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Animal Encounters, Wildlife

Extreme sighting: Male lions kill and feed on lioness in Greater Kruger

Male lions kill and eat a lioness, as witnessed by EcoTraining students in the Greater Kruger.

Destinations, Safari Tips, Travel & Lifestyle, Zambia

5 Tips to make the most of your Zambian safari

Get the most out of your Zambian safari with these five useful tips.

News, Wildlife

Elephants kill four after raiding two villages in northern Tanzania

At least four people have been killed and seven others injured by marauding elephants in northern Tanzania in the Kilimanjaro region.

Destinations, Kruger, South Africa, Wildlife

Spring is in the air in Greater Kruger’s Balule

Spring means so much more to the African bush than just warmer days and nights! It signals the arrival of a time of plenty and the start of another phenomenal year of growth in the Greater Kruger.

News, Wildlife

Woman dies after hippo attack in South Africa

A 63-year-old woman has died after being attacked by a hippo in Limpopo, South Africa.

Conservation, Hunting, Opinion Editorial, Research, Wildlife

Opinion: How hunting black rhino contributes to conservation in Namibia

Black rhino hunts benefit conservation of our rhinos – opinion post by conservationist, on behalf of 64 Namibian conservation organisations.

Botswana, Destinations, News, Poaching, Wildlife

Botswana on alert after surge in rhino poaching

Unprecedented surge in rhino poaching raises alarm in Botswana.

Research, Wildlife

Elephants and trees

Does removing elephants save trees? This fascinating report delves into this important conservation issue.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Wildlife

Skilful climbers: Lionesses scale near-vertical cliff in pursuit of prey

A great sighting as two lionesses show off their athletic climbing skills as they make their way up a near-vertical cliff face in pursuit of potential prey.

News, Poaching, Wildlife

Malawi: On the frontline in the fight against illegal wildlife trade

Malawi may be one of the continent’s most peaceful nations, but it is currently locked in a fierce battle to protect some of the world’s most threatened species of wildlife.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, Kruger, South Africa, Wildlife

Spring highlights from the Greater Kruger

Catch up on the latest wildlife-viewing highlights from the team at Tinstwalo in the Greater Kruger’s Manyeleti Private Game Reserve.

Destinations, News, Opinion Editorial, Zambia

Crunch time as Zambia’s Lower Zambezi NP comes under mining threat

Will Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia be mined? The courts will decide soon whether to allow the proposed controversial open-cast copper mine inside the park. The decision on whether it will go ahead will be handed down on 14 October by the High Court of Zambia in Lusaka.

Hunting, News, Wildlife

Botswana elephant hunting: Chaos and disillusionment as citizen licenses are raffled

Botswana elephant hunting: Eight elephant hunting licenses were awarded to Maun-based Botswana citizens, and the eight winners and almost 6,000 losers were unhappy with the results when the reality of the T&Cs set in.

News, Poaching, Wildlife

Son of Mozambican war veteran arrested in possession of rhino horns

Lucílio Matsinhe, son of a popular Mozambican war veteran, has been arrested for possession of rhino horns.

Conservation, Destinations, Mozambique, Wildlife

Collaring elephants in Gilé National Reserve – wilderness at its best!

Elephant conservation in action: Collaring elephants in Gilé National Reserve in Mozambique.

News, Research, Wildlife

Zimbabwe elephants: Report identifies existing conservation problems, calls for community involvement

Zimbabwe elephants: Report fingers ZimParks for incompetence and international NGOs for hoodwinking donors, concludes that surrounding communities have to be involved in conservation as beneficiaries.

News, Research, Wildlife

Lions in Zambia are roaming across areas thought uninhabitable for them

Research: Lions are sneaking virtually undetected through dense human zones in Zambia, thereby ensuring genetic diversity throughout the entire Zambian lion population.

Conservation, News, Wildlife

New report reveals the value of lions and their landscapes

The New Lion Economy is the first project of its kind to make the link between ecosystem services, economic development, cultural significance and the survival of lions.

Hunting, News, Wildlife

Trophy hunting in Zambia to be suspended due to non-payment of hunting fees to communities

Trophy hunting in Zambia has been halted because communities have not been paid their fees and share of revenue.

Destinations, Travel & Lifestyle, Uganda, Wildlife

Top 5 reasons why Uganda is a special tourist destination

Find out the top 5 reasons why Uganda is such a special tourist destination.

Animal Encounters, Multimedia, News, Photography, Wildlife

Incredible sighting: Rare spotted zebra foal sighted in Maasai Mara

A rare spotted zebra foal with what appears to be pseudo-melanistic colouring has been sighted in the Maasai Mara in Kenya.