The African Jacana

These beautiful birds are excellent divers and fliers. The African Jacana, which squawks while flying, has a good sense of sight and hearing and depends little on its sense of smell. The female bird is bigger than the male, although the coloration of the feathers is...

The Aardwolf

Aardwolves (Proteles cristata) are insectivorous mammals that look like skinny striped hyenas. The aardwolf has a bushy tail and a golden coat with black vertical stripes. In Afrikaans and Dutch, ‘Aardwolf’ means ‘earth wolf.’ The aardwolf,...

What Makes An Excellent Safari Guide?

Whether you go on a small-group safari with a guide, stay in a budget-friendly camp, or spend top bucks for a luxury resort, it makes no difference. The quality of your safari guide is the most significant factor that will determine the overall quality and enjoyment...

Etosha National Park

One of Africa’s famous safari sites, the 22 000-square km wilderness of Etosha National Park is a major highlight for many tourists visiting Namibia. Made largely of grasslands and forest savanna and dominated by a vast salt pan, Etosha is home to 114 species of...

The Caracal

Caracals are sometimes known as “desert lynx.” Caracals have longer legs, a slimmer body, and a tail that is far longer than real lynx. They also don’t have the ruff of hairs around the face that the northern cats do. Melanistic Caracals have been...