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Baby Elephants and the African Bush

Seeing elephants in their natural African habitat is undeniably magical. This stunning species resides in sub-Saharan Africa and the rainforests of Central and West Africa. They are rather hard to miss considering their massive size – reaching 8.2 to 13 feet from shoulder to toe and weighing a whopping 5,000 to 14,000 pounds once full grown. You may even be lucky enough to see a baby elephant during your next safari excursion. If you do, they will be accompanied by...
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Safari Speak: Common Words and Terms You Should Know Before Entering the African Bush

By deciding to embark on a safari adventure, you are willing to invest time and money into extensive preparation that ensures you will get the most out of your trip into the wild.  In addition to meticulously organizing your safari itinerary, you should also set aside some time to familiarize yourself with the language of the wild – safari speak. Here are some basic words and phrases to review as a primer for your next safari: Banda – a typical bungalow or hut Big...
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Wildlife Watching Do’s and Don’ts

African Wildlife Watching Do’s and Don’ts It is imperative that you observe general African wildlife safety and respect guidelines during your African Safari vacation. The following precautions will ensure a pleasant game viewing experience. Do not ever try to pose for a photograph with an animal. This is generally the number one cause of fatality and injury during African safaris. Failure to heed the warnings of park rangers and posted signs could result in...
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Expand Your Jeep Horizons: Innovative methods to transport guests for game viewing

While the basic model for an african safari itinerary incorporates joyfully bumping around in a jeep in order to reach your game-viewing destination, there are a few more creative and enjoyable methods you can choose from to ensure you have a memorable experience. Be sure to review all your options before you settle on the traditional jeep transportation method on your next safari excursion. The Zambezi Queen Luxury Cruise Consider going on a luxury safari cruise to get...
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