Kenya’s Distinctive Red Elephants on Parade in Tsavo

Kenya’s Distinctive Red Elephants on Parade in Tsavo

Lizzie Williams, February 20, 2014 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
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...
Tree-Loving Toka Leya Rejuvenates Mosi-oa-Tunya

Tree-Loving Toka Leya Rejuvenates Mosi-oa-Tunya

Stephen Cunliffe, February 19, 2014 Category: Sustainable Lodge of the week
Located in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park above the thundering Victoria Falls on the Zambian bank of the mighty Zambezi, Toka Leya is situated in an area stripped of its former...
A Wildebeest River Crossing in the Serengeti

A Wildebeest River Crossing in the Serengeti

Philip Briggs, February 18, 2014 Categories: African Wildlife, Animals on Safari, Mammals
Arguably the greatest wildlife spectacle in Africa, the migration of two million wildebeest across the Serengeti Plains climaxes with a series of perilous river crossings. The build-up to a Mara river crossing is tense and unpredictable...
Learn Bush Skills And Elephant Lore

Learn Bush Skills And Elephant Lore

Emma Gregg, February 17, 2014 Category: Best Kept Safari Secrets
If you’ve been lucky enough to go on safari a few times, you might be keen to try something different from the usual guided game drives. Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, a small, eco-luxury camp located in a private concession in the Okavango Delta, has just the thing...
The Water-Based Safari

The Water-Based Safari

Alan Murphy, February 16, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
Safari vehicles are the traditional way to explore the African savannah but is it the best way? Alan explores the possibility of safari by water, a magical way to sneak up on wildlife. Done an overland safari? Saw lots of animals? Great...
Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Melissa Shales, February 15, 2014 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
When I look back, many of the travel disasters and near disasters have been caused by engine malfunctions of one sort or another. One of my earliest and most memorable was...
Trackers

Trackers

Melissa Shales, February 13, 2014 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
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...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Spotted Hyena

5 Fascinating Facts About the Spotted Hyena

Mike Unwin, February 11, 2014 Category: African Wildlife
‘Ugly’, ‘cowardly’, ‘thieving’… It seems that nobody has anything good to say about Africa’s commonest large carnivore. Look beyond the popular prejudice, however, and you’ll find a complex, efficient and versatile predator, with some fascinating secrets...
The Meno A Kwena Sustainability Success Story

The Meno A Kwena Sustainability Success Story

Stephen Cunliffe, February 10, 2014 Category: Sustainable Lodge of the week
Perched above the Boteti River on the western fringe of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park in Botswana, Meno A Kwena Tented Camp overlooks the waters that quench the thirst of a wide array of wildlife, including thousands of zebras taking part in Southern Africa’s largest migration...
Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya

Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya

Kim Wildman, February 10, 2014 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
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...