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 such as ants, geckos, birds, [...]

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 [...]

Download your FREE African animal checklist

A detailed checklist of the major African animals you may encounter in both East Africa and Southern Africa. Checklist available in alphabetical order.

Sounds of the wild: most popular safari sounds

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. [...]