Camping on a Southern African Safari: How Safe Is It?

Camping on a Southern African Safari: How Safe Is It?

Paul Smitz, March 14, 2017 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
Looking forward to a spot of outdoor sleeping on your upcoming southern African safari? Feeling a bit anxious about only having a thin sheet of canvas between you and the four-legged locals..
A Lioness In The Dining Room

A Lioness In The Dining Room

Mary Fitzpatrick, September 6, 2015 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
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...
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...
The Pride of Kruger National Park

The Pride of Kruger National Park

Alan Murphy, June 11, 2015 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
On our way to Olifants Rest camp and with the light fading fast we stumble across a large pride of lions on the roadside, and there are cubs. Kruger is often derided as all too easy and a good introduction...
Leopard Cubs in Sabi Sand GR

Leopard Cubs in Sabi Sand GR

One evening we came across a female leopard walking determinedly along a track in Sabi Sand GR. We followed her for a while and although she wasn’t worried by us, she moved off the road in to thick bush...
Kruger Leopard Surprise

Kruger Leopard Surprise

Mike Unwin, February 24, 2015 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
Mike Unwin describes how, on a wilderness trail in South Africa’s Kruger Park, a search for the source of amysterious noise produced a very close encounter with a leopard...
Lions And Elephants In Chobe

Lions And Elephants In Chobe

Anthony Ham, February 10, 2015 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
To discover a lion pride feeding on an elephant carcass is to view the aftermath of one of Africa’s truly epic encounters.
Elephant on the Zambezi

Elephant on the Zambezi

Kim Wildman, January 20, 2015 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
As a self-proclaimed wannabe National Geographic wildlife photographer, my aim is always to get as close as is safely possible to animals in their natural habitat to capture that perfect shot.
Mountain Gorillas In The Misty Virunga Mountains

Mountain Gorillas In The Misty Virunga Mountains

Philip Briggs, January 13, 2015 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
A poignant face to face meeting with a giant silverback gorilla on the bamboo-lined upper slopes of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park
An Elephant’s Tale At David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

An Elephant’s Tale At David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Kim Wildman, January 11, 2015 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
If you, like me, are the type of person to oh and ah at the mere sight of baby animals, then you won’t want to miss the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ’s Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, where you can get really close to...