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Secret Africa - Facts about Elephant Shrews

Facts about Elephant Shrews

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Elephant shrews may in fact be one of the tiniest and cutest animals discovered in Africa. They are also known as jumping shrews. The elephant shrew has 19 species in total around Africa. They can survive in all kinds of habitats.  These include…
Secret Africa - How do the Samburu say Hello_

How do the Samburu say Hello?

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So, you’re planning a trip to Africa, how do you connect with the country that you are going to visit? Easy, you learn the language! Samburu is a Maa language dialect that is spoken by the Samburu tribe in northern Kenya.  Tanzania is…
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If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.” – John Hemingway

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Learning how to say Hello in Africa

Learning how to say Hello in Africa

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Sometimes communication in Africa can be tough because of the local slang. Even English has its own flavour in South Africa! Africa has 1,500 to 2,000 different dialects. A lot of languages borrow from Afrikaans, as well as the many African…

Best Things to do in Kosi Bay

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Kosi Bay is a series of four lakes interlinked in the Maputaland area of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa. There’s no bay specifically, but the town, which is referred to as Kosi Bay is 30km away from the coast. Maputaland is located in the…
12 Edible Indigenous South African Plants

12 Edible Indigenous South African Plants

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South Africa is home to a wide variety of edible indigenous plants. The Botanical Society of South Africa is responsible for encouraging indigenous gardening, conservation awareness, and the proper use of indigenous plants in Southern Africa. Planting…
Five Fun Facts about Wildebeest

Five Fun Facts about Wildebeest

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The wildebeest, also known as the Antelope of the African plains, is a mammal that lives all over the eastern, southern, and central parts of Africa. They are also called the gnu, which is sometimes referred to as the “fool of the veld”…
Fun Facts about the Baobab Tree

Fun Facts about the Baobab Tree

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Africa is home to many beautiful wild animals, stunning scenery, and all kinds of interesting things. The Baobab is the real representation of life in the African plains. This giant, strange looking tree grows in low-lying areas all over Africa,…
Five Interesting Facts about Rhinos

Five Interesting Facts about Rhinos

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The rhino is the second largest among all land mammals. Unlike the elephant, it’s considered one of the most aggressive. However, despite its status as being one of the biggest bullies on the African planes when it comes to humans, rhinos…
Interesting Facts About Leopards

Interesting Facts About Leopards

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The Panthera Pardus, better known as the African leopard, is one of the most sophisticated and powerfully built hunters of the African jungle. Among all the other wild big cats, the leopard is arguably one of the most gorgeous because of their…
Interesting Facts about Seaweed

Interesting Facts about Seaweed

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At first glance, seaweed might not seem like much. A slimy shrub floating in the water we see at times floating in the ocean, or washed up on the beach. Many people are repulsed by it, refusing to swim with it. Don’t be fooled though, these…
The Best Places to Visit in Rwanda

The Best Places to Visit in Rwanda

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Rwanda is considered as one of the smallest countries of Africa. It is located just a few degrees south of the equator. The country is bordered by Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mutilated by perhaps the most…
Secret Africa, Interesting Facts About Mountain Gorillas

Interesting Facts About Mountain Gorillas

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Mountain Gorillas are one of the most delightfully friendly and loving animals in the world. While many find them to be extremely ferocious creatures, they are actually the total opposite in nature and can warm up to humans easily compared to…
Majingilane Lions of Sabi SandsPhoto by safari.com

The Majingilane Lions of Sabi Sands

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The Majingilane Coalition got their name from the reference of watchmen patrolling the night. They marched with intention, never altering their course. Their origin was traced to the Manyelethi Game Reserve, where they were part of a pride with…
Scary Facts about LionsPhoto by Alexas Fotos from Pexels

Scary Facts about Lions

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The lion (Panthera Leo) is part of the big cat family, Felidae. A lion is an animal symbol used by a wide variety of human cultures to depict strength, superiority, courage, and more. The mighty king of the jungle often appears as sculptures,…
Fun Facts about Mountain GorillasPhoto by Leila Boujnane on Unsplash

Fun Facts about Mountain Gorillas

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Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla Beringei Beringei) are a small subspecies of the Eastern Gorilla. The species is also possibly split down further into two sub groups. Just over half of the existing Mountain Gorilla population live in the Virunga…
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10 Amazing Facts About Elephants That Will Make You Love Them Even More!

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Did you know that elephants can die of a broken heart or that an elephant’s tooth can weigh as much as three kilograms? Being the largest of all land mammals on earth, elephants are magnificent, fascinating creatures. Not only are they intelligent…
Amazing Facts About Aardvarks

Amazing Facts about Aardvarks

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An aardvark, meaning an earthpig, is a little nocturnal animal. They are mostly found in Africa. These peculiar animals are not known by many people. Sometimes they are also called “Cape Anteater”, referring to the Cape of Good Hope, or…
Top 10 Amazing Facts about PangolinsPhoto by Asia Sentinel

Top 10 Amazing Facts about Pangolins

The Pangolins are peculiar African and Asian mammals. Their bodies are covered with hard scales and they can curl up into a cute little ball in a defensive moment. Unfortunately they also have the title of world’s most trafficked animal. The…
Top 10 Interesting Facts about African Wild DogPhoto by World Wildlife Fund

Top 10 Interesting Facts about African Wild Dog

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The African Wild Dogs are oftentimes misunderstood. There are only about 5 000 left in the wild, putting them on the critically endangered list. They are very effective predators, with an 80% hunting success rate, in comparison with the 30%…
Brother In Blood The Mapogo Lions
Lions of the Sabi Sands

Lions of the Sabi Sands

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The lives of the legendary lions of Sabi the Sands read like the script for a soapie. A thirst for power, brutal techniques to gain it, betrayal among siblings, and unexpected take-overs from the rivals. Below a video series, following the journey of the famous lions of the Sabi Sands.You will be surprised to discover how much these magnificent wild beasts have in common with humans. See the behind the scenes of life in the African jungle.
Lions Vs Elephants

Lion vs Elephant: Amazing Sightings of Lions and Elephants Interacting

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Lions and Elephants are both members of the Big 5.Lions are strong, carnivorous predators that usually hunt in co ordinated prides to bring their prey, although they can hunt and kill when alone.Elephants are the largest land mammal in existence today, they are massive herbivores that operate in complex family structures called herds. These herds usually led by a matriarch ( female leader ). Elephants can often be encountered on their own either as loan bull or during a temporary foray away from the herd.

“If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari once again.”

– *Karen Blixen (Danish author best known for “Out of Africa”)