East African wildlife

Seeing these magnificent beasts in their pristine & fragile home, no cages/fences, wild Africa under the beautiful equatorial sun, is hard to put in words and justify with digital imagery. You NEED to come on safari real soon! 

Here, read snippets put together by the Bushtrek Safaris team, including their favourite animals & their unusual likes.. important hints & tips when watching these animals

It's so easy to forget that these are wild animals & no matter how docile they may seem, do not attempt to interact with them unless organised in a controlled environment 



The Nile crocodile is an opportunistic apex predator and a very aggressive species of crocodile that is capable of taking almost any animal within its range. You can catch sight of them feeding on different species of fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. One of the most dangerous species of crocodile and is responsible for hundreds of human deaths every year

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Simply put, this is one fast putty cat! Like a scene from star wars, their feet barely touch the ground as they wield their long streamlined tails form side-to-side while speedily gliding over the grasslands 

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Elusive & stealthy, arguably the most efficient of all big cat carnivores. Look out for carcasses and bones wedged on trees of all heights, you are in its territory

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During the day they float and release air on the surface of the water.. Like an African iceberg, under the cloak of the night, 1500 kg mass emerges from the shallow depths of the waterways, graze almost all night, very entertaining .. watch them on your night safari, as they just don’t stop eating

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African buffalo

A tough beast, happy to stare you out. if that image is not enough to keep you in your vehicle , i do not know what is.. 1-1 a lion stands no chance ! If you bump into one, DO NOT run! instead climb like a chimp

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PUMBA is REAL! Easily spooked, very bold and bubbly character, but not far up the food chain nor IQ.. super cute & hours of fun to watch

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Impala, Gazelle & cousins

Impala, Kudu, Dik-Dik, Thomson Gazelle, Topi, Water-Buck, Bush-Buck, Eland.. Impressive names for remarkable animals.. prey for Africa's big cat family

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