Safari Sightings from Africa
Think ‘Africa’ and one of the first – if not the first – images that springs to mind will be of large, exotic animals, such as Elephants, Giraffes and Gorillas. Wildlife, including these iconic species and hundreds more, is central to the African Safari experience. Nowhere else on earth can a traveller observe, photograph or otherwise interact with large wild animals in such great numbers and variety. Visitors have been using the well-established safari circuits in East and Southern Africa for decades and, more recently, tracking Gorillas in the highlands of Uganda and Rwanda has captured travellers’ imaginations. But as more African countries realise the value of preserving wildlife in its natural habitat as a source of income and employment for the local people, further wildlife-watching oppurtunities are opening up for visitors with a multitude of african safaris to choose from.