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Animal Encounters, Birds, Multimedia, Photography, Wildlife

Wildlife photography: Aiming for that ultimate ‘bucket shot’

A wildlife photographer pursues his ultimate ‘bucket shot’ of an up-close and detailed photo of a malachite kingfisher.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, Kruger, Multimedia, South Africa, Videos, Wildlife

Watch: Cute lion cub action with the Takazile pride

There’s very little that can outstrip the antics of 14 lion cubs captured on camera.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, KwaZulu Natal, Ocean, South Africa, Wildlife

Whale watching at its best along the St. Lucia Coast

Whale watching season is in full swing and here we take a closer look at St. Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal – one of the best places to spot migrating whales and their young.

News, Wildlife

Wild-caught elephants for USA zoos

United States zoos look set to take wild-caught elephants from Zimbabwe.

Poaching, Research, Wildlife

Elephant ivory trafficking possibly controlled by only 3 major cartels, says research

Major implications for ivory trafficking as research reveals that only three cartels control most illegal trade, according to research.

Botswana, Destinations, Hunting, Opinion Editorial, Research, Wildlife

Opinion: The untold story behind hunting in Botswana

Hunting in Botswana: Human-wildlife conflict scientist takes a deeper look at whether the historic hunting ban was good or bad for elephants and people.

Animal Encounters, Multimedia, Photography, Wildlife

The latest big cat sightings in the Timbavati

Lions and leopards galore at Umlani Bushcamp in the Timbavati.

Adventure and Sport, Destinations, Jinja, Travel & Lifestyle, Uganda

5 Adventurous activities to do in Uganda’s Jinja

5 Great activities at Uganda’s Jinja, making this town the adventure capital of East Africa.

Research, Wildlife

Bull elephants mate more as they get older – research

Older male elephants are more determined to track down and mate with females than young elephants, says research.

Conservation, Events, Multimedia, News, People, Poaching, Wildlife

Breaking: STROOP scoops more awards, stands alongside Steven Spielberg, Natalie Portman and Ellen DeGeneres

Acclaimed South African documentary film, ‘STROOP – Journey into the Rhino Horn War’, has continued to attract the attention of international and local judges and audiences alike, winning two more prestigious awards.

Conservation, Events, Multimedia, News, Wildlife

Win a painted wolf / African wild dog safari – fundraising event in Hoedspruit

Support painted wolves (African wild dogs) and join the Endangered Wildlife Trust for a fundraiser and auction evening in Hoedspruit to raise funds to purchase much-needed tracking collars to monitor these endangered predators.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, Kruger, South Africa, Wildlife

Winter highlights from the Greater Kruger

Catch up on the latest wildlife-viewing highlights from the team at Tinstwalo in the Greater Kruger’s Manyeleti Private Game Reserve.

Multimedia, Photography, Wildlife

3 Tips for unique wildlife photography

Read about these three techniques that will provide you with the knowledge to take your wildlife photography to the next level.

Hunting, Opinion Editorial, Wildlife

Yes or no – boycott tourism lodges in Greater Kruger because of neighbouring trophy hunting operations?

Does it make sense to boycott tourism lodges in the Greater Kruger because of trophy hunting on neighbouring properties? Our CEO answers the question.

Animal Encounters, Research, Wildlife

Scorpion facts you need to know

They may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but scorpions are fascinating creatures and they deserve our respect. Learn all there is to know about scorpions here!

Events, Multimedia, News, People, Wildlife

Introducing the Safari Guide of the Year 2019

And the winner is… After a tough week of scrutiny from mentors and intense but convivial competition amongst the five chosen finalists, the coveted title ‘Safari Guide of the Year 2019’ has been awarded. Find out about the winner here.

Destinations, News, Zambia

Construction of Luangwa River hydroelectric dam halted, conservationists delighted

The Zambian government has halted plans to build the proposed Ndevu Gorge hydroelectric dam across the Luangwa River – helping to secure the benefits it provides to wildlife and people.

Voortrekker the desert-adapted elephant
Hunting, News

Iconic desert-adapted elephant ‘Voortrekker’ killed by trophy hunter in Namibia

In yet another blow to big elephant genes, the iconic desert-adapted elephant bull known by millions of fans worldwide as ‘Voortrekker’ was killed by a trophy hunter after being declared a ‘problem-animal’ by Namibian authorities

Adventure and Sport, Expeditions, People, Travel & Lifestyle, Wildlife

Finding my purpose on a safari adventure

Connecting ethical adventure travel with the purpose of making a difference. A member from the latest Journeys with Purpose expedition shares her insights.

News, Research, Wildlife

How to skyrocket tourism investment & earnings in Africa – working paper

New report illustrates how African countries can attract tourism investment and significantly increase revenue and socio-economic benefits.

Destinations, Kruger, South Africa, Wildlife

Buffaloes make a comeback at Balule

Buffaloes bounce back in Greater Kruger, after drought devastated populations. Buffaloes play a critical ecosystem role as bulk grazers, and also keep ticks away from other animals.