Wildlife & Animals – Kwandwe GR

Philip Briggs
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By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guide to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guide to South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Kwandwe is home to all the big safari animals, including the Big Five. As it is recently established, Kwande's wildlife isn't as prolific as in some other parks, but the drama of the setting makes up for this. Black rhino and cheetah are some of the flagship species you can expect to see. Some of the interesting antelope often encountered are eland, red hartebeest and gemsbok. Night drives can produce sightings of aardvark, aardwolf and bat-eared fox.

Abundant
Common
Occasional
Rare
None
ElephantOccasional
GiraffeOccasional
HippoOccasional
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
White RhinoOccasional
Black RhinoOccasional
LionOccasional
CheetahOccasional
HyenaOccasional

Wildlife Highlights

The much localized black wildebeest, rare cousin of the blue wildebeest, is one of the special animals common in Kwandwe. This is one of the best places to see black rhino, which is more common here than the white rhino. Night drives are excellent and offer a chance to see the nocturnal aardwolf, porcupine and aardvark as well as the elusive and much sought-after pangolin.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

Animals are easily seen at remaining water sources during the Dry season (June through September) so this is the best time for wildlife watching, although it tends to be good throughout the whole year.

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