Swamps of Lake Bangweulu - The Biggest Swamp in Africa

Swamps of Lake Bangweulu - The Biggest Swamp in Africa

Bangweulu – The Place Where the Earth Meets the Sky – is the deep and secret heart of Zambia. Its papyrus swamps and pellucid channels are the home of Africa’s oddest bird, the ghostly grey shoebill stork.
Going to the Dogs

Going to the Dogs

Zambia’s spectacular Luangwa Valley is not only renowned for leopards. It’s also a hotspot for wild dogs.
King of the Kalahari

King of the Kalahari

On a dawn wildlife drive in the Kalahari, following the paw prints of a young lion was a jaw-dropping start to the day.
Neck and Neck in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve

Neck and Neck in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve

I love Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. Each time I’m in KwaZulu Natal, no matter where I am going, I always make a special effort to add a couple of days here into my itinerary.
Sighting a Shoebill on the Swamp-Lined Nile

Sighting a Shoebill on the Swamp-Lined Nile

Murchison Falls National Park, in the north of the Uganda, is possibly the most reliable spot for locating Africa's most weird and wonderful bird.
The Red Elephants on Parade in Tsavo National Park

The Red Elephants on Parade in Tsavo National Park

A feature of southern Kenya’s landscape is the vibrant red soil laden with iron oxide, which elephants liberally past over themselves during their daily mud and dust baths. Ask anyone what color an elephant is...
Trackers

Trackers

The three of them came right up close for a really good sniff. When they got to a few feet away, we drove off to a safe distance and stopped. They followed. We drove off again, they followed. We went a bit further...
Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya

Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya

Surprisingly, Nairobi, Kenya's big, bustling capital city is one of the best places to get up close and personal with Africa's wildlife. Just 12 kilometres from the city centre in the leafy suburb of Lang'ata is Giraffe Manor...
Hippos, Crocodiles and More at Mana Pools NP

Hippos, Crocodiles and More at Mana Pools NP

Canoeing down the Zambezi River through Mana Pools National Park would have to rate as one of my all-time favourite African wildlife experiences. I never dreamed I would be able to get as close to Africa’s amazing wildlife. I also never dreamed that I’d have one of my most heart stopping wildlife encounters!
Walking with a Pangolin

Walking with a Pangolin

One of the world's weirdest animals, the ground pangolin - also, and more descriptively, known as the scaly pangolin - ranks up there with the aardvark at the top of the list of what night be termed 'oddball creatures seen so seldom in the wild that you wonder whether they're not just making them up'.

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