Michael Theys

AfricaFreak founder and safari specialist!

A young guy who loves travelling, discovering new horizons and meeting new people! Curious by nature! Has had the chance to live in Africa for almost 24 years!

Is very fond of wildlife, outdoor adventures and safaris! Also a great sportsman, and the biggest fan of Justine Hénin! :)

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How to Learn Common Animal Names in Swahili

How to Learn Common Animal Names in Swahili

Here’s a list of the most common animal names you may come across on your African safari, and their direct translation into Swahili. Enjoy and happy learning! Animal – Mnyama Antelope – Paa Baboon – Nyani Bird(s) – Ndege Buffalo – Nyati Bushbaby (Lesser) – Kombo Cheetah – Duma Chimpanzee ...

 

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Who is Nelson Mandela?

Who is Nelson Mandela?

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” ...

 

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They Are Sometimes Known as the "Ugly 5"

They Are Sometimes Known as the “Ugly 5″

When it comes to animal spotting, most people are well aware of the “Big 5“, or perhaps even the “Little 5″! However, did you know anything about the “Ugly 5″? Chances are you don’t… Well, I don’t blame you as I only found out about the expression on my latest ...

 

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Wildebeest Eco Camp - A Piece of Paradise

Wildebeest Eco Camp – A Piece of Paradise

As some of you might know, I recently landed in Nairobi and I’m currently staying at the Wildebeest Eco Camp, conveniently located in the beautiful Langata area. For those of you who’re thinking of choosing this venue for their next holidays to Kenya, here’s an overview of what the Wildebeest ...

 

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That's It, I've Got My Ticket!

That’s It, I’ve Got My Ticket!

Yeah that’s right, I’ve got my plane ticket to return to Africa, yipie! When am I leaving? On July 15, 2013. Next week Monday to be exact! Where to? To magical Kenya! I will be landing in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital and a place I used to know quite well back ...

 

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What are Groups of African Animals Called?

What are Groups of African Animals Called?

Ever wondered what the collective noun is for groups of African animals? Here's a list of some of the most obvious (and not so obvious) ones.

 

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How to Connect With AfricaFreak via Email, RSS and Social Media

How to Connect With AfricaFreak via Email, RSS and Social Media

How to stay connected with AfricaFreak via email, RSS and Social Media.

 

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Raabia Hawa's Love Affair with Wildlife

Raabia Hawa’s Love Affair with Wildlife

An interview with Raabia Hawa, a well-known “Kenyan Radio presenter with a passion for people and wildlife, people for wildlife, and wildlife for the people”. Hi Raabia. Thanks for taking the time to contribute to AfricaFreak. It’s a real honour to have you, and I’m sure our readers out there ...

 

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Back to Africa...

Back to Africa…

That’s right, I’ve decided to return to Africa! I don’t exactly know how yet, or under what conditions, but one thing for sure is that my life belongs over there, and that I want to get involved in African wildlife and conservation matters in a much more concrete way! My ...

 

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Story of the Lemur

Story of the Lemur

How Did Lemurs Get to Madagascar? Lemurs arrived in Madagascar around 62 to 65 million years ago by rafting on mats of vegetation at a time when ocean currents favored oceanic dispersal to the island. Range in Size - The Indri can reach 3.9 ft (1.1 m) with its legs ...

 

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