AFROTROPICAL Tropical & Subtropical Savanna

The African savannas are famous for the incredible diversity, size and spectacle of their mammals...

Order Primates

This diverse order includes lemurs, monkeys, apes, and of course us! 

Old World Monkeys

Vervet Monkey,  (Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa). 

Order Cetartiodactyla, Even-toed Ungulates and Cetacea

Family Bovidae: Cattle and Antelope


These are the antelope with 'long faces'.

Wildebeest  (Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa).


This small subfamily includes the Impala.

Aepyceros melampus, 'Impala'.


These are larger and 'spiral horned'. 

Syncerus caffer,  'Cape Buffalo' (Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa). Because of their grumpy disposition, the African Buffalo has never been domesticated, in contrast to the Asian Water Buffalo.

Family Giraffidae

Giraffa camelopardalis, 'Giraffe'  (Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa). 

Order Perissodactyla, 'Odd-toed Ungulates (Hoofed) '

Family Equidae: Horses & Zebras

Family Rhinocerotidae, Rhinoceroses

White Rhino  (Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa).

Thinking of doing expedition travel after everything has calmed down? I do a lot of my guiding and lecturing work on Silversea.