An online marketplace for African safari tours, carried out a study to ascertain the best African safari country in 2017. More than 2,500 reviews by safari tourists and African travel experts were examined, with Tanzania being declared the overall winner. It is Africa's leading country for a safari.

Tanzania also swept away challenges from other sub-Saharan African nations in our original analysis in 2013. It is the second time the country has been awarded's overall winner of best African country for a safari.

Zambia also stood out for its excellence in safaris. It rated the number one country for a bush experience – both experts and safari-goers agreed that there is something special about the bush landscapes in Zambia. The country was very popular with safari-goers, generally, who also rated it the best country for birdlife.

A closer inspection of our review-analysis, reveals: Tanzania was also the best country overall for wildlife, while Namibia and Kenya were the overall winners in the scenic beauty and bird categories respectively.