Menu

EMPTY-TOP-MENU

Safaris


Summary

Although primarily specialising in East African wildlife adventures such as Kenya and Tanzania safari tours, Ziara Safaris also appreciate that there is so much more to Africa than solely wildlife reserves. For this reason, we [...]

Tanzania holidays – the great safari circuit

The name of this tour alone is enough to heighten anticipation and evoke images of wild creatures, sprawling landscapes and the drama of life and death in the rugged Tanzanian [...]

Top 5 most popular safari activities

1. Game Drive A game drive safari is by far the most popular way of exploring the African bush. Game viewing is typically conducted early in the morning (6-8:30 AM) [...]

Kenya safaris: price vs. wildlife

Going on a wildlife safari holiday can be an exciting, but expensive experience. However, by choosing to visit wildlife reserves with cheaper entrance fees, you can dramatically reduce costs (especially [...]

African safari attractions in numbers

What is Mt Kilimanjaro’s Height? Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the highest freestanding mountains in the world (ranked 4th) and the highest peak in Africa. It rises at 5895 m [...]

Discover Kenya’s most precious tourist attractions

Situated in East Africa, The Republic of Kenya is a beautiful country made up of breathtaking mountainous landscapes, white sandy beaches and thriving, incredible wildlife. It is no surprise that [...]

Top 5 best things to do around Africa

Recently, the best thing to do in Africa was no doubt to attend the 2010 World Cup. But that was only temporary and now that it’s over, here are some [...]

5 key reasons to consider night drives

1. The Atmosphere There’s just something about night drives that you can only understand once you’ve experienced it for yourself. Something about the darkness, the atmosphere, the slight breeze and [...]

Top 10 most popular safari destinations in Africa

If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to embark on a safari for a vacation or holiday, then you understand that there are many safari destinations to choose [...]

Top 5 camel safaris in Africa

The continent of Africa is known for its wide range of terrain – from the dry plains of the Serengeti to the lush jungles of the Congo, which help to [...]

Safari memories (part 2): an Egyptian camel safari

Guest Post by Scott Hughes. Looking for Part 1? Click HERE. 😉 The next day we hopped on a flight to Cairo. We had decided that in order to get [...]

Safari memories (part 1): a South African game drive around Makutsi safari springs

Guest Post by Scott Hughes. Looking for Part 2? Click HERE! 😉 About 6 months ago my partner and I were thinking about where we should go on holiday, and [...]

Safari greetings – Swahili basics

While on safari, it is always nice to communicate with the locals in their own language. Here’s a list of terms and expressions you may want to learn before venturing [...]

Most popular Africa travel & safari forums

My Top 5 Faves Safari Talk The African Safari Forum! Valuable information and highly interactive. Debates. Expert Interviews. Featured Videos. Relevant talk sections: Fundraising, Birding, Travel News, Photography Talk, Self [...]

The Gambia: an “undiscovered” holiday destination

Guest Post by Matt Smith. The Gambia, a tiny country on the West Coast of Africa and around 6 hours from the UK, still remains something of an undiscovered destination; [...]

Rising above the African plains on a balloon safari

What is a Balloon Safari? A balloon safari is probably the most romantic way to discover Africa’s wildlife treasures! As its name entails, it is a safari experience whereby tourists [...]

Golf safaris in Africa: when golfing embraces wildlife

Aberdare Country Club – Nyeri, Kenya 9-hole golf course (Par 72). The club is nestled on the slopes of Mweiga Hill, only a two hour drive from the buzz of capital city [...]

Fabulous Facebook pages to add to your repertoire

A list of fabulous facebook pages related to the African safari and wildlife industries! If you feel like your fan page deserves to be added to the list, make sure [...]

Safari memories I’ll cherish forever

Since it would be impossible to recall them all, I decided to list some of the ones I’ll cherish forever: – First animal ever encountered in the wild: Black rhinoceros, [...]

Twitterview transcript with @traveldudes

If you missed out on last night’s “twitterview” (interview on Twitter), I thought I’d share with you the transcript. All in all we had a lot of fun, and the [...]