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Conservation Focus of the Week: Fundu Lagoon

Who says African safaris tours are only about the vast savannah and big cats? Coral Reefs around Fundu Lagoon and Misali Island, Tanzania ‘The waters around Misali contain more than twice the number of coral genera than are found elsewhere in Tanzania; often seen are beautiful gorgonian sea fans and giant sponges amongst fields of …

Kate Humble Visits South Luangwa National Park

Fans of African safaris have a new program to tune into – Robin Pope Safaris recently hosted Kate Humble and Simon King in the Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. The crew took some incredible footage of the wildlife during the dry season as it peaks and eventually comes to an end. …

Meerkat Pup Magic!

African safari pro Kyle de Nobrega, a field guide, naturalist and Capetonian, is constantly on the hunt for knowledge and adventure. Currently at Tswalu in the Kalahari, Kyle was recently able to view his first meerkat pup sighting and fortunately for us, he has shared his experience through his camera! Here are just a few of …

Travel Advisory Issued for Mozambique

via www.news24.com: Maputo – The French embassy in Maputo last week advised against travelling to the troubled central Mozambican province of Sofala, the centre of the unrest between the Renamo rebel group and government forces. The advice follows renewed hostilities after the army seized a Renamo base during a raid on Monday, prompting the group …

Porini Camps Keeps it Light and Wild

Each journey on an African safari is an adventure all on its own. Last month, Porini Camps out of Kenya had some great photographic days out in the bush, and wanted to share their “incredible wild album” with travelers interested in East Africa! In the Ol Kinyei Conservancy… “Um… I think I’ve lost weight, let me walk …

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Introducing Little Chem Chem!

Those interested in a Tanzania safari would be delighted with what they’ll find at Little Chem Chem, which is the latest addition to Chem Chem Lodge and just opened this week. Previously known as Chem Chem Bushcamp, the name has been adapted to Little Chem Chem in order to better reflect the secluded elegance and …

African Safari Consultants Presents: Gorilla Trekking

At the pinnacle of many African safari wishlists is a trek to visit the majestic mountain gorilla – an endangered species, with less than 800 remaining in the world. Tracking these gentle giants in Uganda or Rwanda is a fantastic experience – hiking deep into the rain forest on steep mountainsides, a fair level of fitness …

Calcified Flamingo © Nick Brandt 2012

Nick Brandt’s ‘The Calcified’ Series

A little while back we featured the beautiful Black and White photography of Nick Brandt – one of Africa’s preeminent wildlife photographers (you can find the post here) – and showcased some of his most wellknown images. This time we’re looking at his ‘The Calcified’ series, which ‘brings back to life’ an assortment of animals …