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Natural history

Meet your cousin: the bonobo

Bonobos are our closest living relatives along with chimpanzees, find out some interesting facts about their lifestyles and social structures here.

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Travelling to Chundu Island

This blogger leaves Zambia to explore Chundu Island in the Zambezi River on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls.

Hunting

Melissa Bachman’s lion hunt – the latest

Melissa Bachman has sparked international outrage after posting a picture on social media, boasting publicly about killing a magnificent male lion in the Maroi Conservancy in South Africa.

Natural history

Croc attacks elephant

Ian Salisbury managed to capture a sight that not many people will ever see; a crocodile attack on a big bull elephant! See the photos here.

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The wooden makoro, a Zambezi specialty

On the Zambezi, we discover the makoro, the traditional dugout canoe that has been making river life easier for the area’s inhabitants since it was introduced several centuries ago.

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Walking De Hoop’s beaches and dunes

De Hoop Nature Reserve is unique. It’s oozing scenic Cape beauty and boasts several unrivaled physical features and is perhaps one of the most important birding areas on the continent.

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A sense of surreal in strange Solitaire

In the middle of nowhere in Namibia, somewhere between Sossusvlei and Walvis Bay, lies the one petrol-station town of Solitaire – a photographers dream come true.

Natural history

The legend of the fairy circles

Mysterious fairy circles occur in a thin stretch of land that traverses the vast Namib – hundreds upon hundreds of mysterious fairy circles

Destinations, Uganda

Top 10 Ugandan birds

Uganda, is known as Africa’s premier birding destination and with the list of birds found here topping 1 000, it is difficult to narrow down what we would consider the top 10, but here goes….

Natural history

Cuckolded – a weaver raises a cuckoo chick

Many species of cuckoo are brood parasites – laying their eggs in the nests of other species. This photographer got to witness this firsthand in her garden…

Natural history

Snared elephant – report back

A young, snared elephant bull would have been put down were it not for Elephants Without Border’s help. Photos of the bull and news on his recovery here.

Destinations, Garden Route, South Africa

Glorious Goukamma Nature Reserve

Scott Ramsay goes to Goukamma Nature Reserve. He photographs Cape clawless otters, Fish Eagles and much more…