Living with Hwange ’s Lions

Living with Hwange ’s Lions

Sue Watt, September 6, 2016 Category: Sue Watt's Responsible Travels
Sue Watt meets the Long Shield Lion Guardians of Hwange National Park, where Cecil the Lion lived, and learns how Vuvuzelas and white tarpaulin are helping locals...
Connecting with the Local Hwange Communities

Connecting with the Local Hwange Communities

Sue Watt, August 10, 2016 Categories: Sue Watt's Responsible Travels, Other
In Zimbabwe, Sue Watt meets the local people of Hwange, Cecil’s beautiful former home, and discovers how safari operators are helping them to improve their lives...
They Don’t Come Much Greener Than Masoala Forest Lodge

They Don’t Come Much Greener Than Masoala Forest Lodge

Northeastern Madagascar is home to Masoala Forest Lodge: one of the frontrunners in the sustainability drive of genuine eco-lodges. Before Masoala Lodge was established, the adjoining national park was being illegally and indiscriminately logged...
Madagascar Island Safaris Leads The Low-impact Way

Madagascar Island Safaris Leads The Low-impact Way

With 97% of Madagascar Island Safaris workforce employed locally and a host of support services – including medical care, emergency transport and nutritional natal supplements – provided to neighbouring communities...
VAT Changes in Tanzania Affect Tour Operators and Safari Tourists

VAT Changes in Tanzania Affect Tour Operators and Safari Tourists

The Tanzanian government has thrown the safari industry into a state of confusion by introducing a value-added tax (VAT) of 18% to many tourist services previously exempt from VAT. The changes became applicable as at 1 July 2016...
Mvuu Lodge Is ‘Home Of The Hippo’ And Sustainability

Mvuu Lodge Is ‘Home Of The Hippo’ And Sustainability

Dominated by the hippo-choked Shire River, Liwonde National Park is the crown jewel of the Malawian park’s system and the home of 16-bed Mvuu Lodge, which rather unsurprisingly means ‘hippo’ in the local language...
5 Fascinating Facts About Vultures

5 Fascinating Facts About Vultures

Mike Unwin, May 17, 2016 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
These scavenging raptors are the hyenas of the skies, playing a vital ecological clean-up role by disposing of decomposing carcasses. Broad wings allow Vultures to soar...
Gorongosa National Park Revival And Its ‘Green’ Renaissance

Gorongosa National Park Revival And Its ‘Green’ Renaissance

The Gorongosa National Park restoration project is without doubt one of the most ambitious and outstanding conservation and sustainability success stories taking place in Africa today...
5 Fascinating Facts About The Eland

5 Fascinating Facts About The Eland

Mike Unwin, May 3, 2016 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
The Eland, an ox-like antelope, is the largest in the world and belongs to the ‘spiral-horned’ subfamily, along with the likes of kudu and bushbuck. There are two...
Liuwa Plain National Park: The Ultimate Long-Term Revival

Liuwa Plain National Park: The Ultimate Long-Term Revival

While African Parks proved its sustainability model with its rejuvenation of Majete Wildlife Reserve, it is their Liuwa Plain National Park project in western Zambia that takes the cake for being the most exciting wilderness...