Mvuu Lodge Is ‘Home Of The Hippo’ And Sustainability

Mvuu Lodge Is ‘Home Of The Hippo’ And Sustainability

Dominated by the hippo-choked Shire River, Liwonde National Park is the crown jewel of the Malawian park’s system and the home of 16-bed Mvuu Lodge, which rather unsurprisingly means ‘hippo’ in the local language...
5 Fascinating Facts About Vultures

5 Fascinating Facts About Vultures

Mike Unwin, May 17, 2016 Categories: African Wildlife, Birds
These scavenging raptors are the hyenas of the skies, playing a vital ecological clean-up role by disposing of decomposing carcasses. Broad wings allow Vultures to soar...
Gorongosa National Park Revival And Its ‘Green’ Renaissance

Gorongosa National Park Revival And Its ‘Green’ Renaissance

The Gorongosa National Park restoration project is without doubt one of the most ambitious and outstanding conservation and sustainability success stories taking place in Africa today...
5 Fascinating Facts About the Eland

5 Fascinating Facts About the Eland

The Eland, an ox-like antelope, is the largest in the world and belongs to the ‘spiral-horned’ subfamily, along with the likes of kudu and bushbuck. There are two...
Liuwa Plain National Park: The Ultimate Long-Term Revival

Liuwa Plain National Park: The Ultimate Long-Term Revival

While African Parks proved its sustainability model with its rejuvenation of Majete Wildlife Reserve, it is their Liuwa Plain National Park project in western Zambia that takes the cake for being the most exciting wilderness...
Becoming a Safari Guide -Week 4: Lions Under the Bush

Becoming a Safari Guide -Week 4: Lions Under the Bush

A month ago Asilia Africa invited a person of great intellect to come and sit in on their wildlife safari guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. Now, please don’t tell Asilia this, but that person...
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

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

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...