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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 wildlife; especially big cats! Over [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]