Wildlife Archives - African Encounters



baby zebra serengeti green season
When you think of a safari in Tanzania, images of vast plains dotted with majestic animals probably come to mind, the iconic Serengeti landscape of countless nature documentaries. However, there’s a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by intrepid travellers – the green season.  Yes, you may get rain but you will see the Ngorongoro...
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south luangwa TT
The arrival of southern carmine bee-eaters in their colourful breeding plumage is a highlight for anyone visiting South Luangwa in September. Carmine bee-eaters are summer migrants to Zambia, forming large noisy colonies in the steep sandy banks of the Luangwa River. With an estimated 10,000 breeding pairs their loud chirping can be heard more than...
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Vulturine guinea fowl northern Kenya
Northern Kenya, formerly known as the Northern Frontier District, is one of the last remaining true wilderness areas in Africa. It’s home to breathtaking landscapes and an abundance of unique wildlife. Nestled in the heart of the rugged and beautiful landscapes of this region you’ll find superb accommodation, exceptional game viewing – and few tourists....
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roan antelope malawi
A safari in Malawi is not only about the wildlife, but also about memorable experiences and stunning landscapes. Less well-known than its neighbours, this tiny country with a big heart is a favourite of discerning safari guests who want to experience an abundance of animals without the hordes of vehicles seen in some of Africa’s...
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elephant in Ruaha, Tanzania
Southern Tanzania is a vast, remote region, and is without a doubt my favourite destination in this beautiful country. Unlike Tanzania’s more famous safari destinations, you’ll escape the crowds here, and enjoy a more exclusive safari experience. A southern Tanzania safari fits the bill perfectly!
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leopard Botswana - what not to wear on safari
Leopards are perhaps the most beautiful of Africa’s big cats. They are certainly the most secretive, and in contrast to lions or cheetahs, they are mainly active at night. Their adapted retinas allow them to see seven times better in the dark than humans! During the day they can sometimes be seen looking very relaxed stretched along...
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Botswana and Zimbabwe, Hwange lions
On an African safari, seeing the Big Five game animals ranks highly on most people’s lists. A term originally coined by big-game hunters, the Big Five are said to be the most dangerous African animals to hunt on foot. However, this term is now used to talk about five of the most popular African animals....
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Madagascar lemur
Madagascar is home to an extraordinary array of weird and wonderful animals and plants.
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