Special Offers
JENMAN African Safaris
honey badger

Safari Resources

The Honey Badger

The Honey Badger

It’s always difficult to choose a favourite animal, bird or country, but if I had to choose a favourite animal, I would choose the honey badger… It is one of the toughest creatures other there – feisty, fierce and tenacious. Evolution even engineered cheetah cubs to mimic their (honey badgers) black and white colouring, so they will look less like a cheetah…. Animals tend to not attack honey badgers, so evolution was very clever in this regard.

Honey badgers are mostly active during the night time, but if you are lucky you might be able to spot them during the day!

They are always very busy little animals – moving, digging and scrounging around for something to eat. They are also not very picky about what they eat, if they catch it, they will eat it. Though, as their name suggests, they have a special love for honey!

We found this mom and her young one in the Etosha National Park on safari. The mom was digging furiously around for something to snack on. You can even see a pale chanting goshawk hanging around in the background, hoping to get some craps.

Males and females looks the same and can be found all over Southern Africa, except in mountainous forests and desert areas. Females are pregnant for about 6 months and usually produce 2 young; they can live to about 25 years old.

While lions and pythons are their main enemies, they have some sort of immunity against some of the serious venoms about it. There was footage in the Kalahari that was captured, showing how a badger caught a cobra and started to eat it! After eating the head, the honey badger’s head swelled up and he passed out… only to wake up some time afterwards and continue eating his meal… never a dull moment with honey badgers!

– Chantel, Jenman Safaris Guide

Read More
Best of Luangwa Zambia

Designed to provide personalised itineraries with exceptional service and exclusive overnight experiences.

Guided Group Tours

The best guided group tours and expert planned safari vacation and holiday packages by JENMAN African Safaris. 

Botswana Wildlife Breakaway

Designed to provide expertly designed itineraries with amazing wildlife and adventure experiences.

Self-drive Tours

Explore Africa at your own pace! Our self-drive tours have been created with the independent traveller in mind.

Chitwa Chitwa Lodge, Sabi Sands

Get close to the magnificent Big 5. Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard and Buffalo. Enjoy the ultimate safari tour on foot.

Cape Town - Kalk Bay

From city tours, desert tours, museums and painting safaris, to helicopter flights, bicycle wine tours and white river rafting!

African Safari

Travel Packages

Carefully planned safari packages to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Uganda or Madagascar. JENMAN African Safaris has a range of  safari package tours, guided group tours, self-drive travel package, walking safaris and day tours that will allow you to experience the very best of Africa.