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Botswana is the ideal destination for solo travellers


Travelling alone can be a slightly daunting prospect, knowing that you are going all the way to a remote location on your own, with little knowledge of the people or country itself.

Video: A pack of wild dogs turn on a pesky hyena


While staying at Mfuwe Lodge, in Zambia’s beautiful South Luangwa National Park, professional photographer Isak Pretorius witnessed a unique interaction between wild dogs and a pesky hyena.

The link between technology and wildlife


Having been a professional guide for the past 16 years has meant I have seen the industry and how guests experience the bush change. Some of it is for the better, and some of it I will with hold my judgement for now.

Highlights of a safari experience in Uganda


Crowned the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill in 1907, Uganda is renown for its beautiful landscapes, abundant flora and fauna, the 1057 bird species that make up 50% of Africa’s bird species and 11% of the World`s bird species and a diversity of over 56 tribal cultures that combine to make Uganda a unique and bucket list destination

Curious encounters with the most misunderstood animal in the bush, the hyena


It is no coincidence that the inspiration behind the name Sephiri Tours came from the spotted hyena and that the logo is a picture of an animal that has given us some of the best wildlife encounters we have ever had.

A artist’s opinion on wildlife conservation from the heart


We all know that in working towards sustainable wildlife conservation, the value of wildlife for communities and countries must be intrinsically recognised and made use of to its fullest potential.

Banded brothers, the mongooses of Marula Lodge


Many people recognise meerkats thanks to a TV series and a UK comparison site but are less familiar with one of our more entertaining garden visitors. Both belong to the same family but there are no meerkats here, just our own banded mongoose

Zimbabwe – a country like no other


You won’t be blamed for knowing very little about Zimbabwe besides its rocky political history which doesn’t do this humble sub-Saharan African country any justice

Challenge yourself with photography at Jacis Lodges


I’ve worked as the photographic guide at Jaci’s lodges in Madikwe since the beginning of the year and just like with any type of guiding, there are plenty of opportunities to learn something new every day.

The Rain has arrived in South Luangwa


With the year fast drawing to a close, comes the onset of the summer rains in Zambia. The migrant birds return, and bush begins to sprout with new life and bursts into vivid green. This heralds the start of the Emerald Season.

Going on adventures makes people happy, smart and attractive


Reminiscing about my family vacation in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe this past summer and all the wonderful adventures had.

A sunrise cruise with the lions at Tongabezi


Early mornings before sunrise are generally the best time of day to scout for wildlife. The temperature is cool and the animals are still active, especially the big cats that are returning from a night of hunting.

Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary


Covering an area of 28,000 acres Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is a private game sanctuary situated just across the road from the vast Tsavo west.

Anger over R100m ‘wildlife’ donation to politically connected individuals


A row is brewing over a donation of 150 buffaloes, 50 rhinos and 50 sable antelopes worth R100-million to politically connected private individuals in South Africa’s North West Province.

Rainfall in the bush means wildlife sightings galore


From baron landscapes to wildlife in distress, the drought that the Greater Kruger has been experiencing has been very well documented over the past few months.

Photographic safaris at Indlovu river lodge


Greater Kruger National Park – Indlovu River Lodge is situated near Hoedspruit, in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve (part of an area called the greater Kruger National Park).

Video: An unusual sighting at Tanda Tula


A sighting was recently experienced by guests at Tanda Tula, Kevin Hill and his fiancé, during a game drive they happened upon this unusual interaction between a lion looking to hunt a baby rhino.

5 fantastic wildlife sightings at rhino river lodge


One of my favourite questions to ask a game ranger is “What has been your favourite wildlife sighting so far?”

A salt lick safari spectacular


Sitting back to enjoy the stream of wildlife that come to the salt lick at Mara Bushtops.

13 tips for taking children on safari


Taking an African safari with your children can be a very rewarding experience, creating some unforgettable family memories!

What to expect on safari in Rwanda


Rwanda Gorilla Safaris tempts us out of our daily routines with this blog post about why you should go on holiday to Rwanda.

Child-friendly wildlife photography workshops at Jaci’s Lodges


The perfect place for young wildlife enthusiasts to learn about wildlife photography and hone their photographic skills in the bush at Jaci’s Lodges

Looking back at this year’s great migration


Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra thundered into the Mara in July this year for the annual great migration.

Hone your astrophotography skills in East Africa


Don’t miss the chance to take part in a Wildlife and Astrophotography Workshop with the world famous Mark Gee.

The many reasons to visit Chobe in the green season


The green season in Chobe is full of hidden gems – with birding at its best, as well as an abundance of very young wildlife, it is a rewarding time to visit the region

A library for the children in South Luangwa National Park


Marula lodge in Zambia have opened a library for the local children to learn about the wildlife in South Luangwa

Baby elephant born at lodge


Guests at Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge enjoy a special sighting of a newborn elephant calf!

The 52nd wildlife photographer of the year competition results announced


The results of the 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the year Competition 2016 have been announced

Go Wild for Wildlife with the SPCA


#GoWildforWildlife with The Cape of Good Hope SPCA!

Sustainable utilisation of wildlife not so sustainable


“The harvesting of species from the wild at rates that cannot be compensated for by reproduction or regrowth” has been recently identified as the single biggest threat to biodiversity, highlighting that proposals for sustainable utilisation need to be examined with extreme care.

Video: I am a ranger

Here Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, is seen, sleeping as close to Ringo, a rescued baby southern white rhino, as possible, through the enclosure

The film I am a Ranger hopes to shine a light on some of the many unsung heroes working in conservation that are at the forefront of the war on poaching and conservation in Africa.

Top 6 ways to safari in Etosha National Park

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Etosha is a unique and dramatic destination that may spoil you for life with its fascinating wildlife. Here are the best ways to see it.

Saving rhinos starts with our children


Wildlife ACT Fund’s educational kids bush camps teach community children the importance of conservation and why rhinos need protecting.

A journey into bush life


A chef from Durban quits suburban living and heads off to a life in the bush. This is the start of her story.

Namibian communities rely on hunting to protect wildlife

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Namibian conservancies say that if trophy hunting were to banned they would see wildlife disappear within a month.

Bicycle-powered cinema teaches children about wildlife


This bicycle-powered cinema project is using education to bring about a cultural evolution to conserve wildlife.

Video: Tanzania as you’ve never seen it before


Watch these incredible scenes unfold from the land and the air in one of the most wild places on Earth.

A silver lining to the worst drought in decades


As Southern Africa’s worst drought in 10 years decimates both vegetation and wildlife in Kruger National Park, we look at the silver lining and what it means for the survival of the fittest in Africa.

Top tips for photographers traveling in Zimbabwe


If you love taking photos, Zimbabwe is a destination you shouldn’t miss out on. Here are a few things all photographers should consider when traveling to Zimbabwe to make the most of your trip.

Elephant and other wildlife poisoned by poachers in the Kruger National Park

©Janine Avery

Kruger National Park has discovered an elephant carcass, 110 dead white-backed vultures, two male lions and two black-backed jackals killed by wildlife poisoning.

13 reasons to visit Ruaha


There are many reasons to visit the extraordinary Ruaha National Park in Tanzania – here are just a few!

Dance your way to help wildlife conservation efforts


Dance To Be Wild is empowering South African children to take ownership of their wildlife heritage through the beauty of dance!

South African private wildlife numbers overstated


Endangered Wildlife Trust has published a study on wildlife ranching, which shows that South African private wildlife numbers may be inflated threefold.

The horror of snares


Unravelling the danger of snares – the indiscriminate killer of the bushveld.

4 reasons to visit Nairobi National Park

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Here are four short reasons why you should visit Kenya’s Nairobi National Park – the park within the heart of a city.

A day on safari in the Serengeti


Join Boutique Safari on a typical day on safari in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

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