110+ Memorable Safari Quotes & Captions + Sharable Images

As a travel blogger and world explorer, I’m always up for adventures, and one of my favorite ways to enjoy nature is through safaris. If you are looking for the best Safari quotes for Instagram, or perhaps inspirational safari captions for your next social media post, then you are in the right place! To help you get ready for an epic African safari I gathered these 110+ safari quotes and captions.

There are so many African countries to travel to, national parks to explore, animals to see, safari lodges to enjoy, and a variety of unique activities. From taking an amazing hidden gem safari in Botswana, doing a self-safari in Namibia, and exploring the best of South Africa, the chance to enjoy animals in their natural habitat is one of the most exhilarating things we can do!

So if you are looking for the best safari quotes, inspirational safari captions, jungle safari quotes, or perhaps some catchy safari quotes… I’ve got your back! With these safari captions and quotes, your social media posts will be adventurous and unique.

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The elephant herd at Chobe National Park in Botswana

Best Safari Quotes

1. “If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari once again.” – Karen Blixen

2. “Nothing but breathing the air of safari, and actually walking through it, can communicate the indescribable sensations.”

3. “To witness that calm rhythm of life revives our worn souls and recaptures a feeling of belonging to the natural world. No one can return from the Serengeti unchanged, tawny lions will forever prowl our memory and great herds throng our imagination.” – George Schaller

4. “One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” – Edith Wharton

5. “Looking at the eye of a free animal during a safari, fulfills my soul of peace and happiness.”

Paula Pins the Planet

6. “If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.” – John Hemingway

7. “Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all.” – Brian Jackman

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Lioness with her cubs at Savuti National Park

8. “The eye never forgets what the heart has seen.” – African Proverb

9. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

10. “He could tell by the way the animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to.” – Laura Adams Armer

11. . “The love of all living creatures is the noblest attribute of man.” – Charles Darwin

12. “There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne — bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.” – Karen Blixen

13. “The journey matters, not the arrival.” – T.S. Eliot

14. “The lion does not need the whole world to fear him, only those nearest where he roams.” – A. J. Darkholme

15. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

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16. “People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.” – David Attenborough

17. “In the jungle, the mighty jungle. The lion sleeps tonight.” – Solomon Lina

18. “Traveling – It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

19. “There is a language going on out there – the language of the wild. Roars, snorts, trumpets, squeals, whoops and chirps have meaning derived over eons of expression…we have yet to become fluent in the language – and music – of the wild.” – Boyd Norton

20. “Here I am where I belong” – Karen Blixen

21. “You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”

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22. “Safaris are the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

23. “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.” – Ernest Hemmingway

24. “Few can sojourn long within the unspoiled wilderness of a game sanctuary, surrounded on all sides by its confiding animals, without absorbing its atmosphere; the Spirit of the Wild is quick to assert supremacy, and no man of any sensibility can resist her.” – James Stevenson-Hamilton

25. “Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance” – The Lion King

26. “The most beautiful safari is, of course, the safari itself.”

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Safari in Botswana

27. “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Mary Ritter Beard

28. “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been on a safari– for he has so much to look forward to.”

29. “All I wanted to do was get back to Africa. We had not left it, yet, but when I would wake in the night I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.” – Ernest Hemingway

30. “Nature is the closest place to heaven on Earth.”

31. “Wilderness gave us knowledge. Wilderness made us human. We came from here. Perhaps that is why so many of us feel a strong bond to this land called Serengeti; it is the land of our youth.” – Boyd Norton

32. “People don’t take safaris, safaris take people.”

33. “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb

34. “Taking a walk on the wild side.”

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Safari at Savuti

35. “For anyone who feels they are overwhelmed by their job, or maybe they take their job too seriously or are working too hard, I say go on a safari, particularly the Okavango Delta, and just be humbled.” – Jill Scott

36. “Welcome to the animal Kingdom.”


37. “Adventure is out there.”

38. “Live life without excuses, go on safaris without regret.”

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38. “And then there’s the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the gamble that you can buy the freedom to do it later.” – Randy Komisar

39. “People tend to look at dating sort of like a safari – like they’re trying to land the trophy.”

Henry Cloud

40. “Behold the zebra on the plains, and shudder at his mighty manes!” – Ogden Nash

41. “You cannot leave Africa, Africa said. It is always with you, there inside your head. Our rivers run in currents in the swirl of your thumbprints; our drumbeats counting out your pulse; our coastline the silhouette of your soul.” – Bridget Dore

42. “Why is it you can never hope to describe the emotion Africa creates? You are lifted. Out of whatever pit, unbound from whatever tie, released from whatever fear. You are lifted and you see it all from above.” – Francesca Marciano

43. “In the end, we only regret the safaris we didn’t go on.”

44. “Africa has her mysteries, and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wise man respects them.”

Miriam Makeba

45. “A charging black rhinoceros is nothing to mess with. When it is headed straight toward you, it is the ultimate exercise in sphincter control. In my case, it was a strange bit of weather that caused one to charge me.” – Boyd Norton

46. “Africa has her mysteries and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wise man respects them.” – Miriam Makeba

47. “Why is it you can never hope to describe the emotion Africa creates? You are lifted. Out of whatever pit, unbound from whatever tie, released from whatever fear. You are lifted and you see it all from above.” – Francesca Marcian

48. “I need Africa to remind me that beauty has many faces and that giving has many hands.” – Annie Downs

49. “Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.” – W. C. Fields

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50. “There is always something new out of Africa.” – Pliny the Elder

51. “The biggest lesson from Africa was that life’s joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time.” – Andrew Shue

52. “Where the wild things are.”

53. “Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do.”

54. “I believe that no one could perceive where the vast body of water went; it seemed to lose itself in the earth, the opposite lip of the fissure into which it disappeared being only 80 feet distant.” – David Livingstone

55. “It was the wildest, untouched Africa, and it was magic.”

56. “Tourists who go to Africa have more of a traditional experience than Africans do. A tourist goes on safari; Africans don’t.”

Paul Theroux

57. “I’m wild about this safari.”

58. “We are all children of Africa, and none of us is better or more important than the other. This is what Africa could say to the world: it could remind it what it is to be human.” – Alexander Mccall Smith

59. “Chasing Another day, another grand adventure.”

60. “Explore with an open mind and wide-open eyes.”

61. “What I was really overwhelmed with by Africa was its tremendous natural beauty; I got to go to some pretty amazing places. Every other weekend we got a day or two off and go on a safari or the natural wonders of Africa and if anyone gets the opportunity to go there, it’s something you have to do in your lifetime.” – Edward Zwick

62. “Every mountain high, every valley low.”

63. “You either get the point of Africa or you don’t. What draws me back year after year is that it’s like seeing the world with the lid off.” – A.A. Gill

64. “Africa – You can see a sunset and believe you have witnessed the Hand of God. You watch the slope lope of a lioness and forget to breathe. You marvel at the tripod of a giraffe bent to water. In Africa, there are iridescent blues on the wings of birds that you do not see anywhere else in nature. In Africa, in the midday heart, you can see blisters in the atmosphere. When you are in Africa, you feel primordial, rocked in the cradle of the world.” – Jodi Picoult’

65. “I grew up in Rhodesia on my father’s ranch and every year he used to take us on safari in some remote area of the wilderness.”

Wilbur Smith

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66. “At the top of the mountain we are all snow leopards.” – Hunter S. Thompson

67. “Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.”

68. “You go away for a long time and return a different person – you never come all the way back.”

Paul Theroux

69. “Going on safaris leaves you speechless and turns you into a storyteller.”

70. “Africa had a way of coming back and simply covering everything up again.” – Alexander Mccall Smith

71. “A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.” – George R. R. Martin

72. “World, we need to know each other better.”

73. “Traveling is not always pretty. It’s not always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But it’s alright. The journey changes you; should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your conscience, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hope you leave something good behind.” –  Anthony Bourdain

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Chobe National Park is the elephant paradise

74. “In Africa you have space…there is a profound sense of space here, space and sky.” – Thabo Mbeki

75. “There is always something new out of Africa.” – Pliny the Elder

76. “Going wild.”

77. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”

78. “Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.”

79. “How nice it would be, I thought, if someone reading the narrative of my African trip felt the same, that it was the next best thing to being there.” – Paul Theroux

80. “Exploration and adventure are my two favorite words.”

81. “If I’ve ever seen magic it’s been in Africa.”

John Hemingway

82. “We’re going on an adventure!”

83. “Lions make leopards time.” – William Shakespeare

84. “Safari mode.”


Jungle Safari Quotes

85. “Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” – Zimbabwean proverb

86. They say an elephant never forgets. What they don’t tell you is, you never forget an elephant.” – Bill Murray

87. “He who mounts a wild elephant goes where the elephant goes.” – Randolph Bourne

88. “For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for the profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly the ‘Pearl of Africa’.” – Winston Churchill

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Absolutely gorgeous mom and baby elephant into the wild

89. “The leopard does not change his spots.” – King James Bible

90. “Even a hare, the weakest of animals, may insult a dead lion.” – AESOP

91. “The continent is too large to describe. It is a veritable ocean, a separate planet, a varied, immensely rich cosmos. Only with the greatest simplification, for the sake of convenience, can we say ‘Africa’. In reality, except as a geographical appellation, Africa does not exist.”

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92. “I went to South Africa on safari and came eye to eye with a beautiful leopard. We were so close; I was staring at him for a long time and I felt a recognition with my own nature.” – Bai Ling

93. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

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Self-drive safari at Okavango Delta

94. “Leave the comfort zone and be found in the wild.” – Suchismita Pal

95. “Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself.” – African proverb

96. “All monkeys cannot hang on the same branch.” – Kenyan Proverb

97. “I went to South Africa on safari and came eye to eye with a beautiful leopard. We were so close; I was staring at him for a long time and I felt a recognition of my own nature.” – Bai Ling

98. “The leopard does not change his spots.” – King James Bible

99. “When the baobab tree has fallen, the goats start climbing on it.” – Malian Proverb

100. “And the forest perfume trees and earth. It’s like incense in a shrine. You fall into a state of prayer.” – Keiichi Sigsawa

101. ”All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.” – Marie Curie

102. “They say that somewhere in Africa the elephants have a secret grave where they go to lie down, unburden their wrinkled gray bodies, and soar away, light spirits at the end.”

Robert R. McCammon

103. “Why is it you can never hope to describe the emotion Africa creates? You are lifted. Out of whatever pit, unbound from whatever tie, released from whatever fear. You are lifted and you see it all from above.” – Francesca Marcian

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104. “I bless the rains down in Africa.” – Toto

105. “There is no wifi on safari, but you will find a better connection.”

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106. “Then I realized that safaris are the best way to learn.”

107. “A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.” – George R. R. Martin

108. “The most hazardous part of our expedition to Africa was crossing Piccadilly Circus.” – Joseph Thomson

109. “I hope you have an experience that alters the course of your life because, after Africa, nothing has ever been the same.” – Suzanne Evans

110. “There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending on how far beyond zebra you go.” – Dr. Seuss

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111. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries” – Aldous Huxley

112. “Child of nature.”

113. “Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.”

John Donne

114. “The great, wild somewhere.”

115. “If anyone wants to know what elephants are like, they are like people only more so.” – Pierre Corneille

116. “For as long as I can remember, I have been passionately intrigued by ‘Africa,’ by the word itself, by its flora and fauna, its topographical diversity and grandeur; but above all else, by the sheer variety of the colors of its people, from tan and sepia to jet and ebony.” – Henry Louis Gates

117. “Every time I look at a zebra, I can’t figure out whether it’s black with white stripes or white with black stripes, and that frustrates me.” – Jodi Picoult

118. “If you only visit two continents in your lifetime, visit Africa – twice!” – R. Elliot

119. “Remember that happiness is a way of traveling – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

Best Safari Quotes & Safari Captions Conclusion

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