African Safari Animals: 34 Images that may make you need to go to Tanzania

I do not assume we have ever had such a profitable wildlife safari. The quantity of various animals in numerous conditions that we noticed whereas visiting Tanzania was excellent. We had so many superb moments, we needed to spherical up all our encounters with these African safari animals one large picture story. 

It was whereas touring by means of Tanzania with Go Forward Excursions that we had the chance to view the wildlife of the Serengeti, Ngorngoro Crater, Tarangire Nationwide Park and Lake Manyara. That is a number of totally different areas to see animals and we made probably the most of all of them. We hope you get pleasure from!

1. Male Lion on the Prowl

african safari animals male lion

Within the Serengeti a male lion retains a watch on a herd of elephants along with his three brothers staying lined within the lengthy grass.

2. Lioness on a Rock

lioness on rock in serengeti

When getting into the Serengeti, the very first thing we noticed was a lioness stress-free on a rock. Not distant was Lion King Rock and this scene was becoming. That is precisely what we anticipated to see on the African savanna and the second did not disappoint.

three. Cheetah within the Grass

cheetah posing serengeti

Recognizing cheetahs is difficult enterprise. They disguise properly within the lengthy grass, however this magnificence was sitting poised and prepared as we approached in our vans. She posed for us earlier than sauntering off together with her sibling.

four. Child Elephant enjoying

african animals baby elephant

There may be nothing cuter than seeing child elephants play. This little man was the chief of his child posse as he flapped his ears and charged his fellow siblings.

5. Leopard leaping right into a tree

african animals leopard leaping onto tree

Seeing a leopard is a uncommon and delightful factor. Seeing a leopard soar onto a tree and proceed to climb it’s almost inconceivable. It was the tip of the day of our ultimate day within the Serengeti and we knew a leopard had been hanging out in a tree for a few days. On our means again to the lodge, Dave requested our information George if we might swing by the leopard tree to see if she had moved.

Positive sufficient we caught her strolling from one tree to a different and snapped this shot jus as she leapt to her perch.

6. Lioness and her cub

safari animals mother and cub

This memorable second consisted of 13 cubs following one lone feminine. Our information George instructed us that there have been most likely three different grownup feminine lurking within the grass, however the cubs have been following her the alpha. As they adopted alongside, this little man broke away from the pack charging at his mother. He introduced right here down, nipping at her throat and stomach earlier than climbing on her again to inform the remainder of the cubs to come back on down!

7. The lone Bull elephant

safari animals elephant in black and white

When males are too outdated to be part of the herd (or when male elephants develop out of their adolescence) They’re despatched off on their very own to both discover one other herd or spend the remainder of their days in solitude. This large elephant was positively an outdated man and he took discover when our safari jeep got here close to.

eight. Lion me

african safari animals lion hunting

That is the brother of our first lion within the Serengeti. He walked so near our truck that George instructed us to get our palms inside. He was licking his chops, so that you knew he was prepared for lunch!

9. Cheetah and her cub

african wildlife mother cheetah and cub

One in all our favorite moments seeing African safari animals got here whereas leaving Tarangire Nationwide Park.

We have been on our strategy to the following cease with our roofs and home windows closed. However our guides noticed this cheetah on the hunt together with her cub. A herd of gazelles have been grazing close by and he or she was keeping track of them. At one level they made a transfer to chase one and it appeared like the proper second. However the child jumped the gun bounding forward giving the gazelle ample warning to get away.

To not fear although, the mom shortly forgave her little one they usually cuddled up ready for the following set of prey to stroll by.

10. Giraffes on Lake Maynara

african wildlife giraffes on lake reflection

Lake Manyara is likely one of the most attention-grabbing stops to see African safari animals. It is one issues to see giraffes on the Serengeti, however to see them standing on the seashore with water reflecting their lengthy  necks is mesmerizing. We counted 18 giraffes standing like statues on the shores of Lake Manyara; an alkaline lake identified for its flamingoes and baboon inhabitants.

11. Lion chasing Lioness

africa animals lion chasing lioness

Brother lion quantity three received into the motion on the Serengeti as this lioness tried to guard her cubs from a herd of elephants. As she tried to attract the elephants away from her cubs, she additionally needed to fend off the male lions making an attempt to mate together with her. It is not a straightforward life for the women of the Serengeti.

12. The Yawning hippo

africa safari animals hippos in water

Hippos are fairly boring to look at. More often than not they lay in swimming pools of water with solely their nostrils and ears protruding. All of them pack collectively defending each other from the solar as they keep lined in mud. However each as soon as in awhile a hippo yawns and it is probably the most thrilling second of the day!

13. Necking Giraffes

africa safari animals giraffes

Watching giraffes intertwine their lengthy necks whereas swaying backwards and forwards is like watching a ballet. They swing backward and forward in excellent unison coming collectively for a number of moments earlier than starting the dance once more. The actions mesmerizes you right into a trance as you watch the second unfold..

14. Lioness together with her kill

lioness with kill in tanzania

Watching this feminine lion carry her current kill alongside the African savanna confirmed simply how harsh situations are for animals. She might have caught dinner however getting it again to her cubs took a number of laborious work. She walked for a couple of minutes after which dropped the gazelle taking heavy breathes as she caught her breath. All of the whereas she needed to preserve a watch out for different predators that would problem her to take her kill.

At one level she noticed a lone gazelle and dropped her kill to attempt for an additional. It managed to outrun her, however she exerted a number of power. I ponder how she would have carried two kills at a time?

15. Elephant on the best way to the watering gap

elephant with tree on african savanna

The right African safari scene. That is what I consider after I dream of Africa.

16. Cheetah cub

cheetah in long grass african savanna

When visiting the Masai Mara in Kenya, we solely noticed one cheetah our complete safari. Whereas on safari in Tanzania, we noticed a half a dozen cheetahs together with mothers, cubs and this adolescent.

17. Male lion within the Ngorogoro crater

tanzania safari animals lion in ngorongoro crater

We did not anticipate to see male lions on the Ngorongoro Crater however certain sufficient, after spending time watching the wildebeest and zebras, we got here throughout two male lions strolling steadily to search out some shade. We adopted them for a bit earlier than they modified course in direction of a really large and shady baobab tree.

18. Lake Manyara with Flamingoes

pelicans of lake manyara

That is what Lake Manyara is legendary for. Right here you will note not solely flamingoes, however storks, cranes, pelicans and eagles all flying and floating on an unimaginable lake surrounded by rolling hills.

19. Morning gentle on a Hyena

hyena on the seregeti in long grass

The poor hyena is not probably the most well-known of African safari animals, however seeing one is fairly uncommon. I believe they’re cute and simply because they’re scavengers does not imply they don’t seem to be fierce. When biking Africa we regularly had hyenas circling our camp. We did not stray too removed from our circle at evening with these guys hanging round.

20. Bull elephant proper earlier than a faux cost

elephant africa animals

Whereas watching a bull elephant from the protection of our truck, he immediately took discover of us and charged. Elephants are probably the most unpredictable when on safari in our opinion. They appear so relaxed and zen however one false transfer they usually cost. It was a quiet second, however the truck subsequent to us immediately laughed loudly. This man did not like that in any respect and charged at our truck. Fortunately it was only a warning.

21. Staring into the breeze

lion in the sun and grass of serengeti

One thing tells me this lion smells tonight’s dinner.

22. An elephant procession

elephant procession in black and white

Whereas on safari in  Tarangire Nationwide Park, all of the wildlife appeared to be strolling to 1 place. Processions of elephants, zebras, and impalas all strolling in lengthy strains in direction of the watering gap. The good factor about our Go Forward safari is that we had lunch overlooking stated watering gap and continued to view the wildlife cross the river and splash within the water.

23. Flamingos flying

flamingos flying over lake manyara tanzania safari

We have been actually excited in regards to the flamingos of Lake Manyara.

24. Vibrant birds of Africa

lilac breasted roller

Dave and I are usually not into hen watching, however our safari mates in our truck have been very large birder. Their pleasure over birds was contagious and by the tip of the journey, I began to know the names of the birds of Africa like this vibrant cutie the Lilac Breasted Curler.

25. Zebras on the savannah

zebras common africa animals on safari

There are a number of zebras in Tanzania. Whenever you see them up shut, they appear as if they have been painted with thick chalky make-up. I began to actually fall in love with the zebras of Africa and should you look intently, you may see somewhat hen on this foal’s again.

26. Leopard climbing up a tree

african animals on safari leopard climbing tree

Keep in mind the leopard leaping above. Nicely, right here it’s climbing. Is not that cool!

27. Lion and Elephant combating for area

lion and elephant in tanzania

All of us thought that lions are the kings of Africa, but when elephants are mad at you, you are in hassle irrespective of who you might be. This lion and his brothers have been means too near a herd of elephants and their calves. The elephants have been having no a part of that and a bunch of huge males break up off to chase the lions away.

28. A late night yawn

female lion yawning

The solar was setting and this lion knew it. Virtually time for a nap and time for us to go again to the lodge.

29. A chillin’ baboon

baboon sitting on termite mound

Sitting atop this termite mount, a baboon seems like royalty. A gaggle of elephants had simply left the realm and this baboon wasted no time leaping on high this mound after they left. You may inform that he was itching to get his spot again.

30. Lions napping in a tree

lions sleeping in tree

I’ve all the time wished to see lions sleeping in bushes. It was a primary for us on our Tanzania safari. Lake Manyara claims to be well-known for sleeping lions, however we noticed lions sleeping in bushes within the Ngorongoro Crater and right here at Tarangire Nationwide Park. Aren’t they lovely?

31. Shut up of a Giraffe

giraffe head shot

Giraffes have a wierd mixture of being lovely and dopy trying on the similar time. This captures the great thing about the giraffe.

32. Flamingo reflections

flamingo reflection africa

Did we let you know we have been excited in regards to the flamingoes of Lake Manyara?

33. A lioness and her cubs

african safari animals lioness and cubs

Being on an African safari in August allows you to see all of the cubs at their cutest. It appeared that each flip within the Serengiti discovered us at one other squad of cubs with mom.

34. Conserving watch earlier than the hunt

african safari animals cheetah pose

The cheetah and her cub eye a pack of gazelles. Will they get a kill on the second attempt? I certain hope so. Mother has a number of persistence, so I believe she’ll educate this little fellow tips on how to hunt very quickly.

Africa is near our hearts and we have been so excited to lastly go on Safari in Tanzania. We have been lucky sufficient to safari in Kenya, South Africa and Botswana. I can’t inform a lie, Tanzania was the perfect of all of them. If you wish to see a number of African safari animals, that is the place to be!

Our journey to Tanzania was in partnership with Go Forward Excursions. Try their web site to e-book your individual Tanzania safari with a Kenya extension. The Kenya extension ensures rhino sightings. It was the one large 5 animal we did not see in Tanzania. However a scorching tip from us – should you do the Kenya extension, you go to Lake Nakuru and it is identified for it is white and black rhinos which were launched to the park to assist carry again the inhabitants.

Learn Extra:

On Safari in Tanzania

The Maasai Tribe Go to – What it is Actually Like

Kenya Safari – The Masai Mara Expertise

What to Put on on Safari