See more than the “Big Five” on Africa holidays

Those looking for a safari with a difference might enjoy seeing a wide variety of animals in South Africa.

Mark Chipperfield from the Sydney Morning Herald explains he was fortunate enough to see baboons when he enjoyed a holiday in Africa recently.

And the experience was up-close and personal, as the creatures awoke Mr Chipperfield by rattling the windows and front door of his tree house.

The writer reveals there are plenty of other species to be found at the Ulusaba game reserve in South Africa.

His safari guide told the group: "We have plenty of elephants and lions. And hippos. You'll even see leopard here, which is quite rare."

In fact, Mr Chipperfield says within two hours of entering the resort he had already seen all the so-called Big Five animals with relative ease.

Alternatively, Africa holidaymakers might like to look at the Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania, which the Jerusalem Post recently claimed contains one of the largest concentrations of predators in the continent.