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And The Animals Went In Two By Two - In Southern Tanzania With The Selous Safari Camp
The African bush might not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of romantic world hotspots, however deep in the wilderness of southern Tanzania, the bountiful wildlife seems to disagree!
The luxurious Selous Safari Camp comprises two intimate camps, situated within an open palm forest on the shores of Lake Nzerakera – an important water source, which supports a myriad of birdlife and the largest crocodile and hippo population in Africa. While enjoying an evening sundowner on a boat safari, it is common to see the small oxpecker bird, who lives almost its entire life on the backs of browsing mammals! It lines its nests with the hair of giraffe and hippos and even feeds while on top of them.
While many of Africa’s creatures show plenty of flamboyant, flirty behaviour during the mating season – which generally begins in December, some of the relationships visitors can observe from their private verandah, or while on a walking safari or game drive, can appear closer to the need for armour than l’amore. For example, wherever a giraffe roams, you can be sure a lesser-necked beast with a poorer view of potential predators is sure to follow!
Even the smallest antelope in the world – the dik dik, is an important friend to have in the wilderness. Due to its’ tiny size it’s one of the most watchful and paranoid of the herbivores and is always sure to warn friends such as impala and kudu against approaching lions. As the Selous Safari Camp is unfenced, guests can sometimes see evidence of the dik dik close by. Whether it’s hearing one hurriedly scuttle in the bushes at night or spotting one briefly on the sandy pathways, this creature’s big, Bambi eyes are enough to melt even the hardest of hearts – no wonder it’s so lucky in love!
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