The Timbavati Traverse is an excellent opportunity for bushveld walkers & runners to make a real difference for Greater Kruger’s rhinos
The trophy hunting of 2 of Botswana’s largest tuskers threatens community wealth, a wildlife corridor & tusker survival. By Simon Espley
Khwai (Botswana) is every wildlife photographer’s dream. Check out this gallery of images & contact us for your safari plans
Counting Africa’s rarest parrot – the Cape parrot – on a mountain top in Magoebaskloof, South Africa. By teamAG, led by CEO Simon Espley
CEO note: Another giant elephant hunted
CEO note: The ‘elephant problem’
CEO note: Okavango oil scam | Luangwa Valley | Rebranding wild dogs
CEO note: Elephants & oranges – Greater Kruger context
The Casketts citrus farm on the Greater Kruger border is here to stay. We consider the context and settle a few rumours and untruths
CEO note: Safari tips + Kili ice & otters
CEO note: And the winners are …
Our 2020 Photographer of the Year winners enjoy their safari prize in the Big 5 Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger
CEO note: Finalists!
CEO note: Top 101 pics + Botswana rhino poaching
Rhino poaching in Botswana – we try to make sense of the rumours and our CEO asks why the smoke and mirrors?
CEO note: Entries closed + behind the conservation scenes
CEO note: Failure + spring-loaded cat + best pics
CEO note: Free at last + land of grey giants + best pics
CEO note: Success | trophy hunting data | Amboseli
CEO note: Lions | lions | lions
CEO note: Hope 4 elephants | Mundari | safari tips
CEO note: Lions vs giraffes | parrot voodoo | Gorongosa
CEO note: Elephants – good & bad news
CEO note: Makeup monkey + elephant hunting
CEO note: ‘Problem’ lions + Africa’s 11 dog species
CEO note: Question: Largest mammal migration on Earth?
CEO note: More shades of grey + Laikipia + jumbo ID
CEO note: Just in case + fences & elephants
CEO note: Diamonds, rhino horn and elephant auctions
CEO note: Epic images + livestock loss compensation
CEO note: Hukumuri – the furore
CEO note: A poached rhino carcass & the takeaway food wrappers
CEO note: Those dead elephants + hyena shenanigans + best pics
CEO note: Kruger rhinos crash + best pics
CEO note: Gold rush + sordid past + ancient walled kingdom
Thulamela is an ancient and sacred walled kingdom in Kruger National Park that unlocks some of the fascinating history of southern Africa
CEO note: Best pics + Africa’s rarest parrot + jumbos from space
CEO note: Extinction business + 2 success stories
Fantastic images from a day in the photographic hides of Indlovu River Lodge in Karongwe Private Game Reserve near the town of Hoedspruit
This story is about how technology and human nature are shaping the future of your dream hand-crafted safari – is that a good thing?
Covid-19 lockdown: We spoke to several African safari lodge owners to better understand the economic impact and their future plans
With COVID-19 killing people and wrecking economies, will African governments at last treat wildlife trade as a serious issue?
How many rhinos do we have left in our National Parks? An open letter to South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy.
Does it make sense to boycott tourism lodges in the Greater Kruger because of trophy hunting on neighbouring properties? Our CEO answers the question.
Our CEO test drives the best electric 4×4 vehicle around, and wants one.
Our CEO asks whether the trophy hunting industry will bring the Greater Kruger to its knees.
Our CEO has a message for those of you who want to make a difference for rhinos. Start by watching STROOP, then take action.
A two-ton white rhino, sold from a South African farm, is being forced to perform tricks at Russian circuses.
The Extinction Business: South Africa’s ‘Lion’ Bone Trade is an investigative report by EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading that reveals startling and alarming factors that have a significant negative impact on worldwide big cat conservation.
The highly controversial shooting of a male lion by a trophy hunter in the Umbabat section of the Greater Kruger could conceivably mark the beginning of the end for trophy hunting in this part of Africa.
With wild lions under pressure from so many threats, this is a wonderful story of lions being reintroduced to an area that used to have lions.
Zambia’s wildlife paradise and legendary safari mecca of Luangwa Valley may in future partially function as one giant tap for some of Zambia’s growing water needs. Gone will be the seasonal, natural water cycles that sustain and nurture this incredibly fecund river valley. You see, a sizeable chunk of Luangwa Valley may be dammed in the near future, at Ndevu Gorge
A large male lion was trophy hunted on Thursday morning last week in the Greater Kruger National Park.
A showdown is looming between tourism operators in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park and trophy hunters, in the wake of the Zambian government’s decision to cull up to 2,000 hippos over a 5-year period in Luangwa Valley, across the river from the tourism lodges – and to award the culling contract to a South African trophy hunting outfit Umlilo Safaris (so much for the empowerment of local people and generation of revenue that stays in Zambia).
Some imagery that comes to our screens can be tough to stomach, and every now and then Africa really tests one’s emotional make-up.
An open letter to the president of Zimbabwe regarding the recent exportation of wild-caught baby elephants from Zimbabwe to China.
When the dry season sets in and water is scarce, barriers blur and relationships are forged out of necessity. One such relationship is that of Benny the elephant and Mike the human.
The trophy hunting of Africa’s wild, free-roaming lions is not sustainable and has to stop – opinion piece by Simon Espley
Namibia’s desert-adapted lions in the Tomakas region of Namibia are being killed off in a sad whirlpool of human politics, with the recent killing of the last of the famous ‘5 Musketeers’ being one such example.
Some keyboard warriors regularly call for the boycott of an entire country’s tourism industry in reaction to the death of animals that could conceivably have been prevented.
There are plans afoot to move rhinos from Africa to Australia as an ‘insurance policy’ and for ‘safekeeping’ in large grass paddocks amongst the gum trees. Is this a valid conservation project (as claimed) or a misdirection of energy and resources by a well-meaning Western society intent on privatising African conservation into their own backyard?
It is now legal in South Africa to trade domestically in rhino horn, after this country’s Constitutional Court recently overturned an eight-year ban on domestic trade, based on a technicality.
The last few weeks have witnessed some pretty vicious social media attacks on lodges within Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park
There is a war going on in African conservation, and the other side is winning hands down – why is that? Op-ed by Simon Espley
The USA government has tightened regulations about the importation of lion trophies – focusing on South African captive lion trophies
A brief summary of the main decisions taken at CITES CoP17 that affect African wildlife species.
Every now and then a book comes along that breaks through the wallpaper of life and delivers its message intravenously. Elephant Dawn by Sharon Pincott does that – it is an intense read, inspiring and moving.
Sign this petition and help to save thousands of wild African grey parrots!
STROOP: Our CEO implores YOU to help ensure a controversial new documentary about rhinos is completed without censorship
27 things you need to know about lion trophy imports in the US, and the impact hunting is having on lions in Africa.
From bush breakfasts to nights spent under the African stars. Find out what makes a luxury African safari…
Open letter to SA Express CEO, Inati Ntshanga.
Are South African conservation authorities intent on shipping some of our wild rhinos to live out their lives “safely” on hunting and horn cropping farms?
A wild-born female Cape parrot rehabilitated from a deadly viral infection and released back into the wild in 2011 has been seen on several occasions, apparently healthy and living the life.
The thing about hunting is that the topic is so polarising that it prevents meaningful discourse between people who probably have more in common than they care to admit. And, while the protagonists battle it out, the grim reapers continue to harvest Africa’s wildlife and other natural resources. We humans tend to silo information to …
Gareth Patterson’s book, My Lion’s Heart, is the incredible story of one man’s determination to give a small group of young orphaned lions a fresh start in life.
Simon Espley answers the question: why does the tourism industry have such a marginal voice in the global sustainable industry?
Join us as we go swimming with wild dolphins in Mozambique and learn to dance like nobody is watching for a truly magical encounter!
This series of disturbing and yet fascinating images from photographers Pieter Hugo and Adetokunbo Abiola in their book The Hyena & Other Men
This is essential reading if you want to truly understand the rhino issue and contribute meaningfully to the ongoing debates. It reads like a serial murder investigation and yet this is a blow-by-blow account of the underworld of illegal rhino poaching and horn trading, extracted during years of often life-threatening investigative journalism. Make no mistake, …