Archive for ‘Amazing Wildlife Encounters’

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Paul Smitz - 14 Mar 2017

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..

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Mary Fitzpatrick - 06 Sep 2015

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…

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Mike Unwin - 04 Jul 2015

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…

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Alan Murphy - 11 Jun 2015

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…

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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…

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Mike Unwin - 24 Feb 2015

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…

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Anthony Ham - 10 Feb 2015

To discover a lion pride feeding on an elephant carcass is to view the aftermath of one of Africa’s truly epic encounters.

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Kim Wildman - 20 Jan 2015

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.

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Philip Briggs - 13 Jan 2015

A poignant face to face meeting with a giant silverback gorilla on the bamboo-lined upper slopes of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

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Kim Wildman - 11 Jan 2015

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…

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