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Shy Lion In Kruger National Park

Why Are Animals Scared of Humans

Quite often we begin one of our Kruger custom safaris in the national park itself and then move to the privacy inside Klaserie Game Reserve. What is very noticeable between the two reserves is how the animals react to the vehicle and us. Kruger National Park, the animals are very relaxed and will walk up to the vehicle, sometimes even lying next to it and falling asleep. Greater Kruger National Park, the animals are not as relaxed and you tend…

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Kruger Park Entry Gate

2019 Kruger National Park Animals Sightings

H1-1 – This road runs from Numbi Gate all the way through to Skukuza and is 55km long! This route can be quiet, but I have had some amazing lion sightings on this road, especially at Transport Dam. S65 – 13km dirt road between the H1-1 Pretoriuskop/Skukuza road and the S1 Doispane road between Phabeni Gate and Skukuza. This road produced some great lion pride sightings! S114 – This road runs from just off the H1-1 for 52km until it reaches the H3…

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Male Lions In Klaserie Game Reserve

Our Lions of the Klaserie Drift

When you are within a 5 million acre wildlife paradise, animal sightings can be either amazing or very slow... Animals come and go in this pristine wilderness and often you only get to see an animal once in its lifetime, especially elephant and buffalo We are lucky enough to have a pride of lion on our area of the Klaserie that we have become quite used to... We've become like family, except Christmas dinners are not an option out here…

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Elephant Eating In Kruger Park

Elephants Enjoying a Mud Bath

Elephants are amazing creatures and often guides will neglect a sighting like this in favour of trying to find one of the cats... However, you can have so much fun just watching how elephants behave around a mud wallow or water source They wallow in mud and spray themselves with sand to get rid of parasites and ticks. They can also swim as far as 30km in deep water using their trunk as a snorkel. An elephant in Kariba Dam…

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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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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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