Africa's rare five

 

You've no doubt heard of the Big Five in African wildlife sightings. Everyone wants a photo of them. But did you know there is a 'rare five' too?

Insider’s Africa: Meerkats, Gorillas, and Africa’s ‘Rare 5’ is a tour aimed at allowing keen wildlife-lovers and photographers a unique opportunity. 

It's a combination of South Africa’s virtually unknown “Green Kalahari” with Uganda’s most in-depth gorilla trek.  The trip starts south of the better-known Kalahari Desert. This savannah receives more rain than the northern desert and is home to thriving protected populations of adorable meerkats, rare rhinos, cheetah and black-maned lions (Africa’s largest).

But the region is even more prized for opportunities to see rare pangolin (scaly anteater), aardvark and aardwolf, which are normally nocturnal but forage during the day here from May to September, making it the best place in Africa to see them.  

The trip then continues in Uganda with researcher-led safaris for chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions, the “Big 5”, and a full day gorilla trek featuring four hours with the gorillas – the most time of any tour operator. (Standard permits are limited to one hour.) The trip is capped off with a visit to see the stunning Kob antelope’s intricate courtship and mating rituals, and a colony of adorable banded mongoose, cousins of the meerkats. 

This is the ideal second safari to Africa for travelers who have already seen the “Big 5”, an incredibly unusual combination of truly once-in-a-lifetime safaris that feature scientific researcher-led up-close wildlife interactions.  

Find out more...

 
 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Related Articles

231_15676799571_5105_n

 

 

Www.Foodandtravel.Com.Au - Australia

Best Food Travel Website 2021

 


foodandtravel.com.au has been awarded

Best Antipodean Culinary Travel Expert, 2019

by the prestigious UK-based magazine...

 

 

 

A fantastic 'botanical' winery in NSW that you should not miss seeing.

See all about if HERE–>

 


 

It's worth taking a driving trip through country South Australia...

...winelands, long views, great seafood and more.

Find it HERE>>>

 


 

Where has WA's Great Southern and all the (wild)flowers gone?

You'll find them now permanently HERE...

 


 

If you are wondering where the GREAT IDEAS for Virtual Travel have gone to....

...they are HERE>>>

 


 

Missed seeing Esperance Western Australia ~ and Skylab?

HERE it is....

 


 

Georgia offers another world outside the capital...

Find out about it HERE>>>

 


 

World city options - take note....

...for when you travel again!

 


 

LISTEN TO SALLY'S PODCASTS...

...from all around the world

Tune in and hear her talks on     

Radio 2GB 873AM....

 

 


 

Jigsaws and fishy things...

...Nova Scotia has this and so much more.

 


 

History and beauty with a dash of fun...

...and that's just the beginning of Armenia!

 


 

Zany Zadar & Croatia's north

Crazy and beautiful, a place everyone should visit.

Read more...

 


 

Lovely Lisbon ~ and beyond. Sardines and secrets!

Find out much more here.... 

 


 

Where did cool Colombo go?

It's here!

 


 

Two virtual visits to Ontario

here....

AND

.....here!

 


 

Where is Tbilisi? 

Once you discover its beauty and history, you will be making plans to visit as soon as you can.

Read more....

 


 

Madrid the marvelous - so much to see in Spain's capital.

See it all here....

 


 

If you missed reading about Thailand's organic produce....

Here is the new link....

 


 

Colour comes to Green Summer

See what is happening in Australia's northernmost city this summer....

 


 

Here's something fun to check out!

The world's most popular surnames ....

...by country

 


 

~ Northern Spain ~

mountains and miracles - and much more!

After this journey, many people will never see the world the same way again.

 

Find out why....

 


 

Visit the beautiful heart of

Portugal....

Gondolas, cathedrals, cakes and a palace thrown in for good measure.

See for yourself!

 


 

And how about these vineyards in Georgia?

See other gardens in strange locations here....

 


 

Now this IS unusual! The Golden Bridge near Da Nang in Vietnam

(Photo: psyajh1004)

+++
See  more on this video....

 


 

Australia, the land of long straight roads.

Cross the country with us and see some more of them...

 


 

Make your own food and travel videos? YES YOU CAN!

Gordon Hammond gives some insider tips.....

 


 

Travelling to Sydney? The northern beaches are spectacular.

See what we mean...

 


 

For an exotic travel experience, go glamping in the desert.

Where do you think this is?

 


 

Hungary has something for every traveller.

Especially those who love good food...