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Roan The fourth-largest antelope species of the continent. Not to be confused with the sable; it is lighter in colour, has shorter horns with long tasseled ears and a clown mask! Absolutely stunning creature! Impala [...]

Top 10 most elegant antelope species of the African bushveld

Kudu The kudu is the world’s second largest antelope species (behind the eland), reaching up to 1,2 m at shoulder height and weighing as much as 270 kg. It is [...]

The caracal: Africa’s “Batman”

As usual, Friday is video day! 🙂 Today’s footage shows the agility and incredible hunting skills of a little known cat of the African savanna: the caracal! This relatively small [...]

Best African wildlife photography on Flickr

Michael Poliza Michael Poliza is a German photographer who became world renowned for his books “Africa”, and “Eyes Over Africa”. His Flickr profile is nothing less than extraordinary, and provides [...]

Defying the laws of nature

When maternal instincts take over nature’s laws… Hey there! 🙂 In one of the previous videos entitled “Who Said Animals Didn’t Have Feelings”, a very strange bond took place between a [...]

The Marula fruit: African booze for wild animals, or total myth?

Are you familiar with the Marula tree? If not, it’s a beautiful African tree that produces wonderful and tasty fruits! Yummy fruits, which apparently make elephants drunk… ? The story has [...]

The coolest-looking creatures of the African bush

Bushbaby Also known as the Galago, this funny little creature looks as if it comes from another planet: it has bulging eyes, long dish-like ears, sticky and well-rounded finger tips, [...]

Who said animals didn’t have feelings?

An amazing moment of compassion and care between two very distinct animals of the African bush! Who would have thought this could ever happen? Out of all the wildlife footage [...]

Self drive touring websites to remember for East Africa

Self Drive Safaris in East Africa! What is a Self Drive Tour? A self drive tour is the most flexible and cost-effective way to plan a holiday. It not only [...]

When baby cheetah plays hide & seek with a lone baboon

Stunning BBC Wildlife footage between a baby cheetah and a big baboon! If you’re not aware of it yet, baboons can be very dangerous and will sometimes kill young mammals [...]

Ideal places to “spot” the African leopard

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa Whereas it is true that leopards are by no means restricted to national parks and game reserves, if there’s one place definitely worth visiting [...]

The problematic issue around elephant populations: two opposing views

1. Culling of Elephants to Counteract Overpopulation? Broadcaster: NewsRevue; 2008 CNN Footage! In this first video, CNN reveals the problem around elephant populations and conservation matters. According to South African [...]

Top 5 of Africa’s weirdest creatures

Pangolin Also known as the scaly anteater, the pangolin is perhaps the weirdest African animal out of them all! Physically speaking, it is highly distinguishable. Its armor is like no [...]

How to steal a meal in the African bush

Hey there! 🙂 Just thought I’d start a little “Friday Video” concept going on on my blog, each and every Friday! In other words, I’d like to feature African Wildlife Videos on [...]

The uniqueness of zebra stripes

Zebras are remarkable animals, a sweet look-alike mix between a horse and a donkey. Their black and white pajamas are highly recognizable, and make them rather unique in the African [...]

African safari experts to follow on Twitter

As you probably know, Twitter is becoming THE big thing on the Internet lately! Since I am an active user (follow me @Africafreak), I thought I’d share with you some of [...]

Best whale watching spot in the world

Location Hermanus is situated in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, a short drive away from Cape Town. It is a paradise for sea lovers and whale watchers at [...]

Tips on clothing & equipment for your Kilimanjaro climb

Thought I’d write about something a little different today! 🙂 Heard of Mount Kilimanjaro, I presume, no? 😉 Culminating at 5895 m (19341 feet), it is by far Africa’s highest [...]

Africa’s deadliest creatures?

Hippopotamus When one first thinks of a hippopotamus we may look at it as a very clumsy individual! Beware of misconceptions! This 2 ton fellow can run at speeds that [...]

How to approach a mother rhino & calf on foot

A BBC Wildlife Video… Please DO NOT try this unattended! 😉 Can you feel the tension as this group of tourists approach the rhinos on their African safari walk? I surely [...]