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...
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...