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New born Nyala baby

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Here at Mulati Safari Camp we are extremely previlage to live right on nature's door step. We constantly see game close to camp but we never able to see youngsters like the star of our YouTube video today. Nyala's are found in South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Swaziland. Ofter confused with their bigger cousins, the Kudu, Nyala's are quite shy animals who tends to live in the thickets than in the open plains.

Nayla (Tragelaphus angasii) are found close or at water holes where they live in woodland savanna or in river thickets where they can find fruits, foliage, grasses and fresh water. In head-and-body length are from 135 - 195 cm and can weight up in from 55 - 140 kg. They live in either small family groups (up to 10 indivuals), old males tend to live in solaridty while bachelor groups of either males or females can also be formed. One calf is born after a 7 month gastation period and it usually lives with it's mother until the next calf is born. They can mate any time of the year but mating peaks during spring and autumn. They can weight from 55 - 140 kg's and the male Nyala are actually are in high demand as game antelope for hunting. Just the males have horns that has a single spiral outwards (60 - 83 cm) with yellow tips. Males tend to fight for terrority and females by using their horns to wrestle with each other.

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Lion, leopard and African wild dog are the main predators of Nyala while baboons and predator birds like the Marshall eagle hunts calfs and juvenials. The decline in Nyala is mostly due to habitat destruction, deforstetation for housing and agriculture as well as poaching. Since they are caustions animals they are not easily seen but they tend to browse during the day when the tempratures are 20 - 30 C and in the evenings during raining season. 

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A calf is born after out of sight of predators in thickets of woodlands. The mothers will hide a new born for 18 days while regulary nurses it. The youngsters will continue to stay with it's mother until the mother gives birth to a new calf. Females are welcome to stay but young males will be driven out of the herd by the male rut (or dominated) male.

This 3 day old Nyala baby who was hiding at the water tanks, was spotted by one of the staff members and it quickly became a star attraction. It stood comeply still while being film and with those big eyes and cute face we couldn't help but to say "Awwww". Isn't it a cutie pie?


Mulati Safari Camp
has 4 luxuary, fully epuiped canvas tents that is situted underneath shady indigenous trees. Our accommodation in Limpopo is prefect for a small family renion, group of friends seeking to escape the city buzz or even a small wedding party. Our tents includes the following:

Secluded private facility abounding in trees with waterhole.
Four (4) luxury tents (4 beds each) on wooden decks, each with full bathroom, towels, linen, etc.
Splash-pool for heated days.
Open shower on dry river bed.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Extra large fireplace with firewood bread oven.
Cleaning of tents and kitchen daily between 08h00 and 11h00.
Daily wood for braai.
Game drives to breeding projects, lookout decks and kraals.
Daytime camp staff

Nayla is just one for the many different antelope species that you will find at Mulati Safari Camp. We are just a few hours drive from Mbombela, Polokwane or Johannesburg. You can contact us to book your Limpopo accomodation with us and come enjoy the wonderful bush experience with us.

 

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