African Wildlife Safari

African Wildlife Safari

Southern Africa is home to some of the worlds finest wildlife viewing national parks and reserves and the diversity of habitat and wildlife makes it the perfect African wildlife safari destination. Kruger National Park in South Africa is honored with the status of being the flagship park in the region. However the distinction of the … Read more

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE

The Kalahari is the largest sand basin in the world, stretching over 52,800 square km. The vastness of land of this game reserve is one aspect that makes it extremely exquisite and popular. Laden with tall golden grass standing amidst the dwarfing trees, the Kalahari Game Reserve offers pristine views of the … Read more

MOSI-OA-TUNYA NATIONAL PARK

MOSI-OA-TUNYA NATIONAL PARK

  Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park is divided into two sections; a game park along the riverbank and the staggering Victoria Falls, each with separate entrances. The immense and awe-inspiring Victoria Falls are known to the local people as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – Smoke Which Thunders’, and is the greatest known curtain of falling water. However … Read more

SPOTTED HYAENA – Crocuta crocuta

SPOTTED HYAENA – Crocuta crocuta

SIZE: Shoulder height 80 cm, mass (m) 60 kg, (f) 65 kg. COLOUR: Greyish yellow body. Feet and face darker brown, oval shaped dark spots are scattered over the body. POTENTIAL LONGEVITY: 25 years WALKING SPEED: 5 km/ hr RUNNING SPEED: 50 km/ hr GESTATION PERIOD: 3 months MOST LIKE: Brown Hyaena, … Read more

SERVAL – Felis serval

SERVAL – Felis serval

SIZE: Shoulder height 60 cm, mass (m) 12 kg, (f) 10 kg. COLOUR: Pale gold to tawny, with solid black spots which run in bands from back of neck to flanks. Black rings around short tail, back of ears, with two black bands separated by a white patch. MOST LIKE: The Cheetah, … Read more

Learn More about Cape Vultures

Cape Vulture

The Cape Vulture, also known as Kolbe’s Vulture, Cape Griffon, and Gyps coprotheres, is the third-largest Old-World vulture in the world. It is southern Africa’s only indigenous vulture species and South Africa’s largest raptor. This vulture species was described in 1798 by European naturalist Johann Reinhold Forster. Apart from its striking physical … Read more

SWAMPLAND

Swampland

Although swamp areas are dispersed throughout southern Africa, the most famous is without a doubt, the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The wealth of fauna here is unsurpassed elsewhere in Africa. The three habitat types – water channels and laggons; bands of large forest trees and bushy fringes along waterways; and dry woodlands – provide myriad niches … Read more

Mountain Reedbuck – Redunca fulvorufula

Mountain Reedbuck - Redunca fulvorufula

SIZE: Shoulder height (m) 0,8 m, (f) 0,7 m; mass (m) 30 kg, (f) 28 kg. Only males have the short, ridged, forward-curving horns. COLOUR: The soft, woolly coat is reddish grey or grey fawn. Undersides, including underside of short brown bushy tail, are white. Black gland patches under ears. POTENTIAL LONGEVITY: … Read more

Facts About Banded Mongoose

BANDED MONGOOSE - Mungos mungo

The Banded Mongoose is also known for its Latin name Mungos Mungo. These creatures are found in sub-Saharan Africa, and they spend most of their time searching for food. This animal can only reach a length of 30 to 45 cm and a weight of 1.5 to 2.25 kgs. For them to … Read more

Reed Cormorant ( (Microcarbo africanus)

Reed Cormorant

It is a small, barred-backed cormorant, which is widespread and a common sight in freshwater bodies. Adult birds are blacking, accentuated by a short dark crest above their bills. Juveniles and immature birds sport duller underparts. While they occur in their habitats along with the Great Cormorant, Reed Cormorants are distinguishable through … Read more