Artist Alison Nicholls answers some frequently asked questions regarding the Africa Geographic Travel art safaris that she runs in the Kruger National Park and Madikwe in South Africa.
One of the best parts about being a field guide is that you can follow the stories of animals, you can watch cubs grow up and witness the change in dynamics within herds. Yet, as always within nature, there are moments of pure joy but also of great tragedy.
A greedy lion cub wants the buffalo carcass all to itself!
A field guide shares his story of a lone, half-blind, lioness who took down a giraffe for her and her cubs to feast on in the Kruger.
Memorable sightings are part and parcel of a Kruger safari, right? While most guests expect to see a kill when they hear about a lion sighting from a passing vehicle, our guests got to see something much more unique – animal interaction in its most basic sense.
An incredible sighting of a leopard cub with its mother in Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana – one for the bucket list!
There are some 477 species of feathered friends on the official bird list of South Africa’s iconic Kruger National Park. However, some bird lists for the park include as many as 517 species, which includes some rare and unusual visitors.
The Kruger National Park is vast, at about 2 million hectares, and requires a thorough management strategy in order to ensure long term sustainability. Part of that strategy, The Elephant Management Plan – compiled by Kruger management and Scientific Service – is currently in force, and covers the period 2013 to 2022.
It was on one particularly windy morning when we were out on a game drive, having just come from watching lions being chased by a young elephant bull, and I came around a corner and straight into an elephant breeding herd!
Presently, we are able to instantly globally share everything we see and hear in Kruger and just about every other destination on earth. Animal sightings and locations are given in real time and we are able to send photos and videos across a host of social media platforms.
It was a weekend trip through the south of Kruger with friends and we had been lucky to see Big 5 on both days, but there’s always a rush of excitement when something crosses our path – like a southern ground-hornbill taking on a snake.
Technology and social media have shaped the Kruger experience into something radically different from what it was ten years ago.
John Vosloo shares with us his experience on a photographic safari – his prize for winning our 2017 Photographer of the Year competition.
September marks the beginning of spring, and the end of the country’s short-lived winter. While the dry, winter months may have the reputation of being the best time to go on safari, spring is also a wonderful time to be out in the wild.
A video showing an up close and personal account of an elephant who got a little too close for comfort in the Kruger National Park in South Africa
Disasters involving art materials are nothing new to me after years of travelling and sketching in southern Africa.
Guests at Makanyi Lodge in Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa, had front row seats to an unforgettable sighting of these adorable wild dog pups that were just three weeks old when they made their first appearance out of the den.
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.
Recently at Xanatseni Private Camp in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, South Africa, we were fortunate enough to stumble upon a female spotted hyena at the entrance of a den site. She had been hanging around the area for a couple of weeks and we were beginning to get suspicious. What was she up to and could there be cubs involved!?
Escape to the bush for a digital detox and let the natural world ease your stresses away.
The Sunset Serenade concert, held at Kruger’s Mopani camp and surrounds, is a three day cultural and wildlife experience in support of anti-poaching
Hearing that a leopard has been found with a kill up in a tree is one of the best things to hear over the radio when taking guests out on safari.
Giraffes are the tallest animals on the planet. They’re also one of the most iconic animals in Africa. They’re a photographer’s dream, especially when silhouetted against the dramatic colours of an African dawn, or sunset. But did you know these 15 fascinating facts about Giraffa camelopardalis?
One exceptional sighting happened a couple of weeks ago and it involved two of Africa’s ultimate enemies: lion and buffalo. That morning, we found a large herd of Cape buffalo grazing peacefully while making their way towards one of our waterholes. We quickly realised they were not alone, as trailing them was two relatively young male lions.
A photo series depicts an epic battle between a honey badger and a rock python takes place in Kruger National Park.
On hearing reports of a huge male lion that had made his way onto the traversing area at Umlani, guests and guides go out in search of the magnificent male.
The 2,5 million Ha Kruger to Canyons (K2C) Biosphere Region became a UNESCO Biosphere in 2001 and was recently ranked 11th best biosphere in the world.
An amazing game drive in the Timbavati shows that it doesn’t matter what time of year you go on safari.
A mother hyena gets an early morning wake up call from her cubs
Two adorable orphaned baby warthogs are given a little assistance from the staff at Rhino River Lodge.
Packing for a safari, particularly if it is your first trip to the African wilderness, can be a daunting experience.
Win a two night stay for two at the beautiful Klaserie Sands River Camp
Guests visiting Tintswalo Safari Lodge see lions mating in the Manyeleti Game Reserve.
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.
A birding trip into the Magoesbaskloof in Limpopo, South Africa to find Africa’s rarest parrot
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.
Chris Jek has a stroke of luck when he comes across a honey badger visiting a wild beehive in the Kruger National Park.