Top 15 Must See Wild Animals on Safari in Africa

Africa is the best place in the world for wild life safari and known for the big five game animals. Maasai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro are the well famous national parks in Africa to see big wild animals such as Greater kudu bull,nile monitor, Gorillas,Ostrich and Gemsbok.



Cheetah also known as hunting leopard, mainly found in Africa and a few parts of Iran. The cheetah is the only extant species of big cat,specialized for speed and it is the fastest land animal in the world.



Zebra is the most common and widespread species of Africa, known for distinctive black and white striped. This painted horse is come in different patterns and the unique stripes make them one of the animals most familiar to people.



Giraffe is the tallest living largest animal in the world,usually inhabit savannahs, grasslands, and open woodlands. The giraffe are preyed on by African lions and and one of three subspecies of giraffe are classified as Endangered.



Hippopotamus are the herbivorous animal and is the third-largest type of land mammal in the world. The Hippo are heaviest extant artiodactyl inhabiting rivers, lakes and mangrove swamps of Africa.



The black rhinoceros abbreviated to rhino and two of these extant species are native to Africa. White and the black rhinoceros are characterized by their large size and killed by humans for their horns.

African Leopard


African Leopard is a another big member of the Felidae family in Africa and widely distributed in most of Saharan Africa. Leopards are the most successful species of wild animal who inhabited a wide range of habitats within Africa.

African Lion


African Lions are one of the big cats from the family Felidae,currently exist in sub-Saharan Africa states. The lion is one of the must see big cat in the wild forest of Maasai Mara National Reserve.



Wildebeest belong to the family Bovidae and is the most abundant big game species in the world. The black wildebeest and the blue wildebeest inhabit the plains and open grassland,woodlands of African states.

Thomson’s Gazelle


Thomson’s Gazelle is one of the most famous species of gazelles lives in savannas and grassland habitat of Serengeti. The most common type of gazelle in East Africa are the second fastest animal on earth.



Ostrich is the largest living species of bird and run up to 70 km/h, fastest land speed of any bird in the world. The ostrich has the largest eye of any land animal and lays the largest eggs of any living bird.



Mountain Gorillas are listed as critically endangered,found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa. The mountain gorilla inhabits very dense mountain forest and there nose prints are unique to each individual.

Nile Crocodile


Nile Crocodile is the second largest extant reptile in the world and an apex predator of rivers and marshlands. The Nile crocodile is the largest crocodilian in Africa and resposible for attacking hundreds of people each year.

Cape Buffalo


African Cape Buffalo is one of the largest African bovine and the largest one, found in South and East Africa. The African buffalo is highly dangerous to humans and member of the big five game wild animal of world.



African Elephant’s are the largest herbivorous animals of Savanna grassland and largest living terrestrial animal. The African elephant and the Asian elephant are the only two surviving species elephants in the world.

Spotted Hyena


Spotted Hyenas are widespread species and found in most habitats of Africa including savannas, grasslands and woodlands. The spotted hyena is the largest known member of the Hyaenidae and the most social of the Carnivora.

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