Archive | South Africa

Getting the most from a trip to South Africa

     Basic Principles For Making the Most out of your Trip to South Africa Aerial view of Cape Town www.bluelizardadventures.com A vacation or trip to Africa opens so many different doors in terms of the activities and adventures that lie before your feet. When one thinks of Africa they see wilderness, wild life, exotic […]

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Reserve Management and Endangered Species Research Volunteer Project South Africa

Volunteer Trip Report from our Reserve Management and Endangered Species Research Volunteer Project South Africa with Blue Lizard Adventures: Rhino at sunset – South Africa http://www.bluelizardadventures.com/volunteer/south_africa/reserve-management-and-endangered-species-research.html I visited the volunteer project as part of a module for my final year of university study. The reserve is situated approximately 3 hours outside Johannesburg.  Upon arrival I […]

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The King of the Savannah …… The African Lion

The African Lion (Panthera leo) African lion at sunset The biggest cat out there, the African Lion enjoys it’s place at the top of the food chain relaxing and sleeping during the day to avoid the extreme heat of the Kalahari desert. The Kalahari extends 900,000 square kilometres spreading over much of Botswana, Namibia and […]

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Second Chance – Equestrian Rehabilitation Centre

The Equestrian Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa offers a second chance for horses and indeed a few other animals. Small horse loving family business started in 1998 the Dickerson family are well known for their love and passion for horses. Georgie originally from the UK, worked with horses from a young age earned her BHSI […]

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Living with Monkeys

Many years ago when I first embarked on my African adventures I volunteered at a wildlife farm. I ended up working there and staying for sometime. I was responsible for a number of animals including a warthog, a duiker, jackal pups, a potbellied pig and 2 vervet monkeys. So may people unfortunately keep various species […]

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The African Elephant in 10 Pictures

The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the largest animal walking the Earth. Their herds wander through 37 countries in Africa. There are two subspecies of African elephants—the Savanna (or bush) elephant and the Forest elephant. Savanna eles are larger and have lighter skin pigment.  The presence of African elephants helps to maintain suitable habitats for […]

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