Tag Archives | African wildlife

Nerves of steel (or how to keep your composure in the African bush)

“This tracker did exactly the right thing by remaining calm while an elephant properly sniffed him out. Chances are it would have ended very differently had he panicked.”

Why playful cubs ruin mom’s plans to hunt Pumba

Mangosteen trees were silhouetted against a red sunrise and spurfowl were calling outside our tent in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. We’d heard lions roaring overnight and would soon be setting out [...]

Some 30 hours in a Tanzanian park encapsulated in a single image

American photographer Stephen Wilkes spent over 27 hours in the Serengeti national park to create the perfect composite image. Patience is a virtue, and the following provides evidence of this. [...]

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How to track the elusive African leopard

We’ve tracked cheetahs in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, lions near Mapungubwe National Park and desert-adapted rhino in Kunene. But this was our first time tracking leopards at Okonjima Nature Reserve [...]

8 African wildlife pics that will knock your socks off

One thing I love about African safaris is that you never know what’s around the corner. All you can do is sit back, relax… and “expect the unexpected”! This is [...]

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Experience the vastness of Namibia on horseback

Experience the raw beauty of Namibia on horseback and journey through an untamed landscape. Canter across the Namib, the world’s oldest desert; spy the majestic Fish River Canyon, encounter desert [...]

Infographic shows the coolest wildlife sightings in Southern Africa

Why go on safari in October? This infographic gives some of our favorite reasons. We wanted to take a specific look at the month of October, which is the end [...]

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Wildlife photographer Greg du Toit: ‘Hunting animals can be very pragmatic’

A renowned African wildlife photographer is perhaps the last person you’d suspect to be in favour of hunting wild animals. But 2013 BBC World Wildlife Photographer of the Year Greg [...]

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Anybody for fondue? Dead zebra bursts a fountain of blood over hungry leopard

File this one under: when dinner strikes back. An unfortunate leopard experienced the shock of its life while eating what it thought was a harmless zebra carcass at a game reserve in South Africa. After [...]

10 fascinating facts about the pangolin

The pangolin holds one of the most undesirable titles imaginable: that of the world’s most trafficked animal. The scaly anteater’s body parts are sold in China and Vietnam as a [...]

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Here’s a video of a Lion using a hippo carcass as a life raft

It’s not every day you see a lion using a hippo carcass as a life raft. The above video shows the nail-biting moment in which a big cat takes refuge on a [...]

Incredible video of elephant helping his herd across the road shows amazing intelligence

This amazing video of an elephant seemingly acting as lollipop lady, stopping the traffic on the road so that the rest of the herd (including babies) can safely cross seems [...]

The only African wildlife resources you will ever need

While there are certainly other good online sources out there (feel free to share your favorites in the comments section), the following African wildlife list is a great starting point. [...]