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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Top 5 most striking differences between African & Asian elephants

Elephant Joke Just for fun! 😉 An animated jeweller called the police station to report a robbery. “You’ll never believe what happened, Sergeant. A truck backed up to my store, [...]

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 [...]

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), [...]

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. [...]

Capturing African wildlife with Herman Gerber from Safari TV

An Interview with Herman Gerber, professional camera operator in the Sabi Sands. 1. Hi Herman! Please present yourself in a couple of words… I am a professional live wildlife photographer [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The dung beetle: an outstanding planetary citizen

Ancient Beliefs In Ancient Egypt dung beetles, or scarabs, were worshiped. Egyptians believed that the scarab was a god that rolled the sun across the sky and buried it each [...]

The most majestic African eagles

Eagles are differentiated from many other birds of prey mainly by their larger size, more powerful build, and heavier head and beak. Even the smallest eagles, like the Booted Eagle [...]

First wild dog sighting in the Serengeti in 20 years

Jambo rafiki! 🙂 Just got an incredible email the other day from Uwe Skrzypczak, a professional wildlife photographer currently spending some time in the Serengeti National Park! I am so excited to [...]

When ‘mighty’ Pumba the warthog kills Simba

AN EXTREMELY RARE incident between a warthog and a lion… I stumbled across this amazing podcast the other day and thought I just HAD to share it with you guys! It takes place [...]

Key differences between crocodiles and alligators – Part Two

Jambo rafiki! 🙂 More often than not, I’ve seen people getting mixed up between crocodiles and alligators. While they both belong to the Crocodilia order, they are members of two [...]

Key differences between crocodiles and alligators

Jambo rafiki! 🙂 More often than not, I’ve seen people getting mixed up between crocodiles and alligators. While they both belong to the Crocodilia order, they are members of two [...]

10 most venomous snakes in Africa – Part Three

Interesting facts about some of Africa’s most dangerous and most venomous snakes! Cape Cobra The Cape Cobra (Naja nivea) has a highly neurotoxic venom believed to be the most potent [...]

10 most venomous snakes in Africa – Part Two

Interesting facts about some of Africa’s most dangerous and most venomous snakes! Egyptian Cobra The Egyptian Cobra (Naja haje) is most commonly found in Egypt, but is in fact the most widespread [...]

10 most venomous snakes in Africa

Interesting facts about some of Africa’s most dangerous and most venomous snakes! Black Mamba The Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is Africa’s largest venomous snake, reaching an average 2.5 m in length [...]

When mother gemsbok comes to the rescue

Cheetahs are exceptional hunters and can outrun their prey thanks to outstanding speed and power! Against most species, the cheetah’s pace and agility is usually enough to make a kill. In this [...]