WILDLIFE VIEWING ON SAFARI

GAME VIEWING ON AN AFRICAN SAFARI - Plan to Incorporate a Variety of Habitats
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TIP FOR SUCCESSFUL GAME VIEWING IN AFRICA: IT IS BEST NOT TO SPEND TOO LONG IN ONE HABITAT.

Winter light in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Game-viewing can get repetitive if you stay in the same habitat too long, which translates into seeing pretty much the same vegetation, animals, birds, etc. The key is habitat diversity: look for an itinerary which has a mix of three or four major habitat types such as wetlands, highveld savannah(open grassland dotted with trees), acacia or thornveld savannah (also known as bushveld) and riverine bush

By all means select a tour, which will look at all aspects of the natural history of an area, not just game. Try not to get too caught up 'Big Five' fever, i.e. sightings of lion, leopard, rhino, Cape buffalo & elephant.

There's much more to be discovered about the African wilderness, particularly its incredible bird-life, smaller mammals, reptiles & amphibians, even insects and butterflies. Not to mention the trees and other plants...

If you are receptive to learning about all aspects of the natural history, your trip will be much more meaningful and enjoyable. Please don't set yourself up for disappointment by focusing on just one or two of the big cats: especially leopard and cheetah. They are not always seen.



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