Today on #WorldWaterDay we are grateful for every drop, especially in light of the water crisis in Cape Town. Although we are not in the water crisis zone, we are always acutely aware of water usage and have taken several measures to combat water wastage which you can read about on our website. Let's all be conscious of water and do what we can to preserve this most precious resource, for the sake of our children, and our animals. #WaterWiseTourism
We're feeling heart-broken over the passing of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in Africa. Sudan lived in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Central Kenya and died from natural causes but by 2008, the northern white rhino was considered extinct in the wild, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). We send our thoughts to all those who cared for Sudan and protected him from poaching. #RIPSudan#EveryRhinoCounts .
Image credit: Seasons Tours and Travel
If you ever have the opportunity to do a horseback safari, you should grab it with both reins! Book a Horseback or Combo Safari, or add a #HorsebackSafari activity to your booking, and experience our reserve from the saddle. https://www.aquilasafari.com/safaris-activities #AquilaSafari
Big 5 ✔️
Perfect pools ✔️
Horseback Safari ✔️
Quad bike safari ✔️
Luxury Spa Getaway ✔️
That’s a lot of ticks for your bucket list, and all within reach - because we’re located 2 hours from Cape Town.
If you think that mother bears are protective, you should meet our newest mama hippo!
After the head of our Anti Poaching Unit and our conservationists alerted us to a new birth on Saturday, we rushed out to share these images with you :)
Baby hippos are born under water and weigh between 25 and 50kg. According to head ranger, Memory Khumalo, “the average lifespan of hippos are 36 to 40 years. Female calves are introduced to the pod almost immediately after birth, while males are only introduced up to about 3 months. For about 18 months the calf stays in water, suckling both under water and on land”.
Aquila believes this birth is an important contribution to the worldwide conservation and understanding of these amazing creatures. "We hope guests will see this adorable hippo calf on their Big 5 safari and be inspired to take action to protect them in the wild,” said Khumalo. #BabyAnimals#BabyHippo www.aquilasafari.com
Rhino calves stay with their mothers for 2 - 3 years. The mother of a calf is not likely to mate with a male until her calf has left. This can result in males behaving aggressively, wanting to rid her of her calf so that he can mate with her. Many calves have been killed by aggressive males because of this behaviour but mother rhinos are incredibly protective and will do whatever it takes to protect her calf. www.aquilasafari.com
Relaxation is key between all your activities at Aquila. Add treatments or just purchase Tranquila Spa access for your stay. Read our extensive menu, here https://www.aquilasafari.com/facilities/tranquila-spa #2HoursFromCapeTown#Getaway#LuxurySpa
Our conservationists were called out to rehome a caracal a farmer caught in a trap cage. The caracal was a threat to his livestock of chickens, so we relocated him to new area far away! Watch our exciting series of videos of the release by swiping! #Conservation#Caracal