Snake in the Grass

Snake in the Grass

Mike Unwin describes how a dusk stroll along a game trail in South Africa’s Pongola Reserve led to a close encounter with a very large python. “Stop,” said my wife. “A huge snake!” It was dusk and we were in Pongola...
Akagera National Park, Rwanda: A Story of Survival

Akagera National Park, Rwanda: A Story of Survival

Rwanda isn’t just about mountain gorillas. Sue Watt explores Akagera and discovers a fascinating story of recovery behind one of Africa’s prettiest parks. Surprisingly few people have heard of Akagera National Park, on Rwanda’s eastern border...
Hippos in Katavi National Park

Hippos in Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park is a very seasonal park with huge floodplains that dry up after the rains from June onwards. The Katuma river also dries up, until all that’s left is a small stream with a few muddy ponds. The big concentration of hippos ..