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How to Support World Wildlife Day

How to Support World Wildlife Day

In December 2013, the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 3 March as World Wildlife Day.  The relevant organisations within the UN system facilitated the implementation of World Wildlife Day in recognition of the fact that wildlife plays an integral part of our daily living. This year we celebrate wildlife, but also focus on combatting the illegal…

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VIDEO: The Flight of the Hornbill – baby bird leaves the nest

VIDEO: The Flight of the Hornbill – baby bird leaves the nest

Amongst the big cats, wild dogs, and dagha-boys are the smaller details of safari that you can count yourself lucky to see. Made famous by the character Zazu in the Lion King, hornbills are some of the most frequently seen birds in the Kruger Park, but their fascinating breeding behaviour is something to be impressed by! In this rare footage,…

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Witnessing a leopard kill at Camp Linyanti

Witnessing a leopard kill at Camp Linyanti

The rainy summer season in Botswana has left the Linyanti in a state of lush, green chaos. Right in the north of Chobe National Park on the border of the Caprivi Strip, Camp Linyanti is a haven for elephants, hippos, birds of all sorts, and the secretive habits of the leopard.  A visit to this undiscovered paradise in October last…

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Week in Pictures: Lions of the Savuti and Birds of the Kruger

Week in Pictures: Lions of the Savuti and Birds of the Kruger

This week Kevlo have returned from Camp Savuti, located in the Savuti marsh in Chobe National Park. Kevin managed to capture an incredible shot of a male lion quenching his thirst in one of the channels. The Savuti is alive with predator activity and the area is renown for being home to lions that kill elephants. It is believed the…

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Lion Charge in the Savute Kingdom

Lion Charge in the Savute Kingdom

Harvey’s Pan in Botswana’s renowned Savute region seems to be occupied by a pair of rather ferocious king cats! After 2 nights of roaring heard at Camp Savuti, a fierce-looking male and his equally stern lioness were located in the shade near one of Harvey’s Pan waterholes. Keeping well hidden, these cats were a mystery during the day, but as…

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We Captured a Buffalo Birth on Camera

We Captured a Buffalo Birth on Camera

The Cape Buffalo is a rather unpredictable bovid and coming face-to-face with this member of the big five can be quite intimidating. They don’t actively do anything but it’s that blank, sociopathic buffalo stare that sends shivers down your spine. Interestingly enough, they rely more on their acute sense of smell to detect potential threats than their sight. They actually…

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Giraffe Bulls Go Neck and Neck in a Duel

Giraffe Bulls Go Neck and Neck in a Duel

Bull giraffe are not violent by nature but certainly have a protective instinct when their young are under threat. By nature, they are not territorial like many of the cat species and they move from one location to the next in search of cows on heat. The only antagonism that arises between giraffe bulls is when a hierarchy is being…

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Trilogy Lions: The Boys are Back in Town

Trilogy Lions: The Boys are Back in Town

The Trilogy appear to be staking their claim on the old Ross Pride territory which covers the nThambo Tree Camp and Africa on Foot traverse in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. Over the past few months, and in the latter part of 2014, this trio have become a formidable force in “their” reserve. Their presence is more dominant than ever…

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Week in Pictures: Plenty of Predators in the Klaserie

Week in Pictures: Plenty of Predators in the Klaserie

There has been plenty of wildlife activity this week in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve . We’ve seen a hippo defending his dam within the Africa on Foot and nthambo Tree camp territory, herds of elephants  framed by spectacular sunsets at nDzuti main dam and leopard sightings at nThambo Tree Camp. Rangers at Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp…

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Hippo vs Buffalo at Klaserie Dam. Large and in Charge !

Hippo vs Buffalo at Klaserie Dam. Large and in Charge !

It was one of those perfect days in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. Come to think of it, most days on safari are nothing short of perfect. But today, something unusual happened. Jochen and the team witnessed quite a flamboyant display from a territorial hippo defending his dam. These displays of animal behaviour are always fascinating to observe. Jochen said,…

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