Botswana

Five Things You Really Shouldn’t Miss on an African Safari

The Big Five Nothing compares to the thrill of seeing these endangered animals in the African wild: Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Leopard and Lion. The last three are particularly elusive animals and sadly their numbers are dwindling in the wild. Capturing them on camera or tracking them on foot surely counts as one of the most …

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The Rhino Poaching Crisis: Colin Bell talks Statistics and Solutions

Over the course of the last two or three years, the plight of African rhinos has become an issue of international concern. With Eastern demand for rhino horn products seemingly ever increasing, the numbers of rhinos poached annually is skyrocketing to potentially fatal levels –but what is actually being done about it? The Southern African …

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African Safari Consultants Present: Victoria Falls [video]

Nicknamed ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, the Victoria Falls are without question the jewels in the crown of both Zimbabwe and Zambia. One of the largest, most impressive waterfalls in the world, the mist from the falls alone has created a thriving rain forest on it’s periphery, while the valley below teems with Africa’s Big Five …

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Press Release: Great Plains Conservation and &Beyond join forces to translocate 100 rhino.

With rhino poaching at an all-time high in South Africa, two of Africa’s leading conservation companies, Great Plains Conservation and andBeyond, have joined forces to safely translocate up to 100 rhino from South Africa to the safe haven of Botswana. “There is a battle for Africa’s wildlife raging as we speak. Rhinos are being poached at …

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GoPro: Lions – The New Endangered Species?

Kevin Richardson – aka The Lion Whisperer – is a South African ‘self-taught’ zoologist with a particular affinity for big predators like lions and hyenas. Beginning his career as a 22 year old assistant on a lion reserve outside Johannesburg, South Africa, Kevin quickly realised his passion and unique ability to connect with the animals …

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Born Wild: The First Days of a Lion Cubs Life

The popular PBS Series Born Wild: The First Days of Life looks at how the first few hours and days of a wild animals life are often their most taxing and developmental. From harsh elements and the threat of predators to (sometimes) lethal sibling rivalry and starvation, it’s not easy out there for the cute and …

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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 …