Tree-Loving Toka Leya Rejuvenates Mosi-oa-Tunya

Tree-Loving Toka Leya Rejuvenates Mosi-oa-Tunya

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

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...
The Water-Based Safari

The Water-Based Safari

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

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!

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