Africa is perhaps the first destination one thinks of when considering where to view endangered species in the wild, whether that be on a safari drive or a jungle trek. Abbe Bates explores the opportunities.
The popularity of seeing majestic African lions has been highlighted by the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, currently running until 30th August 2015 at the Natural History Museum and celebrating its 50th year this year.
Western Africa is perhaps less well known than the more famous areas of East and South Africa but there are many hidden gems to explore as a result.
East Africa is renowned for its concentrations of wild animals such as the big five of elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and black rhino, though populations have been declining in recent times, particularly those of the rhino and elephant.