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Photo of the Week – Lion Kill

With the beginnings of the annual migration in East Africa taking shape this week I thought I would include an image of a lion with a kill.  This photo was taken recently by one of my colleagues, Liesl in the Masai Mara.  The migration has a massive predator following – there is no shortage of food for these big …

Anyone for the Sardine run?

South Africa is one of those amazing destinations when it doesn’t matter what time of the year you are visiting, there is always something to see!  The various climatic zones between all the provinces means you have a wide choice of destinations, whenever you wish to travel. Although June is winter in the southern hemisphere (hence the 1st of June …

Photographic Safaris at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, owned by Richard Branson, is a dream safari destination. Now amateur photographers can book a special photographic safari at Ulusaba which will be led by professional rangers and trackers who are experienced photographers. Learn how to interpret animal behavior so you can capture some outstanding pictures you’ll treasure forever. A major advantage of this special offer …

Should We Be Walking With Lions?

Very recently, I read an article about a lady who was attacked by a lion cub while on a guided lion walk in Zimbabwe.  It seems to be a completely unprovoked attack; there were other people in the group and all guests were accompanied by professional rangers who interact regularly with these huge cats. The …

ASC Pic of the Week – Baby Cheetah

Keeping with the current theme of adorable pictures of the week, this week we’re bringing you one of the cutest shots of a ferocious predator that I’ve ever seen.  This week’s photo, taken by former African Safaris Consultant client John Pickford, shows a young cheetah growling in the grass near Chief’s Island in the Okavango …

The Last Lions Premier

A new National Geographic documentary, “The Last Lions,” is set for release at theaters across the United States this weekend.  Jeff and I were lucky enough to snag a set of tickets for the opening premier in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood tomorrow evening, courtesy of the wonderful gang at Wilderness Safaris.  We’re very excited …

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  From African Safari Consultants to you, we hope you had a romantic, fun-filled day with your loved ones.  In the spirit of Saint Valentine, enjoy this heart-warming shot from former African Safari Consultants client (and good friend) Kimberly Fairbank, shot while on a photo hunt in Londolozi.  Happy Valentine’s!

Hippos Underwater

Have you ever heard a hippo underwater? Probably not. Surprisingly, up to 80% of communication between hippopotamuses occurs while they are actually beneath the surface. A combination of squeals, grunts, and clicks, as well as the familiar wheeze-honk noise, makes up the hippos’ melodious underwater chatter. Click on the link below, courtesy of The Bushcamp …

ASC Pic of the Week – Stephen Raffay Photos (Part 2)

Another incredible collection of photos from photographer Stephen Raffay!  This week, we have 2 more breathtaking photos from Stephen, a former (and current) ASC client, using our services to plan his yearly trips to Africa where he captures the beautiful images that you see below.  His portfolio is stunning, and Stephen was nice enough to …