20 Photos inside Safari, South Africa
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20 Photos inside Safari, South Africa

We’ve recently made one of our dreams come true: travelling to African continents and seeing the wild inside the Safari of South Africa. And I couldn’t be more bewildered how truly magnificent the wild animals are. Here are my top 20 photos inside Safari. The beautiful wilds from Addo National Elephant Park and Kruger National Park

Ultimately, Safari is an expedition to observe or hunt animals in their natural habitat, especially in the African Continents. Safari, everyone’s dreams.

20 Photos inside Safari, South Africa

The Lion King and its Queen

Inside Safari, the game to search for the Lion is tremendously difficult; for one, it’s because they’re only a few of them, and most of the time, they’re napping behind the bush or fern. Thus, one must wait patiently and be vigilant. Consequently, this photo surely is one of our top photos as this was a rare scene of the Lions.

The Lion King and its Queen * 20 Photos inside Safari, South Africa

A ready pose, not so tiny African elephant.

Contrary to Lion’s elements, African Elephants are very easy to spot. Aside from their huge in size, they’re also big in numbers. And the good deal is, they’re everywhere inside Safari, sometimes, in herds.

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Stripe is the all-time favorite pattern

Zebras are the first wild animals we spotted, by the way, once we entered Addo Elephant National Park. They seem to be gentle and constantly next to each other.


The Leopard

A kind and generous Safari searcher willingly hinted that there was a leopard around 1.7km away from us. We rushed to see where it was. Luckily, there was not a big crowd yet when we arrived, spotted the leopard right away, while it got up just when we got there.

A Southern Ground Hornbill

A Southern Ground Hornbill transporting a snail through his mouth for a meal. They’re exceptionally rare to find in the Safari; they only have a specific area where they roam around.

A Spotted Hyena

If you’ve watched The Lion King movies, they’re one of the villains. They candidly are. Hence, we watched them try to invade the Lions’ premises during the Safari adventure, yet they couldn’t win over. Once they catch sight of the Lion King himself, even though there were four of them during that time, they indeed fearfully stepped back. What a scene.

The Spotted Hyena

Inside Safari is immensely magical, although I only put 20, there’s tons more

A Nyala

Nyala is a spiral-horned and middle-sized antelope between a bushbuck and a kudu. Just when we were passing by when a Nyala was jumping off across the street.

A Nyala


Warthogs are also one of the most famous characters of The Lion King. Pumba is the character of this film. And he’s incredibly famous for Hakuna-Matata, a Swahili language phrase from Tanzania, meaning “no trouble” or “no problems at Addo Elephant National park; they’re pretty much throughout the land.



The ostrich is the largest and heaviest living bird, and although they cannot fly like most birds, they can run as fast as 70km per hour. They are also once called a camel due to their long legs. They seem to be cute running around and walking big steps around Safari park, but they can also be dangerous.



All around South Africa, it is highly prohibited to feed a Baboon. Any human lawbreakers will have a penalty or prosecuted. The same goes for the Safari park. They roam freely with their youngs.


And another Baboon

It isn’t astonishing seeing Baboons inside the Safari Park. However, like the other animals, they possess their own territory, and if you’ve passed through, it’s like getting a front-row seat at a film set of Planet of the Apes.

The Blue Wildebeest

It doesn’t seem to be blue, aye. Like literally, At first glimpse, it resembles a wild Buffalo, a skinnier version, though. Wildebeest (also called a gnu) is a member of the antelope family.

The Blue Wildebeest

Cape Buffalo

In terms of strength and dangerousness, the Cape Buffalo is one of the big five in the Safari Parks. The term big five refers to the most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. Thus, Cape Buffalo is large and powerful.

Cape Buffalo


20 Photos inside Safari, South Africa

Getting up close to the fascinating wilds made my heart flutter

Greater Kudu

One must believe that a greater Kudu feature must somehow inspire by the movie, Maleficient by Angelina Jolie. Its tantalizing horns are perfectly magical, as one of the spectral characters in animation or some sort. They are true, one of the wildest out of the ordinary to search for inside Safari.

How picturesque is this

Greater Kudu


Impalas are medium size Antelope, a feast and consistently on a menu of predators in the wild. They are gathered in large herds around the Safari park, especially after the wet season when hunting for foods is bountiful. Not to mention, they provide one of the ultimate meat for Biltong, a South African way of drying meat and curing meat.

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The three White-Backed Vultures

With a slight silhouette captured, these White-backed Vultures are just hanging around on a dead tree. We took this photo when we’re about to finalize our day trip adventure in the Safari Park.

The three White-Backed Vultures

The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus is all day long in the waters. They spend at least 16 hours a day soaking their huge bodies submerging in the Safari Park rivers. This is part of their nature. Thus, it’s hardly ever to take a snap of them—only a small portion of their entire huge body.

The Hippopotamus * 20 Photos inside Safari, South Africa

A Tortoise

Inside the Safari Park, even the slowest has the right of way. This mini tortoise is heading off to the bush at a leisurely pace; thus, we must cooperate to ensure we won’t smash hit with our running vehicle.

A Tortoise * 20 Photos inside Safari, South Africa

On a personal note

The experience inside Safari was absolutely breathtaking, though I wish I could put more than 20 photos. Nevertheless, I enjoyed every bit of it. The animals are nothing short of majestic.

Above all, it’s good to know that there are, of course, certain general rules to follow when visiting a Safari, always and always stay in your vehicles. Whether a self-drive or a Safari jeep, unless advised otherwise.

Have you been to any Safari inside National Parks? What’s your most favorite animal?

Born, raised, and forever loyal to the Philippines. Catherine is a teacher and a BA in Mass Communication graduate who loves anything child-friendly. She loves writing in her diary every day and is in love with beaches, books, Safari, and Tokyo. Her ultimate dream destinations are Madagascar, Mongolia, and Hawaii. Check out her van camping adventures in Europe at vancampingguide.com.


  • Jennifer Morrow

    A safari is such a better experience than any visit to a caged zoo! This looks like an incredible experience with a wide variety of animals in their natural environment. I definitely want to do a safari like this!!

  • Daniels Beitss

    I really do love your photography and reading your pieces on the animals. I haven’t experienced a safari yet but would rather do this than go to a zoo. Now I got two (very young) daughters, I am going to leave this for a couple of years when they get a bit older and hopefully we be seeing and educating them on a trip to Africa. Still haven’t decided which safari to go on but South Africa looks like a great destination to hit up for this.

  • Debra Schroeder

    A safari has been on my bucket list since forever. You got to see so many animals. I’ve heard of Kruger National Park but not Addo, will add it to my list.

  • Ma. Clarice Lao

    Totally agree with you. Safari is also one of our dream vacation. My husband and I are fascinated with animals and having the opportunity to be near them is would just be amazing. Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip and photos. They’re really nice.

  • Mike Howard

    Man you got SOOOOO many awesome shots. We went on safari in Africa, and I can say getting those shots is not easy like in a zoo. You have to be patient, and have a great guide, and a steady hand. LOVED that shot of the Leopard….he is just so majestic.

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