5 Fascinating Facts About Southern Right Whale

5 Fascinating Facts About Southern Right Whale

Mike Unwin, April 19, 2016 Categories: African Wildlife, Mammals
The Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena Australis) is best known from South Africa’s Cape, where good numbers arrive during the southern winter from their sub-Antarctic feeding grounds to breed...
Becoming A Safari Guide, Week 3: Bush Tucker

Becoming A Safari Guide, Week 3: Bush Tucker

Stuart Butler, April 14, 2016 Category: Other
For the past three weeks I’ve been acting as a ‘mosquito/testse fly on the wall’ at an Asilia Africa safari guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. For the first week I learnt all about the birds that...
Sustainable Eden Lodge Leads The Way With Education

Sustainable Eden Lodge Leads The Way With Education

Inspired by the local Malagasy house construction methods of northern Madagascar, Eden Lodge was built using predominantly local materials. Situated amidst a wasteland of slash-and-burn agriculture, Eden is...
Becoming A Safari Guide, Week 2: Figs and Dung

Becoming A Safari Guide, Week 2: Figs and Dung

Stuart Butler, April 7, 2016 Category: Other
For the past two weeks I’ve been acting as a ‘fly on the wall’ (a really annoying, biting, buzzy one at that) at an Asilia Africa Safari Guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park...
5 Fascinating Facts About Brown Hyena

5 Fascinating Facts About Brown Hyena

Mike Unwin, March 29, 2016 Category: African Wildlife
The Brown Hyena is a scruffier-looking and more solitary relative of the spotted hyena and confined to the southwest corner of Africa, frequenting areas where its larger cousin is rare or absent...
Becoming A Safari Guide week 1: Pulling Helen’s Hair

Becoming A Safari Guide week 1: Pulling Helen’s Hair

Stuart Butler, March 27, 2016 Category: Other
“Stupid bird likes to pull every Helens hair” said Pietro with a grin, “Remember this and it will help you with identification”. We were in Tarangire National Park, which forms the southern piece in a jigsaw of stunning national parks in northern Tanzania...
Azura Benguerra Island Is Both Green And Grand

Azura Benguerra Island Is Both Green And Grand

Azura Benguerra Island – just a short dhow-trip off the coast of southern Mozambique – is one of the continent’s most stunning island retreats and home to an eco-lodge of note...
The Road To Becoming An Asilia Safari Guide

The Road To Becoming An Asilia Safari Guide

Stuart Butler, March 21, 2016 Category: Other
Stuart Butler will be joining the acclaimed safari guide and conservation group, Asilia Africa as a ‘fly on the wall’ at one of their wildlife guide training camps in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park...
Mozambique: Gorongosa ’s Cool Science

Mozambique: Gorongosa ’s Cool Science

Sue Watt, March 15, 2016 Category: Sue Watt's Responsible Travels
Sue Watt tells the story of Gorongosa, from A-list celeb favourite to war zone to a remarkable regeneration as “ecologically, the most diverse national park in the world.”...
5 Fascinating Facts About Plains Zebra

5 Fascinating Facts About Plains Zebra

Mike Unwin, March 8, 2016 Category: 5 Fascinating Facts About ...
Plains Zebra is the commonest of Africa’s three zebra species and the one familiar to most safari goers, whether it is migrating in thousands across the Serengeti, grazing the bushveld of the Kruger or crowding the dusty...