth National park Uganda

Male Waterbuck at Murchison falls National Park Uganda Africa Hippopotamus yawning at Kazinga channel Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda Africa

Crocodile at Chobe National park Botswana Africa Oribi at Murchison falls national Park Uganda Africa

African wild dong at Kalahari desert Namibia. Africa   bat eared fox

birds of Africa;

Red face barbet Africa  Southern ground hornbill Africa

Male Red headed Barbet Africa  lappet faced vulture Africa

Banded barbet Africa  African pitta Angola Africa

chaplin's barbet Africa Shoebill at Ziwa rhino sanctuary Uganda Africa

African Fish Eagle Africa  Orange breasted sunbird Zambia Africa

African Masked Weaver Kibale national park Uganda Africa  A pair of Flamingos at Lake Nakuru Ntional park Tanzania Africa

Great Blue Turaco at Bigodi swamp kibale National park Uganda Africa  Grey Crowned Crane at Lake Bunyonyi island Africa

An ostrich at Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda Africa  Crowned lapwing Plover Queen Elizabeth national park Uganda Africa

African Crowned Eagle Uganda Africa  African masked, Collared Sunbird Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya Africa

 

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