This week Alan takes a look at a small but feisty predator that likes to terrorise unsuspecting tourists in African bush camps. The honey badger (or ratel) is small, right? And it’s elusive, correct? Both true but it’s also ferocious!...
Following up on previous blogs about the growing rhino emergency in Africa, Alan examines the reasons why poachers will go to such lengths to slaughter rhino...
This week Alan dives off land into the cool waters surrounding southern and eastern Africa. Rich in marine life and gorgeous coastline, he makes suggestions on getting the best out of a water-based safari.
This week Alan discovers a new Limpopo Safari route through the mysterious Waterberg region in South Africa that is rich in wildlife, landscapes and ancient civilisations.
Alan explores the cultural side of safaris. Does an immersion in African culture really rack up against lions, elephants, hippos and fast-disappearing rhino? The answer...in short is - yes it does! That is...if you pick a good cultural safari.
Just returned from a safari in South Luangwa, Alan is brimming with tales of wildlife, tropical storms, and one very beautiful landscape. He wonders what he would find on safari in South Luangwa, Zambia, in the off / rainy season, known locally as the emerald season.
This week Alan explores one of South Africa’s more remote pockets and finds one of the most beautiful parks in Southern Africa, plentiful wildlife and a wetlands to die for. Almost hidden away in far northeastern...
This week Alan looks at some of the human-wildlife incidents that happen when visitors to parks get too close to the animals. Or is it just a case of wrong spot, wrong time?
This week Alan highlights the issue of lions and hunting. Lion numbers in the wild are low and continuing to drop. So, why do countries allow these awesome predators to be slaughtered?
Alan recounts an incident with a baboon that still makes him laugh and cringe at the same time. Surely the cheekiest of all African wildlife.