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Conservation, Wildlife

Behind the scenes: Rhino dehorning

A look behind the scenes of a rhino dehorning.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, Kruger, South Africa, Wildlife

Big cat sightings in the Greater Kruger

Catch up on the latest big cat sightings from the team at Tinstwalo in the Greater Kruger’s Manyeleti Private Game Reserve.

Conservation, News, Opinion Editorial, People, Research, Wildlife

Elephants and ivory – CITES CoP18 and what the opposing countries want

Battle lines are drawn at the CITES CoP18 conference which starts this weekend, and elephants and ivory are the controversial issues at play. Here is an opinion post from three organisations about each of the proposals on the table.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, Multimedia, South Luangwa, Videos, Wildlife, Zambia

Watch: Hippo takes over leopard kill

Always expect the unexpected out in the African bush! A camera trap reveals out of the ordinary behaviour as a hippo robs a leopard of its kill.

Hunting, News, Wildlife

Trophy hunters kill popular Zimbabwean lion Seduli – on World Lion Day

A well-known male lion called Seduli, who was popular with photographers, has been shot by hunters on the outskirts of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe this past weekend on World Lion Day.

Animal Encounters, Wildlife

Surprise sighting! Snake versus bat

A unique sighting as a brown house snake catches a bat and proceeds to swallow it whole.

Conservation, News, Opinion Editorial, Wildlife

Scientists write letter to Botswana president about elephants

Prominent elephant scientists write to Botswana’s President Masisi about strategy to manage elephants and reduce conflict with humans.

Animal Encounters, Opinion Editorial, Wildlife

Poor fencing has devastating effects on roaming elephants

Elephants are being shot because poor fencing results in elephants roaming into communal lands outside of Songimvelo Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, Serengeti, Tanzania, Wildlife

Incredible sighting: The black cat of the Serengeti

A rare sighting indeed at Lemala Nanyukie Tented Lodge in Tanzania, where this melanistic serval has been seen regularly over recent weeks.

People, Research, Wildlife

A closer look at women in the Field Guiding industry

South Africa commemorates National Women’s Month in August and here we take a look at women in the field guiding industry.

Destinations, Madagascar, Ocean, Wildlife

Newborn turtles journey to the sea

Nothing quite beats the sensation of watching newborn turtles climb and clamber towards the beginning of their ocean lives. It is a tough journey, however, and to make it to the shoreline there are many obstacles that need to be overcome.

Destinations, Multimedia, Namibia, Photography, Wildlife

Best photographic hotspots in northern Namibia

Namibia is a photographer’s paradise, where in the north you will find both fantastic scenery as well as unforgettable encounters with Africa’s magnificent wildlife.

Botswana, Destinations, Multimedia, Photography, Tuli Block, Wildlife

The green season – Botswana’s best kept secret

With lush, green landscapes creating a breathtaking setting for countless photo opportunities, the green season in Botswana can be regarded as an exceptional time of the year to visit.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Destinations, Kibale Forest National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, Wildlife

5 Great national parks worth visiting in Uganda

Explore the top attractions in five of Uganda’s best national parks.

Events, Multimedia, People

World Ranger Day: Africa’s wildlife defenders

This World Ranger Day, we speak to three bush guides from Robin Pope Safaris’ camps who educate visitors on the importance of wildlife conservation and the responsibilities of rangers in the South Luangwa National Park, Mana Pools National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve.

Destinations, Kruger, South Africa

The bizarre fruit of the sausage tree

It’s one of the most bizarre fruits in the botanical kingdom and its shape has helped to name the tree it hangs from. Meet the oddly-shaped and occasionally lethal pendulous fruit of the sausage tree.

Animal Encounters, Multimedia, People, Videos, Wildlife

Watch: Elephant calf rescued from muddy trap

Dramatic rescue of an elephant calf from the mud, with a highly stressed mother having to be sedated. The rescue took place in August 2018, but the edited footage has only now become available from Bumi Hills Foundation.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, Kalahari, South Africa, Wildlife

Snake versus gecko: A classic predator-prey encounter

Incredible sighting as a dwarf beaked snake and a barking gecko cross paths in the Kalahari desert in a classic predator-prey encounter.

Research, Wildlife

Incredible escape and evade strategies in the insect world

Escape and evade strategies in the insect world – where being killed and eaten is an ongoing reality.

News, Poaching, Wildlife

Ivory from nearly 300 elephants and scales from an estimated 2,000 pangolins seized in Singapore

A record haul as ivory from nearly 300 African elephants and scales from an estimated 2,000 giant pangolins have been seized by Singapore authorities.

Travel & Lifestyle

A walk of discovery through Zanzibar’s Stone Town

Stone Town: Exploring the history, architecture and culture through a guided walk in Zanzibar’s oldest town.