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'.
Canoes, Elephants, Guides & Pranks

Canoes, Elephants, Guides & Pranks

Alan Murphy, January 24, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
Alan canoes the top of Victoria Falls. Canoeing on the Zambezi in Zambia means dangers such as crocs and hippos - but he wasn’t aware that elephants could pose a threat...
To Trade or Not To Trade Rhino Horns

To Trade or Not To Trade Rhino Horns

Colin Bell, January 20, 2014 Category: Conservation & Sustainability
Over the past eighteen months or so, there has been much debate on whether South Africa should trade or not trade its rhino horn to help curb the rhino poaching epidemic that we face. The pro-traders arguments largely stemmed from three papers that were written on the subject which all claimed that SA must trade our stocks of rhino horn to stop rhino poaching.
Tracking Leopards With a Master in South Luangwa

Tracking Leopards With a Master in South Luangwa

Emma Gregg, January 20, 2014 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
Nothing can beat the sight of a magnificent leopard, on the move, after dark. I’m lucky enough to be exploring leopard country with a man who knows it inside out – veteran guide Phil Berry.
Caught With My Trousers Down at Samburu

Caught With My Trousers Down at Samburu

Melissa Shales, January 19, 2014 Category: Travel Disaster Worth Sharing
We arrived at the campsite in Kenya’s Samburu National Park at dusk. After hours on dusty, bumpy roads, I headed straight for the loo – a long drop with a wooden seat in a corrugated iron shed. I carefully shone my torch around to check for spiders, snakes and scorpions and satisfied that I was safe, held it between my teeth as I used both hands to unbutton my jeans.
A Hippo and Me

A Hippo and Me

Alan Murphy, January 17, 2014 Category: Alan Murphy's Column
Alan went camping in the Zambian bush while on assignment for Lonely Planet. In this post he recalls being woken in the middle of the night by a strange lawnmower sound which turned out to be an agitated hippo...ready to charge.