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Birds of a feather flock together, especially Red-billed Quelea’s

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Red-billed Quelea’s are a relatively common sight in a number of South Africa’s nature reserves and farmlands. These small seed eating birds can be predominantly seen flying from food source to food source and always in big numbers. These numbers will ebb and flow depending on the amount of food available and to make it quite difficult for predators to take any individual within the flock.

My life changed in Africa, so I changed with it

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“I was born and raised in the Netherlands, amongst the shadows of concrete building and perfectly manicured parks. In a country where at that time had hardly any wildlife left. It was in 1996 when I visited Africa for the first time for our honeymoon and I was eager to see elephants in the wild.”

Top 5 reasons why you should do a birding course in the Kruger National Park

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All of EcoTraining’s birding courses dates are carefully selected for an optimal experience. With the coming of each season, along with it brings different experiences. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should do the 7-day ‘Birding in the Bush Course in February:

10 Tips on how to Survive Hot Summer Camping in South Africa

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One thing to keep in mind is that South African summers can get very hot. How hot you might ask? It’s not unusual for it to get as high as the mid 30 degrees to low 40 degrees Celsius.  If you are not used to or have not been exposed to these extreme temperatures, you might wonder how you will ever survive this scorching heat.

Always Expect the Unexpected

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Professional Field Guide demonstrates safety first in a scary situation!

Snouted Cobra Sighting in Makuleke

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The same species that was said to have killed Queen Cleopatra

A very close wildlife encounter

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Working in nature in unfenced bush camps is a wonderful and frightening experience at the same time. We live and work in remote areas so wildlife encounters in camp occur quite often.

A Crash of Rhino

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If you have ever heard them running, you will understand why…

You can only Make a Difference by being Different! – Rick Warren

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This Heritage Day we Celebrate our diversity as a Rainbow Nation.

Celebrating every Milestone in Rhino Conservation

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Happy World Rhino Day 2018!  On this day we’d like to recognise the successes in the fight against the extinction of this majestic animal.

The Golden Orb Spider

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If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty Orb spider your wife…