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Tracking tips from a safari guide

Other than barbecuing – sorry, ‘braaing’ – there’s nothing that awakens the natural instincts like learning how to track an animal.

How to survive a walking safari

I’ve spent a good amount of time in the bush conducting walking safaris. The general aim is to get closer to the bush and really appreciate the smaller things. But it also allows you to approach dangerous game, which is something that gives me an incredible kick.

10 things I learned while becoming a safari guide

If the internet had been around when I left school I’d have found out how easy it was to become a safari guide. But alas it was not the case. Instead I waited some 20 years for my mid-life crisis to take hold.

Video: A successful elephant rescue

The moral of this story is for people to be aware of what they leave behind in the wilderness. ‘’leave no footprints’’ – our wild animals are at risk. This elephant was a lucky rescue but other animals might not.

Nature’s clean-up crew

Ben discusses the essential role vultures play in Africa’s ecology whilst at the carcass of a dead hippo.