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We are always reading interesting articles and coming across stories and pictures that we think reflect the sights and sounds of Africa so well.

 

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By ecoTravel Africa, Dec 29 2017 10:00AM

The Cape Fur Seal is only found on the Southern coast of Africa, with the Cape Cross Seal Reserve in Namibia being home to the largest breeding colony.


The journey to the reserve is stunning with salt roads leading the way. A well-constructed walkway leads you around the reserve and allows close viewing of the seals. Don’t be put off by the smell! – it’s an amazing experience.


We have so many fantastic shots from here, the sheer number of seals is awesome and with the waves crashing in the background, it’s quite a sight to behold. We love this shot as it perfectly captures a mum feeding her little one in amidst all the hundreds of other seals resting on the rocky shore.


To find out more about visiting Cape Cross and some of the other highlights of Namibia, get in touch with us.


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By ecoTravel Africa, Dec 22 2017 10:00AM

We are aware that we seem to feature lots of the ‘cute and furry’ creatures that are found across Africa in this feature, however, that is not to say that we don’t appreciate all of the wildlife that we come across.


Whilst on the Lebombo EcoTrail in Kruger National Park, we got out of our vehicles to appreciate the hippos in the river and were also greeted with a stunning number of crocodiles. This one was nestled on a rock seeming to look out in our direction! We love how this shot highlights its jaw and huge crop of teeth!


There are a whole host of activities on offer in Kruger National Park, walking trails, 4x4 trails and even mountain bike trails that it really does have something to appeal to everyone! To find out more visiting Kruger, get in touch with us.


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By ecoTravel Africa, Dec 15 2017 10:00AM

Probably the most famous location in Tanzania, and often considered to be the 8th Natural Wonder of the World, the Ngorongoro Crater is a spectacular sight and one that should not be missed. The crater itself is the main draw, created when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself around two to three million years ago. The resulting crater is around 2,000 feet deep and covers an area of around 300km². The crater is estimated to contain in the region of 30,000 animals. The ‘big 5’ are all present and it’s often relatively easy to spot animals within the craters grassy plains including cheetah, hyena and jackal.


The crater is estimated to contain in the region of 30,000 animals. The ‘big 5’ are all present and it’s often relatively easy to spot animals within the craters grassy plains including cheetah, hyena and jackal.


On this day in the crater, the weather had started to set in leaving the sky a thundery grey. It was lovely to capture this, along with this herd of buffalo as they slowly wandered across the crater floor.


To find out more about visiting Tanzania and the Ngorongoro Crater get in touch with us – as well as our bespoke private safaris, our small group safari has also been getting some amazing feedback and is a great option for solo travellers or for those that want to share their experience with a small group.


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By ecoTravel Africa, Dec 8 2017 10:00AM

We love this week’s picture – a zebra looking at us through the legs of a giraffe!


We always enjoy visiting Hluhulwe Imfolozi and have had some great wildlife sightings within the park, especially wild dog and rhino. The fabulous Hilltop Camp affords fantastic views over the park and its surroundings and is the perfect place to stay to make the most of your visit.


To find out more about visiting Hluhulwe Imfolozi get in touch with us.


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By ecoTravel Africa, Dec 1 2017 10:00AM

A little cutie for you this week. It’s possible to spend hours watching baby animals playing – especially cheeky monkeys!


This little one had been amusing itself and had been engrossed in playing amongst the lower tree branches – it was only when it looked up and saw that the rest of its group had moved on that it panicked and set off at great speed to catch them up!


It certainly made us smile as it raced off up the tree in its effort to catch up with everyone else. It caught up very quickly and then made sure that its mum was within easy reach!


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