Wilderness Safaris Africa Quiz Answers

Your Guide to Africa

Tenneil Zondagh


Here are the answers to our Safari Quiz run on 18 December 2021. How did you do?

1. Identify these African animals

Dung beetle
Vervet monkey  

2. Name these African birds

White-browed robin-chat
African fish-eagle
Saddle-billed stork
Grey crowned crane
Variable sunbird

3. Name the African countries that play host to these landmarks

South Africa  

4. Name these African antelopes

Gemsbok or oryx
Red lechwe

5. Name this bird

Red-billed oxpecker

6. Also the national plant of Namibia, what is the name of this curious-looking plant?


7. What is a group of zebras called?

A dazzle

8. Name three species of [southern African] kingfishers

Terrestrial: Woodland, brown-hooded, grey-headed, striped, African pygmy

Aquatic: Giant, pied, half-collared, malachite, mangrove

9. What is the denning period of the African wild dog?

Approximately three months

10. A baby lion is called a cub; what is a baby elephant called?


11. What are the largest and the smallest land mammals in Africa?

Largest: Elephant

Smallest: African Pygmy Mouse

12. The IUCN provides a list of endangered animals and their conservation risk status. What does IUCN stand for?

International Union for Conservation of Nature

13. Termites are the architects of the Okavango Delta. What is the name of their home?


14. Pumbaa, Zazu and Timon are famous Lion King characters. What species are they?

Pumbaa – warthog
Zazu – red-billed hornbill
Timon - meerkat

15. The “tree of life” is a common sighting in southern Africa, and is known by what name?


16. Newly built DumaTau in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve has a spa and boutique area that also includes a gym and lap pool. What is this area named?

Osprey Retreat

17. Our non-profit partner is referred to as CITW and is celebrating 20 years of changing lives. What does CITW stand for?

Children in the Wilderness

18. Bisate Lodge in Rwanda opened their much-anticipated day lounge, Bisate Kwanda in 2021. What does Kwanda mean in English?

Kwanda means growth, expansion and in some translations also gift, making the Bisate Kwanda our gift to you.

19. What Wilderness camp would you be staying at if you were enjoying an idyllic hot air balloon flight over the remote northern sector of Kafue National Park in Zambia?

Shumba or Busanga Bush Camp

20. Name the semi-nomadic people you can interact with during a trip to Serra Cafema in Namibia’s Kunene Region.

The Himba

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