How to Habituate a Mountain Gorilla

How to Habituate a Mountain Gorilla

Stuart Butler, January 22, 2019 Categories: Animals on Safari, Mammals, Uganda
A small group of mothers were quietly playing with their fuzzy-furred babies in the dappled light of a forest clearing. None of the group appeared to take the slightest bit of notice of the clumsy tourists and park rangers who’d tramped nosily up to the apes as a part of a gorilla habituation safari. But then a large silverback male...
The Most Endangered Animals In Africa

The Most Endangered Animals In Africa

Africa is blessed with a stunning variety of wildlife – it has more species of charismatic megafauna than any other continent. However, sadly, with ever expanding human populations and their increasing demand for land, food and water, exacerbated by poaching, more and more species are becoming endangered...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Eland

5 Fascinating Facts About the Eland

The Eland, an ox-like antelope, is the largest in the world and belongs to the ‘spiral-horned’ subfamily, along with the likes of kudu and bushbuck. There are two...
Wildlife Encounters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wildlife Encounters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

For me, seeing Africa’s most iconic wildlife in its natural environment (wildlife Encounters) is a dream come true. There are few things in the world that make me feel happier, more at peace, and more insignificant in the great scheme...
10 Unusual Species Sightings on Safari

10 Unusual Species Sightings on Safari

Patrick Brakspear, August 30, 2015 Categories: African Wildlife, Animals on Safari
When I say ‘unusual’ I mean that each species is in itself an interesting animal with unusual characteristics – worthy of your attention. I do not mean it is unusual to see them on safari – more like uncommon...
10 Sounds to Listen For on Safari

10 Sounds to Listen For on Safari

Patrick Brakspear, June 30, 2015 Categories: African Wildlife, Animals on Safari
When you go on safari you could be forgiven for thinking that it was all about what animals you will see…but it’s much more than this…there are the landscapes, the smells…and also, the sounds.
10 Best Places to Locate Cheetah on Safari

10 Best Places to Locate Cheetah on Safari

Patrick Brakspear, April 19, 2015 Categories: African Wildlife, Animals on Safari
If asked, most people would list leopard as the most elusive of the big cats to locate on safari, but in truth, cheetah might be even more difficult – if for no other reason than they are nowhere common (with very few exceptions) whilst leopards, in fact, are extremely...
10 Best Places to See Wild Dog on Safari

10 Best Places to See Wild Dog on Safari

Patrick Brakspear, March 26, 2015 Categories: African Wildlife, Animals on Safari
The African wild dog (or painted dog) needs extensive areas in which to roam, and combined with their susceptibility to a raft of diseases including canine distemper and rabies (transmitted by domestic dogs), they are found only in a limited number of safari destinations.
Wildebeest Migration Update: Birth of a Newborn Calf

Wildebeest Migration Update: Birth of a Newborn Calf

Carel Verhoef, February 13, 2015 Categories: African Wildlife, Animals on Safari, Migration
Lack of rain, but plenty of action on the Serengeti’s southern plains. With calving season in full swing, a time where the migratory wildlife give birth to their offspring, here’s the latest...
Getting Close to Animals on Safari: How Close is Safe?

Getting Close to Animals on Safari: How Close is Safe?

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?