New Look For Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

The team from Inyati Game Lodge are pleased to announce a substantial  refurbishment of the lodge, which is set in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Major structural renovations of the central recreational areas include an extension of the main veranda area to capitalise on …

Is Faux Rhino Horn a Solution?

Fight for Rhinos

Each day at least three rhino die for two reasons: the belief that horn cures medical ailments, and as a status symbol in Vietnamese high society. But, attention rhino horn users: the vast majority of the horn you purchase is fake, according to an Oxpeckers report.

Karl Ammann from Natural History Magazine stated “probably up to 90 percent of end consumers (of rhino horn) unknowingly purchase products made of water buffalo or other bovine horn.”

rhinos unknown The myth of rhino horn having medicinal value has survived for centuries.

Now a Seattle-based company, Pembient,  is adding to the market of “faux horn”. They are using biotechnology to fabricate rhino horn at prices below the level of poached horns. Their goal is to use this substitution to meet the demand. According to the company, you can’t physically tell the difference.

According to  one of Pembient’s founders, many wildlife traders would be happy to use a genetically…

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Impala jumps into tourist car to escape Cheetahs

Wildlife TV

One of the greatest things to do in South Africa is to go on a wildlife safari. There is something surreal about being able to be a spectator of all the interactions between species, especially predators and prey, while staying in the safety and comfort of a vehicle.

However sometimes unpredictable situations happen like in the case of a group of tourists in the Kruger National Park watching something that we all aspire to watch on a safari, cheetahs chasing a herd of impalas.

The herd was racing and jumping trying to escape the high-speed predators when one of them decided that the best way to do this was to leap inside the open window of a car.

Check out the following sequence of photos and video to find out what happened.

 

Check out the video to find out what happened to the Impala!

I guess it was a…

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March 2013 Safari Journal

The weather: The last rumbles of thunder have faded into the distance and the flickering lightning is finally stilled. Summer is ending and the cool breath of the tropical winter touches us. It ruffles the surface of the water and shakes leaves which are already turning gold. The afternoon showers provided a refreshing relief from …

February 2013 Safari Journal

Othawa Pride

The weather: Nyenyenyani / February in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve has been a month of sudden showers and spectacular sunsets, of stalking lions and stealthy leopards.  Early mornings are concealed by heavy drapes of rolling mist, which gradually unfurl to reveal magical apparitions of silver cobwebs, crystal drenched grasses, dazzling zebra …

“Africa is for the whole family to enjoy”.

Wildlife Journal April 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

At the onset of April it seemed bit cooler than March but did not last long and the temperatures rose quickly. Early morning temperatures have been chilly, down to about 17-20°C but warming up during the day to a pleasant 25-29°C. We have also been having strong blustery winds around midday, Sightings were great, and …

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