If you love animals and exotic landscapes, you may have dreamed of traveling to Africa to go on a Safari in Kenya, Tanzania, or Botswana. Although video games can’t substitute the real thing, they can provide you with an exciting adventure full of great gameplay with life-like graphics. There are several apps, online games, and computer games that can take you to faraway lands from the comfort of your own home. Whether you like puzzle games or want to manage your very own safari park, these games have something for you.
As the popularity of online gaming has increased, a new genre called eSports has emerged, where professional gamers compete for prizes and money. There’s still some debate about which video games genres are eSports, but most agree there must be an element of competition. Although it’s unlikely the games on our list will be classified as eSports anytime soon, they’re still a fun way to keep yourself entertained when you have extra time on your hands. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best safari games you can play on your computer or handheld device.
Safari Park Ranger for PC
Africa is famous for the diverse habitats which span its continent, which is one reason why it’s the place most people think of when they hear the word safari. In this simulation game, you take on the role of warden in one of Africa’s national parks. As warden, you’re responsible for taking care of animals, treating them when they get sick, and ensuring their safety. In keeping with reality, tourists frequent your park, and you get to organize their safari trips. You’re responsible for making sure everything goes to plan as they explore the park under your supervision. As you’d expect, you’ll have to battle poachers, act as a veterinarian, and maybe even save an endangered species or two. If you think you’re up for the challenge, be sure to check out this game.
Merge Safari—Fantastic Animal Isle
This highly playable mobile game is a perfect addition to the game collection of animals lovers everywhere. The game drops you onto your own island paradise where you work to merge animals in order to create new life. Your goal is to populate your island with different animal species. The laidback gameplay makes it an excellent choice after a long day of work when you want to relax and enjoy beautiful graphics. Decorating your own island has never been so much fun. If you’re looking for a game without a steep learning curve, Merge Safari is worth considering.
Happy Safari – The Zoo Game
If you’ve ever dreamt of traveling the world and collecting exotic and endangered animals along the way, you’ll love the Happy Safari Zoo Game. Gameplay involves taking care of your animals, and cleaning and upgrading their living space. You’ll also have to feed and nurture the animals. If you want crowds of paying visitors to come to your zoo, be sure to collect the rarest animals possible. Once your animals have matured, you can release them into the wild so they can repopulate and save the species. One of the most enjoyable parts of the game is going out on safaris to track down and collect real-life species such as the northern hairy-nosed wombat, the massive walrus, tiny beach voles, South China tigers, giant pandas, arctic foxes, and more. There are new tasks to complete daily, so you’ll never get bored.
While it is not the traditional African safari game, Ski Safari is so much fun that we couldn’t leave it off the list. In this game, you play as Sven and use animals to escape an unrelenting avalanche threatening the local mountainsides. You’ll encounter different animals along the journey, and each one has unique qualities that will speed your escape. You can use penguins to glide but yetis are stronger, and eagles can help you soar high in the sky. Snowmobiles are scattered throughout the slopes that can help Sven transport animals at fast speeds. Your goal is staying ahead of the avalanche and completing objectives to level up. The game’s controls are intuitive and the graphics excellent, making it a perfect choice for animal lovers everywhere.