There are few fences in
the entire Tuli area which permits unrestricted
travel for animals along a large section of
the Limpopo River. As a result most game farms
and private lodges see migrant populations of
impala, wildebeest, kudu and zebra as well as
resident bushbuck, waterbuck, warthog and hippo.
Nearer the Motloutse River you can add hyena,
elephant, lion, leopard and cheetah to the list.
boasts the single largest population of elephants
on privately owned land (in excess of 700),
and you are almost guaranteed to see lion and
leopard while staying there plus a zebra, giraffe,
eland, impala, steenbok and cheetah.
night drives you are likely to encounter the
strange-looking springhare, which resemble small
kangaroos as they hop around in the headlights.
Genet, lynx, leopard, porcupine, aardwolf and
aardvark are all shy nocturnal animals that
might be seen.
are a wonderful variety of birds here, some
who soar and others who prefer to keep their
feet on the ground. Circling in the thermals
you will see lappetfaced vultures, majestic
black eagles and martial eagles, while darting
to catch insects are brilliantly coloured bee-eaters,
kingfishers and rollers,. On the ground are
ostriches, huge kori bustards, saddle-billed
storks and the rather peculiar-looking ground
hornbill. Other birds to watch out for are giant
eagle owls and Meyer's parrots.