About African Safari
Staff of the Myrtle Beach Safari have been traveling to Africa for decades. We conduct wildlife conservation work and we travel to see the wild species we work with in their natural habitats. Almost 20 years ago, some of our guests asked how they could join us as we traveled abroad. We created Doc Antle’s African Safari to satisfy the desire of our U.S. guests to experience what we experience.
Since the late 1990’s, we have been taking guests on the African safari of a lifetime. Showing people animals up-close, in their natural environment provides a life-changing experience you will never forget.
A primary goal with T.I.G.E.R.S., and our non-profit conservation organization, Rare Species Fund, is to educate the public about wildlife and use the funding derived from our endeavors to help save that wildlife. This safari fits directly into that plan. You will gain valuable insight into the wildlife you will see as you are joined on safari by one of the wildlife experts from the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from this trip go directly to various conservation projects within southern Africa, including anti-poaching patrols, habitat restoration and helping to offset the carbon footprint of your safari.
Go on Safari, Send a Child to School
T.I.G.E.R.S. also feels a personal responsibility to better the people and community we so regularly visit. Most of the staff at the camp come from the local Shangan tribe. As with much of Africa, the locals often lack what we so often take for granted, prominent among which is education. For each participant in the T.I.G.E.R.S. African Safari 2016, we will be sponsoring one local child to attend school for a year. The funding will ensure the child has all the supplies needed for class, plus a healthy lunch. Without our support, this would not be possible for many families. During the T.I.G.E.R.S. African Safari 2018, not only will enjoy the hospitality of the local tribes-people, you will be directly supporting their families and community.
One thing that makes our safari so special is the absolute volume and variety of wild animal species we will encounter. Most people who visit Africa often miss out on seeing leopards. We will be visiting the location with the highest density of leopards on the planet. It is not uncommon to see 6-10 different leopards during our visit.
For many people, a goal while on safari is to see the "Big-5" (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo). We have yet to have a trip where we have not seen all of these species and from very close range. It is not uncommon for us to see the "Big-5" in a single day. In addition to these famous animals we are also likely to see giraffes, hippos, impala, wildebeest, zebra, mongooses, vervet monkeys, baboons, kudu, nyala, hyena, jackals, klipspringers, crocodiles, monitor lizards, chameleons, genets, and bush-babies, to name a few. There is also the possibility of seeing cheetahs and a pack of very rare wild dogs.
For the bird lovers, you will find eagles, vultures, hornbills, storks, owls, kites, night-jars, spoon-bills, Egyptian geese, knob-bill ducks, herons, kingfishers, bee-eaters, hammerkops, weavers, and Africa’s most photographed bird, the lilac-breasted roller.