When elephants approach you during a safari trip, switch off your car engine and give them space to pass.
Take some time to see how these African wild animals use their trunks as a -
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You will often see these animals in and around water where they enjoy showering by sucking water into their trunks and spraying it all over themselves.
Afterward, they often spray their skin with a protective coating of dust.
The African elephant is the largest living land mammal with a prodigious appetite and you will see these hungry animals eat roots, grasses, fruit, and bark for most of the day.
Lions have no specific habitat preference so you could expect to see them anywhere during your bush trip.
When you spot these African animals resting in some shade, you will see them enjoying good fellowship with lots of -
See how all this harmony changes when they feed on a kill and everything degenerates into squabbling over the sharing of the kill.
You will often spot buffaloes on their way to water after their night feeding.
They require large spaces and you will see them feeding on grasses of various length.
Both male and female buffaloes have heavy, ridged horns that curve downward and then up.
The hollow horns of these African animals are formidable weapons against predators.
Buffaloes have earned a bad reputation from hunters and other people who come in close contact with them.
They are unpredictable and can be dangerous if cornered or wounded.
This beautiful, elegant, and powerfully built African animal has a tawny coat, which is covered with dark, irregular circles called rosettes.
This shrewdest of the large carnivores is a prize encounter on all game drives.
Dense bush in rocky surroundings and riverine forest are their favorite habitats.
The spotted coat provides almost perfect camouflage when they rest during the daytime in trees or thick bush.
Both lions and hyenas will take away the kill if they can.
To prevent this, leopards store their larger kills in trees where you can often see them feed on it in relative safety.
Look out for white rhinos in grassland areas with trees and water.
You will notice them spending most of their day grazing on grasses, walking with their enormous heads and squared lips lowered to the ground.
To distinguish them from their black counterparts, notice the pointed, often tufted ears, flattish back and elongated head and look for a calf that usually runs ahead of the mother.
There many more interesting African wildlife animals beyond the Big five.