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Wildlife pic of the week: The African Buffalo

The African Buffalo is a respected member of the Big Five even though he might look like a mellow bovine. His cousins in the East, the Asian Water Buffalo, can be domesticated. Not this guy!  He is extremely dangerous, and is capable of killing a lion. He is on the trophy wish list of big …

jackal & vulture 'tidying up' in the Serengeti

The great migration – the gory aftermath

Being in East Africa’s Masai Mara and Serengeti national parks during the annual migration is high up on every animal lover’s wish list. The awesomeness is in the sheer numbers and the opportunity to witness one of nature’s most incredible spectacles.  Not everybody is lucky enough to be at the right place at the right …

Family of White Rhinos

World Rhino Day – 22 September 2011

One of the Big 5 – Rhinos on Safari I have done a blog post before on Rhino poaching when it was all looking like it was getting out of control a couple of months ago.  There was a huge outcry and then things looked like they calmed down a bit and some progress was …

That morning sea view - Nosy Iranja - Madagascar

View of the Week: Nosy Iranja – Madagascar

Tropical Paradise off the coast of Madagascar Today it finally feels like summer is on the way in Cape Town.  After a week of rainy and cold weather – the sun is out brightly and we feel like we are on the path to flops, shorts, beaches and tans! So I am inspired again by the warm …

Picture courtesy of Wikipedia - Steve Biko

A significant piece of History – STEVE BIKO – 12 September 1977

Some South African History There are some fairly significant historical moments around this time.  The most notable this year of course is the 10th anniversary of 9/11 – a tragedy beyond comprehension, and a fairly important piece of American history.  Our hearts go out to all those who are mourning and remembering their losses at …

Kruger Park Sunset

Photo of the Week: Kruger Park Sunset

Why the Kruger Park is such a Safari favorite One of my colleagues has recently done a trip up to the Kruger Park, and it is always awesome to see the pictures they come back with.  As much as I love the animals, I also love those sunsets!  Here is my favorite one from her …

Client Feedback: An Awesome African Safari

African Adventure - South Africa, Zambia & Botswana Some great in depth feedback from clients who have recently traveled with us.  Open, honest & some super footage at the end too.  Enjoy the read and if you need any advice or thoughts on the properties or itinerary they mention please get in touch with us and we …

Sunrise over the Busanga Plains from your luxury safari tent

View of the Week – Sunrise in Busanga Plains

Wilderness Safaris Shumba Camp – Zambia We were chatting in the office this week about Zambia and what a fantasic safari destination it is.  That of course reminded me of my Friday photo of the week and more importantly this week – the View of the Week! My colleague Lise was recounting her time on …

Client Feedback: Jim & Elizabeth – August 2011

Great feedback from an African Safari Jeff and Lise, We are sorry to report that we are home. We are thrilled to report that every aspect of the trip was amazing.  I am in the process of downloading photos as we write this and can’t wait to go through them and relive every minute.  We …

Lappet-faced vulture taken by photographer Stefano Pesarelli

Vultures & their International Day of awareness

Vultures in Africa’s food chain I learnt this week that International Vulture Day occurs on the first Saturday in September each year.  So this year falls on 3rd of September which amazingly (the year is flying by) is this coming weekend.  The event was started by the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Birds of Prey Programme and …