Southern Africa 2004 - The Animals
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Here are some photos of animals seen during the 2004 safari trip to Southern Africa. Most of the animals shown here were found in the northern parts of Botswana, or more precisely in the Moremi Game Reserve, the Okavango Delta and in the Chobe National Park. I did not bring any top-notch camera equipment, so the quality of the photos are not great.

On the bottom of this page there is a list of animals seen during the trip, including four species of reptiles.


Elephants, Chobe NP

 

White Rhino, Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Burchell's Zebra, Xwaraga, Makgadikgadi Pans NP

   

Black-backed Jackal, flash photography, Makgadikgadi Pans NP

Spotted Hyena in the dusk, Moremi GR

   

Gemsbok / Southern Oryx, Makgadikgadi Pans NP

Nile Crocodile, Boteti River, Makgadikgadi Pans NP

   

Common Waterbuck, Moremi Game Reserve, Moremi Game Reserve

Lion in Moremi Game Reserve. This was the only wild lion we saw during the entire trip

   

Southern Dwarf Mongoose, Moremi GR

Nile Monitor, Okavango Delta

   

Impala, Moremi GR

Red Lechwe, Moremi GR

   

African Buffalo, Chobe NP

African Buffalo, Moremi Game Reserve

   

Southern Greater Kudu, Chobe NP

Kudu and Impala, Chobe NP

   

Sable Antelope, Chobe NP

Roan Antelope, Chobe NP

   


Hippo, watch out! Chobe NP

South African Giraffe, Chobe NP

   

Elephant drinking, Chobe N

Warthog, Chobe NP

   

African Rock Python, Chobe NP

Black Mamba crossing the road, Chobe NP

   

Banded Mongoose, Chobe NP

 

Banded Mongoose

 

Mammals
Number
Species
Latin
Location
1
Warthog
Phacochoerus aethiopicus
Moremi/Okavango/Chobe
2
Hippo
Hippopotamus amphibius
Moremi/Okavango/Chobe
3
South African Giraffe
Giraffa giraffa giraffa
Moremi/Chobe
4
Bushbuck
Tragelaphus scriptus
Xhumaga/Victoria Falls
5
Southern Greater Kudu
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
Khama/Xhumaga/Chobe
6
Cape Eland
Taurotragus oryx
Private Game Reserve
7
Common duiker
Sylvicapra grimmia
Kokomori
8
Gemsbok
Oryx gazella
Khama
9
Common Waterbuck
Kobus ellipsiprymnus
Chobe
10
Red lechwe
Kobus leche
Moremi/Guma/Chobe
11
Roan antelope
Hippotragus equinus
Chobe
12
Sable antelope
Hippotragus niger
Chobe
13
Blue wildebeest
Connochaetes taurinus
Moremi/Chobe
14
Red hartebeest
Alcelaphus buselaphus
Moremi/Chobe
15
Springbuck
Antidorcas marsupialis
Khama
16
Impala
Aepyceros melampus
Moremi/Chobe
17
Steenbok
Raphicerus campestris
Khama
18
Blesbuck
Damaliscus dorcas
Private Game reserve
19
African buffalo
Syncerus caffer
Moremi/Chobe
20
Burchell's zebra
Equus burchellii
Xhumaga/Chobe
21
White rhino
Ceratotherium simum
Khama/Pilanesberg
22
African elephant
Loxodonta africana
Moremi/Okavango/Chobe
23
Cape ground squirrel
Xerus inauris
Moremi
24
Scrub hare
Lepus saxatilis
Zambezi
25
Black-backed jackal
Canis mesomelas
Xhumaga/Chobe
26
Bat species
Microchiroptera
Old Kromdraai Gold Mine
27
Cape clawless otter
Aonyx capensis
Okavango River
28
Wild dog
Lycaon pictus
Private Game Reserve
29
Slender mangoose
Herpestes sanguineus
Okavango
30
Banded mangoose
Mungos mungo
Chobe
31
Southern dwarf mangoose
Helogale parvula
Moremi
32
Surricat
Suricata suricatta
Private Game Reserve
33
Spotted hyena
Crocuta crocuta
Moremi
34
Lion
Panthera leo
Moremi/Private Game Reserve
35
Cheetah
Acinonyx jubatus
Private Game Reserve
36
Vervet monkey
Cercopithecus aethiops
Moremi/Guma/Chobe
37
Chacma baboon
Papio ursinus
Moremi/Chobe
     
Reptiles
Number
Species
Latin
Location
1
Black mamba
Dendroaspis polylepis
Chobe
2
African rock python
Python natalensis
Chobe
3
Nile monitor
Varanus niloticus
Okavango/Chobe
4
Nile crocodile
Crocodylus niloticus
Moremi/Okavango River/Chobe