Despite looks that only a mother could love, the bushveld rain frog sports an impressive array of unique survival adaptations.
A Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, animal handler is battling for his life at Mpilo Central Hospital after a domesticated elephant trampled and gored him several times. The orphaned elephant, popular with tourists who loved to interact with her, was subsequently shot and killed by rangers.
Fascinating interactions go down in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park involving a Cape cobra, mice, sociable weavers and fork-tailed drongos.
A black-backed jackal gets a little too cheeky with a cheetah cub in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
These incredibly adorable baby genets stole the heart of their caretaker
Uganda is a premier travel destination for primate tracking enthusiasts. Enjoy these top activities.
Meerkats may be small, but they’re pretty tough when it comes to living rough. Able to withstand harsh environments like the desert, meerkats have developed unique ways in which they are able to adapt and thrive in such arid conditions. To put it simply: they’re incredibly fascinating (and hardcore!) creatures.
An opinion piece in response to the leopard attack that recently occurred.
A female tourist was mauled inside her tent by a male leopard at the Matopi campsite in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana.
Lions walks offered by Protea Hotels (owned by Marriott Hotels & Resorts) and Thompson’s Holidays
An opportunistic brown hyena helps itself to a cheetah kill in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa.
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.
Have you ever seen an aardvark? It’s a question I have asked African safari guides for decades. The response always seems the same: “they are here but you never see them.”
A tourist has reportedly been killed and another was seriously injured in a crocodile attack in Zimbabwe’s Matopos National Park in Matabeleland south over the weekend.
An incredible, almost unbelievable sighting as a Verreaux’s eagle catches a young impala and flies off with it in the Magaliesberg.
Scientists studying wild dogs in Botswana have found members of this endangered species use sneezes to vote on when the pack will move off and start hunting.
A brilliant photoseries of lion cubs and the rest of their pride play-fighting in Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.
An unfortunate incident of mistaken identity where an aardwolf was misidentified as a hyena highlights the need for wildlife education.
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!
Here are 10 important pieces of information to keep in mind about wild animals when on safari in Africa.
While many people go on safaris with the hope of having some spectacular wildlife encounters, sightings can never be guaranteed and any encounter with the wilderness should be treated as a privilege in itself. However, if you’re lucky, nature may just treat you to something wonderful.
Complex and fascinating by design, scorpion venom have proved throughout history to be a mythical yet remedial substance all in one.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda offers visitors the amazing opportunity to track mountain gorillas and golden monkeys.
A trip to Africa can sometimes provide unique sightings other than elephants, lions and antelopes. And extraordinary sightings such as a fishing spider feeding on a freshly captured Argus reed frog is one such example.
The body of a 52-year-old woman who was dragged into a river by a crocodile outside Thohoyandou over the weekend has been found.
As part of our four-month trip around Africa, we decided to spend some of our time with the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Extremely gruesome footage as a leopard and hyena battle it out for a warthog meal in a once-in-a-lifetime sighting.
In this week’s news wrap a lion pride has killed over 250 livestock in Namibia in the last week; Tanzania terminates hunting deal with Dubai royal family; a top anti-poaching cop is fired; and two tragic cases where elephants have killed tourists – one occurring in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and the other in Livingstone in Zambia.
Over 280 goats and sheep have been killed by the same lions in two different locations over the past week in the Kunene region in Namibia.
The Parson’s chameleon is regarded as the largest chameleon in the world, found in the lush rainforests of eastern and northern Madagascar. Here are some fascinating facts about this giant creature of the forest.
Two foreign tourists have been trampled to death by an elephant at a lodge in Livingstone.
What do China’s giant pandas and Madagascan bamboo lemurs have in common, aside from their precarious conservation status?
I was driving my three-door RAV4 on the road leading to the part of the national park called ‘small Serengeti’ with Mount Meru standing majestically in front of me while I watched the nearby giraffes, zebras, baboons and buffaloes, when a brilliant flash of white caught my eye!
The Kgalagadi always delivers unusual opportunities to photograph animal and bird behaviour – such as a bird-eating heron.
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!
This time every year as the rains bring the Liuwa Plain in Zambia back to life, Africa’s second biggest wildebeest migration moves into the southern reaches of the national park to drop their calves.
The birth of a Tanzanian black-and-white colobus (in the Diani Beach area in Kenya) calls for celebration and proof that the continuous hard work of a dedicated team of conservationists at the Colobus Conservation Center can save this species from extinction.
Nocturnal wildlife: It’s the luck of the draw, but there’s a real sense of accomplishment when you happen to cross paths with one of these denizens of the dark.
The folks at Shenton Safaris have managed to capture rare footage of an albino civet drinking water at Mwamba Bushcamp in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.
At the start of October, myself and a group of friends were treated to a sighting of one of the most sought-after animals on safari – the pangolin. Any discerning safari goer places this animal at the top of their wish list, mainly due to the rarity of sightings and the uniqueness of these special animals.
Seeing a lion cub on a game drive is a massive privilege. Seeing four tiny, fluffy six-week-old lion cubs is pretty much a safari miracle!
In the South Luangwa National Park, the Zambia Carnivore Program (ZCP) works relentlessly to protect the wildlife in the area, which is why they were the first people that Robin Pope Safaris’ Nsefu Team called when they noticed a spotted hyena in serious distress. She had a huge wound on her neck and was in need of a helping hand.
In this week’s news wrap a Chinese rhino horn smuggler has been jailed for four years; South African veterinarians surgically lengthen the misaligned jaw of an adult male chimpanzee; 66 giraffes join thousands of other animals exported to China; and cheetah cubs continue to be sold on the UAE exotic pet black market via social media accounts.
On a recent expedition to Morocco, Grégory Breton, director of Panthera France, captured stunning (and viral!) videos and photos believed to be the first-ever sighting of wild sand cat kittens in their African range.
A magical sighting of two adult porcupines with their two babies at ZURI Orphanage in northern Namibia.