Have you ever wondered….
If hippos talk under water?
If ants talk at all?
Why elephant shrews tap dance?
Why birds sing at dawn?
Join us on a exciting Sound Safari with wildlife sound expert Derek Solomon to find the answers.
Using specialised sound equipment, we eavesdrop on the wild and hear what mammals, birds, insects and other animals have to say.
July dates include the weekend of 3rd and 4th and a mid-week one night stay on 28th – with the option to extend to a second night.
Or choose your own dates (subject to availability)
*Minimum 4 people, max 6 people.
Special offer for SA residents:
R3650 per person sharing for a one night stay.
R840 single supplement (one night stay).
R7300 per person sharing for a two night stay.
R1680 single supplement (two night stay)
The safari starts after lunch with a fascinating talk on the world of sound: including how and why the big cats roar, birds sing and insects chatter. Moving onto infrasonic elephant rumbles and underwater conversations by hippo, fish and others; as well as non-vocal sounds by mammals and birds, and we wrap up with hints and tips on sound recording with basic equipment including smartphones.
We then head off on the afternoon game drive to listen to nature’s orchestra amplified through individual headphones. As night falls, we tune in to the nocturnal soundscape before returning to camp.
An early start the next morning gets us out on a drive to catch the dawn chorus. We stop regularly to listen in to a host of other sounds before heading back to camp for breakfast.
The two night stay includes time at one of the dams with the hippos and allows us to expand our game drive activities to cover more ground and listen in to more wildlife.