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.
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.
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?
This week Alan has a look at safari possibilities in Mozambique. Not traditionally known for its safari experiences, things are changing here...fast.
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.
This week Alan explores conservation projects he has come across in southern Africa and singles out one of his favourites.
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.
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?
A question that has vexed this blog writer for years in southern Africa. Alan considers how close you can, and should, get to the animals when on safari. Is there any hard-fast rule?
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.