5 Fascinating Facts About Vultures

5 Fascinating Facts About Vultures

These scavenging raptors are the hyenas of the skies, playing a vital ecological clean-up role by disposing of decomposing carcasses. Broad wings allow Vultures to soar...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Eland

5 Fascinating Facts About the Eland

The Eland, an ox-like antelope, is the largest in the world and belongs to the ‘spiral-horned’ subfamily, along with the likes of kudu and bushbuck. There are two...
Becoming a Safari Guide -Week 4: Lions Under the Bush

Becoming a Safari Guide -Week 4: Lions Under the Bush

A month ago Asilia Africa invited a person of great intellect to come and sit in on their wildlife safari guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. Now, please don’t tell Asilia this, but that person...
5 Fascinating Facts About Southern Right Whale

5 Fascinating Facts About Southern Right Whale

The Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena Australis) is best known from South Africa’s Cape, where good numbers arrive during the southern winter from their sub-Antarctic feeding grounds to breed...
Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 3: Bush Tucker

Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 3: Bush Tucker

For the past three weeks I’ve been acting as a ‘mosquito/testse fly on the wall’ at an Asilia Africa safari guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. For the first week I learnt all about the birds that...
Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 2: Figs and Dung

Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 2: Figs and Dung

For the past two weeks I’ve been acting as a ‘fly on the wall’ (a really annoying, biting, buzzy one at that) at an Asilia Africa Safari Guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park...
5 Fascinating Facts About Brown Hyena

5 Fascinating Facts About Brown Hyena

The Brown Hyena is a scruffier-looking and more solitary relative of the spotted hyena and confined to the southwest corner of Africa, frequenting areas where its larger cousin is rare or absent...
Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 1: Pulling Helen’s Hair

Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 1: Pulling Helen’s Hair

“Stupid bird likes to pull every Helens hair” said Pietro with a grin, “Remember this and it will help you with identification”. We were in Tarangire National Park, which forms the southern piece in a jigsaw of stunning national parks in northern Tanzania...
The Road to Becoming an Asilia Safari Guide

The Road to Becoming an Asilia Safari Guide

Stuart Butler will be joining the acclaimed safari guide and conservation group, Asilia Africa as a ‘fly on the wall’ at one of their wildlife guide training camps in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park...
5 Fascinating Facts About Plains Zebra

5 Fascinating Facts About Plains Zebra

Plains Zebra is the commonest of Africa’s three zebra species and the one familiar to most safari goers, whether it is migrating in thousands across the Serengeti, grazing the bushveld of the Kruger or crowding the dusty...