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The African elephant is a true continental icon and embodies the spirit of Africa’s last, truly wild places. And, perhaps more than any other animal, it is incredible to behold in its natural habitat. So, [...]

“Robbed” by an elephant (iPhone story)

Let’s put things back into context, shall we? 🙂 Here’s the situation… Location? Simba A Campsite, on the edge of Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania). Time of the Day? It’s almost night [...]

Female impala with “horns”

In this footage, from the Timbavati Private Game Reserve in South Africa, we see one of the rarest sightings ever made on a game drive in the African bush – [...]

The truth about scorpion stings

A very informative talk with “Boesman” (Bushman in Afrikaans), who explains to us interesting facts about scorpions, how to recognize the most venomous scorpion types, how to catch them, how [...]

A “smelly” encounter

“More seals breed at Cape Cross than anywhere else in the world” says Job Kamati, ranger at the Cape Cross Seal Reserve. It sure feels extra special to be surrounded [...]

Leopard snack

This young female leopard was spotted early one morning in light rain at Motswari Private Game Reserve, in South Africa’s Timbavati. She had killed a red-billed quelea (bird) and was [...]

Show time in the Mara

These lion cubs were filmed in light rain at Great Plains’ Mara Plains Camp and were playing on a fallen branch while their mother was hunting with the rest of [...]

Giraffe “kissing” at Nairobi Giraffe Center

What is the Giraffe Center? The Giraffe Center situated in Nairobi’s Langata suburb results from a Kenyan conservation organization, the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W. Kenya). Its aim is [...]

Greedy mouse deploys subwoofer attack

After the first seasonal rains, swarms of flying termites invade certain African territories in search of new areas to start colonies. Unfortunately for them, they become easy prey to organisms [...]

Bwindi from A to Z: my gorilla safari experience

1. En Route to Nkuringo Gorilla Campsite – The Nkuringo Gorilla Campsite is less than 80 km away from Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort, yet it takes at least 2-2,5 hours [...]

Cute baby zebra’s first steps into life

One of the highlights of my recent overland trip has to be an incredible baby zebra scene we experienced right beneath our eyes whilst in the Ngorongoro Crater. The footage [...]

Intriguing animal species Africa has to offer

Guest post by Lisa Shoreland. Only in Africa The wildlife found in Africa is rich and varied – and much of it is only found there. From the better-known wildebeest [...]

Zambezi elephants: the crossing

After spending a whole year in the Lower Zambezi National Park, the thing that I most photographed was the area where Elephants were crossing the Zambezi. Early in 2010, water [...]

Where elephants and rhinos reside in peace

On my recent Overland trip I was fortunate enough to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – a sanctuary for young elephants and rhinos. About Sheldrick The David Sheldrick Wildlife [...]

How to attract a female ostrich

On my recent overlanding trip to Africa we stumbled across an interesting ostrich love scene whilst in the Ngorongoro Crater. Ostriches have a very intriguing way of breeding so I [...]

White lions in the Timbavati

In my years of travelling across Southern and Eastern Africa, I have been privileged to witness some of the most incredible sights – the annual wildebeest migration in the Serengeti [...]

Up close and personal with meerkats

Somewhere deep in the heart of South Africa’s rolling Free State province is a quiet forgotten backroad which offers something completely off the beaten track and helps to prove why [...]

Top 10 major differences between cheetahs & leopards – Part Three

6. Hunting Technique The cheetah runs after its prey, tackles it from behind to knock it off balance, and goes for the throat. Leopards prefer to ambush their prey from [...]

Top 10 major differences between cheetahs & leopards – Part Two

Cheetah vs Leopard: Top 10 Major Differences 1. Behavior Cheetah: Females are solitary (except when raising cubs). Males sometimes form coalitions of 2-3 individuals. The species is generally not dangerous [...]

Top 10 major differences between cheetahs & leopards

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 [...]