Wildebeest thrive in areas that are neither too wet nor too dry, with their range extending from the equator to the tip of Africa.
Hyenas are not members of the dog or cat families, instead they are so unique that they have a family all their own, Hyaenidae.
Flamingo is well known and easily recognized bird because of its red-purple colored feather. These birds live in shallow lakes, mangrove swamps and sandy islands of Africa, Asia, America and Europe.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Nearly every climber who has summitted Uhuru Peak, the highest summit on Kibo’s crater rim, has recorded his or her thoughts about the accomplishment in a book stored in a wooden box at the top
The plain zebra is by far the most common. The mountain zebra has two subspecies, and plains has six. However a DNA study in 2018 argues against the subspecies structure in plains zebra.
Zanzibar is an archipelago, which means it is not a single island, but consists of many different islands. The two larger islands are Unguja and Pemba. Pemba and the smaller islands offer amazing snorkelling and diving opportunities.
It is true that between January and March, half a million wildebeest are born each year in Serengeti. In February, the month with the highest calving rate, around 8,000 wildebeest are born each day. The Great Migration is the largest overland migration in the world.
While the migration may seem like a chaotic frenzy of movement, research has shown a herd of wildebeest possess what is known as ‘swarm intelligence’, where the wildebeest systematically explore and overcome an obstacle as one.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro has three volcanic cones, Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo. Mawenzi and Shira are extinct but Kibo, the highest peak, is dormant and could erupt again. The most recent activity was about 200 years ago; the last major eruption was 360,000 years ago.
Cheetahs have a pale yellow coat with black dots on the upper parts, and are white on the underbelly. Their faces are distinguished by prominent, black lines that curve from the inner corner of each eye to the outer corners of the mouth
Sight is the strongest of all eagle senses. The eyes are large, can take up almost 50% of the head, and can weigh the same amount as a human eye. An eagles vision is 4–5 times better than that of a human.
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Lions in the wild exhibit a very similar behavior, especially when subordinate females or younger animals meet up with more dominant lions in the pride. When a subordinate lion comes upon a dominant lion, she lowers her head, lifts her tail, and rubs her head against the other animal
Samburu National Reserve is situated about 350 kms north of Nairobi in the semi-arid part of Kenya. Ewaso Nyiro River, the only water source in the dry season, bisects the reserve and apart from providing water to life, the river is home to some of the biggest Reptiles in the region and attracts a good number of birds.
Antelopes are herbivores; they eat grass, shots and seeds. They live in the large groups called herds. Antelopes have extremely developed senses which help them detect predators while they still have time to escape. They are quick runners; some of them can reach up to 43 miles per hour
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Take to the skies for the ultimate Masai Mara wildlife adventure, soaring in a hot air balloon over herds of game to the inner reaches of the Mara.
Lake Naivasha is at the highest elevation of the Kenyan Rift valley at 1,884 metres (6,181 ft) in a complex geological combination of volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits from a larger Pleistocene Era lake.
While Hell's Gate is known primarily for its landscape, there is still game to be spotted within the park. Buffalo and antelopes are especially common sights, and the park is also home to a variety of birds.
The Ngorongoro Crater was formed when a large volcano erupted and collapsed on itself. This explosion created a caldera approximately two and a half million years ago.
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Lake Bogoria is a saline, alkaline lake that lies in a volcanic region in a half-graben basin south of Lake Baringo, Kenya, a little north of the equator.
King Kong. This legendary gorilla has been capturing the public's imagination since the original black and white film, King Kong, starring Fay Wray, was released in 1933.
Gorillas are highly intelligent. They don't use tools as much as chimpanzees do, but wild gorillas have been seen using sticks to gauge water depth and bamboo as ladders to help infants climb.
Cheetahs have distinctive spots and black, tear-shaped stripes that stretch from the inner corner of each eye to the mouth.
This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five.
Set out for a Full DAY game drive in the reserve. This is usually the most popular game viewing time. During the early hour’s temperatures are low, thus providing a favorable atmosphere both for the game and the viewer.
The Serengeti plains, irrigated by the River Mara, make up much of the park and sustain huge populations of migratory animals, including wildebeest, giraffes and zebras.