What animals can you see on your African safari?

Are you going on safari for the first time? It can be really daunting to decide where to go unless you have a reasonable idea of which countries and parks have the greatest numbers of your favourite wildlife. Animal densities vary widely from habitat to habitat even within a single country or park. Just about every visitor to Africa wants to see the Big Five, made up of some of the world’s most dangerous and respected animals (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino) and although a close encounter with one of these wonderful creatures could be the highlight of your safari. It would be a mistake to ignore the thousands of other equally majestic and fascinating animals waiting to make your acquaintance.

Here is a short introduction to some of the most eagerly sought animals the best places to see them in each country.