My Favorite Things

Below is a list of some, but by no means all, of the many animals we were lucky enough to witness while in Africa, and even luckier to recall.  Where possible, we’ve included a photo taken by us.

Seen, but no photographs:

  • Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
  • Side-striped Jackal (Canis mesomelas)
  • Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii)
  • Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)
  • Grey Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia)
  • Genet (Genetta spp)
  • Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo)
  • White-tailed Mongoose (Ichneumia albicauda)
  • Tree Squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi)
  • Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) *
  • African Rock Python (Python sebae)
  • Puff Adder (Bitis arientans) **
  • Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepsis) **
  • Brown House Snake (Boaedon capensis) **
  • Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) **
  • Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)
  • Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius)
  • Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas)
  • Cape Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis nitens)
  • Grey Go-away Bird (Corythaixoides concolor)
  • Great White Egret (Ardea alba)
  • Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

* Heard not seen
** Seen but not in the wild

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