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What species you can expect to see

East African hippopotamus  - 1500 kilograms (3300 lb) at 30 kph. yes! Yikes! in short burst the elder version of what you see in the photograph above.. can run… and kills more people in Africa than any other wild animal… but they're kinda cute, even when they yawn.. a true family favourite as they mingle amongst their own, like large floating pebbles on pools along the Mara river.

 

Under the cover of darkness , they venture out of the water, grazing almost all night.  Very entertaining to watch them on your night safari, as they don’t stop eating. Despite its stocky shape and short legs, it is capable of running 30 km/h (19 mph) over short distances. The hippopotamus is a highly aggressive and unpredictable animal and is ranked among the most dangerous animals in Africa. Nevertheless, they are still threatened by habitat loss and poaching for their meat and ivory canine teeth.

Inhabiting rivers, lakes and mangrove swamps, where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of river and groups of five to thirty females and young. During the day, they remain cool by staying in the water or mud; reproduction and childbirth both occur in water. They emerge at dusk to graze on grasses. While hippopotamuses rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity.

why miss your chance to catch sight of these beautiful deadly-floating-large-pebbles, in their natural habitat? .. book your safari today

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