An African safari is a life changing experience and the weeks running up to your holiday will be filled with both excitement and anticipation. Many of our safari customers tell us that they spend much of their time researching their chosen destinations and reading up on the mammals, birds and wildlife. But from our experience, nothing better prepares you for your safari holiday than reading first person accounts by other holidaymakers or travellers.

Great travel resources such as TripAdvisor and the Lonely Planet website provide great insight into some of our amazing safari destinations. But if you’re looking for advice on which blogs to read, we’ve handpicked some of the best posts from some well-known, influential bloggers from the travelling blogosphere.

Here is the ultimate list of our 21 favourite safari blog posts from 2014. If you’re one of the bloggers who has made our definitive list, we look forward to seeing more great travel writing from you in 2015.