Natural Sanctuary

KAMBAKU's Wildlife

Species-rich and beautiful – Africa beyond the prominent Big Five 


Natural Sanctuary

KAMBAKU's Wildlife

Species-rich and beautiful – Africa beyond the prominent Big Five 

Game native to the savannah can be viewed at KAMBAKU. In addition to giraffes and warthogs, you can meet ostriches and helmeted guinea fowl. Jackals and brown hyenas or endangered species such as pangolins, lappet-faced vultures and white-backed vultures are also part of our wildlife population.


  • Impala Antilopen

  • Elenantilope

  • Streifengnus

  • Wasserbock

  • Oryx Antilope

  • Steppenzebras

  • Giraffenbaby

  • Kudubulle

  • Rote Kuhantilope

  • Kronenducker


On your forays into the reserve, you will encounter numerous antelopes of various species. Impala and blue wildebeest are often sighted. Kudus with their impressively twisted horns, hartebeest and mighty eland are also native here. Oryx graze along the wayside as well as duikers and steenbok.

While the zebras are drawn to the large grassy areas, giraffes like to keep to the bush. Here the elegant long-necks pluck the leaves from the crowns of the acacia/vachellia trees. Warthogs dart through the undergrowth with their tails raised high, often with a few piglets in tow.

  • Gepard

  • Leopard

  • Schakal

  • Serval

  • Braune Hyäne

  • Wüstenluchs


Various big cats are active on KAMBAKU. Although it is rare to be lucky enough to meet a leopard or one of our cheetahs, their tracks are evident everywhere. Servals and smaller cats also live in the reserve and, together with our jackals, keep rodents and small mammals in check.

  • Pangolin (Schuppentier)

  • Löffelhund

  • Warzenschweinjunge

  • Honigdachs

  • Erdwolf

  • Erdferkel

  • Zebramanguste

  • Buschhase

  • Kap Borstenhörnchen


Honey badgers, aardvarks, bat-eared foxes and aardwolves, like the endangered pangolin, are nocturnal insectivores. Next to ants, the termites, which form large ant hills, are right at the top of their menu.

  • Strauss

  • Maskenwebervogel

  • Weißrückengeier

  • Schlangenadler

  • Heller Singhabicht

  • Gabelracke

  • Helmperlhuhn

  • Gaukler

  • Riesentrappe

  • Schwalbenschwanzspint

  • Southern Carmine Bee Eater

  • Sekretärvogel


KAMBAKU’S birdlife delights with a blaze of colour and variety that inspires. So far, we have been able to identify over 200 different bird species that nest with us permanently or seasonally. You can find winged creatures to keep you happy for hours: from imposing ostriches to wildly fluttering suicide birds (korhaan), from Kori and red-crested bustards to bee-eaters, rollers and glossy starlings, from sociable weavers to hornbills and louries (go-away birds), as well as the birds of prey such as hawks, eagles and vultures.

  • Pantherschildkröten

  • Chamäleon

  • Ochsenfrosch

  • Gecko

  • Waran


The savannah with its rich population of insects and rodents also offers reptiles and amphibians a varied habitat. Especially in the summer months you will be able to listen to the concerts of the bullfrogs on KAMBAKU. The leopard tortoise, one of the largest tortoises in the world, also wanders through the undergrowth. Rock monitors (iguana) prey on bird eggs and small mammals in the reserve, while small lizards and camouflaged chameleons can often be seen in the lodge's garden.


Those interested may marvel at the graceful beauty of praying mantises, the diligence of tiny ants and marvel at the delicate colours of butterflies and beetles. Impressive termite mounds become distinctive landmarks in unknown terrain. And the ultimate sound of vacation in Africa: the tireless screeching of the cicadas on mild summer evenings is sure to lull you into a sense of well-being.