Wildlife Checklist

Bill Branch wrote the book on southern African wildlife—actually, he’s written several. A past National Geographic grantee, the renowned biologist leads our Southern Africa by Private Air trip, helping travelers navigate the dazzling diversity of southern Africa’s top wildlife habitats by dugout canoe, safari vehicle, riverboat, foot, and small aircraft. On this trip alone, Branch has spotted more than 250 birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians in the wild—from chameleons and canaries to zebras, sables, and Nile crocodiles. Brush up on your zoology with fun facts about some of the creatures he’s seen.