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Tarangire: huge herds, many birds – what a gem of a reserve!

Have just returned from 3 days in the amazing Tarangire National Park! I had wanted to go there for years, after hearing stories from my parents who were there about 15 years earlier. They came back with beautiful images of rolling hills covered with baobabs [...]

October 18th, 2018|Tags: , |

Coming up against a big male lion – brave caracal mom saves her kittens!

A young caracal hisses aggressively in a futile attempt to scare off a big male lion! The little one is one swipe away from certain death but it has help - a scene plays out where its mom comes to the rescue, putting her body [...]

October 15th, 2018|

Wild Flower Wonder – Nieuwoudtville August 2018

Wild Flower Wonder - Nieuwoudtville August 2018 There is currently one of the best wild flower displays in Nieuwoudtville in a long time. Perhaps its the best in a decade. Perhaps even since the late 90's. With the good rains up on the plateau the [...]

August 15th, 2018|Tags: |

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: , |