This was nature at its rawest – a spectacularly unique yet harrowing sighting in the Khwai Concession which borders Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana.
Semuliki National Park is one of Africa’s most ancient and biodiverse forests, having survived the last ice age that ended approximately 11,700 years ago. Geological processes show the age of the forest with hot springs bubbling up from the depths, demonstrating the powerful subterranean forces that shaped the rift valley millions of years ago.
The Thornicroft’s giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti), also known as the Rhodesian giraffe, is a morphologically distinct sub-species of giraffe found only in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia.
A few interesting facts about the Schalow’s turaco that can be found along the banks of the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe.
The malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in northern South Africa, is favored by those who want a Big 5 safari – but without the crowds sometimes associated with larger, more popular reserves. The reserve does not permit day trippers or self-drive game drives, ensuring the ultimate private safari experience.
An exciting opportunity came up for staff at Nkasa Lupala in Namibia to accompany a wildlife veterinarian in Nkasa Rupara National Park. Their mission? To collar a male lion.
Guests at Royal Madikwe in South Africa recently had the opportunity to watch three young spotted hyenas playing in the morning sun, giving them a chance to reflect on these fascinating creatures and find out more about them.
A wildlife volunteer’s experience turns somber as a bull elephant is found dead in the conservancy after being pierced by a poisoned spear.
Malaysia makes its eighth seizure of African pangolin scales and elephant ivory this year as a shipment was intercepted last Sunday.
During a photographic safari to the Massai Mara, Kenya, we came across a really dramatic sighting: a lioness hunting a newborn waterbuck
One of this year’s Photographer of the Year 2017 entrants, Nelis Wolmarans, shared with us a sombre update on the subject of the photo that got him a place in the competition finals: the silverback gorilla, Giraneza.
Amidst international and local pressure, Namibian Minister of the Environment and Tourism (MET) Pohamba Shifeta has stated to the Republikein newspaper that he has not issued a permit to trophy hunt Kebbel, the last remaining adult lion in the Sesfontein Conservancy in Namibia.
In South Luangwa National Park, the dry season (also known as the high season) is well known for its excellent game viewing opportunities because the bush is dry and there is less water available, resulting in high game concentrations and density around the Luangwa River.
I don’t truly hate travelling through Africa, but I blame a lot of things after returning from such a trip.
Achieve Global Safaris is probably one of the few tour operators that will not discourage old people, and those living with disabilities, from experiencing gorilla trekking in either Uganda or Rwanda as we can arrange special needs gorilla trekking safari.
The Wild Rhino demand reduction campaign focuses on tapping into the minds of Vietnamese youth and motivating change before it is too late to still save Africa’s iconic rhino.
WWF South Africa is working to prevent plastic pollution in our oceans through greater education and awareness among consumers and by developing easy-to-use tools to help consumers make responsible decisions and change behaviour.
Family safari in the green season? No animals to be seen in the thick green bush? Nonsense – it was a serious win and we’ll definitely be back again!
An aardwolf makes a surprise appearance on a game drive at Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe, South Africa.
Cycads are one of the most endangered species on this planet, it’s time we educate ourselves on how to save them from extinction.
A hippo carcass provides an exorbitant amount of food for predators, as well as a playground for lion cubs.
In a rare elephant charge in Bwabwata National Park in the Zambezi region, Namibia, one of Namushasha’s game drive vehicles was overturned.
Ndawe was the missing link, the proof that we were looking for. We were sure that elephants made the long journey between Tsavo and Amboseli, and he was the confirmation.
The notorious leader of an East African ivory poaching network – Mateso Albana Kasian – has been arrested in Mozambique. Mateso was wanted by both Tanzanian and Mozambican authorities for orchestrating the slaughter of hundreds, possibly thousands, of elephants across southern Tanzania and northern Mozambique since 2012-2013.
The aardvark, a highlight for anyone on a game-viewing African safari, will become increasingly rare as the world warms and dries, and the consequences go well beyond a decline in aardvark safari encounters.
The pearl of Africa, universally regarded as the brightest prospect in East Africa, has recovered from its luster, to stand not only at the forefront of African renaissance, but also one of the continent’s safest, friendliest, and most rewarding tourist destinations.
At Eagles Crag Lodge we pride ourselves on presenting wildlife interaction that is sure to be the highlight of your stay. Guests staying with us are offered game drives through the reserve for an experience of a lifetime.
An interesting idea has emerged about the way in which desert-adapted Namibian lions could potentially be saved from trophy hunting: put them up for auction.
Pangolins are one of the most threatened animals in the world, and they are so rare that many safari guides will retire without ever having seen one.
A 50-year-old trained elephant handler has been killed in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, after he was trampled to death by a domesticated elephant bull.
The Zimbabwean trophy hunter who shot Cecil the Lion’s son, Xanda, was lying about the circumstances of the hunt, says the Oxford University researcher Andrew Loveridge from WildCru.
So there we were out on the landrover, checking out some of our our new lion cubs, when the pack of wild dogs that often frequent our area came bouncing out of the bush right in front of us!
With its scenic environs, cool weather and numerous fascinating little islands, Lake Bunyonyi in south-west Uganda has been well marked as a great spot to relax and chill out, and offers visitors a number of choices when it comes to things to see and do.
With the relocation of 250 more elephants currently underway, and a series of more conservation initiatives in the pipeline, Malawi certainly is an excellent example of how well conservation can work, when combined with scientific research, law enforcement, long-term management and community participation.
Get to know all there is to it about going on a mountain gorilla habituation experience in Uganda.
Recent guests at Xanasteni in South Africa were spoiled with a great sighting of a leopard with her prey in a tree right by the camp!
A suspicious trophy hunting advertisement has been placed online for a threatened Namibian desert lion. And this time it would appear that the target is the only known adult male lion in the Sesfontein Conservancy.
Ecotourism in Uganda looks at conserving and protecting the country’s natural resources found in its national parks, lakes, rivers, swamps, mountains, reserves, preserving those resources in their natural form for future generations, as well and improving the life of the surrounding local communities around.
The staff at Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge in Namibia were treated to a great lion pride sighting in Nkasa Rupara National Park.
A look into the recent white shark deaths around the Cape coast, killer whales and the reasons and effects their presence could have on the endangered great white shark.
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
Travelling to Africa? Be ready to cough up hard earned savings, work over time or admit to the possibility that you may have to sell a kidney to pay for the vacation. In reality, it can actually be done quite cost effectively, on a low budget that still provides all the magical memories that Africa has to offer.
Uganda, the ‘Pearl of Africa’, offer visitors incredible diversity with its multitude of varying ecosystems. Bordered by the Rwenzori Mountains, the Virunga Mountains and Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria, it’s a beautiful country bursting with bird and wildlife.
An elephant matriarch mock charges a vehicle on safari in Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe.
Xanda, 6-year-old son of Cecil the Lion, has been shot and killed by a client of Zimbabwean professional hunter Richard Cooke, a Victoria Falls resident. Xanda, in his prime years and the father of several young cubs, was killed just outside Hwange National Park, as was his famous father. Although the hunt was reportedly legal, […]
If there is one thing visitors to the Greater Kruger National Park can count on during a safari visit, is that they will almost always see something unique, such as this buffalo who had part of his horn missing.