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Moonset on a starry night in the Kruger!

Moonset on a starry night at Satara! Nothing like gazing up at the Milky Way on a cold, crispy evening in the bush as a hyena whoops and some jackals cry - reminding us our place in the hierarchy out here! Join us on safari!

September 20th, 2020|

Wild Flowers 2020 – best year in decades?

  There is a glimmer of hope in 2020 !!   Images 1 & 2: Nieuwoudtville from the air & a plethora of wild flowers the likes of which has not been seen in years!   6 weeks ago we drove up via Nieuwoudtville on [...]

September 17th, 2020|

South Africa Road Trip – Part 1 – Cape Town to the Kalahari

5 August 2020 - Cape Town to Nieuwoudtville   Things didn't get off to a good start actually and before I knew it, a rock had flung up while I passed a truck and it cracked my windscreen on the left hand side - but [...]

August 21st, 2020|Tags: , , |

A Khwai Wild Dog fight to remember!

What an incredible Wild Dog sighting along the Khwai it was! According to some of the researchers in the area wild dogs are doing as well as they have done since 1994 when disease threatened the local population of about 10 packs in the study [...]

March 18th, 2020|

The Grey-Crowned Crane

If this was a dress up party then the Grey-Crowned crane would be a serious contender for top prize, right? You then have to ask yourself how such a bird evolved such crazy head gear!!? Nature never ceases to amaze! The National bird of Uganda [...]

March 17th, 2020|

Come on safari with Nic…

Thanks for reading this blog... It's a blog and a website and the aims are the same... it is all about the bush! It will always be about the bush and appreciating these most magnificent areas around the African continent! Since I started guiding in [...]

March 16th, 2020|

Incredible Wild Dog viewing in the Okavango continues…

Incredible wild dog viewing in the Okavango continues! How many dogs can you count? Image 1: Wild Dog pack may have come across from the Splash camp side - low water levels mean they can cross channels more easily! There were 23 adults and big [...]

January 28th, 2020|Tags: |

An incredible kill on the Chobe!!

Go go go go go!! We sped off with the pack at full speed!! The craziest hunt you will see in a wildlife documentary  - we were in it! But before I share our sighting of what it was like to to fly across almost [...]

January 9th, 2019|

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|