Overview – Leopards have rosette-shaped spots. Cheetahs have solid round, or oval, spots. – Leopards have no “tear” line. Cheetahs have a black “tear” line running from the inside of the eye to the mouth. – Leopards are bulkier and stronger. Cheetahs are lighter, but taller, than leopards. – Leopards have a familiar “cat” shape. […]
“We’re all African, and I’m going to show you why…” Mark Tennant, wildlife guide, television personality and a man with perhaps the most energy I have ever encountered literally bounces up and down on the spot with excitement as he leads the way towards a steep set of stone steps which disappear into a gaping […]
Concerned Kenyans led by the Friends of Lake Turkana (FoLT) – a community trust based in Kenya mandated to speak on behalf of Lake Turkana communities – are petitioning the Chinese Government to stop two Chinese companies from investing in the Gilgel Gibe 3 Dam project in the Omo River in Ethiopia, which if completed […]
A detailed checklist of the major African animals you may encounter in both East Africa and Southern Africa. Checklist available in alphabetical order.
So, you have saved up your hard earned cash, are ready to book your safari of a lifetime, but want to make sure that the destinations you are visiting are responsible and ethical, and touching the Earth as lightly as possible… You have checked up on the Internet but it seems that every safari lodge […]
Kenya is one of the most renowned countries in the world for safari holidays. With around 18 National Parks and over 17 various Reserves, it is no wonder that tourists flock to this beautiful country in their hundreds of thousands each year. But with such a large selection of wildlife destinations available to tourists, it […]
Listen to some of the most popular African animal sounds out there. The majority of them are ones that you are most likely to come across while on safari.
I’m about to embark on a safari of a lifetime! Yes, you heard me right…a journey throughout Eastern and Southern Africa! Imagine this: 58 days, 8 countries, and several thousands of kilometers worth of dusty roads (close to 13,500 km if my calculations are correct), bumpy rides + extraordinary scenery and terrain to travel through. […]
I am using my column this week to garner support for a very important issue which I am sure will touch a nerve with all of AfricaFreak’s readers… One of Africa’s greatest icons – the rhinoceros – is currently being slaughtered indiscriminately in South Africa by highly organized and professional gangs of poachers. Prized in […]
This is a project I’m really happy and excited to share with you, and I truly hope you’ll enjoy the screensaver as much as I did to create it! First of all I’d like to thank the following photographers, as without them I wouldn’t have been able to make it happen: Kerry de Bruyn, Gerry […]
Having refined the art of packing the right clothes for the right destination, spent years honing my skills in travelling as light as possible and circumnavigated the (ridiculous) liquids restrictions as far as reasonably possible, I have come to understand that the single most important part of African travel is having a suitable bag. It […]
For most folk a typical Botswana Safari consists of the Okavango Delta, The Linyanti Wildlife Reserve (Savuti) and the Chobe National Park, and for some a visit to the Kalahari Desert and then a visit to Victoria Falls as it is so close with easy access. For the purpose of this post I am going […]
Hi Anna! Thanks for taking the time for this, I really appreciate it! 1. Tell us a little about your personal background/where you’re from, etc.? I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and had a very ordinary suburban upbringing without any special exposure to animals, etc. After high school I studied Psychology, […]