5 Fascinating Facts About The Nile Monitor

5 Fascinating Facts About The Nile Monitor

Mike Unwin, March 28, 2017 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
The Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) is a hefty reptile, also known as the water monitor, and Africa’s longest lizard, sometimes reaching lengths of over 2 metres – of which more than half is tail...
Camping on a Southern African Safari: How Safe Is It?

Camping on a Southern African Safari: How Safe Is It?

Paul Smitz, March 14, 2017 Category: Amazing Wildlife Encounters
Looking forward to a spot of outdoor sleeping on your upcoming southern African safari? Feeling a bit anxious about only having a thin sheet of canvas between you and the four-legged locals..
5 Fascinating Facts About The Caracal

5 Fascinating Facts About The Caracal

Mike Unwin, February 28, 2017 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
The Caracal (Felis caracal) is an elegant, medium-sized cat which is widespread in open country across much of Africa. Elusive and largely nocturnal, it is seldom seen on safari – although smaller reserves in South Africa’s Cape and Karoo have a good reputation for sightings...
Mumbo Island: Malawi’s Great, Green Island Paradise

Mumbo Island: Malawi’s Great, Green Island Paradise

Stephen Cunliffe, February 14, 2017 Category: Sustainable Lodge of the week
Mumbo Island Camp in Lake Malawi National Park is a piece of paradise surrounded by the azure waters of the ‘lake of stars’. The small, eco-friendly island resort is popular not only with R&R-seeking sun lizards...
5 Fascinating Facts About The Blue Wildebeest

5 Fascinating Facts About The Blue Wildebeest

Mike Unwin, January 23, 2017 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
The Blue Wildebeest, a grazing herd animal has achieved fame as the key player in the Serengeti’s ‘Great Migration’, which is routinely described as the greatest animal show on earth...
Living with Hwange’s Lions

Living with Hwange’s Lions

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: Traveler Stories, Zimbabwe
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...