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Capturing the magic on a Kalahari photo safari

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is well known for its high density of big cats and famous Kalahari desert animals. To experience these captivating scenes yourself, join Amazing Views Photo & Adventure Tours on an exclusive Kalahari photo safari and learn from the multiple award-winning professional wildlife photographer Hannes Lochner.

Video: fun facts about Hippos

They’re not everyones cup of tea, but like them or not, you have to admit that hippos are weighty creatures. Makakatana Bay Lodge have put together an interesting list of facts about these burley beasts.

The surprises that lie in every safari game drive

When one sets out on a game drive you never truly know what will be in store for the day. Amazing sightings and observing wildlife interactions are all part of the African bush experience, and on one particular drive, my guests and I at Makakatana Bay Lodge in Kwazulu-Natal were treated to exactly that!

The magnificent Sipi Falls of Uganda

Located in the earthy foothills of Mt. Elgon National Park on the boundary of Uganda and Kenya, Sipi Falls is a little known jewel in East Africa.

Masking up for gorillas

Jacada Travel is raising awareness about wearing face masks when visiting the critically endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda.

Video: male lions and carcass chaos

Males are high up the pecking order within the pride structure and won’t tolerate anyone who challenges what is of utmost importance to their own genetic survival. Especially when it comes to food, lions are generally extremely competitive and will fight vigorously for their place at the carcass.

Magical Mana Pools: a photographer‘s paradise

Mana Pools is definitely one of Africa’s most unique travel and photo destinations. Already many years ago, this spectacular national park in Hwange, Zimbabwe has been designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Rare sighting: melanistic serval cat in the Serengeti

An extremely rare melanistic serval cat has been sighted in the lowland areas of the Serengeti National Park. This is a majorly significant and rare sighting, mainly because these servals are generally perceived to only habitate the high-lying areas of this area.

An evening in the life of a leopard

It was an overcast day in the Timbavati when the staff at Umlani decided to get out into bush and explore the varying landscapes. Little did we know at the time that what we were about to be treated to an incredible glimpse into the life of Africa’s most elusive predator, the leopard.

Wildlife crime: Malawi makes history and sets precedent

Wildlife crime history was set in Malawi today with not one, but two unprecedented court rulings – the first ever conviction of an individual dealing in rhino horn and, in a separate case, the first ever policemen to be convicted for wildlife trafficking.

Malawi’s president backs stop Wildlife Crime campaign

In honour of World Wildlife Day, the president of the Republic of Malawi pledged his support for the nation’s Stop Wildlife Crime campaign, highlighting the importance that is being placed on the crack down on the illegal ivory trade.