About the Author

Paul Danckwerts


Zambian-born, Paul grew up a fisherman, a birder and a lover of all things outdoors. Following his passion for wildlife he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Rhodes University before heading for the lowveld. Paul boasts a number of years guiding ...

View Paul's profile


on Is Londolozi a Hippopotamus Haven?

Join the conversationJoin the conversation

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Lovely blog Paul. Hippo are one of my favourite animals to observe. We had amazing and also very sad experiences. In the drought a few seasons ago we saw many hippos dying because there were no grazing even if there was water in the rivers. Fortunately we there is huge populations in the greater Kruger and it was probably nature’s way to control them.

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

Hippo’s are awesome. Thanks for highlighting them Paul

Gloria Brislin

Not only Londolozi! We were in the Kruger 2 weeks ago. Drove from Croc bridge to skukuza and we’ve never seen some many hippos. Plenty of babies too.

Lachlan Fetterplace
Senior Digital Ranger

Great write up Paul. Very interesting. Would you have a rough idea what the total Hippo population on Londolozi would be?

Hi Lachlan. I am not sure what the results were from the last aerial census but I would estimate their numbers at around 150-200.

Lachlan Fetterplace
Senior Digital Ranger

Thanks Paul!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Always good to read about a animal I know so little about. So, great blog Paul.

Al Kaiser
Guest contributor

I really enjoyed your blog. I remember my first Londolozi visit and seeing the hippos. Always fun.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Thank you for the hippo blog. It’s nice to read some interesting details about this often overlooked animal. I love watching and listening to them – their sounds are undeniably identifiable!!

Thank you Denise! Certainly one of my favorite bush sounds.

Connect with Londolozi

Follow Us

One moment...
Be the first to this photo
You and 1 others this photo

Filed under
10 April, 2798
Add Profile