Where to See Giraffes in Africa – 10 Best Places to Go

Where to See Giraffes in Africa – 10 Best Places to Go

The giraffe is the skyscraper of the animal kingdom. Arguably the most extraordinary of Africa’s wildlife icons, it is the world’s tallest terrestrial animal. It stands up to 6 meters high, thanks to an elongated neck that comprises just seven footlong vertebrae. Needless to say...
Best Places to See the Big 5 on Safari in Africa

Best Places to See the Big 5 on Safari in Africa

Going on safari in Africa has become closely associated with seeing the Big 5. Have you ever wondered what that is all about and where you should go? The term ‘Big 5’ originated in the early days of game hunting. Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino were the most...
10 Best Places to See Rhinos on Safari in Africa

10 Best Places to See Rhinos on Safari in Africa

Are you wondering which are the best places to see rhinos in Africa? These prehistoric creatures once roamed over most of the continent, but poaching has taken its toll in recent decades. Today, rhinoceros are extinct in many parts of Africa...
5 Best Places to See Gorillas in Africa

5 Best Places to See Gorillas in Africa

Gorilla encounters are the ultimate wildlife experience, whether they’re mountain gorillas, Western lowland gorillas or even the rare Grauer’s gorilla. The sheer majesty of the silverbacks, the playfulness of the toddlers and the tenderness of their mothers are just mesmerizing. So where...
How to Habituate a Mountain Gorilla

How to Habituate a Mountain Gorilla

A small group of mothers were quietly playing with their fuzzy-furred babies in the dappled light of a forest clearing. None of the group appeared to take the slightest bit of notice of the clumsy tourists and park rangers who’d tramped nosily up to the apes as a part of a gorilla habituation safari. But then a large silverback male...
The Most Endangered Animals in Africa

The Most Endangered Animals in Africa

Africa is blessed with a stunning variety of wildlife – it has more species of charismatic megafauna than any other continent. However, sadly, with ever expanding human populations and their increasing demand for land, food and water, exacerbated by poaching, more and more species are becoming endangered...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Black-Backed Jackal

5 Fascinating Facts About the Black-Backed Jackal

Jackals have never really made the safari A list. Derided in Kipling’s Jungle Book as ‘dish-lickers’, they seldom get the attention they deserve on a Big Five safari. Yet in many areas, these are the most abundant of the mammalian carnivores and the closer you look, the more compelling they become...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Eland

5 Fascinating Facts About the Eland

The Eland, an ox-like antelope, is the largest in the world and belongs to the ‘spiral-horned’ subfamily, along with the likes of kudu and bushbuck. There are two...
5 Fascinating Facts About Gemsbok (Oryx Gazella)

5 Fascinating Facts About Gemsbok (Oryx Gazella)

This powerful, handsome animal – a southern race of East Africa’s oryx – is synonymous with the Kalahari, and a herd of gemsbok cresting a red sand dune is one of the region’s iconic wildlife spectacles. Behind the impressive...
Wildlife Encounters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wildlife Encounters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

For me, seeing Africa’s most iconic wildlife in its natural environment (wildlife Encounters) is a dream come true. There are few things in the world that make me feel happier, more at peace, and more insignificant in the great scheme...

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