WEIRD AND WONDERFUL CHARACTERS IN ONE OF AFRICA’S GREAT MASQUERADES Images by Andrew Brukman 7 November, 2014 In the gule wamkulu, or great dance, hundreds of different characters guide society in the moral code of the Chewa people. Some are in the shape of animals, some are roughly humanoid, and some are completely outlandish. Here …
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 is a four week conservation internship directed that gives young adults a unique opportunity to live and learn amongst Africa’s iconic species.
Documentary photographer Alegra Ally tells us about her month with the Himba people, Namibia’s most enigmatic tribe.
The ritual journey of a Himba girl into womanhood. The Himba are an indigenous tribe from the arid region of north-western Namibia.
A commentary on the rising popularity of hunting among young women.
A termite mound becomes a pizza oven in the Okavango Delta.
The man who saved the African elephant in the 1980s is returning to the fray. This time nothing will stop Richard Leakey except the grim reaper.
An interview with Major-General Johan Jooste, the man in charge of anti-poaching at South African National Parks.
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 …
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
The vicious Ebola virus outbreak that has already killed more than 800 people this year, in addition to sowing panic, fear and confusion throughout West Africa, was not a strain endemic to the region as initially believed.
Jeff and Kerryn, still exploring Mozambique, take Andy the Landy for a spin down the beach.
WE ASKED RUAHA’S RESIDENT ARTIST OF 11 YEARS ABOUT LIFE AND INSPIRATION IN TANZANIA’S WILDEST FRONTIER
A CONSERVATIONIST INTERVENES IN THE CONFLICT BETWEEN PEOPLE AND PREDATORS
Belgium teenager, Axelle Despiegelaere, loses modeling contract with L’Oreal, a cosmetic giant that: “no longer tests on animals,” after controversial hunting photograph, of her with a dead oryx, emerges during the World Cup.
The last of the true hunter-gatherers.
A journey back in time with one of the world’s oldest tribes.
Brumbies rugby player, Clyde Rathbone, speaks out about lions in captivity and the moral dilemma surrounding visiting them.
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.
Scott Ramsay, along with fellow campers, explores the natural wonders along the iMfolozi wilderness trail in South Africa.
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.
A young boy’s experience in Kenya – spending time with some Maasai people and hanging with his dad, a wildlife photographer
Interview with the Maasai and Samburu tribes to determine their views on owning cows vs. camels accordingly to practicality and tradition.
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
Found on the MzansiGirl blog Even though many South Africans speak English, that doesn’t mean you’ll always understand us. With a lot of local slang, South African English has a flavour of its own, borrowing from Afrikaans as well as the country’s many African languages. Here are 10 ways to say Hello, South African style: …
The past three days have been the highlight of my career as we spent them guiding in Sabi Sabi with two ‡Khomani Sa, better known as Bushmen. Before everyone jumps to the conclusion that I am being politically incorrect, this is the name by which these people told me they choose to be known. The …
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 …