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At Nambiti, bodies of water have a life of their own. Our dams and rivers are home to water birds, small aquatic animals, fish and the "Big Boss" of the water, the hippopotamus. The name 'hippopotamus' originates from Ancient Greek. The word means 'river horse'. We...

As we ring in a new year, many of us are committing to something new - a new exercise routine, a new job, a new diet plan. We celebrate fresh starts and new beginnings. At Nambiti, we're celebrating new life. Spring and Summer brought with them...

With its distinctive cry, the African Fish Eagle is typically heard more often than it is seen, even described as "the sound of Africa". However, those who were on a recent game drive at Nambiti were treated to a sighting of this magnificent raptor as...

Throughout southern and eastern Africa, there's one animal that many tribes regard as sacred. You'll find it painted inside ancient caves, engraved on flat rocks and etched in African folklore. This animal is the eland, known as the animal of a thousand legends. With its light...

The element of surprise is what makes every trip to Nambiti unique and unforgettable. Nature doesn't follow a timetable, which means that travelling on the Reserve is always an exciting experience. Picture this...

With such a diversity of astonishing animals, big and small, calling Nambiti their home, this little fellow really knows how to stand out in the crowd! The Southern Tree Agama, quite often referred to as the blue-headed agama, has mesmerizing blue features, and can be...

No matter where you go on the Reserve, you are bound to run into these comical little characters scurrying through the landscape, creating dust clouds as they go along in search of food! Quite often overlooked, these remarkable fowl are an integral part of Mother...

When game viewing on the open grasslands, be on the lookout for this fascinating large bird of prey! Secretary birds are superior hunters, stomping through the vegetation, flushing out tasty morsels as they go. Prey such as insects, snakes (adders and cobras are favourites), small...