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?
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.
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.
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.