Africa is a large and diverse continent, with many areas of wilderness ruled by wildlife rather than humans. Some of these areas are huge national parks, while other wild areas are simply very sparsely inhabited.
In terms of Africa’s wildlife population, their distribution revolves around the key resource of water. This comes in the form of waterholes across Africa’s deserts, floodplains like the majestic Okavango Delta, or through the network of Africa’s rivers (which includes the longest river in the world).
The articles below explore various aspects of Africa’s habitats and also go further afield to look at natural habitats and phenomena around the world:
So there you have our take on the 15 most iconic safari animals you should be looking out for when on your next trip. What do you think – any controversial picks… or animals that are missing from the list? Let us know in the comments section below!
And if you’re looking for more in-depth information on any of these – or other – safari animals, you can access this via the links in the sidebar on this page, or check out our animal lists or animal comparisons.