Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category
How to Reconnect with the African Elephant
Guest Post by Les Churchman It’s taken me a long time to understand elephants even a little! Like most people of my generation I grew up occasionally seeing them performing in a circus, zoo or wildlife park. I didn’t enjoy these sad spectacles so later in life I watched every ...
Walk with Rangers to Protect Africa’s Wildlife
Join Raabia Hawa, Ijema Funan and Moses Sinkoi on their walk to save Africa’s wildlife! This iconic 15-day trek will take you through the wilds of Tanzania and Kenya, and support a critical cause: fighting the poaching crisis. The trek includes 8 days through increasingly wild country and savannah in ...
Top 3 At-Risk Animal Species in Africa
1. Rhino – The price per pound for rhino horn is valued at $29 500 + (worth more than gold or cocaine). – The total world rhino population has drastically declined: from 200 000 individuals at the start of the twentieth century to roughly 29 000 today. – Over 70% ...
Stilts Backpackers is not only famous for its tree house accommodation: it is also home to some interesting wildlife amongst the tree tops. If you’re looking for some close encounters with greedy bushbabies you should definitely spend some time in the area. The greater bushbabies are being fed every evening ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
What Sound Does a Zebra Make?
While it might not “sound” that obvious, zebras do indeed produce noises. Some of them are very close to what horses sound like, yet they also have a very distinct high-pitched noise that makes them very special! Generally speaking, zebras either bark, bray or snort. Such sound signals may express ...
Inspired by Africa: Wildlife Off the Beaten Track
Luxury family holidays don’t have to entail spending time in typical tourist destinations. Adventurous and active families have been making memories by booking holidays such as a Botswana safari and exploring the back country of Africa. If you are looking for a travel experience that you and your family will ...