Off we go to find some flat lizards! We found some, but boy the rocks were hot hot hot!! We also found a Black Kite after talking about them in the car on the way. What else to do but road cruise back to Hluhluwe?! We saw different species, even ones that we had only […]
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What a hectic day! The morning brought us the following; Birds: African Spoonbill Crowned eagle Bush shrike Black backed puff Violet back starling Long crowned eagle Lesser striped swallow Red backed shrike Broad-billed Roller European bird eater Fish eagle Sunbird Yellow Billed Kite Black kite Kingfisher Goliath heron Stork Pelican Ibis / Hadeda Mammals: Giraffe […]
Fredrik and Mikael had set the morning aside for a game drive and some serious birdwatching. Leaving Umkhumbi Lodge in the wee hours of the morning they set out for the reserve. Lots of birds meant they rapidly worked their way down the bird list and even saw lots of other animals including the Wild […]
Time to go hunting for scorpions! And snakes obviously! Anything classed as a reptile or creepy-crawly is our prize this afternoon. No rock left unturned, no logs unmoved, no tree left still rooted… okay, maybe I am exaggerating on the tree bit – we are environmentalists after all! Our afternoon started off promising, at a […]
After breakfast it was time for a quick photo shoot with Antons little snake collection. The big problem though is deciding which ones to choose! As it was just a quick shoot we decided on a Puff Adder from the Eastern Cape, an East African Gaboon Adder and the Black File snake. Then it was […]
Sadly no snakes on the road tonight, but we still had an awesome time jam-packed with sightings. Birds: Eagle Owl Night Jar x 6 (sadly 1 was dead on the road) Bronze Winged Coursers x 3 Unidentified Plover x 2 Water Thick Knee Lapwing Reptiles: Flap-necked Chameleon Velvet Gecko Mammals: Grey Duiker Waterbuck Zebra (albeit […]
What a fantastic start to our birding and reptile tour, no sooner had our guests arrived and put their bags in their rooms than we get a snake call out! Next door to us was a problem snake that needed to be removed, namely a Forest Cobra – fantastic we thought, another one for our […]
See below for the latest in our factsheet series
See below for the latest in our factsheet series.
See our factsheet below for more information about the purple-crested Turaco (formerly known as the purple-crested Lourie).