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Paul Smitz - Category: Best Kept Safari Secrets - 07 Sep 2017

When the topic of watching wildlife in South African safari parks comes up, the conversation rarely ventures beyond Kruger. This world-famous national park seems to have a monopoly on South African animals, and those who are keen to see them…

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Mike Unwin - Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ... - 22 Aug 2017

Jackals have never really made the safari A list. Derided in Kipling’s Jungle Book as ‘dish-lickers’, they seldom get the attention they deserve on a Big Five safari. Yet in many areas, these are the most abundant of the mammalian carnivores and the closer you look, the more compelling they become…

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Paul Smitz - Category: Beginner's Guide to Safari - 01 Aug 2017

I’ve been lucky enough over the years to have had lots of different wildlife-watching experiences while on safari in Africa. I’ve indulged my interest in animals while bouncing around national parks in sturdy…

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Jeroen Beekwilder - Category: Other - 18 Jul 2017

SafariBookings.com has conducted an in-depth analysis of reviews from safari tourists and acclaimed Africa experts to determine the continent’s best country for safaris. And the winner? Tanzania came out on top – the country is the clear winner and has been awarded our best safari country for 2017.

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Mike Unwin - Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ... - 27 Jun 2017

The leopard (after the lion) is the second largest of Africa’s big cats. Of all the celebrated ‘Big Five’ it has perhaps the greatest allure, due to its enigmatic combination of grace, power and elusiveness…

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Mike Unwin - Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ... - 22 Jun 2017

This towering tree-muncher occurs across subSaharan Africa in nine different subspecies. These are distinguished from one another by their different patterns of blotches, but all share the extraordinarily long neck – of course –and many other peculiarities besides.

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Paul Smitz - Category: Beginner's Guide to Safari - 13 Jun 2017

Some African safari-goers make wildlife spotting sound really easy. Ask them if they saw any elephants and they’ll say, ‘Dozens, in the first few minutes, right outside the camp’. What about…

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Mike Unwin - Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ... - 30 May 2017

Chimpanzees stand alongside gorillas as Africa’s only great apes and are the closest living relatives of humans. The common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) is the best known of two species – the other being the bonobo, which is smaller…

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Alan Murphy - Category: Other - 23 May 2017

Rwanda has recently increased the cost of its gorilla permits to US$1500, catching the growing safari industry off guard. The price hike represents a doubling of the former cost of US$750 which was already more expensive than…

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Paul Smitz - Category: Other - 09 May 2017

My first trip to Africa, many moons ago, was an extended 4WD tour of Zambia, with some cross-border trips into Botswana, Namibia and Malawi thrown in for the sheer hell of it. The first of those excursions took me to northern Botswana’s fabled Chobe National Park…

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