Animals to see on an African Safari

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Africa is home to keystone wildlife species that are facing extinction, including the mountain gorilla, Grevy zebras, and Ethiopian wolf. There is no better place in the world to experience and see the famous African animals than in East Africa and Kenya in particular. Our welcoming national parks and game reserves are teeming with wild animals and some of the most stunning views.An African safari allow you to get close to these wild African animals and to be awestruck by their majestic nature and beauty. These are the places you have the best chance of getting a glimpse of these majestic animals.

African Lion

The African lion is well known for being the “king of the jungle”.

They typically are brownish-yellow, and the males have thick black or brown manes. The manes serve to protect them while they are fighting.

Lions are the only social type of cats, living in prides that consist mainly of young males and females that are related. They prey on a wide variety of creatures, including zebras, wildebeests, warthogs , buffalo, antelope and when they gang up they can bring down giraffes and elephants.

The female lions are good hunters. A lion can kill 15 to 20 large animals each year. Most of the other time they will still kills from leopard and cheaters and other hunters.

These massive African animals can be found in the following parks:

Hippopotamus

The hippopotamus is a large, water-loving animal that is native to Africa. Though they are seen as being cute, they can be quite dangerous. They are the third-largest land mammal. For this reason, hippos eat a lot – around 80 pounds each day. They like to hunt for food at night, including a wide variety of fruits. In order to survive, they need to be in areas in which there is an abundance of water.

Zebras

Zebras are native to Africa and are related to donkeys and horses. They have distinctive brown or black patterns on their coats. You may be interested to learn that this design comes from the fact that they have black skin under their white coats.

These African animals use an intriguing way of communicating through their body language, such as baring their teeth or widening their eyes. Also, they have specific means of braying, huffing and snorting. Zebras eat twigs, leaves and grass.

They are favorite prey for lions and other big cats, however a kick from a Zebra can kill a lion.

In Kenya, zebras can be spotted in large in all the parks.

 

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