The Power To Stop Poachers Is With You!

The Power To Stop Poachers Is With You!

Alan Murphy, August 6, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
This week Alan highlights the problem of poaching in Africa and how it stands ready to take advantage of the drop in tourist numbers in East Africa. Poaching has always been a problem in Africa...
The Honey Badger - Africa’s most Ferocious Predator?

The Honey Badger - Africa’s most Ferocious Predator?

Alan Murphy, July 23, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
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!...
Rhino Poaching: Digging a Little Deeper

Rhino Poaching: Digging a Little Deeper

Alan Murphy, July 2, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
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...
Marine Safaris: Jump On The Boat

Marine Safaris: Jump On The Boat

Alan Murphy, May 21, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
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.
Limpopo Safari: A Route Right Off The Beaten Track

Limpopo Safari: A Route Right Off The Beaten Track

Alan Murphy, April 21, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
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.
A Cultural Safari in Eastern Zambia

A Cultural Safari in Eastern Zambia

Alan Murphy, April 7, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
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.
South Luangwa in the Emerald Season

South Luangwa in the Emerald Season

Alan Murphy, March 24, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
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.
On Safari in KwaZulu Natal - South Africa

On Safari in KwaZulu Natal - South Africa

Alan Murphy, February 17, 2015 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
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...
Wildlife - Sticky Situations (Wrong Place at the Wrong Time)

Wildlife - Sticky Situations (Wrong Place at the Wrong Time)

Alan Murphy, December 10, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
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?
A Hunt for Sanity

A Hunt for Sanity

Alan Murphy, November 25, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
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?