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African Wildlife

Information about Africa's wildlife, including the Big 5, Africa's most dangerous animals and snakes; profiles of Warthog, Giraffe, Wild Dogs, Birds and other exciting animals you'll likely see while on safari.

Top 10 Animals to See on Safari in Africa
Discover the top ten animals you should see when on safari in Africa. From the Big 5, to the elegant giraffe, swift cheetah, scary crocodile and rare mountain gorilla, here's a list of "must-see" animals that makes an African safari so exciting and worthwhile.

10 Fun African Wildlife Facts
10 Fun African Wildlife Facts. Fun facts about your favorite animals in Africa. Find out about giraffe tongues, hippo dung, elephant trunks, black mamba venom and much more.

The Big 5 - Images, facts and Information about Africa's "Big Five"
The Big 5 - images, facts and information about Africa's "Big Five" a common term to describe the African elephant, Cape Buffalo, Lion, Rhino and Leopard. The "Big 5" is based on a criteria used by big game hunters to reflect the vicious nature of these animals when shot at.

Africa's Scariest Spiders
Spiders in Africa are generally harmless, but there are a few very dangerous, venomous, huge and downright scary spider species living in Africa. African spiders that would scare me include the .. spider that craves human blood, the spider that can weave the argest nest, spanning rivers (imagine walking into that while on safari). ..Below is a...

Baby Animals on Safari in Africa
There's nothing cuter than a baby elephant, giraffe, zebra or warthog. When you are planning a safari in Africa you may be interested to know when the best time might be to see baby animals, especially newborn animals. Here's a list of popular baby animals, and where and when the best chance might be of seeing them in the wild. Of course, the...

Africa's Most Dangerous Animals
Africa's most dangerous animals. Facts and photos about Africa's most dangerous animals (defined as any living thing) includes the hippo, lion, crocodile, mosquito, black mamba, great white, buffalo, elephant and of course man himself.

The Annual Migration of Wildebeest and Zebra in East Africa
The Annual Migration of Wildebeest and Zebra in East Africa is one of nature's biggest spectacles. Find out where and when you can see the migration, best places to stay and some fun facts.

Spotting Wildlife in Africa
A safari's success is usually measured in the number of animals you've seen along the way. Here are some tips that will help you maximize your wildlife viewing successes. Where to look for wildlife, the best time to go on a safari, what to bring on a safari and more.

Africa's Most Dangerous Snakes
Africa has some of the most dangerous and venomous snakes in the world. Get your facts and information about the Black Mamba, Boomslang, Puff Adder, Gaboon Viper, Egyptian Cobra and more of Africa's deadly snakes. Find out what the different types of venom can do to the human body.

The Little Five
You've probably heard of the " Big Five " (Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Lion and Rhino), did you know Africa also has a "Little Five"? Get your facts and information about the Rhinoceros Beetle, Buffalo Weaver, Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise, and the Ant Lion.?

Gorilla Safaris
With only about 650 mountain gorilla's left in the world seeing them in the wild is something only few people will ever have the chance to experience. This article will tell you where you can see both types of gorillas, where to stay, give you an idea of the costs involved and help you choose the best safari company to go with.

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage
A visit to the Sheldrick Trust's Elephant orphanage is a "must" when you're in Nairobi. Find out about visiting hours, how to adopt a baby elephant, and more. You get to meet the orphans, watch them get fed, and find out their life stories.

20 Fun African Wildlife Facts
Fun and unusual facts about wildlife that you will typically see while on safari in Africa.

The Cheetah - Facts and Information about the Cheetah in Africa
Fun facts and information about the cheetah in Africa. Find out where you can see cheetah in the wild, how fast a cheetah can run and why this beautiful cat is listed as a vulnerable species.

African Wild Dog
The African Wild Dog, facts and information about this endangered carnivore. Also known as the Cape Hunting Dog, or Painted Dog, the African wild dog is one of the most elusive mammals and rarely seen on safari in Africa.

Hippos
Some fun facts about the hippo, Africa's most dangerous beast. Dung-showering, sweating, not jumping -- lots of interesting information.

The Versatile Ostrich
The Ostrich is a fascinating bird, it can run like the wind, and kick like a mule but can't fly. Ostrich farms are common throughout the world, its leather is highly prized, its egg shells can be used to make beautiful beads and its feathers have adorned many a fancy costume.

Warthog
Warthog facts and information. Warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus) are among my favorite animals to spot on safari in Africa.

Giraffe
Giraffe, basic facts and information about the giraffe, one of my favorite animals to spot while on safari in Africa.

The Camel in Africa - Camel Facts
The Camel in Africa - Camel Facts

Group Names for African Wildlife
Group names for animals are more poetic than scientific. Here's a list of African wildlife group names that I think are particularly descriptive and interesting. A "Crash of Rhinos" ...

Dung Showering and Other Scat Facts
Checking out animal dung always makes an African safari more interesting. You're more likely to encounter animal scat before the animal itself, so here are a few fascinating facts to help you relate to the wild creatures around you

Birds of Kenya - Birding Safaris in Kenya
Birds of Kenya. Photos of birds in Kenya that you can see while on safari. Kenya is home to hundreds of species of birds. These images of Kenya's birds include flamingos, ostriches, vultures, kingfishers, eagles, hornbills, pelicans, cranes and many more. You can see many bird species on any Kenyan safari, but for serious birders there are...

Images of Cage Diving With Great White Sharks
Since diving with Great White Sharks is becoming an increasingly popular tourist draw in South Africa I was lucky enough to get some great photos of this rather crazy pastime. These images of cage diving with Great Whites were taken in Gansbaai, South Africa.

Diving With Great White Sharks
Cage diving with the Great White Shark in South Africa is one of the best adventure travel options Africa has to offer. It's a bit like experiencing a shark attack without the scars. Certainly a once in a lifteime opportunity to see the Great White Shark since there isn't a single one in captivity. This guide to Great White Shark diving in South...

Birding in Southern Africa
Africa is arguably the most exciting destination for bird watchers. There are more than 900 species in Southern Africa alone. Enjoy this wonderful collection of bird photos taken while on safari in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

The Pangolin
The Pangolin certainly qualifies as one of Africa's strangest looking animals. Four different species of Pangolin live in Africa, the one pictured here is a Ground Pangolin, found in Southern and East Africa.

Tsetse Fly

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