Archive for ‘Alan Murphy’s Column’

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Alan Murphy - 12 Jan 2016

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…

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Alan Murphy - 05 Jan 2016

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…

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Alan Murphy - 29 Dec 2015

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…

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Alan Murphy - 22 Dec 2015

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…

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Alan Murphy - 15 Dec 2015

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…

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Alan Murphy - 08 Dec 2015

Do wild animals, wild landscapes and a dark continent make a recipe for romance? Alan gives advice on getting the best romantic safari experiences from your time on safari…

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Alan Murphy - 01 Dec 2015

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?…

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Alan Murphy - 24 Nov 2015

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…

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Alan Murphy - 27 Oct 2015

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…

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Alan Murphy - 22 Sep 2015

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…

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