Putting the wildlife back into Wildlife Watching

Putting the wildlife back into Wildlife Watching

Alan Murphy, October 9, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
This week Alan looks at prioritising the wildlife when booking a safari. A priority that can be strangely absent. Operators sometimes focus on creature comforts rather than your real reason for being in the bush.
Rhino Poaching: An Update

Rhino Poaching: An Update

Alan Murphy, September 21, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
This week Alan follows up on his blog on 1 April 2014 regarding the explosion of rhino poaching, especially in South Africa. Are the poachers winning the war?
Mozambique: Safari Destination?

Mozambique: Safari Destination?

Alan Murphy, August 5, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
This week Alan has a look at safari possibilities in Mozambique. Not traditionally known for its safari experiences, things are changing here...fast.
Zambian Birds - Fluffy little Rainbows or Messengers of Doom?

Zambian Birds - Fluffy little Rainbows or Messengers of Doom?

Alan Murphy, July 29, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
This week Alan hones in on Zambia, a country he loves for its animals. In particular its beautiful array of birds, which are in fact the stuff of Zambian myth and witchcraft.
Conservation project: South Luangwa Conservation Society

Conservation project: South Luangwa Conservation Society

Alan Murphy, July 22, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
This week Alan explores conservation projects he has come across in southern Africa and singles out one of his favourites.
Letting the Animals Come to You! Namibia's Lazy Safari

Letting the Animals Come to You! Namibia's Lazy Safari

Alan Murphy, July 15, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
Why chase after the animals when you can let them come to you? Alan decides to make going on safari in Namibia as easy as possible this week.
Hunting Safaris: Abomination or Income Generator

Hunting Safaris: Abomination or Income Generator

Alan pokes his nose into the contentious issue of hunting this week. A topic which raises hackles and tempers. Is it possible that hunting safaris do more good than harm?
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – Staking Out Waterholes

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – Staking Out Waterholes

Alan Murphy, June 24, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
This week Alan does a whirlwind trip of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa and Botswana. In this desert country, waterholes are gold for wildlife watchers. Alan stakes out some of the best.
Rock Art Safari & Ancient People

Rock Art Safari & Ancient People

Alan Murphy, June 17, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
This week Alan looks at a different type of safari. Not the kind that involves animals (at least not live ones). Instead, ancient art, seared onto the landscape throughout Southern Africa, by the mystical San people.
Wildlife Spotting: Luck or Skill?

Wildlife Spotting: Luck or Skill?

Alan Murphy, June 10, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
This week, Alan looks at the ins and outs of spotting wildlife. Some people seem to have no trouble zeroing in on distant wildlife. Others struggle to see a rampant buffalo herd bearing down on them.