Blog Archive for ‘African Wildlife’
The Honey Badger - Africa’s Most Ferocious Predator?
This week Alan takes a look at a small but feisty predator that likes to terrorise unsuspecting tourists in African bush camps. The honey badger (or ratel) is small, right? And it’s elusive, correct? Both true but it’s also ferocious!...
5 Interesting Facts About The African Wild Dog (Lycaon Pictus)
A wild dog sighting is a highlight of any safari. Yet this endangered carnivore was once classified as vermin, reviled for its supposedly ‘cruelty’, and shot on sight by farmers and game wardens alike...
10 Sounds to Listen for on Safari
When you go on safari you could be forgiven for thinking that it was all about what animals you will see…but it’s much more than this…there are the landscapes, the smells…and also, the sounds.
10 Best Places to Locate Cheetah on Safari
If asked, most people would list leopard as the most elusive of the big cats to locate on safari, but in truth, cheetah might be even more difficult – if for no other reason than they are nowhere common (with very few exceptions) whilst leopards, in fact, are extremely...
10 Best Places to See Wild Dog on Safari
The African wild dog (or painted dog) needs extensive areas in which to roam, and combined with their susceptibility to a raft of diseases including canine distemper and rabies (transmitted by domestic dogs), they are found only in a limited number of safari destinations.
Wildebeest Migration Update: Birth of a Newborn Calf
Lack of rain, but plenty of action on the Serengeti’s southern plains. With calving season in full swing, a time where the migratory wildlife give birth to their offspring, here’s the latest...
Elephant on the Zambezi
As a self-proclaimed wannabe National Geographic wildlife photographer, my aim is always to get as close as is safely possible to animals in their natural habitat to capture that perfect shot.
5 Fascinating Facts About the African Fish Eagle
You needn’t be a serious birder to recognise the yodelling yelp of this striking raptor. Often described as the sound of Africa, the sound evokes lazy rivers and palm-fringed lakeshores, often in duet with the grunting of hippos. And the bird itself, in its black, white and chestnut finery, is equally unmistakable.
Zambian Birds - Fluffy Little Rainbows or Messengers of Doom?
This week Alan hones in on Zambia, a country he loves for its animals. In particular its beautiful array of birds, which are in fact the stuff of Zambian myth and witchcraft.
5 Fascinating Facts About the Ground Hornbill
As big and black as turkeys, wielding bills like hatchets, these charismatic birds cut an unmistakable dash as they strut around the bush in small family parties. There are two similar species: the southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) is much the more widespread and better known; the Abyssinian ground hornbill (Bucorvus abyssinicus) occurs only north of the Equator.