These five predators of the Serengeti are no joke. Exercise some caution if you encounter any of these species on your African safari.
Generally regarded as the most dangerous snake in Africa, South Africans call its bite the “kiss of death,” though in reality human confrontations with the reptile is relatively rare. You should still take caution though: One bite can deliver 100–120 mg of venom, causing a human to collapse within 45 minutes.
This big cat is famous throughout the world for their speed. A fully-grown cheetah can go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds, reaching speeds up to 75 mph, making it the fastest land animal in the world.
Made famous in The Lion King, hyenas unfortunately developed a false reputation as cowardly scavengers. These dogs actually hunt a majority of their food, which is eaten skin, bones and all. Sub-Saharan Africa’s spotted hyenas are also known to belong to large groups, exhibiting complex social behaviors that resemble primates.
Nile crocodiles are the apex species of Africa’s waters. Known to be ambush predators, these reptiles can lie still for days, waiting for the precise moment to attack. The Nile is one of the most dangerous species of crocodiles, responsible for hundreds of human deaths every year.
With their distinctive manes, the African lion has been sought after for menageries and zoos since the time of the Roman Empire. Today there are eight recognized sub-species, the latest addition being the Ethiopian lion, which existed in captivity as part of a collection belonging to the late emperor, Haile Selassie I.
When it comes to getting the best tips and tricks in air travel, there’s almost no one better to consult than a flight attendant. Unlike pilots, these airplane crew members spend all their time in the cabins and are front and center to any and all passenger experiences. Here are a few travel hacks from those who fly for a living.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.