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Tag Archives | African wildlife

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10 fascinating facts about the pangolin

The pangolin holds one of the most undesirable titles imaginable: that of the world’s most trafficked animal. The scaly anteater’s body parts are sold in China and Vietnam as a delicacy or are used for their mythical healing properties. The beautiful pangolin is now so endangered that it has been put under the protection of international law. In […]

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Hercules the Elephant survives lion attack

Most spectacular African Wildlife videos

There’s a lot of great African wildlife videos out there, but the ones you’re about to see are nothing less than spectacular (definitely some of the best in the past few years)! Enjoy and feel free to add your selection to the list! 😉 1. Escape Plan The following has to be one of the […]

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SaveInongwe Campaign Acacia Africa Truck

Help us #SaveInongwe

Recently we celebrated World Rhino Day. An annual event held on 22 September, the date brings people together from across the globe in a bid to save these loveable members of the Big Five. Sadly, the facts speak for themselves: over 1,000 of South Africa’s rhinos killed by poachers in 2013. This year the story […]

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Photography safari at Ant's Nest, South Africa

Capturing South Africa on a saddle

Guest Post by Ruth S. Daly Having bought an expensive DSLR Canon camera I was lucky enough to attend a photography course at Ant’s Nest in South Africa, one of the special weeks sometimes offered at the luxury bush home. To combine a riding safari with a photography course was all my dreams come true […]

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Watch African wildlife LIVE…from your sofa

Guess who came down for a drink this morning at Djuma Waterhole? Yeah, that’s right: a thirsty elephant! And it even went for a little swim… Spraying some “natural sunscreen” with its trunk… And saying “hi” to its virtual friends! Luckily for me, the whole family joined in for a “splash party” later on in […]

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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 Tanzania in frequent view of […]

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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% of the world’s rhinos currently […]

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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 will be delighted with your […]

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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 remember for the rest of […]

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Best wildlife hotspots in Africa

Global tourists tired of tame, hum drum holiday destinations often look to the African continent for unparalleled beauty, exotic wildlife, and dramatic geographic landscapes. Few places on earth can make these claims like the African countries of Tanzania, Uganda, and Botswana. Hunters and adventure seekers have always sought out the African plains because it is […]

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