Wildlife of Africa
Africa is known worldwide for its spectacular and unique wildlife species. The elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, lion, leopard, wildebeest, zebra, countless antelope, gazelle, giraffe, baboon, mountain gorilla, chimpanzee, lemur, hyena, African wild dog, are some of the more well known animals that live in the savannah and tropical rainforest regions. Africa is also home to an astonishing variety of amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish, and other mammals and vertebrates.
No other continent offers the same opportunities to see such diverse wildlife, free and often in very close proximity. An absolute 'must go' destination for wildlife and nature enthusiasts.
The need to protect some endangered species and to preserve the various habitats of African wildlife have resulted in the formation of a number of national parks. The most well known are located in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and South Africa. The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Ngorongoro Crater Area are well known for their annual migration of the zebra and wildebeest.