Jabulani! Preserving And Protecting Our Precious Wildlife

The conservation of our dwindling African wildlife is crucial to its survival.

Jabulani Safaris, an integral part of the Shangani Sanctuary, currently provides refuge to over 40 species of wildlife and a host of birdlife within its 1400 hectare domain. Game fenced and well protected, Jabulani Safaris is a pristine wilderness, preserved for future generations.

Poaching and human settlement have encroached on the well-being of our flora and fauna for far too long. The Shangani Sanctuary is a new initiative to re-introduce wildlife into this sparsely populated area, giving the local inhabitants a stake in the preservation of their wildlife by turning an 89,000 hectare area into a game fenced wildlife sanctuary.

Eco-tourism and outsourcing of crops and cattle productivity will allow the inhabitant families to become financially viable within the wildlife sanctuary, encourage them to become reliant on the preservation of all flora and fauna species so creating a lasting and stable eco system, and ensuring health, education and a future for their children.

At Jabulani, we seek to educate people on the fragility of our local environment, and we hope to do so by setting an example. We know that the preservation of nature begins with us. We have taken the initiative

Jabula! Rejoice!

Home To Over 40 Species Of Wildlife

Jabulani is home to large herds of eland, impala, tsessebbe, sable, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, and smaller antelope like the grey duiker and steenbok. On your safari you will meet ostrich, guinea fowl, francolin, and a plethora of birds, including raptors, vultures, and water birds. Watch carefully for predators slinking in the grass – jackals, brown hyenas, civet cats, servals, mongoose, wild cats, maybe even a leopard. How about a tortoise, or a pangolin? Go for an evening drive and encounter mysterious eyes staring at you from the dark – springhares, nagapies, ant bears, wild hares, maybe a python lying in the warmth of the road. Climb the kopjes and find baboons, monkeys, hyrax, the orange tinted rock rabbit, lizards of all shapes and sizes, razor backed boars, or a banded cobra looking for a meal.

The antelope, birds, reptiles, amphibious creatures, spiders, snakes, predators are all around you at Jabulani Safaris – there to thrill and fascinate you. Watch out for the grumpy old warthog on the lawn! He won’t disturb you if you let him be. And more than often the old elephant will silently appear as if from nowhere to feed on the marula trees, leaving behind his footprints and a huge pile of steamy dung to say “Thank you for your hospitality!”

Sit For Hours Observing Our Magnificent Birdlife

Observing the birds of Africa in their natural environment is a privileged activity . Jabulani has over 100 species of African birdlife from the Red-Billed Hornbill to the Peregrine Falcon, the Giant Eagle Owl to the African Fish Eagle.

Take time to sit quietly and photograph or video the feathered visitors to your chosen spot, so we can help you identify the species by colours, sounds and shapes. Drink in the beauty of Jabulani’s rocky landscape, its woodlands, grasslands, marshes and wetlands, each inhabited by its own special species of birds .

Birding List

African Black Duck
African Darter
African Fish Eagle
African Green Pigeon
African Grey Hornbill
African Hawk Eagle
African Hoopoe
African Paradise Flycatcher
African Pied Wagtail
African Pipit
African Pygmy Goose
African Quail-Finch
African Wattled Lapwing
African Yellow White-eye
Arrow-marked Babbler
Bar-throated Apalis
Bearded Woodpecker
Bennett’s Woodpecker
Black-bellied Bustard
Black-chested Snake Eagle
Black-collared Barbet
Black-crowned Tchagra
Black-headed Oriole
Blue Waxbill
Boulder Chat
Brimstone Canary
Bronze Mannikin
Brown Snake Eagle
Brown-crowned Tchagra
Brown-hooded Kingfisher
Cape Longclaw
Cape Turtle Dove
Cape Vulture
Cardinal Woodpecker
Chinspot Batis
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
Common Buzzard
Common Moorhen
Common Waxbill
Coqui Francolin
Crested Barbet
Crested Francolin
Crimson-breasted Shrike
Croaking Cisticola
Crowned Lapwing
Cut-throat Finch
Dark Chanting Goshawk
Diederik Cuckoo
Dusky Lark
Egyptian Goose
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
European Bee-eater
European Roller
Fiery-necked Nightjar
Fork-tailed Drongo
Freckled Nightjar
Golden-tailed Woodpecker
Greater Honeyguide
Green Wood-hoopoe
Green-winged Pytilia
Grey Crowned Crane
Grey Go-away-bird
Grey Heron
Grey-headed Parrot
Groundscraper Thrush

Hooded Vulture
House Sparrow
Jacobin Cuckoo
Jameson’s Firefinch
Kurrichane Thrush
Lappet-faced Vulture
Lazy Cisticola
Lesser Grey Shrike
Levaillant’s Cuckoo
Lilac-breasted Roller
Little Sparrowhawk
Lizard Buzzard
Long-billed Crombec
Long-crested Eagle
Long-tailed Paradise Whydah
Malachite Kingfisher
Marabou Stork
Marico Flycatcher
Miombo Double-collared Sunbird
Miombo Tit
Namaqua Dove
Natal Spurfowl
Orange-breasted Bushshrike
Pin-tailed Whydah
Red-backed Shrike
Red-billed Firefinch
Red-billed Teal
Red-chested Cuckoo
Red-faced Crombec
Red-faced Mousebird
Red-headed Weaver
Red-winged Starling
Reed Cormorant
Retz’s Helmet-Shrike
Rufous-naped Lark
Shaft-tailed Whydah
Shelley’s Francolin
Southern Black Flycatcher
Southern Black Tit
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
Southern Ground-Hornbill
Speckled Pigeon
Spotted Flycatcher
Spur-winged Goose
Streaky-headed Seedeater
Striped Kingfisher
Three-banded Plover
Tropical Boubou
Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl
Violet-backed Starling
Western Barn Owl
White-backed Duck
White-backed Vulture
White-bellied Sunbird
White-breasted Cuckooshrike
White-crested Helmet-Shrike
White-faced Whistling Duck
White-fronted Bee-eater
White-headed Vulture
Woodland Kingfisher
Woolly-necked Stork
Yellow Bishop
Yellow-bellied Eremomela
Yellow-fronted Canary
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird
Yellow-throated Petronia
Zitting Cisticola


Our anti-poaching is supported by 34 trained scouts, who work tirelessly to protect both the animals and natural miombo wood land.