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5 highlights of Botswana

Sean Messham guides Africa Geographic Travel’s walking tour of Chief’s Island along with some game viewing at Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve.

Two days in the Serengeti

When you visit the Serengeti, you don’t only view lions, leopards or thousands upon thousands of wildebeest and other game. But you observe an African wilderness that is far beyond the comprehension of one’s imagination.

If it Stays it Pays: The Real Commercial Value of the Big Five

The phrase ‘if it pays, it stays’ has frustrated me for years. I can recall countless ‘debates’ with people about the pros and cons of hunting the Big Five and the role it plays in South African conservation.My emotional pleas, citing moral responsibility to nature and our duty to future generations, were shot down and […]

Gorilla populations on the rise in Bwindi, Uganda!

The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) population in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) has increased to an estimated 400 individuals, according to the recent released results of a three-week census carried out by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA) in September and October 2011. This is an increase from the 2002 and 2006 censuses, which […]

Diving with Cow Sharks in Cape Town

When you live in Cape Town you fall in love with two things – the mountain and the ocean. I grew up surfing off Muizenberg Corner (wondering how many sharks had just swum under me), crayfishing at Pringle Bay, sailing off the coast of Simon’s Town and  getting horribly seasick while pulling up snoek from […]

Elephant Ivory – the deadly new currency in China

The demand for elephant ivory in China is growing as wealthy Chinese citizens begin to see the ‘white gold’ as a private and business investment option. This coincides with a rise in poaching that is, arguably, as high as those in the 1980s, before ivory trade was banned. Grace Gabriel, Asia Regional Director for IFAW, […]

The Ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary in Uganda

I’m a little nervous of chimps. Personally, I think it’s because their actions and personalities remind me far too much of us humans. This is also why I am absolutely fascinated by them. When I was in Kampala, Uganda, I took the opportunity to visit the orphaned chimpanzees at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. I […]

Earth Hour 2012

“If there was one hour that mattered, one name that counted, it would be yours”  From Times Square to the Sydney Opera House, Brunei to Lithuania, the tallest building on the planet to an Inuit igloo, the world will once again celebrate the largest voluntary action for the environment as the lights switch off for […]