Generally places of very low annual rainfall and arid for most of the year. Very
limited in vegetation which would tend to be succulents, cacti and similar drought
hardy plants, little water or soil.
Mixed woodland or forest consisting of trees and larger shrubs with some ground cover
and open areas containing grasses.
Typical mountainous areas and steep cliffs rather than large hills or moorland.
Rocky outcrops, koppes, stony slopes, large hilly areas
open moorland etc,
Large open areas of open grassland with little in the way of large areas of trees,
some shrubs and occasional ground cover.
Mixed scrub land
Mixture of large trees, shrubs, perennial plants, ground cover etc with open areas
containing grasses etc.
Riverine areas and flood plains
River margins, marshes, reed beds, pans, small lakes and water holes etc. These areas
are place that normally have standing or running water in some or another for most
of the year.
Found in all of the above preceding habitats.
Active during the day
Usually active by day. By day we mean in the early hours of the morning and evening
as most animals in Africa take a rest and try to find shade during the hottest periods
of the day, however day light hours are the period to see these animals.
Active at night
Usually active by night. These animals are more likely to be active at night during
the hours of darkness. Some make start their activities at dusk and be seen in just
after sunrise but they generally prefer the cover of darkness. Many will be seen
during the day on overcast days or in areas of very low disturbance.
Active day and night
Active by both day and night or sometimes by night in disturbed areas and by night
and day in undisturbed areas.