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The black Wild Dogs of the Khwai!

The black wild dogs of Khwai! And great to see this pup is still alive and doing well! One thing that has always fascinated me is the colour variation of the wild dogs around the Okavango. From the golden dogs in the north west to [...]

June 28th, 2018|

An Undertaker’s Convention of Marabou Storks!

Most talked about as one of the ugly 5 and often ridiculed for their dirty looks, the Marabou Stork is a fascinating species of stork we find in Southern Africa! They are often found pitching up on their own or in small flocks but under [...]

May 22nd, 2018|

The King Cheetah!

Have you spotted this most elusive cat in the wild? When will the next one be found?! This beautiful coat pattern is found in the African cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) and while once thought to be a seperate species (Acinonyx Rex) it is in fact not [...]

April 15th, 2018|

A few days in the slowveld…

South Africa's lowveld is looking great after the good summer rains! Image 1: One of many Nyala bulls we saw feeding close to the lodge I have just spent a few days at the incredible Royal Malewane lodge and even with the rain around and [...]

April 12th, 2018|Tags: , |

A flight along the great rivers of northern Botswana!

What an incredible journey it was flying along the major water courses of northern Botswana as the dry season comes to an end! With thunderstorms brewing we took off from Kasane, gaining height and swinging back to the west, but not before managing to glimpse [...]

November 22nd, 2017|

How rhinos are saving the Okavango!

When you have one of the largest expanses of wilderness left on planet earth, it is of course a major undertaking to conserve it. There are plenty of challenges and there are many negative stories because just like anywhere else on earth, there is pressure [...]

November 16th, 2017|Tags: , , |

The Lion’s Tongue…

The Lion's Tongue... Covered in sharp tiny spines called papillae and as rough as sand paper, the tongue of Africa's largest cat, is an incredible fleshy organ that can literally lick the skin off you!! Sometimes you can watch a lion using its tongue to [...]

October 10th, 2017|Tags: , |

Giving back – Heritage Day sea safari and the seal whisperer!

On the 24th of September many South African's would have made a braai. While we had to skip this fine dining opportunity, we took the social side of things this day provides, to another level and ended up celebrating Heritage Day (a public holiday in South Africa) [...]

October 8th, 2017|

World Rhino Day – Kruger update

A young white rhino calf splits away from its mother, looking out towards us and giving one much hope that this species has a chance of survival in the wild... The second image (below) shows the current status of part of the fence separating Kruger [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Tags: , |

Hwange Magic: a place of the great elephant and sable herds

As we pulled up for a sundowner to celebrate our last day on a safari of a lifetime, these elephants made the perfect appearance, adding the icing on the cake to end off an incredible journey across some of the last true wild areas in [...]

September 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , |