What do you do on African safari?

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What do you do on African safari?

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  1. 1o Things to Do on a Safari in Africa:

    1. SPOT THE BIG FIVE
    If you are traveling all the way to Africa for an African safari there is little doubt that one of the things you will want to do is spot the Big Five, the five animals that are said to be the hardest to hunt on foot. This highly coveted group includes the African elephant, leopard, lion, Cape buffalo and the every so elusive rhino.
    2. WITNESS THE WILDEBEEST MIGRATION
    The annual wildebeest migration is where herds of the animals migrate from Serengeti National Park to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. With the number of wildebeest estimating at over 1 million, plus hundreds of thousands of other animals, this immense movement is powerful and the singular reason many travelers go on an African Safari in Tanzania.
    3. GO BIRDWATCHING
    One of the most surprising things on my African safari was the incredible variety of birds that can be seen. With over 1000 species, some you may be able to spot are the Grey Crowned Crane, Malachite Kingfisher, Red-and-Yellow Barbet, Nubian Woodpecker. I had never understood why people would be bird watching hobbyists until traveling to Tanzania.
    4. TAKE YOU SAFARI INTO THE SKY ON A HOT AIR BALLOON
    Can you imagine viewing the vastness of Serengeti in a hot air balloon? Serengeti Balloon Safaris will have you floating high in the sky where you can witness wildlife from a completely different perspective.
    5. SEE A HIPPO POOL
    You will probably stumble upon a hippopotamus or two on your safari game drive, but what is more unique is to see a cluster of active hippos sloshing about in the water. At the Hippo Pool in Central Serengeti it’s possible to encounter up to an impressive 200.
    6. STARE INTO THE EYES OF A LONG TUSKED ELEPHANT
    African elephants are a dime a dozen on a Tanzania safari, but I only saw the long Tusked version in ngorongoro crater. Their tusks grow longer than its normal siblings due to the calcium found in the grass in that area.
    7. PHOTOGRAPH CRADLING BABOONS
    You will see baboons all over the safari trail, including sitting on the picnic tables at the rest stops. Some will even jump on the hood of your land cruise mobile. But, finding a mother cradling and grooming her baby is special. Very special.
    8. SEE HUGGING ZEBRAS
    While on safari there was a wild vision that that never grew dull, the sight of zebras hugging. This sweet sight won’t be terribly difficult to spot, I got a glimpse of them in Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarengire National Parks. Though this moment may be interpreted by humans as being nothing but tender, the zebras are technically not hugging, they are protecting each other from predators. Still adorable.
    9. SEE A SAUSAGE TREE
    This odd tree, that is also known as Kigelia Africana, has characteristically long fruit that dangles from the branches and looks similar to a sausage. This fruit can disguise the hanging tail of leopard or lion that may be relaxing on one of the limbs.
    10. CHECK OUT A BLUE BALLED MONKEY
    The male blue balled monkey, also known as a velvet monkey, stand out with their bright blue balls. Quite an interesting choice of testicle color made by mother nature.

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