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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), the Democratic Republic of Congo [...]

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 [...]

How to save a giraffe from a peculiar ordeal

Mitumba Slum is an ordinary township that lies South of Nairobi, near a small airport that accommodates local flights. People in the slum live in harsh conditions, with a monthly [...]

Check-in with elephants at Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge is no ordinary hotel! In fact, it’s a VERY SPECIAL place inside Zambia’s world-famous South Luangwa National Park! 🙂 Having had the chance to stay at this unique luxury [...]

The fastest animals in Africa – Part Two

Africa’s Top 10 Fastest Animals! 6. African Wild Dog Also known as “Cape Hunting Dogs”, or “Painted Hunting Dogs”, these wild dogs have the greatest success rate while hunting (85%). [...]

The fastest animals in Africa

Africa’s Top 10 Fastest Animals! 1. Cheetah The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal and can reach speeds of up to 113 km/h (70 mph). That’s around 0-30 mph [...]

Fancy some eggs for breakfast?! No way, says the Dikkop

When David Beats Goliath… The water thick-knee, also known as the water dikkop, is a tiny little bird that definitely shows some spirit! 🙂 In the following video, you’ll find [...]