Birdwatchers: Are They Really Human Beings?

Birdwatchers: Are They Really Human Beings?

Alan Murphy, February 7, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
So, you’re sitting in a bush. You’ve been there for seven hours. Waiting. Waiting. Until....that slight rippling of the still summer air. The blurry mass of feathers. It’s not. It IS! It’s that bird you’ve been waiting for. Oh joy! The unrestrained ecstasy...
Hippos, Crocodiles and More at Mana Pools NP

Hippos, Crocodiles and More at Mana Pools NP

Kim Wildman, February 6, 2014 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
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!
Operation Noah: Rescue of the Kariba Wildlife

Operation Noah: Rescue of the Kariba Wildlife

The people might have been safe but it was fast becoming clear that many thousands of animals were about to perish as they sought refuge on islands that were shrinking and sinking under the rising waters. And so Operation Noah was born.
Chumbe: a Rustic, Carbon-Neutral Island Paradise

Chumbe: a Rustic, Carbon-Neutral Island Paradise

Stephen Cunliffe, February 3, 2014 Category: Sustainable Lodge of the week
This relaxed ocean-side eco-lodge is the antithesis of Zanzibar’s more ostentatious and exclusive tourist offerings. The charmingly rustic island retreat consists of seven palm-roofed sleeping bandas ...
The Big 5: Debunking the Myth - Alan Murphy

The Big 5: Debunking the Myth - Alan Murphy

Alan Murphy, January 31, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
Seen the Big Five – Wondered what all the fuss was about? Alan explores the origins, debunks the myths and zeroes in on The Little Five. I have been reflecting on times I’d seen the Big Five in Africa. Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino. Leopard rarely...all the others plenty of times. Then I was thinking, who made up the Big Five? And what about ...
Savannah Diaries - The Latest Book of Brian Jackman

Savannah Diaries - The Latest Book of Brian Jackman

Wouter Vergeer, January 31, 2014 Category: Other
FEW writers know the African bush better than Brian Jackman, one of the most valued members of our expert panel. For 40 years he has wandered across sub-Saharan Africa, coming face-to-face with its most formidable denizens and meeting some of the legendary characters who, like George Adamson, the grand old lion man of Kenya, have dedicated their lives to its conservation...
One on one with Emma Gregg

One on one with Emma Gregg

Award-winning travel journalist Emma Gregg has a passion for Africa and has visited over 20 African countries, sampling everything from obscure music festivals to five-star safaris. She is the co-author of First-Time Africa (Rough Guides) and the former editor of Travel Africa magazine. What are the most memorable experiences she had?
Karkloof Safari Spa and Wildlife Retreat

Karkloof Safari Spa and Wildlife Retreat

Emma Gregg, January 29, 2014 Category: Best Kept Safari Secrets
It’s a pleasure to chill out at Karkloof Safari Spa and Wildlife Retreat, South Africa. Could this be the most relaxed safari destination in Africa?
The scale and power of the Fish River Canyon

The scale and power of the Fish River Canyon

Lizzie Williams, January 28, 2014 Category: Highlight of the Month
Experience an overwhelming sense of solitude from the viewpoints at the top, or splash around in the bubbling hot springs at the bottom, of the gaping chasm that is Namibia’s splendid Fish River Canyon.
Walking with a Pangolin

Walking with a Pangolin

Philip Briggs, January 27, 2014 Category: Amazing 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'.