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...
Connecting with the Local Hwange Communities

Connecting with the Local Hwange Communities

Sue Watt, August 10, 2016 Categories: Traveler Stories, Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe, Sue Watt meets the local people of Hwange, Cecil’s beautiful former home, and discovers how safari operators are helping them to improve their lives...
Becoming a Safari Guide -Week 4: Lions Under the Bush

Becoming a Safari Guide -Week 4: Lions Under the Bush

A month ago Asilia Africa invited a person of great intellect to come and sit in on their wildlife safari guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. Now, please don’t tell Asilia this, but that person...
Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 3: Bush Tucker

Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 3: Bush Tucker

For the past three weeks I’ve been acting as a ‘mosquito/testse fly on the wall’ at an Asilia Africa safari guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. For the first week I learnt all about the birds that...
Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 2: Figs and Dung

Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 2: Figs and Dung

For the past two weeks I’ve been acting as a ‘fly on the wall’ (a really annoying, biting, buzzy one at that) at an Asilia Africa Safari Guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park...
Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 1: Pulling Helen’s Hair

Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 1: Pulling Helen’s Hair

“Stupid bird likes to pull every Helens hair” said Pietro with a grin, “Remember this and it will help you with identification”. We were in Tarangire National Park, which forms the southern piece in a jigsaw of stunning national parks in northern Tanzania...
The Road to Becoming an Asilia Safari Guide

The Road to Becoming an Asilia Safari Guide

Stuart Butler will be joining the acclaimed safari guide and conservation group, Asilia Africa as a ‘fly on the wall’ at one of their wildlife guide training camps in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park...
A Lioness in the Dining Room

A Lioness in the Dining Room

Mary Fitzpatrick, September 6, 2015 Categories: African Wildlife, Traveler Stories
One of my most memorable safari dinners was the night a lioness strolled into our camp restaurant. It’s not every night that a lioness strolls through the dining room, but that is exactly what happened one night in the Selous...
Whales and Caracals at De Hoop

Whales and Caracals at De Hoop

Mike Unwin, July 26, 2015 Categories: South Africa, Traveler Stories
De Hoop is a small, uncrowded nature reserve in South Africa’s Western Cape, where – with no pressure to tick off the Big Five – you have the freedom to discover other unusual wildlife, such as whales and caracals.
Laikipia, Kenya: Home, Sweet Home at Sabuk Lodge

Laikipia, Kenya: Home, Sweet Home at Sabuk Lodge

Sue Watt visits a special lodge: Sabuk Lodge, home to one of Africa’s first female guides who’s now helping to educate Samburu girls. It’s a win-win situation and guests benefit too...