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!
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'.
Nothing can beat the sight of a magnificent leopard, on the move, after dark. I’m lucky enough to be exploring leopard country with a man who knows it inside out – veteran guide Phil Berry.
Few wildlife experiences match a walking encounter with man's closest relative, the common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) in Mahale Mountains National Park.
I was sitting in the back seat of an open jeep in Shamwari, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Beside me was a young Dutch girl on her very first safari. She’d only arrived in Africa the day before. Two young elephant bulls decided to play with us and stationed themselves one either end of the vehicle.