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  • Unveiling the Fascinating Behaviour of Hippos

    When we think of Africa's wild landscapes, a mental image of iconic lions, towering giraffes, and herds of elephants often comes to mind. However, beneath the surface of water bodies lies an equally awe-inspiring creature - the hippopotamus, and they possess a complex array of behaviours that make them a truly captivating species to observe. Social Structure and Group Dynamics Contrary to their lumbering appearance, hippos are social creatures that live in groups, known as pods, consisting of up to 30 individuals. These pods typically include females, their offspring, and a dominant male. The hierarchy within these groups is maintained through various forms of communication, including vocalizations, body language, and physical interactions. Dominant males use their impressive size and aggressive displays to establish their authority, often engaging in mock battles to deter potential challengers. Nocturnal Escapades Although hippos spend much of their daytime hours submerged, they are primarily nocturnal animals. As the sun sets, these massive creatures emerge from the water to embark on their nightly foraging expeditions. Hippos are herbivores, grazing on a variety of grasses and plants, sometimes covering up to six miles in a single night. Maternal Instincts and Protection While hippos are known for their size and strength, they also possess tender maternal instincts. Female hippos give birth to a single calf after a gestation period of about eight months. These calves are born in the water and are introduced to the surface for their first breath shortly after birth. The behavior of hippos is a captivating blend of social dynamics, territorial instincts, and adaptation to their watery habitat.

  • 5 Good Reasons to Visit Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift

    Here are 5 good reasons to visit Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift: 1. Historical significance Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift are two iconic battlefields in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Visiting these sites offers a chance to delve into the rich history of this conflict and its impact on both British and Zulu cultures. 2. Cultural experience: Exploring the battlefields allows you to learn about the bravery and strategies of the Zulu warriors and the determination of the British soldiers. It's an opportunity to gain insights into the traditions, customs, and stories of these two distinct cultures. 3. Architectural heritage: Rorke's Drift is famous for its small mission station and the legendary defense by a handful of British soldiers against a large Zulu force. Witnessing the remaining structures and artifacts provides a glimpse into the architectural heritage of the time. 4. Stunning landscapes: Both Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift are set in the picturesque landscapes of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The rolling hills and lush scenery make for a visually captivating experience while reflecting on the historical events that took place. 5. Educational value: Our guided tours at these sites and surrounding key locations offer an educational experience, providing context and detailed information about the battles and the people involved. It's a chance to expand your knowledge about this critical period in British Military history, and African history. Visiting Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift offers a unique blend of historical exploration, cultural appreciation, and natural beauty, making it a worthwhile destination for history enthusiasts and travelers alike.

  • African River Adventures

    Embarking on a thrilling river adventure in Africa promises an experience like no other; one that will leave you with unforgettable memories and a profound connection to nature. Picture yourself gliding along the majestic waters of the Tugela, Orange, or Zambezi river with your group, surrounded by pristine landscapes, iconic wildlife, and the rhythmic sounds of the wilderness. Africa's rivers are a treasure trove of biodiversity, offering landscapes and wildlife that dreams are made of! Immerse your group in the rich cultures and traditions of the local communities that call these riverbanks home, fostering a deeper understanding of this remarkable continent. Each day if a multi day river decent with us will bring new adventures, from navigating rapids to savoring breathtaking sunsets over the water. A multi day African river adventure with AWT is a transformative journey, ehancing your sense of adventure, and reminding us of the importance of preserving the natural wonders that grace our planet. So, seize this opportunity to connect with nature, embrace adventure, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Join a group, or put your own group together, and let Africa's rivers reveal their magic to you with us

  • There are four Hyena species!

    All are accomplished hunters and versatile animals, occurring all over the African continent.

  • Wolo Africa 100 Mile Charity Challenge!

    How about raising much needed funds for an exceptional charity, and having an epic African adventure at the same time..? If that sounds like a great thing to do in 2023, have a look at the information document here, and get in touch! For more on The Wolo Foundation:

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