Into the Woods

Into the Woods

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

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

‘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

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

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?

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

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

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

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 ...

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