By Erika Owen
November 23, 2015

The guide taking Tyler Fairbank through South Africa's Marakele National Park, Madikwe Game Reserve,and Sabi Sands Game Reserve thought he was a bit crazy. The reason? He spent most of the time snapping thousands of photos of everything he saw on the safari. We're glad he did because now the rest of us have the chance to take in some of Africa's most majestic sights without leaving our seats. This isn't just a photo album—Fairbank pieced together his photos to give viewers a front seat to all of the action (think waterholes crowded with bathing elephants, giraffes munching on vegetation, and hippos peeping above the water's surface). Check it out above.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.