Being a guide is all about interpretation and anticipation. Where could the animals be moving and what they are going to do are probably the two most important questions we have to ask ourselves. Thankfully, one afternoon I was lucky enough to have my interpretations come true.
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.
Watch this wild dog captured in action
These incredibly adorable baby genets stole the heart of their caretaker
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After falling into a well this baby elephant was saved by Saruni guests
These hungry wild dogs try to take down an eland
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
A guide is amazed to find a male lion and crocodile feeding side by side on a waterbuck kill at Pondoro Safari Game Lodge in Greater Kruger.
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.
Lionesses take on two nomadic male lions in their territory, resulting in a short, fierce battle with minimum injuries for both parties.
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!
Visitors to the South Luangwa National Park have lately been blessed with heart-melting sightings of three little lion cubs, a real highlight of every African safari.
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The perfect opportunity to dart and collar an alpha wild dog in Mana Pools arises for the Bushlife Safaris team.
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.
Africa just has this huge variety of charismatic and beautiful creatures and how interesting can a crocodile basking in the sun really be? One sleeping crocodile looks exactly like another sleeping crocodile, or so I thought.
Lion cubs come out of hiding for some grooming and playtime with their mum!
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.
A magnificent sighting of a female cheetah with six cubs at the Big 5 Izingwe Lodge in Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa.
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.