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Wild Dog On A Kruger Safari

Wild Dog Sighting in the Klaserie

We have had such a great year that we are a few months behind our sightings! Just crazy and so blessed... We were at one of our northern camps in March and I was guiding two awesome new Moriti family members, Keith and Kate. We had been in Cape Town for 3 nights and were ready for some African bush action! Our first morning had yielded a sighting of the full lion pride we have on the property (about 13…

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African Malaria Map And Colour Chart

2020 Malaria South Africa and Kruger National Park Guide

We get asked very often about malaria and whether it is a good idea to take medication while on safari. We decided to put together a comprehensive write up on Malaria in Africa to assist you guys. Enjoy it and post any comments that you have What is malaria? It is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals. The disease is transmitted by mosquitoes and if not treated, people may have recurrences of the disease months later. In…

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Leopard

Leopard ‘The Prince’

We see these guys very often on all our Botswana luxury safaris and tracking them is very much part of the fun! Behaviour: Move around during the day in game reserves, their nocturnal habits form near human habitation. Escape from the heat in tree’s and rocks. It is impossible to keep leopards from moving freely through game fences. Leopards are known to be good swimmers and will take to water if the situation calls for it Males are completely solitary…

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Swift Cheetah Facts

We count ourselves really lucky when we see these guys as there are only around 7,000 cheetahs left in Africa! Fortunately, on our safaris to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, you may encounter one as this reserve has some of the world's best cheetah viewing opportunities. Behaviour: Normally solitary, the cubs stay with their mother until they are about a year old. Often live in small groups with strong social bonds. Males hold territories for a long time or they…

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Elephant On A Chobe Safari

Safety Tips on the Kruger Elephants

Over the last few years there have been a few unfortunate events involving elephants. There are a few reasons for this, I would like to name a few. We will then give you guys a guideline on how to approach elephants and what signs to look out for pre-charge. Elephant need a large area to roam around in. Take Kruger Park as an example. The reserve should only have around 7 000 elephants. At present, the number is around triple…

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Punda Maria Route

Amazing Kruger Bird Route

ROUTE: Punda Maria gate / Pafuri region / Punda Maria gate TIME: Six hours with animal sightings traveling at 30 km/h DISTANCE: 152 km BIG 5?: Rhino may be difficult to spot It has been a while since my last route info! We have been busy, but wanted to share this great birding route with you! Punda Maria is the northernmost camp in Kruger and has a lot more going for it than meets the eye... The animal sightings may be infrequent, but rare…

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Amazing Aardvark In Kruger | Moriti Private Safaris

Interesting Info on Aardvarks

Enjoy some aardvark facts and info on these very secretive animals [leap_tabs type="horizontal" style="style-1" ][leap_tabs_head][leap_tab_title]Behaviour[/leap_tab_title][leap_tab_title]Diet[/leap_tab_title][leap_tab_title]Breeding[/leap_tab_title][leap_tab_title]Info[/leap_tab_title][/leap_tabs_head][leap_tabs_container][leap_tab]Strictly nocturnal & solitary, males & females have anal scent glands. Can be seen during the day after a cold night basking in the sun Aardvarks dig temporary homes in the soil, once inside they cover themselves with soil. They seem to remember where these temporary homes are as they dash off when they sense danger straight to it. They also dig more permanent homes, these…

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Scrub Hare Wary Of Danger

Interesting Info on Scrub Hares

On a private Kruger safari, we see them often on the roads on night drives, but no one seems to ever chat about them!! Here are some interesting scrub hare facts... Behaviour: Scrub hare are nocturnal – they can be seen on overcast days though. They do not live in burrows, they live in hollows pressed by their bodies under bushes. They are found solitary, but when a female is on heat 1-3 males may follow her. When they are…

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Phalaborwa Kruger Route | Moriti Private Safaris

Best Olifants Rest Camp Route

ROUTE: Phalaborwa Gate / Olifants Camp area / Phalaborwa Gate TIME: Half a day with animal sightings traveling at 30 km/h DISTANCE: 186 km BIG 5?: Rhino may be difficult to spot As we go further north in the game reserve the animal sightings can be a bit infrequent, especially in summer… Part 7 of our Kruger Park maps is a good route to do as it gives you an opportunity to try and spot the big herds of grazers…

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