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Banded mongoose, the fascinating feisty little snake hunters of African savanna.

The banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) is a mongoose species native from the Sahel to Southern Africa. It is a sturdy mongoose with a large head, small ears, short, muscular limbs and a long tail, almost as long as the rest of the body. Their fur is shaggy and greyish brown with several dark …

Lake Magadi, a shimmering weekend getaway for a wild and refreshing adventure.

Lake Magadi and Shompole Conservancy are located in southern Kenya, around 2-3 hours drive from Nairobi, close to the the border of Tanzania. Lake Magadi is an amazing unique and serene destination for nature lovers, bird lovers and adventure camping tourists, in search of pristine camping …

Hyenas, protective parents and accomplished hunters despite being maligned as nasty scavengers.

Hyenas or hyaenas are mammals of the family hyaenidae. With only four extant species it is the fifth-smallest family in order Carnivora. Despite their low diversity, hyenas are unique and vital components of most African ecosystems. Ugly’, ‘cowardly’, ‘thieving’… It seems that nobody has anything good to say about Africa’s commonest large carnivore, the …

Turacos, the beautiful arboreal birds of sub-Saharan Africa.

Turacos are a fairly common African bird and are part of the Musophagidae family. The Musophagidae (literally ‘banana-eaters’), or turacos, includes plantain-eaters and go-away-birds. In southern Africa both turacos and go-away-birds are commonly known as louries. They are semi-zygodactylous – the fourth (outer) toe can be switched back and forth.The second and third …

African vultures question. Are our vultures safe yet? Find out about this precious birds.

African vultures, are they safe yet? Vultures are arguably the most misunderstood scavengers. With their hunched posture, bald heads and their use in cartoons to represent opportunistic greed.  Humans have long considered them to be the outcasts of the animal kingdom, and due to their association …

Shaba National Reserve adventure, an amazing yet less visited jewel in the Kenya’s northern frontier.

Shaba National Reserve in northern Kenya offers the astute African traveler 92 square miles (239 square kilometers) of breathtaking scenery amidst arid grasslands and sparse woodland set against the backdrop hills of Shaba, a volcanic extinct highland. The reserve is named for the 1525-meter Mount …

Pallid safaris? Born to move & good deals.

Pallid Safaris is one of kenya’s best tour operator specializing in planning safaris in east Africa destination specifically Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zanzibar. We offer specialized travel packages and customized tailor made itineraries upon request within East Africa that are inclusive of expedition tours, …