Sound Safari for the Visually Impaired
Immerse yourself in the natural world and enjoy all she has to offer through sound, touch and smell.
Sound in the wild is a complex affair and tells us so much more about lifestyle and relationships. Dominance and display, courtship and communication, selection and survival – all play out audibly.
Sound gives a true sense of place from the gentle rustling of leaves in the wind to the dramatic clash of antelope horns or warning call of a Go-away Bird.
A sound adventure is complemented by exploring the many textures in the bushveld. The rough bark of a Knobthorn tree, the smooth worn section of a rhino or elephant rubbing post, soft velvet leaves, sharp thorns, delicate petals. Feeling animal tracks in the sand and mud – so much to experience and learn.
And there is much to smell and, sometimes, taste too – the floral fragrance of wild jasmine, pungent grasses after the rain, tart sour plumb, sweet marula.
Singing Rufous-naped Lark
Yellow-billed Stork Feather
Feeling Elephant Tracks
Black-backed Jackal calling at dawn.
A short dusk recording featuring Firey-necked Nightjar, Scops Owl and Spotted Hyena.
Collared Palm Thrush