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When hyenas steal leopard kill

Leopards Galore! Most Folk believe that the Leopard is elusive and hard to find, well, that is simply not true.  You just have to know where to go. As an African Safari Operator I have had the privilege to spend many days and nights in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve following and filming these beautiful cats. […]

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Lesser by the minute – Africa’s lesser flamingos fast-flying to extinction

When comparing wild Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor) – with an estimated population of 2 million – to other large bird species, you may assume that their status is fairly secure. However rapid declines caused a swing from a Lower Risk category to Near Threatened on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened and Endangered Species in […]

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Funny and unusual “signs” of the wild

Ever been on an African safari to come across intriguing “signs” of the wild? And by “signs” I do not mean “spoor” or any physical characteristics associated with wildlife, but rather “signs” as in “signboards“; road signs, or funny billboards. I made a compilation of some of the most exquisite ones I came across on […]

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How to “spot” leopards of the Serengeti

An Africa visit is incomplete without a trip to the Serengeti Plains. Camping in the Serengeti is an experience of a lifetime: you are close to nature like at no place else! The safari is an exciting proposition as well. You can spot Leopards, Cheetahs, Lions, Elephants and other animals within no time on a […]

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What makes the mountain gorilla so special

Scientific Name The Latin name for mountain gorillas is Gorilla beringei beringei. Habitat The mountain gorilla inhabits the tropical rainforests of Central and Eastern Africa; in Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park), the Democratic Republic of Congo (Virunga National Park), and Uganda (Mgahinga Gorilla National Park & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest). Species The mountain gorilla is one of […]

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Safari quizz: fun animal riddles

1. I have an unfair advantage when it is warm and sunny, and I use parts of my body to remain in the shade. I am…? A. An elephant. B. A ground squirrel. C. A giraffe. D. A hippo. 2. I can sometimes be confused with “Jabulani”, the World Cup 2010’s official match ball. What […]

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Common animal names in local African languages

Ever wanted to find out how to say “zebra” in Swahili, or even “leopard” in Zulu? With the following table, you’ll be able to identify the most common animals of the African bush in some of the local languages of the old continent. Language translations include Afrikaans, Nama/Damara, Ndebele, Shona, Siswati, Swahili, Tswana, Venda and […]

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Top 5 funniest African wildlife videos on YouTube

1. The “Domestic” Hippo! Hippos are known to kill more humans in Africa than any other wild mammals. Jessica however, is the complete opposite and has never shown any signs of aggression. She’s such a doll, don’t you think?! 2. When Baby Dumbo Gets a Fright! Hilarious elephant video: a must watch! It’s the cutest thing ever… 😉 […]

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