Safari Wildlife Viewing Advice – The Big Cats

One of most common questions we receive from guests planning african safari tours is how to design the most optimal trip to maximize encounters with Africa’s most sough after carnivores including lions, leopards and cheetahs. These three elusive predators are usually at the top everyone’s must see african safari list and our guides relentlessly pursue them ensuring satisfied clients. Thankfully, the Serengeti National Park offers some of best opportunities to see the big cats but also a reasonably high change to see them in action. Our advice is two fold. First, we recommend to base yourself in the Central Serengeti for two nights minimum as this area is known as the predator capital of Africa for good reason. Tourists, field biologists and film makes travel here in droves ever year to watch, study and film these majestic animals. Second, the best time on any african safari to watch predators in right after sunrise between 6.00 am and 8.00 am. Studies from South Africa to Kenya and Tanzania have demonstrated time and time again that predators have activity peaks in these early morning hours.

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