Red Hartebeest collides with mountain biker

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A jaw dropping YouTube clip was recently circulated like wild fire on all the major news networks and social media platforms. You must have seen it by now – the guy on a mountain bike who gets slammed into by a flying antelope. Click to view clip :  Red Hartebeest collides with biker If we sold mountain Read More

Birders vs non-birders on safari

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Non-birders on safari Now here is a dilemma. We recently had a couple who all in all had a fantastic safari in Botswana and Kruger except for one recurring problem….They proclaimed to not be very interested in birds, but just as luck would have it, they found themselves on game drives with keen birders, or Read More

Pic of the week : Hippo by Stephen Raffay

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Hippopotamus amphibius  – “river horse” This great shot of a hippo showing off his incisors was taken by Stephen Raffay, a professional photographer who is currently on safari in the Kruger National Park area care of   Contrary to popular belief, this old guy is not yawning or opening up wide for the dentist…! This Read More

One of Africa’s deadliest mammals – the hippo!

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Learn about this African safari icon There was a bit of focus on the Hippo last week – with Lise’s visit to Hippo Hollow and then also finding out about the almost human hippo, Jessica.  I thought it might be worthwhile to delve a bit into these huge animals and see what interesting things I Read More

Photo of the Week – an old favorite!

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I was reminded of this special photo today as it popped into my inbox.  I didn’t actually know the origin of the photo until I read the newsletter (thanks to The Safari Book).  Here is a quick summary of where it came from: This fabulous image has been around since 1979 and was taken by Paul Dutton.  Read More