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When The Ancestors Dance

In various parts of Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique, the spirits of the ancestors take on corporeal form and dance for their living descendants. Not just to entertain, but also to inform, to chastise and to guide. The forms they take are varied and spectacular, and the occasion of their portrayal is called the gule wamkulu …

Youth for African Wildlife

Youth for African Wildlife is a four week conservation internship directed that gives young adults a unique opportunity to live and learn amongst Africa’s iconic species.

One Month with the Himba

Documentary photographer Alegra Ally tells us about her month with the Himba people, Namibia’s most enigmatic tribe.

Himba – Wild Born

The ritual journey of a Himba girl into womanhood. The Himba are an indigenous tribe from the arid region of north-western Namibia.

Three Years in the Wild

Sometimes, I feel like I’m the luckiest person in the world. For the past three years I have lived almost exclusively in South Africa’s national parks and nature reserves. On a typical day, while some people are sitting in city traffic, I could be photographing lions in the Kalahari, tracking rhinos with rangers or swimming …

Tips for sketching in the field

African wildlife rarely stays still for one to even get a good photograph let alone sketch it. Alison Nicholls has some tips for artists inspired by Africa

Wild Inspiration

WE ASKED RUAHA’S RESIDENT ARTIST OF 11 YEARS ABOUT LIFE AND INSPIRATION IN TANZANIA’S WILDEST FRONTIER

Further into paradise

Scott Ramsay adventures take him to iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the east coast of South Africa, where he indulges in the underwater treasures of the ocean at Rocktail bay.

Swaziland: showing Africa how to save rhinos

If you’re concerned about the calamitous state of rhinos – and wildlife – in Africa, then consider what Ted Reilly has to say. Now 75 years old, Ted has worked his whole adult life for the protection of the Kingdom of Swaziland’s wildlife and its natural habitat.

What’s a camel worth?

Interview with the Maasai and Samburu tribes to determine their views on owning cows vs. camels accordingly to practicality and tradition.

The sand men of Mali

Photo gallery: The “sand men” of Mali collect coarse river sand that goes into the concrete to build Bamako, the fast-growing capital of Mali

The Boy with the Sapphire Eyes

The above image was recently submitted by Vanessa Bristow, who called it ‘The Boy with the Sapphire Eyes’. Within minutes of posting this magical picture, there was an enormous flood of comment and feedback. Amongst much of the rumpus was a fair degree of suspicion, doubting and downright slander about the picture’s authenticity. Swoops of …