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Food & Wine

Roast Chicken and Wild Mushroom Pie

Winter is fast approaching Southern Africa and so is the need for some good, hearty home-cooked food. Try this tasty free-range chicken and wild mushroom pie as part of a wholesome Sunday lunch. Recipe feeds 10 – 12 Ingredients 2 free-range organic chickens olive oil 2 teaspoons of Maldon sea salt Crushed black pepper to […]

Culture, People

Walking with Warriors

Walking with the Maasai among the incredible wildlife of the Loita Hills was an unforgettable experience. The remote village of Olorte is far off the beaten track but it was worth every bump in the road to get there. Olkoroi Wilderness Camp, named for the black-and-white colobus monkey, was set up to support the local […]

Adventure and Sport, Celebrity Stories, Videos

Kingsley Holgate: an interview on World Malaria Day

If anyone had’ve told me two days ago that I would have the opportunity to meet the great Kingsley Holgate, I don’t think I would’ve believed them. Kingsley, the ‘Greybeard of African Adventure’, has been my role-model and hero since I was a little boy. With childish excitement and envy, I’ve always followed his amazing […]

People

The man who planted 100 million trees!

When the president of Mozambique, Armando Emilio Guebuza, went to visit Pedro Muagura at his humble home in Mozambique, he asked him one simple question: “Why do you plant trees?” Pedro considered this for a moment, and then replied: “Trees feed us with their fruit every day; a pregnant mother needs to rest in the […]

People

Zanzibar: Top 10 things to do in Stone Town

Zan-zi-barrr the very name evokes mystery, intrigue and exotic, sultry adventure. Stone Town is where it simmers, with its crumbling coral-rag palaces, winding, walled alleyways, and a history steeped in spices. I would be lying if I told you it was as if time had stood still, the ancient trading hub of East Africa is now […]

Adventure and Sport

Hope for the Future: Malawi smiles on us

By Guy Robertson A celebration was in order last night due to the crossing of the first 100kms, but we found ourselves falling asleep at the dinner table, like the majority of the nights on our adventure so far. Our days usually start around 5:45am, when the sun peeps over mountains on the Eastern borders […]

Conservation, Travel Trade

Communications technology set to enhance Anti-Poaching-Units

The scourge in rhino poaching in South Africa has left the country needing to beef up security in its National Parks and private game reserves. Given that rhino-poaching gangs are invariably armed to the teeth, anti-poaching units need to be better prepared themselves. They require a higher level of training, better equipment and greater communications […]

Wildlife

Rare spotless cheetah sighted in Kenya

Armed with a spotter plane made by the Israeli army (and coincidentally called Cheetah), a radio and a LandRover in hot pursuit, wildlife artist Guy Coombes went in search of the elusive ‘morph’ cheetah. “I was told about this incredible ‘morph’ phenomenon that has not been seen for over 90 years…the last one recorded was […]

Adventure and Sport

An African adventure

Africa is a wondrous part of the world filled with wild places just waiting to be explored. In Swahili, safari means ‘journey’ and for the rest of this year we are travelling across eastern and southern Africa on a journey of discovery. We spent most of last year living in the Masai Mara where we […]

Adventure and Sport

Hope for the Future expedition: We’ve made it this far!

By Matt Hampson We are currently 57kms into our journey, just north of the fishing town Kombedza. Upon our arrival on the beach, we were immediately welcomed by the village chief who said that we could stay the night for free. I now know why they call this beautiful country ‘The warm heart of Africa’. […]

Videos, Wildlife

Honey badgers behaving badly

When David Livingstone first laid eyes on the Chobe River, he cried. It is recorded in one of the many journals that he kept. But it wasn’t from exhaustion, fear of drowning or even the thought of crocodiles lurking in its depths – he was deeply moved by the extraordinary beauty of the river. The […]

Conservation

Cape shark attack – the story and background!

If you haven’t heard the news already – a South African body boarder has been killed in a shark attack at Dappat se Gat – a surf spot between Gordon’s Bay and Kogel bay (also known as ‘Caves’), Cape Town, South Africa. The attack, it seems, has been blamed by some on the massive amount […]

Events

Swaziland’s Bushfire Festival – Richard E Grant to attend

Internationally renowned actor, Richard E Grant will attend this year’s annual Bushfire Arts & Music Festival, which takes place in his home country of Swaziland 25 – 27 May 2012. Grant, known world wide as the star of films such as Withnail and I and Gosford Park, was born and raised in Swaziland. He wrote […]

Wildlife

Legadema spotted on the Mombo walkway!

Legadema, the female leopard made world-famous by Dereck and Beverley Joubert in their documentary film, “Eye of the Leopard”, has turned up on the Mombo Camp walkway!  [slickr-flickr tag = “legadima”] The camp itself is situated in the centre of her territory, so every once in a while we have the experience of seeing her […]

Adventure and Sport

Setbacks in Dar es Salaam & Recovering in Bagamoyo

The day before our planned departure from Dar es Salaam we suffered a huge setback. Guillaume took a ride to the city centre to give an old man a pair of welding goggles. The man is welding with nothing but an old pair of sunglasses, a recipe popular in Africa but one that will almost certainly […]

Events

Burning Man meets the Karoo at Afrika Burn

Imagine a temporary town of thousands of people, with dance floors, themed camps and mutant vehicles. Only this town is in the middle of the desert, with no money and a community of people devoted entirely to radical self expression. Friends of mine have returned from Afrika Burn utterly speechless – ‘mind-blowing’, ‘life-changing’, ‘self-altering’ – […]

Adventure and Sport, Videos

Hope for the Future Expedition

By Caiden Lang After months of planning and rigorous preparation the time has finally arrived for us to embark on our adventure. What we plan to do is to kayak the entire circumference of Lake Malawi. httpv://youtu.be/B-ngbzryEU4 When planning started approximately 5 months ago, our aim was to kayak the coastline of Mozambique. Due to […]

Competitions, Videos

Search for the Wild Kid!

Are you the Wild Kid? Do you have a passion for the African Bush and are you relaxed and confident on camera? If it’s a yes, then we’re looking for you! If you’re interested in becoming the anchor of a new wildlife documentary TV series and if you have an unusual or interesting wildlife related […]

Wildlife

Elephant acrobatics!

Nancy Bareilles was on a game drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park near Baines River Camp when she encountered a herd of elephants. She was amazed when one particular ellie decided to launch himself on his hind legs in search of a tasty branch in the top of a nearby tree! Congratulations, Nancy, on […]

Wildlife

Croc piggy-backs on hippo in Kruger dam

Caught on camera! This is the moment a cheeky little snapper crawled onto the back of a hippo for a ride across a Kruger park dam in South Africa. The opportune shot was captured by 21 year-old field guide and wildlife photographer Richard Millar. ‘When I arrived at the dam the hippo was almost fully […]

Wildlife

Unicorn in the Bush

When I first arrived in the Sabi Sands, I was told about a rare white duiker that was seen in the area from time to time. It was partial to a particular spot on the banks of the Sand River – known to be rich in leopard and lion activity. Without much camouflage from predators […]