Favourite African Wildlife Photos of the Week!

Photo of Mourning Elephant in Botswana

Goodbye Old Friend - Photo and caption by John Chaney

This moving photo of an elephant guarding the corpse of one of its companions in Botswana gives me goose flesh! 

Photograph by John Chaney, found on the "Outdoor Scenes" section of the 2012 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Page.

If you'd like to photograph elephants in the wild Safaris to Chobe in Botswana are ideal, as are Etosha Safaris in Namibia and Amboseli Safaris in Kenya.

Image of Lilac Breasted Roller catching a grasshopper in Serengeti

Lilac Breasted Roller in Serengeti by Greg du Toit

Do yourself a favour and take a look at Greg's Photographic Blog. Greg du Toit is also active on Twitter.

To get yourself to the world-famous Serengeti on a budget, see our Budget Serengeti Safaris.

Photo of a Leaping Leopard in Kenya

Leaping Leopard in Samburu, Kenya, by Juan Hernandez

Photograph by Juan Hernandez, found on the Kruger Park Blog, National Geographic – African photo favourites page.

Africa's original wildlife safari destination, Kenya is best-known for its classical Masai Mara Safaris.

Photograph of a Lioness killing a baby Giraffe in Moremi Game Reserve

Lion killing Giraffe in Moremi Botswana by Alwyn Chong

Photograph by Alwyn Chong, found on the "Spontaneous Moments" section of the 2012 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Page.

Moremi is one of Africa's most scenic and diverse wildlife areas. You can explore this prestigious area of the Okavango Delta in Botswana on a wide variety of affordable Moremi Safaris.

Hyena mother and cub photo

Hyena and cub by Dylan Davies

It's easy to love the majestic cats of Africa and their cute little cubs, but liking hyenas is a little tougher. This photo of a hyena mother and cub by Dylan Davies shows the gentle side of these roguish scavengers.

Photo from the Mazda Wildlife Photography collection.

Image of Sitting Rhino in Greater Kruger

Sit Boy Sit Photo of Rhino by Richard Millar

Photo by Richard Millar.

In South Africa, the best safaris for photographing rhinos in the wild are Kruger Park Safaris and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Safaris

Photograph of a young Hornbill

Winning Photo - juvenile Southern Ground Hornbill by Marcelle Robbins

The winning African Wildlife photo for July by Marcelle Robbins. Photograph of a juvenile Southern Ground Hornbill from the Mazda Wildlife Photography website.

Photo of a Running Wildebeest in Serengeti

Running Wildebeest by Will Burrard-Lucas

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Ready to witness the Great Migration? Pick one of our cost-effective Serengeti Safaris or set off on one of our Budget Masai Mara Safaris.

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