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Knock Knock

Woodpeckers are more common than many people realize but even if you have not seen one in the wild large numbers of people have childhood memories of energetic “cartoon woodpeckers” furiously bashing their bills against trees, sending clouds of woodchips flying everywhere. And it is this habit, perhaps somewhat exaggerated in the cartoons, is what […]

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Are you laughing at me?

For many years Spotted hyenas were disdainfully regarded as mere scavengers and, as late the as the 1920s were, like most predators, shot as vermin, even in National Parks. What a pity then that people did not pay more attention the words of the famous hunter and explorer Frederick Courtney Selous, who in his book, […]

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The Bite of a Black Mamba

Fake news is a popular term these days but in reality it has been around as long as humans. It used to be known as disinformation, rumour or even simply as lies. But call it what you will, no snake in Africa has been the subject of fake news more than the Black mamba. Everyone, […]

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A Prickly Affair

Porcupines are creatures of the night. Often unnoticed, they go about their lives eating fruit, tubers and plants but in the morning experts will notice their tracks, places where they have dug for food or have nibbled on tree bark. For most people the first inkling they have that porcupines are around is the discovery […]

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A Dazzle of Zebras

Author: Mike Cadman It’s been an age-old debate, and argument, amongst scientists, game rangers and wildlife enthusiasts – what is the ecological purpose of a zebras’ stripes? Some have argued that that the stripes form some sort of social signaling function, others suggest it has something to do with temperature regulation and still others believe, […]

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The movement of Elephants

Author: Mike Cadman Everyone loves telling stories about the elephants they have seen while on safari and naturally enough guests returning from Chundu Island will proudly tell their friends about the beautiful elephants they saw in Zimbabwe. And this is correct – look at the maps and they will show that Chundu is indeed in […]

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Ceps Mushrooms

Author: Mike Cadman It’s not often that a mushroom scoops the “sighting of the month” at Chundu Island. Or at any lodge really. The honour usually goes to the ‘megafauna’ like elephants and lions or perhaps something unusual like the hard-to-find Pel’s Fishing owl but in December staff at Chundu were astonished when a large […]

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Going Batty

Author: Mike Cadman Recently staff at Chundu Island found a Little free-tailed bat and posted a picture of it on the Seolo company WhatsApp group which suddenly came alive with comments of appreciation and admiration. Everyone was excited about the “awesome little guy” which may seem unusual for a creature of the night that seldom […]

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Rhino Walking Safaris Wins SAN Parks KUDU Award

Author: Mike Cadman Seolo Africa is extremely proud to announce that South African National Parks (SANParks) has awarded our very own Rhino Walking Safaris (RWS) the prestigious 2018 Business Partner Kudu Award. The award recognises a combination of the best year-on-year business growth of all public and private partners (PPP) and their relative financial contribution […]

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