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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…
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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,…
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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.
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The Notorious Mapogo Lions of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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The infamous Mapogo Lions of the Sabi Sands have become legends in their own right due to their impressive dominance of the area for 6 years, but also because of the violent and shocking way that they gained control of their territory and held it over the following years.
Top 10 Things to Do at Victoria FallsPhoto by SA Places

Top 10 Things to Do at Victoria Falls

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Did you know that the famous waterfall has a little town tucked away close by, with the same name? In Lozi ( the local dialect ) the falls are called "The Smoke that Thunders" and thousands of people flock to admire the magnificent waterfall…
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What to Do on a Layover at the Johannesburg International Airport

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If you are pausing at the O.R Tambo International Airport during your travels, you don’t have to stay stuck at the airport. The Gautrain is a great way to travel to the city from the airport. The airport is situated 25km (15.53 mi) from the…
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Ecotraining vs Bushwise Field Guide Training Schools

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If you’ve fallen in love with the bushveld after an African safari experience, why not consider a career in the safari industry? This growing tourism field offers exciting opportunities for those with a passion for nature. Combine that with a personality which easily connects with people, and you are set for an exciting career in the African wild!
What’s The Difference Between A Private Game Reserve and A National Park Leopard

What's The Difference Between A Private Game Reserve and A National Park

Many people have questions about the difference between a National Park,, a private game reserve and private concessions when they are planning their first African safari experience.