Accessible Safaris

Accessible Safaris

Alan Murphy, January 12, 2016 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
This week, Alan discusses safari operators that cater accessible safaris for those visitors to Africa who have an impairment or disability, making regular travel difficult or even impossible...
To Self-Drive or Not to Self-Drive Safari

To Self-Drive or Not to Self-Drive Safari

Alan Murphy, January 5, 2016 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
Alan examines the benefits and drawbacks of branching out and doing part of your safari on your own. A so called Self-drive Safari. Driving in Africa sound...
Africa’s most fearsome, little seen predator: The Owl

Africa’s most fearsome, little seen predator: The Owl

Alan Murphy, December 29, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
This week Alan takes a close look at one of Africa’s most fearsome, little seen predators. One that strikes with military precision. The Owl a silent hunter...
On Safari with Kids

On Safari with Kids

Alan Murphy, December 22, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
Do you bring the little ones? Alan examines the realities of going on Safari with Kids. Imagine how you would have felt seeing elephants, rhino, giraffes, zebra, lions, leopards...
Top 10 Reasons to Go on Safari

Top 10 Reasons to Go on Safari

Alan Murphy, December 15, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
Why Bother? You fly all the way to Africa to spend a few weeks zipping around wildlife parks…Alan lists the reasons to go on Safari and buy that plane ticket...
Why Responsible Tourism Matters?

Why Responsible Tourism Matters?

Alan Murphy, December 1, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
Responsible tourism, giving-back from your travels, eco this and eco that, all tend to be buzz words in the safari industry at the moment. Does any of it really matter?...
Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park’s Hidden Gem: Gonarezhou

Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park’s Hidden Gem: Gonarezhou

Alan Murphy, November 24, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
In this week’s blog Alan turns the spotlight on to Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, an often overlooked part of Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. Thinking about safari options? Want a bit of adventure? Fancy getting off-the-beaten-track? And how about plenty of elbow room? Hmmm…I think I know the place for you…
Furs for Life – Fake Fur Success

Furs for Life – Fake Fur Success

Alan Murphy, October 27, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
This week Alan looks at a highly successful and ingenious fake fur project to rob poachers of their market for leopard skins. Traditionally, the leopard’s spotted coat has been highly sought after in the illegal fur trade – the high prices for their skins making poaching these animals very lucrative...
The Last Male Northern White Rhino

The Last Male Northern White Rhino

Alan’s blog this week turns attention to a rhino named Sudan – the last of his kind on the planet. I have written extensively about the slaughter of rhino in South Africa recently. Rhino horn...
A Lion Stalking, a Kingfisher Diving: Capturing that Perfect Photo

A Lion Stalking, a Kingfisher Diving: Capturing that Perfect Photo

Alan Murphy, September 10, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
Ever wondered what you need to do for that flawless photo on safari? Alan helps you capture that special moment. Okay, here’s the thing…you want to take a great photo of a leopard on a kill...