Category Archives: National Park

Giant African Praying Mantis

It is during the late rainy season that the Praying Mantis (Sphodromantis viridis) also referred to as African Mantis starts to appear on Guest Farm Scheidthof. This peculiar looking insect has a bright green colour and belongs ta an order of insects that contains approximately 2,200 species in … Continue reading

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Namibia: Lions feast on Elephant

On a Safari through the Etosha National Park a group of tourists, lead by the owner of Guest Farm Scheidhof, encountered a pride of lions feasting on the carcass of a dead Elephant. After making a few inquires, the cause … Continue reading

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Namibia — National Geographic Traveler

Namibia — National Geographic Traveler. By Chris Eckstrom Just point your vehicle straight down and go,” Volker Jahnke says to me, his voice gravelly over the two-way radio. “But don’t stop and don’t turn the wheel,” he cautions, “or you’ll … Continue reading

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Python ends up in tug-of-war between two leopards

Dear Subscribers The following true story took place in South Africa and was sent to me by a friend via email. I find it so extraordinary and unbelievable that I want to share it with you. Leopards are roaming free … Continue reading

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Namibia to create a new ‘mega’ National Park

The creation of a new National Park will leave Namibia with the eighth largest conservation area in the world. Namibia, winner of the Top Country awards at the Wanderlust Travel Awards 2011 yesterday, has announced it is to open a … Continue reading

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