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Shirley and Jenny – Two Elephants Reunited after 20 Years [video]

While this is not a new story, it’s one that has recently resurfaced on the internet and one we, as animal lovers, simply had to share. This is the remarkable story of Shirley and Jenny, two Asian elephants that spent the early part of their lives together as travelling circus elephants – something we vehemently …

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The Great Migration – New Twists in the Tails

The Great Migration – otherwise known as the greatest spectacle on Earth – is an annual phenomenon whereby between one and two million wildebeest and zebra migrate from the northern Serengeti to the southern Serengeti in order to follow the life-giving rains and abundance of food. The migration is a massive drawcard for Tanzania and Kenya …

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Victoria Falls Gets New Eco-Adventure: Canopy Tours

As if the Victoria Falls weren’t exciting enough, Wild Horizons launched something fresh and exciting for all the adrenaline junkies out there – The Victoria Falls Canopy Tours. With a network of trails, rope bridge walkways and rope slides amongst the hardwood forest’s tree canopy, the Vic Falls Canopy Tours will ofter unprecedented birds-eye views …

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Air Zimbabwe To Open Johannesburg – Victoria Falls Route

Great news for all those travelling from Johannesburg (South Africa) onwards to Victoria Falls, Air Zimbabwe will offer twice weekly flights beginning on the 26th July 2013! This means that visitors to the ‘Smoke That Thunders’ now have even more travel options and getting there couldn’t be easier. What better way encounter the warm Zimbabwean …

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Elephant’s Trunk Bitten by Crocodile while Drinking

Africa is a hot place, with temperatures in summer often reaching in excess of 100 ºF in the shade.  Cooling off and keeping hydrated is therefore essential for the animals survival. Sometimes that means taking a drink in conditions that are not always ideal – as was the case with this elephant bull in the South …

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Baby Elephant Rescued from Muddy Pond

Here’s a touching video from last year in which a five day old elephant was rescued from drowning in a very muddy pond in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. The little one had misjudged the depth of the mud and soon found itself stuck. Luckily it was spotted by park wardens who quickly stepped …

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ASC Scholarship Winner 2013 Blog: Kris Taylor

African Safari Consultants (ASC) feel strongly about wildlife conservation and community development, and always support those making a difference, whenever and however we can. In 2011 we successfully partnered with the Wilderness Foundation’s ‘Forever Wild’ initiative, where we actively campaigned to raise money to combat rhino poaching (you can find the campaign post here). We also …

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“Car-L” Meets the Lions

Wildlife photographer Chris McLennan recently captured some unique footage of his African safari tour in Botswana. ADDITIONAL INFO (from YouTube): This was filmed in the wild in Botswana. No lions were harmed in the making of this film. “Car-L” survived his injuries and is ready for his next adventure! While Chris’ expertise allowed him a one …

Drop Everything!

For anyone interested in booking a last-minute African safari – you’re in luck! Andy and Claudia Stewart from Bushtops Camps are reporting an extraordinary event in the Masai Mara and Serengeti Migration – “If you can, stop what you are doing and make a last minute booking to come to the Masai Mara or Serengeti. Why? …

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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 …