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The Sceret of Giraffe’s Skin By Elephant Herd Tours & Safaris

By |May 1st, 2020|Blog, Wildlife|

The Sceret of Giraffe's Skin With spots resembling oak leaves, in the heat of Southern Africa's day giraffes are equipped with the means of their own cooling system. The coats main purpose is for camouflage but as useful as [...]

Waterbuck By Elephant Herd Tours & Safaris

By |May 1st, 2020|Blog, Wildlife|

The Scent of A Waterbuck When driving in the Kruger National Park it is common to spot the waterbuck at one of the waterholes or along the rivers where they can be found in a herd of between (-+) [...]

Honey Badger By Elephant Herd Tours & Safaris

By |May 1st, 2020|Blog, Wildlife|

The Honey Badger's Powerful Punch Belonging to the Mustelidae family the honey badger is actually related the otters and polecat. In terms of survival they are the second-best diggers with the aardvark being the best. Being only 25 - [...]

Bateleur Eagle Moody Expressions By Elephant Herd

By |May 1st, 2020|Blog, Wildlife|

Bateleur Eagle’s Moody Expression A bateleur eagle is one of my favourite raptors as it displays many unusual characteristics. The bateleur eagle can be easier identified as it is well known through its distinctive side to side flight pattern [...]

Nested On A Lake Tree – Elephant Herd Tours & Safaris

By |May 1st, 2020|Blog, Wildlife|

Nested On A Lake's Tree Lower Sabie Rest Camp has a very popular dam on its doorstep called Sunset Dam. It is home to some enormous crocodiles, hippos and an abundance of birdlife and has many passers-by. One species [...]

A Roaring Start To A Morning In Kruger National Park – Elephant Herd Tours & Safaris

By |March 17th, 2020|Blog, Wildlife|

A Roaring Start To The Morning Driving down the Doispane, and then taking the link on to River Road in the Kruger National Park, our guide Marten and guests came across 4 adolescent nomad male lions known as the [...]

Kruger National Park Roads In Alphabetical & Numerical Order – Elephant Herd Tours & Safaris

By |February 10th, 2020|Blog|

Kruger National Park Roads In Alphabetical & Numerical Order H1-1 - 50km – Tar road from Numbi gate east to Skukuza (Pretoriuskop camp - Shitlhave & Transport dams – Wolhuther waterhole – Mathekenyane/Granokop lookout access) MAP1 WEST H1-2 – 40km [...]

Kruger National Park’s Dung Beetles – Elephant Herd Tours & Safaris

By |January 29th, 2020|Blog, Wildlife|

Kruger National Park's Dung Beetles Our guide, Trevor, did a marvellous job capturing these parent Dung Beetles rolling away with their ball of dung. All species belong to superfamily Scarabaeoidea. Interestingly, they are one of the few insects which [...]

Nurseries of Impala- Elephant Herd Tours and Safaris

By |January 10th, 2020|Blog, Wildlife|

Nurseries of Impala During May, the shortening of the days creates a hormone which is produced in the males, leading to a build-up of brown fat in their necks. These enlarged necks elicit oestrus among ewes and once [...]

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