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East African Wildlife (What To Look Out For On Safari)

The Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya invoke images of the vast African savannah with some of the best wildlife viewings in the world.

These photos of East African wildlife from over 30 safaris in the region will show what you can see there.


East African Wildlife

Chimpanzee in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania.

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Rhino in Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya.

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Lions in the Masai Mara Nature Reserve in Kenya.

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Cheetah family in the Masia Mara Nature Reserve.

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Elephants in the Masai Mara Nature Reserve.

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Giraffes in the Masai Mara.

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Baboon family in Lake Nakuru National Park.

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Flamingoes in Lake Nakuru.

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Lion in the Masai Mara.

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Zebra in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.

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Leopard in the Serengeti in Tanzania.

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Elephants in Tarangire National Park.

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Rhinos in Lake Nakuru National Park. It has the highest density of Rhinos in Kenya.

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Giraffes.

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Lion in Ngorongoro Nature Reserve in Tanzania. It has the highest concentration of lions in Africa.

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Hippo in Lake Naivasha in Kenya.

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My favourite guidebook for East African wildlife where I learned a lot about the animals (affiliate link, opens in Amazon.com): 

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Leopard in the Serengeti.

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Lions are the easiest cat predators to see in East African wildlife.

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Springbok lock horns.

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Wildebeest herd in Ngorongoro crater.

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Wildebeests bathing.

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Pelican in Lake Naivasha.

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Giraffes, along with elephants are easy to spot!

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Cheetah shows its teeth.

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Female lion.

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Springboks.

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Hippo shows its teeth.

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Crocodile.

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Bird.

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Hyenas.

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Wild pigs.

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Leopard in tree.

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Lioness.

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Wildebeest and zebras.

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Springboks.

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Flamingoes on Ngorongoro crater lake.

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Wildebeest.

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Vulture.

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Mouse deer.

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Cheetah.

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Hippos bathing.

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Lioness ready for the hunt.

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Two leopards rest in a tree.

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Zebras crossing…

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Elephant at sunset in Tarangire.

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Zebras and wildebeest mingle with each other in the Masai Mara.

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Part of the wildebeest migration.

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East Africa

For more safari information for East Africa check out my long and detailed post about the best safaris in East Africa.

And for some serious in-depth information on East African wildlife check out the Bradt guide to East African Wildlife.

I recommend using SafetyWing Travel Insurance for your trip, just in case, it’s best to be prepared.

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6 thoughts on “East African Wildlife (What To Look Out For On Safari)”

  1. These photos are absolutely amazing! We’re heading down to Africa at the end of this month, so this post just added an entire level of excitement to our upcoming adventure. We’re starting with Masai Mara. I think if we even see half the animal scenes you were fortunate enough to capture in these photos, we’ll be super stoked! Love the leopard pic with its mouth open. Can’t tell if it’s yawning, roaring, or laughing!

  2. Nice one! I always get excited for others heading to Africa as not enough travellers go there IMO. Seeing the wildlife is unforgettable, but being wildlife they are unpredictable so you get what you get 😉 Safe travels and I will be keeping an eye out for your Africa posts. Happy for you 🙂

  3. Absolutely stunning photos. We have done a South African safari at Kruger and your photos make me want more. Africa is incredible.

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