Learning About Africa’s Birds

Birds

Birds have been around since the dinosaurs and fill a variety of roles in African ecosystems, including large predators like the fish eagle, scavengers like the vulture, and helpful sidekicks like the oxpecker. Africa is the world’s second largest continent and home to an incredible variety of bird life. South Africa is … Read more

How Big Is the White-Faced Owl?

Southern White Faced Owl

The southern white-faced owl is a huge scops-owl, although relatively modest compared to other large owls. Black-and-white face with a gray back and whitish underside. Broadleaved woods and thorny savannas are their preferred habitat. The Northern White-faced Owl is a distinct species with a different call and a smaller vocal range. Like … Read more

Things to Know About the Hippopotamus

Things to Know About the Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus, also known as Hippo, Common Hippopotamus, or River Hippopotamus, is a large semiaquatic mammal common to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the only two existing species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other species being the Pygmy Hippopotamus. Its name came from the ancient Greek term of “river horse.” Today, … Read more

Learn More about Arnot’s Chat

Arnots Chat

The Arnot’s Chat, also known as the White-headed Black Chat and Myrmecocichla arnotti, is a bird species that is categorized under the Muscicapidae family. This family of birds consists of small passerine birds that emit weak songs and harsh calls. The closest relatives of the Arnot’s Chat include the European Stonechat, Cyprus … Read more

Secretary Bird

Secretary Bird

The African continent is truly blessed with a wonderful variety of wildlife. This is also why Africa is deemed to be the home of the safari, mainly because it offers wildlife adventures and great ways to learn about the local flora and fauna. There are numerous animals to be admired throughout the … Read more

Fun Facts About Botswana Birds

BOTSWANA BIRDS

Known as the landlocked country in southern Africa, Botswana is a country rich in flora and fauna. The country has more than 2500 species of plants and 650 species of trees. It is also a rich home to millions of animals, making it a perfect travel destination for those who want to … Read more