Lions are well known of their muscular strength of bringing down big prey such as buffalo, eland hippo, zebra, giraffe etc, but what our Head Guide Joseph witnessed this week by the river on the sand was fascinating.
Preparation is under way in China to bring in a ban on their domestic ivory trade, following a promise made with the US earlier this year.
From the end of this month, no elephants will be permitted to be ridden in Botswana. Abu Camp, the only facility that allowed elephant back riding in the country, has been directed to terminate its elephant back safaris.
Rowing from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro to save our planet and launch the DOT challenge App.
The latest report of the IUCN red list was released earlier this week, bringing us a mix of good and bad news, as we experience animal numbers victories and declines.
This is an amazing video of two male lions taking a stroll near a hyena den. They noticed a small hyena snoozing and decided to get rid of it by chasing it and giving it a bite of death.
Canon South Africa takes to heart its obligation to support environmental sustainability!
Koekemakranka is a strange name for a plant. Sounding more like an incantation than a botanical variety, this attractive plant was held in high regard by man long before the first European settlers reached our shores. But before we get into what makes this bulb special, let’s delve into the origin of its odd-sounding title.
A South African, Pieter Jansen van Rensberg, has been arrested on a charge of poaching inside the protected buffer zone of the Mozambique’s Parque Nacional de Limpopo (PNL).
In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the government is trying to develop tourism. But the lives of rangers who patrol areas popular for rare gorillas are on the line.
Circus owner, Brian Boswell, is challenging the legality of elephant protection laws after his attempt to sell African elephants to a zoo in the United Arab Emirates was blocked by wildlife authorities.
Horses are now being again deployed for anti-poaching patrols in Kruger.
IUCN Red List confirms that giraffes are under threat.
In January this year, we at African Bush Camps updated our audience on the pride of Cecil the Lion- a beloved “king” and spectacular specimen who roamed Hwange National Park.
To witness any interactions is a pleasure but Christmas came early in Makalai on this particular day, with the Bushwise bush gods delivering us a sighting of epic proportions with two apex predators
One of the important things any responsible traveler should know before going on safari is to understand where their money goes and whether it will reach the local communities!
What do folks actually pay for when they come to Cheetah Plains?
Is it just the soft down-feather duvets; a steaming mug of fabulous filter coffee; a zesty gin and tonic on safari; a lion’s portion of deliciously prepared dinner and a tick-off on the Big Five checklist?
Travelling alone can be a slightly daunting prospect, knowing that you are going all the way to a remote location on your own, with little knowledge of the people or country itself.
World famous Kruger National Park is being blindsided by its attachment to Mozambique’s Parque Nacional de Limpopo on its eastern boundary and Charlie the elephant is its latest victim.
Exploring the underwater world at Hurghada – an Egyptian resort town.
While we attempt to ensure that our guests fulfil their “safari dreams” on one of our walking safari experiences, this usually consists of an interaction with elephants, white rhino, cape buffalo and the occasional Lion
On 28 November 2016, two rehabilitated green turtles nicknamed ‘Mel’ and ‘Grotto’ were released here at Mabibi by park CEO Andrew Zaloumis and senior aquarist Robert Kyle from SAAMBR.
Incredible images of two leopards fighting in the Mara
Conservation legend Sir David Attenborough and the royal patron of TUSK, HRH Prince William, a local champion for black rhino, Cathy Dreyer, was awarded the prestigious Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa.
While staying at Mfuwe Lodge, in Zambia’s beautiful South Luangwa National Park, professional photographer Isak Pretorius witnessed a unique interaction between wild dogs and a pesky hyena.
The Mbiri lionesses were faced with a choice when a couple of elephants came feeding towards them whilst they were on a Buffalo kill. They could either stick with their lunch and risk getting a heavy hiding or to get out of the way and fast
There have been a number of articles about tree-climbing lions and some parks around Africa have claimed it their own specialty, declaring such sightings as extremely rare.
Currently, Rwanda gorilla permit is sold at US$750, Uganda at US$600 and in Democratic Republic of Congo at US$ 400 each. Some scholars ask why that is too much spending on gorilla trekking.
When my 2-way radio crackles to life and ‘Charlie 11’ is called, my stomach starts to tingle and the excitement builds. On the radio here in the Zululand Rhino Reserve, all Leopard Mountain staff go by the call sign ‘Charlie’. Invariably it means that something awesome is going down
If you could go on just one more trip in your lifetime, what would you do? Trek the Himalayas? Dive the Great Barrier Reef? Walk the Great Wall of China? You might be surprised to learn that African safaris are rapidly becoming the ultimate bucket-list adventure for the 50+ crowd.
Shark cage diving is a contentious subject. The tour operators and supporters maintain that the activity is safe and in no way impacts on the shark’s behaviour negatively.
Berenice Meintjes interviews children about their love of the Kruger National Park for Rhino Post Safari Lodge (Isibindi Africa Lodges). In doing so, she chances upon her own not-quite-forgotten happiness of a child.
The fastest animal in the world is racing towards extinction, with less than 10,000 species left in the wild. Celebrate cheetahs this International Cheetah Day!
Nestled in the remote parts of Mozambique on lake Niassa shores is Nkwichi lodge, and home of the great Nkwazi, Fish eagle. Having a chalet named of the great majestic bird is not only Nkwichi lodge’s passing mention of the existence of the fish eagle but an appreciation of the great bird and its very welcome presence in the area.
Having been a professional guide for the past 16 years has meant I have seen the industry and how guests experience the bush change. Some of it is for the better, and some of it I will with hold my judgement for now.
Crowned the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill in 1907, Uganda is renown for its beautiful landscapes, abundant flora and fauna, the 1057 bird species that make up 50% of Africa’s bird species and 11% of the World`s bird species and a diversity of over 56 tribal cultures that combine to make Uganda a unique and bucket list destination
Proposal points to troubling explosion in captive animal entertainment in China and their interest in capturing orcas in Namibia
It is no coincidence that the inspiration behind the name Sephiri Tours came from the spotted hyena and that the logo is a picture of an animal that has given us some of the best wildlife encounters we have ever had.
A group of schoolboys who ran across Zimbabwe to raise funds for the conservation of African Wild Dogs in 1996 are running a reunion event for the same cause twenty years later.
We all know that in working towards sustainable wildlife conservation, the value of wildlife for communities and countries must be intrinsically recognised and made use of to its fullest potential.
Nestled between the verdant coastal forests and lapping waves of the Indian ocean is a pristine beach in Watamu – a critical nesting zone for the sea turtle
The twenty-eight countries most responsible for the deaths of African elephants have been revealed in a new report.
Many people recognise meerkats thanks to a TV series and a UK comparison site but are less familiar with one of our more entertaining garden visitors. Both belong to the same family but there are no meerkats here, just our own banded mongoose
We often are privileged to witness unusual scenes in the bush, and that is one of the best things. No two days are ever the same! The other day we were out in some rather heavy rain and the game wasn’t too great.
You won’t be blamed for knowing very little about Zimbabwe besides its rocky political history which doesn’t do this humble sub-Saharan African country any justice
I’ve worked as the photographic guide at Jaci’s lodges in Madikwe since the beginning of the year and just like with any type of guiding, there are plenty of opportunities to learn something new every day.