Where can I see my favourite safari animal?

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Whether it's the majestic lion or the adorable meerkat, we all have our favourite safari animals. If you are dreaming of a safari but want to be in with the best chance of spotting your favourite animals on game drives, see our guide on where to go below;

Best places to see lions in Africa

The Kruger National Park, Kwazulu Natal and surrounding private reserves in South Africa. The Okavango Delta and surrounding private reserves in Botswana, South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, Ruaha National Park, the Serengeti and its private reserves in Tanzania and the Masai Mara and its private reserves in Kenya.

Best places to see gorillas in Africa

The Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda and the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Best places to see giraffe on safari

The Samburu reserves, Meru National Park, Giraffe Manor, the Laikipia Plateau, and the Masai Mara and surronding private reserves in Kenya. The Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda, the Selous Game Reserve and the Serengeti and surrounding reserves in Tanzania. The Sabi Sands and other Kruger reserves in South Africa. The Okavango Delta and surrounding reserves in Botswana and South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.

Best places to see cheetahs on safari

Private game reserves in the Kwazulu Natal and Eastern Cape in South Africa. The Masai Mara and its surrounding private reserves in Kenya. Central Kalahari, Nxai Pan, Makgadikgadi, Okavango Delta and its surrounding reserves in Botswana. Etosha National Park in Namibia, Kafue National Park in Zambia and Ruaha National Park in Tanzania.

Best places to see elephants in Africa

Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta and its surrounding reserves in Botswana. The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and other surrounding private reserves in South Africa. The Mana Pools National Park and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Amboseli National Park in Kenya, the Tarangire National Park and its surrounding reserves in Tanzania.

Best places to see rhino in Africa

Phinda Private Game Reserve and other surrounding game reserves in South Africa. The Etosha National Park in Namibia and the Solio Lodge in Kenya. For more information on seeing Rhino on your safari, see here.

Best places to see hippo in Africa

Serengeti National Park and other surrounding game reserves in Tanzania. The Kruger National Park and its surrounding private reserves, including the Amakhosi Private Game Reserve in South Africa. The Okavango Delta and its surrounding private reserves, like Moremi Game Reserve, in Botswana. The South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.

Best places to see meerkats in Africa

The two top places for meerkat encounters are the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana and the Tswalu Kalahari private game reserve in South Africa.

Best places to see leopards on safari

South Luangwa National Park and other surrounding private game reserves in Zambia. The Serengeti and its surrounding private reserves in Tanzania. The Kruger National Park and its surrounding private reserves in South Africa. The Savute region in Botswana.

Best places to see the 'wildebeest migration' in Africa

The two main areas which the wildebeest migration travels through are the Masai Mara and Serengeti in Kenya and Tanzania, along with both national parks bordering private game reserves.

Best places to see the Big 5 on safari

A variety of National Parks and private game reserves within the following countries can offer Big 5 safaris; South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana.