Africa's Decreasing Elephant Population:<br />A Country-by-Country Analysis

Africa's Decreasing Elephant Population:
A Country-by-Country Analysis

Jeroen Beekwilder, April 19, 2017 Category: Other
The elephant has been an icon of African wildlife for many years. To see one in the wild is often a primary reason for people to do an African safari. But will it be around for many more years?
What’s a Safari Tour Like in Sabi Sands Game Reserve?

What’s a Safari Tour Like in Sabi Sands Game Reserve?

Erik Joosten, April 11, 2017 Categories: Beginner's Guide to Safari, Other
Sabi Sands Game Reserve is located in Mpumalanga, a province situated to the west of Kruger National Park. Sabi Sands is the oldest private park in the country, and it has an excellent reputation for outstanding lodges and safaris...
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...