10 Great Safari Podcasts
Grab your headphones and tune in
From knowing what to pack in your safari bag to finding the best guides, if one thing’s for sure, there’s always a lot to learn when it comes to African travel.
With so much info (and noise!) online, it can be tough to stay tuned into the latest updates and trends, which is exactly why podcasts prove so useful. With the hands-free help of a great safari podcast, you’ll get the inside scoop on what’s new and important – be it a bucket-list camp or where to spot wild dogs.
Since we love safari podcasts here at ATC, we’ve already discovered a few of the best ones, so all you have to do is subscribe.
This podcast highlights inspiring stories across the African continent that often slip under the radar. In each episode, three passionate hosts, James, Stuart, and Julia (who have been friends since high school), cover everything from travel tips to conservation initiatives, women empowerment, and more. Each episode proves an easy listen and is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
Hosted by Matt Blair, a conservation videographer, this African travel podcast connects listeners with leaders, pioneers, and experts working behind the scenes to drive wildlife protection and the preservation of local traditions and cultures. Guests vary from field rangers to researchers, custodians and philanthropists, with topics touching on current events, and the challenges and successes that go hand in hand with conservation.
If you’re nuts about wildlife (like we are!), you’ll love this 5-star rated animal podcast which boasts over 1,000,000 downloads. As the name suggests, All Creatures covers a new animal species each week, describing its natural history, physiology, behavior, mating strategies, and more. The hosts, Chris and Angie, also interview conservation experts from around the globe who share incredible anecdotes about how they’re fighting to protect some of the world’s most endangered creatures.
The Green Piece features a range of relaxed campfire-style conversations with guests from the international sustainable travel scene: philanthropists, conservationists, lodge managers, and safari guides. This independent podcast is hosted by Warren Green, who holds extensive experience in both conservation and the global tourism industry. Not one you’ll want to miss!
Safari Stories: Trunks & Tracks provides a platform for co-founders Jomi Krobb and Hadley Pierce to share their first-hand account of what it’s really like working as safari guides. This African travel podcast provides an easy listen with short episodes guaranteed to make you tear up with laughter and fall even deeper in love with Africa.
The Amatur Traveler, a blog and podcast platform, is owned by Chris Christensen, a blogger, podcaster, and travel journalist. His online travel show features numerous countries across Africa and the world, with a strong focus on off-the-beaten-track destinations that most guidebooks won’t tell you about. His own adventures are a delight to listen to – be sure to tune into his episodes focusing on Zambia, Mozambique, Namibia, Cape Town, and Ethiopia.
This eye-opening podcast features leading conservationists who detail the highs and lows of protecting Africa’s most endangered animals. Topics range from the rhino poaching crisis to those working to protect pangolins, elephants, turtles, African penguins, and mountain gorillas. This podcast is for you if you’ve always wanted a raw and authentic behind-the-scenes perspective on African conservation efforts.
The Life on Safari podcast will instantly transport you from your doorstep into the wilds of Africa. Each episode features a range of safari guides and conservationists who share personal anecdotes about their life on safari 24/7. Their stories are humorous and heartfelt, capturing all the highs and lows of their experiences in some of the most remote corners of the continent.
Travel across Botswana from the comfort of your own home. Beautiful Botswana is one of our favorite African Travel Podcasts showcasing the best that this safari superpower has to offer. Guests range from tourism professionals to safari legends who willingly share personal recommendations and helpful travel tips regarding Botswana.
If you’re on the hunt for an African travel podcast that goes beyond safaris, this is it. Each episode is curated to inspire you to dig a little deeper into understanding Africa’s rich culture and heritage as well as its geographical wonders. Travel 2 Unseen Africa is hosted by a group of young American professionals of African descent and offers a fresh take on your more typical African travel podcast topics.
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