Among the African savanna, there is a catalog of fascinating species, with some of the most special animals of the fauna of planet earth; In this way, Africa is a continent recognized for the variety of its wildlife that is worth knowing.

 

Hoopoe

This species is indistinguishable by the contrast of colors in its plumage between brownish pink, orange, creamy white and dark brown tones; in addition, its head is adorned by an elegant plume of feathers that it can extend like a fan.

Being a migratory bird, it spends the winter seasons in South Africa and, throughout the year, inhabits various warm peninsulas in Asia and Europe.

 

Oryx

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Oryxes, also known as Oryx gazelles, are the most massive antelope on the African continent.

Living in more desert areas of Africa, such as the Sahel or the Kalahari, they developed the ability to obtain the water they need from the plants they eat, as well as to absorb the water from the fog that during some parts of the year appears in the desert.

There are four different types of Oryx currently in the world, according to which we refer, the shape and size of their horns can vary, but they can reach up to two meters.

 

Dikdik

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“Dikdik”It is the colloquial name by which these African antelopes are generally known, considered the smallest on the continent and refers to the noise they make when they are scared.

They can be found in Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania feeding on berries, leaves, shoots, and fruits found in bushes.

Giraffe

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The distinguished giraffe is a favorite species of travelers, and the tallest mammal on the planet. They have a very distinctive quality and it is that they can easily be found walking through the African savannah looking for herbs, fruits and leaves of tall trees that they can reach thanks to their long necks that are around 2.4 m long.

In their adulthood, they can reach six meters in height, which provides an excellent view to keep an eye out for predators that stalk them.

You can find them in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, Chad, Botswana

Nile crocodile

 

With an impressive prehistoric appearance, the Nile crocodile is the second largest species of crocodile in the world, reaching 6 meters in length and weighing up to 730 kilos.

With a bite of more than 2,200 kilos of force per 2.5 centimeters, it catches its prey and keeps it underwater to drown it.

If you want to see this amazing reptile you can plan your direct trip to Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Botswana.

 

Leopard

 

 

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It is a feline related to lions, tigers and jaguars. It is present throughout sub-Saharan Africa, preferring savanna and grassland environments.

It weighs between 24 and 53 kilograms, although some larger individuals have been recorded.

It is most active at dawn and dusk, as it is a twilight animal. It is capable of hunting wildebeest, jackals, wild boar, antelope and even baby giraffes.

Most leopards are yellow with dark-toned spots. Black leopards, whose fur is perceived to be uniform in color because the specks are barely distinguishable, are often called black panthers.

Okapi

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Well yes, this animal with a giraffe’s neck, zebra stripes and a horse’s body is one of the most peculiar mammals that you will, be able to meet and the closest animal to the giraffe.

It is believed that there are about 15,000 wild specimens, they are easily found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, although they are difficult to see because they hide in the gloom of the bushes