Best Places to See the Big 5 on Safari in Africa

Best Places to See the Big 5 on Safari in Africa

Going on safari in Africa has become closely associated with seeing the Big 5. Have you ever wondered what that is all about and where you should go? The term ‘Big 5’ originated in the early days of game hunting. Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino were the most...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Black Rhino

5 Fascinating Facts About the Black Rhino

The black rhino is the rarer and smaller of Africa’s two rhino species, and also distinguished from the larger white rhino by its shape, diet and temperament. It is no more ‘black’, however, than its relative is white: both species acquire their colour from the mud in which they wallow, so vary from brown to grey.
Living with Hwange’s Lions

Living with Hwange’s Lions

Sue Watt meets the Long Shield Lion Guardians of Hwange National Park, where Cecil the Lion lived, and learns how Vuvuzelas and white tarpaulin are helping locals...
Zambia’s Legendary Lioness: Lady Liuwa

Zambia’s Legendary Lioness: Lady Liuwa

As lion populations plummet across Africa, Sue Watt meets a lioness who acquired celebrity status through her story of survival in Zambia’s Liuwa Plains National Park...
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...
5 Best Family-friendly Safaris in South Africa

5 Best Family-friendly Safaris in South Africa

Often the words “family” and “safari” don’t go together too well. It can be difficult to find family-friendly safari destinations that are accessible and safe for the whole family whilst also providing enough diversions for the kids if they get tired of all...
5 Fascinating Facts About the African Elephant

5 Fascinating Facts About the African Elephant

The biggest of the Big Five – indeed the biggest land animal on the planet – this immense herbivore needs little introduction. Quite apart from its size, no animal with ears like kitchen tables and a nose that can pull down trees should pose much of an identification problem.

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