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Lion Chase

Last night on drive, my guests and I were lucky to view our male lion having a nice cat nap on one of our dam walls. After a few minutes of watching him acting lazy after the hot day, his head jerked up as his interest was turned towards two Dagga Boys, (old male...

Is it a Cheetah or a Leopard?

Often there is confusion about which is which when guests see Cheetah or Leopard. Many people do not really know what the difference between leopard and cheetah are or even what they look like. They all come to the bush wanting to see the big 5 but are not always too...

African vs Indian

Here are some of the differences between African and Indian elephants, since this question always comes up whilst on safari. African elephant –  Loxodonta africana Back more or less concave and saddle shaped Ears enormous and when extended cover the shoulders...

Ground Hornbills

This morning we were fortunate to see a pair of ground hornbills picking through a rhino midden for dung -beetle grubs. These turkey-sized birds  have a varied diet which often includes snakes, tortoises and young hares. Males are distinguished from females by a blue...

The Gymnogene

The Gymnogene. (Polyboroides typus) During the last few game drives I have been privy to watching two Gymnogene/African Harrier Hawks building their nest. Here are a few facts about this interesting bird: These big raptors are usually solitary, feeding mainly on...

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