Cari

Meet Our Writers: The Wildmoz team authors, Cari and Moz, have a lifelong passion for the bushveld and share information about many of Africa's good things. Wildmoz is Africa - the cradle of life! Wildlife, African folktales, wildlife art, Kruger Park and safari info! Taste life as it is in Africa.

Rare Elusive Spotted Nicator

Rare Elusive Spotted Nicator

Nicator, A Twitcher’s Dream Discovery     Not Elusive in Name Only Here’ an uncommon series of photos – the star is the Yellow Spotted Nicator, now known as the Eastern Nicator (Nicator gularis). The elusive nicator isn’t as such a rare bird. Although occurring in Lowveld savanna bush from Mkuze River in Zululand all […]

Strange Spirit Legend of Kariba

Strange Spirit Legend of Kariba

BaTonga Spirit of Kariba Dam     Spirits Ahoy The Nyami Nyami is a legendary spirit creature of the Tonga people, said control life in and on the Zambezi River. According to tribal lore, the spirit of Nyami Nyami dwells in the Kariba Gorge. Local people have reported spotting the creature over the years but […]

Bizarre Creatures, Wild Wonders

Bizarre Creatures, Wild Wonders

Bizarre Crazy Wonders of Wildlife     Some Will Even Kill You This bizarre four inch (100mm) worm has no fear. And the reason is? Nothing will dare touch it with its very poisonous fine hairs all over. If you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to rub against this bizarre creature, you will never forget the […]

African Wildlife Art Exhibition

African Wildlife Art Exhibition

Say It With Paintings     Art: This is How History is Made As African wildlife art exhibitions go, Friday and Saturday’s event, held in a beautiful, private Marloth Park Lowveld home, was unique. For one thing, it was an original occasion featuring work by the renowned wildlife painter, Dawie Fourie, together with Moz and […]

Pallet Workshop Table: How To

Pallet Workshop Table: How To

Pallet Workshop Table     In the Beginning Your pallet workshop table all starts out with reclaimed wood, pallet wood in fact. Now you may think it’s more work than it’s worth. And the part that makes it not worth the effort is getting out the nails. I know, in getting out the nails, you […]

Zimbabwe Gives Away Black Rhino

Zimbabwe Gives Away Black Rhino

Anyone For Black Rhino… Free     More Black Rhino on the Move This week in the news. This time it’s for Chief’s Island in the Okavango Delta of Northern Botswana. Some, in fact 8 – and I hope happy – rhino have been delivered to the Island for safe keeping as it were. A […]

Hippos Wild and Dangerous

Hippos Wild and Dangerous

Hippos, Wild, But Not Woolly     Hippopotamus amphibius Not everyone has neighbors who spend their evenings loudly moaning, complaining and indulging in noisy romantic pursuits all night long. And no, we haven’t moved into a cheap hotel in a frontier town. And since these neighbors are weighing in at three tons, we’re not going […]

Impala Baby: Newborn Secrets

Impala Baby: Newborn Secrets

Impala Baby Mystery   Mother and Impala Baby in Greener Pastures   Impala… Shy… Humble… Yet Ever Present If the impala mother had to write this story, I wonder what her “take” would have been? Below is my “take” on these interesting series of events that I thought worthy for our website and you, our […]

Jeep: 20th Century and Beyond

Jeep: 20th Century and Beyond

Jeep: The Ultimate Man’s 4×4     Jeep: As Known By Real Men and Explorers There are stats and some experiences with Jeep. You didn’t think I was going to write about luxury, air-con 4×4 travel, did you? Ok, good. When we say Jeep, we mean real ‘can-do’ bundu bashing Jeep, as in the ¼ ton […]

African Talking Drum Secerets

African Talking Drum Secerets

Africa’s Musical Message Drums     Talking Drums Have Rhythm As a young boy in the bush, I had a Shangaan friend who was 5 years older than I. It stands to reason; he became my Bushveld tutor, who also introduced me to African musical instruments. One day, he trotted out a homemade guitar with […]

Sable Was Discovered in 1838

Sable Was Discovered in 1838

Sable, Respected Powerful Antelope     Sable Antelope and Their Story by Cornwallis Harris The Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) was discovered in the Magaliesberg mountains on 13th December 1836, by non-other than the famous early African conservationist, artist and explorer Sir William Cornwallis Harris. Harris was born in Kent England on 2nd April 1807 and […]

LandCruiser Built For Bush Life

LandCruiser Built For Bush Life

Land Cruiser is a Legend in Africa     Made for Comfort and an Easy Ride Say “Land Cruiser” and everyone knows it’s a Toyota 4×4. A short story, but a very easy one to understand, if you know what you’re looking at. This is about a specific Land Cruiser and the way it was […]

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