Lion and Buffalo encounters in the Kruger

Sunway Safaris - Adventures in Africa blog

Mozambique Beach and Bush Tour visits the highlights of Mozambique and includes a visit to the Kruger National Park. The scene for this week’s blog from Dave.

Here is Dave’s account of the Lion encounter in Kruger

New York 079“Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19 633 square kilometers in the Northeastern part of South Africa. It is home to all members of the Big Five.

 

While travelling along the Kwanatamwiri causeway heading back to camp at lionessLower Sabie we came across a pride of 12 lions travelling up the river bed. After some scuffling we saw a number of Buffalo and White rhinos scatter out the reeds with the Lion in tow. We observed as the Lions made a charge on the Buffalo however this time the Lions came out unsuccessful allowing the Buffalo to get away and move…

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Rhino Horn Cures Asians, But What Cures Ignorance

Fight for Rhinos

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We’ve seen advertisements and pleas targeting Asian communities to stop using rhino horn.   Famed Chinese NBA player, Yao Ming and Chinese stuntman and actor, Jackie Chan have used their star power to bring awareness to the plight of the rhino in China.

WWF and TRAFFIC are sponsoring adverts being displayed through many different communication channels, including newspapers, television, and social media platforms like Facebook. They have placements in hundreds of offices and residential buildings, airports, corporate offices and universities throughout Vietnam.

But how well is it working? Is anyone out there paying attention?

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Journalist Craig Simons who lived in Beijing for eight years wrote about his time there in “The Devouring Dragon”.  Simons says “N.G.O.s (non-government organizations)  have had a limited ability to influence the decisions of average Chinese consumers. Advertisements have been successful but their benefits are offset by millions of Chinese just now becoming rich enough…

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Inyati nominated in the “Best guiding team in Africa” category of The Safari Awards 2014.

We have been nominated in the “Best guiding team in Africa” category of The Safari Awards 2014. Voting is quick and easy, so please could we ask for a few minutes of your time to vote for us now? http://www.safariawards.com/southafrica/inyatigamelodge

What perfume to wear on an African safari

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Imagine you are planning on spending your next big holiday on an amazing African wildlife reserve. You book the lodge, purchase the plane tickets and arrange all the transportation. You are super excited about going on as many game drives as you can and really experiencing a full African safari with the sunrises and sunsets, dozens of wild species and the entire culture about living in the bush.

You inform yourself about what clothes to wear, items to bring and important health care considerations of which to be aware.

You can find dozens of websites with relevant information on any of those topics but what about perfumes? There isn’t much information around about what fragrance you should wear for the best African safari of your life.

Many wild animals, especially mammals, have a very good sense of smell and are able to detect a lot about you before you even…

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Useful South African Phrases

INY Dagga boy HULK

South Africa has 11 different national languages - English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life but only the sixth most spoken language in terms of numbers. Zulu is normally spoken in the Durban area whilst Xhosa is spoken by the locals in Cape Town. Also bear in mind that …

Against Interference In Kruger And Our other Nature Assets

AIKONA

I am the convenor of the AIKONA GROUP (acronym for Against Interference In Kruger And Our other Nature Assets), we a group of nature lovers we are not SANParks bashers to the contrary we are great supporters of our National Parks but who are opposing the commercialization and exploitation of our National Parks. Unfortunately certain people …

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