5 Fascinating Facts About Gemsbok

5 Fascinating Facts About Gemsbok

This powerful, handsome animal – a southern race of East Africa’s oryx – is synonymous with the Kalahari, and a herd of gemsbok cresting a red sand dune is one of the region’s iconic wildlife spectacles. Behind the impressive...
Wildlife Encounters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wildlife Encounters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

For me, seeing Africa’s most iconic wildlife in its natural environment (wildlife Encounters) is a dream come true. There are few things in the world that make me feel happier, more at peace, and more insignificant in the great scheme...
A Lioness in the Dining Room

A Lioness in the Dining Room

One of my most memorable safari dinners was the night a lioness strolled into our camp restaurant. It’s not every night that a lioness strolls through the dining room, but that is exactly what happened one night in the Selous...
10 Unusual Species Sightings on Safari

10 Unusual Species Sightings on Safari

Patrick Brakspear Categories: African Wildlife, Animals on Safari
When I say ‘unusual’ I mean that each species is in itself an interesting animal with unusual characteristics – worthy of your attention. I do not mean it is unusual to see them on safari – more like uncommon...
Safari Safety: Keep Your Window Closed!

Safari Safety: Keep Your Window Closed!

This week, Alan has a rant about some basic safari safety, reflecting on some recent incidents, while recalling his own experiences. Seriously…going on safari isn’t rocket science. The animals are wild, often unpredictable and driven by instinct...
10 Sounds to Listen For on Safari

10 Sounds to Listen For on Safari

Patrick Brakspear Categories: African Wildlife, Animals on Safari
When you go on safari you could be forgiven for thinking that it was all about what animals you will see…but it’s much more than this…there are the landscapes, the smells…and also, the sounds.
The Royal Giraffe: A History

The Royal Giraffe: A History

Melissa Shales looks back through history. At a time before we could go on safari or see photos, what must a giraffe have looked like in the streets of Europe?
10 Best Places to Locate Cheetah on Safari

10 Best Places to Locate Cheetah on Safari

Patrick Brakspear Categories: African Wildlife, Animals on Safari
If asked, most people would list leopard as the most elusive of the big cats to locate on safari, but in truth, cheetah might be even more difficult – if for no other reason than they are nowhere common (with very few exceptions) whilst leopards, in fact, are extremely...
10 Best Places to See Wild Dog on Safari

10 Best Places to See Wild Dog on Safari

Patrick Brakspear Categories: African Wildlife, Animals on Safari
The African wild dog (or painted dog) needs extensive areas in which to roam, and combined with their susceptibility to a raft of diseases including canine distemper and rabies (transmitted by domestic dogs), they are found only in a limited number of safari destinations.
Wildebeest Migration Update: Birth of a Newborn Calf

Wildebeest Migration Update: Birth of a Newborn Calf

Carel Verhoef Categories: African Wildlife, Animals on Safari, Migration
Lack of rain, but plenty of action on the Serengeti’s southern plains. With calving season in full swing, a time where the migratory wildlife give birth to their offspring, here’s the latest...