Rwanda Shocks Safari Industry by Doubling the Cost of its Gorilla Permits

Rwanda Shocks Safari Industry by Doubling the Cost of its Gorilla Permits

Alan Murphy, May 23, 2017 Category: Other
Rwanda has recently increased the cost of its gorilla permits to US$1500, catching the growing safari industry off guard. The price hike represents a doubling of the former cost of US$750 which was already more expensive than...
What Should You Do When You Encounter An Elephant On A Self-Drive Safari?

What Should You Do When You Encounter An Elephant On A Self-Drive Safari?

Paul Smitz, May 9, 2017 Category: Other
My first trip to Africa, many moons ago, was an extended 4WD tour of Zambia, with some cross-border trips into Botswana, Namibia and Malawi thrown in for the sheer hell of it. The first of those excursions took me to northern Botswana’s fabled Chobe National Park...
5 Fascinating Facts About The Shoebill

5 Fascinating Facts About The Shoebill

Mike Unwin, April 27, 2017 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
This huge, grey waterbird, also known as a whale-headed stork, derives its name Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex), from its massive bill, which resembles a traditional Dutch clog, with a sharp nail-like hook on the end...
Africa's Decreasing Elephant Population:<br />A Country-by-Country Analysis

Africa's Decreasing Elephant Population:
A Country-by-Country Analysis

Jeroen Beekwilder, April 19, 2017 Category: Other
The elephant has been an icon of African wildlife for many years. To see one in the wild is often a primary reason for people to do an African safari. But will it be around for many more years?
What’s a Safari Tour Like in Sabi Sands Game Reserve?

What’s a Safari Tour Like in Sabi Sands Game Reserve?

Erik Joosten, April 11, 2017 Categories: Beginner's Guide to Safari, Other
Sabi Sands Game Reserve is located in Mpumalanga, a province situated to the west of Kruger National Park. Sabi Sands is the oldest private park in the country, and it has an excellent reputation for outstanding lodges and safaris...
5 Fascinating Facts About The Nile Monitor

5 Fascinating Facts About The Nile Monitor

Mike Unwin, March 28, 2017 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
The Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) is a hefty reptile, also known as the water monitor, and Africa’s longest lizard, sometimes reaching lengths of over 2 metres – of which more than half is tail...
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..
5 Fascinating Facts About The Caracal

5 Fascinating Facts About The Caracal

Mike Unwin, February 28, 2017 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
The Caracal (Felis caracal) is an elegant, medium-sized cat which is widespread in open country across much of Africa. Elusive and largely nocturnal, it is seldom seen on safari – although smaller reserves in South Africa’s Cape and Karoo have a good reputation for sightings...
Mumbo Island: Malawi’s Great, Green Island Paradise

Mumbo Island: Malawi’s Great, Green Island Paradise

Stephen Cunliffe, February 14, 2017 Category: Sustainable Lodge of the week
Mumbo Island Camp in Lake Malawi National Park is a piece of paradise surrounded by the azure waters of the ‘lake of stars’. The small, eco-friendly island resort is popular not only with R&R-seeking sun lizards...
5 Fascinating Facts About The Blue Wildebeest

5 Fascinating Facts About The Blue Wildebeest

Mike Unwin, January 23, 2017 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
The Blue Wildebeest, a grazing herd animal has achieved fame as the key player in the Serengeti’s ‘Great Migration’, which is routinely described as the greatest animal show on earth...