Cheetah conservation seems to be playing a game of tug-of-war. In recent months there have been several announcements of various litters of this threatened big cat being born in southern Africa and even abroad. But this positive news is counteracted … Continue reading The Catch-22 of Cheetah Conservation
There are various game lodges in Africa that are either on the coast or within easy driving distance, meaning that you can combine the beach and the bush for you safari holiday. Besides the magnificent wildlife you will see during … Continue reading Marine Mammals of Africa
Onguma Game Reserve is located on the eastern border of the famed Etosha National Park in Namibia. It spans across 34 000 hectares and provides guests with a range of luxury accommodation choices. The game reserve is teeming with life … Continue reading Onguma Game Reserve
Lewa Safari Camp is situated on the Laikipia Plains in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya. Stretching across 65 000 acres, it is home to a diverse range of wildlife, and has played host to various conservationists, writers, photographers and … Continue reading Lewa Safari Camp
When going on a safari, the various amphibians of Africa are probably the last things on many people’s list of animals to see. But these critters have a lot of avid fans, and although they may be easily disregarded, and … Continue reading Amphibians of Africa
Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge is located on the southern border of Saadani National Park in Tanzania. At this luxurious destination guests are able to enjoy the glory of East African wildlife, as well as the splendour of the Indian Ocean. … Continue reading Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge
The immediate mental picture or phrase that springs to mind when people mention reptiles of Africa, or anywhere in the world for that matter, is that of vicious, man-eating animals. While reptiles such as the black mamba and Nile crocodile … Continue reading Reptiles of Africa
There is no doubt that the animals on these lists are wild, and often dangerous too. But this can be said of many animals in Africa. Yet for various reasons the animals on this list are not as popular, respected or well-liked as other safari animals. A lot of misconceptions have been built around them due to ignorance and unfair and inaccurate representations, resulting in bad reputations. At a time when many of these African animals with bad reputations have become threatened in the wild, they cannot afford the negative labels they have been given.
An endless array of birds is found throughout Africa and making a list of the top 10 to watch on safari is fairly futile. So think of this guide as a mere introduction to the many winged-creatures that roam the earth, skies and waters of Africa.