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Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton is a renowned zoologist known for his conservation efforts in Africa, and is the founder of “Save The Elephants“! In this video, Iain explains how Google Earth is used as a tool [...]

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 [...]

Leading NGOs, foundations and trusts involved in African wildlife and conservation

The list has been organized into categories for your own convenience. Hope you find the links useful… Your favourite African conservation project is not listed? Make sure you add it in the [...]

Kevin Richardson: the lion whisperer

Jambo rafiki! 🙂 I have two cats at home: Plummy, an 11 year old female nicknamed “fat cat” by a lot of people lol; and Tchoupi, a happy-go-lucky youngster that plays around [...]

The world’s best safari companies

The 10 Best Safari Companies in the World… The listing is based on National Geographic Adventure’s 2009 selection of Best Adventure Travel Companies. Out of hundreds of safari companies and tour operators [...]

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 [...]

Dereck & Beverly Joubert present the Big Cat Initiative on NBC

Who Are They? Dereck & Beverly Joubert are legendary wildlife filmmakers, photographers, writers and conservationists who have dedicated the last 25 + years of their existence for the protection of [...]

Typical bird species on your African safari – Part Three

Marabou Stork An enormous, “ugly” bird. A true scavenger that cleans out carcasses in search for bits and peaces of meat! Is frequently associated with vultures. Call: Primarily silent, but can [...]

Typical bird species on your African safari – Part Two

Southern Ground-Hornbill The African savanna’s turkey! 🙂 Female is distinguished from male thanks to its blue throat patch . Voice: A loud, booming duet ‘ooomph-ooomph’, given on early mornings. Habitat: [...]

Typical bird species on your African safari

African Fish-Eagle Undoubtedly Africa’s most striking symbol, and Zambia’s national emblem. The fish-eagle is unmistakable with its white head and breast, chestnut belly and forewings, black under-wings and white tail. Sex [...]

Why is the hippo called a ‘river horse’?

Great question, easy answer! Watch the following video to find out! 😉 Broadcaster: BBCWorldwide Funny fellows aren’t they?! They almost remind me of manatees when underwater. Do you get it [...]

Luxury safari style lodges: East Africa Top 10

Although I don’t necessarily associate safaris with luxury accommodation, I must admit that the following lodges/tented camps are absolutely divine! If you’re looking for a unique honeymoon or don’t mind [...]

FREE African wildlife wallpapers from National Geographic

Jambo rafiki! Finally got my first “home-made” video up and running, yipie! 🙂 To be honest with you I really thought I’d never get it done! 😉 Hope you enjoy [...]

The revenge of the leopard

Leopards very rarely attack humans unless they feel threatened, are wounded or have become too old to hunt down wild animals! In this example however, the situation is rather different… [...]

Top 10 most elegant antelope species of the African bushveld – Part Three

Waterbuck A robust, somewhat “overweight” animal found in small herds and dominated by a bull. As its name implies, waterbucks love water though they will often venture some distance away [...]

Top 10 most elegant antelope species of the African bushveld – Part Two

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 [...]

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 [...]