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Life Or Death
Readers witness the dramatic fight for survival in the African bush Nick – a Maasai guide from Rekero Camp – and I had headed down to the Mara River to see how high it had risen as there had been a lot of rain. To our astonishment, zebra numbers were
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Why Conservancies Matter
Conservancies are private- or community-owned areas established to safeguard wildlife and allow the owners to derive benefit from these natural resources. In Kenya, they were officially recognised by the Wildlife Act of 2013, and they now represent o
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Botswana Names Cyanobacteria As Culprit In Die-off
The Botswana government says the cause of death for hundreds of elephants in the Okavango Delta region was cyanobacteria, a microorganism that occurs naturally in slow-moving and stagnant water. Sadly, the country has lost over 300 elephants since Ma
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Togetherness
On safari, every day ends around the campfire. The sun goes down. The logs are lit: cedarwood in northern Kenya, mopane in southern Africa, attracting visitors from all over the world. Like moths to the flame they come, drawn together by a shared lov
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Family Scrap
On a game drive In Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa, we came across a young lion and his father stalking a family of warthog. Unable to keep up with his prey, the ag.eing dad gave up the chase. Suddenly, we heard a high-pitched squeal, and
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Could Mountain Gorillas Help Save The Planet?
A low wall of dark volcanic rocks in the near distance was the signal: our short, gentle walk past fields of daisies, beans and potatoes was drawing to a close, and we were about to enter Volcanoes National Park. Rising steeply into the middle distan
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Karibu
Here’s to 2021! After everything we have all had to endure in 2020, wouldn’t it be good if we could start doing ‘normal’ things once again: hugging each other, going out for dinner with friends, watching live sport, going to the theatre, working alon
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A Dogged Escape
Spotting a solitary young female puku, the pack of wild dogs made their move. They were soon running at full speed; the buck jumping spectacularly to clear the low-growing vegetation in her path as she fled. She reached the Luangwa River, with the do
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The Wider Benefit Of Gorilla Tourism
• Over 100,000 indigenous tree seedlings have been germinated each year, with more than 40,000 trees nurtured to independence. In 2018 Bisate partnered with African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to reforest an expanded
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Keeping You Safe… Lodges And Camps
In this Covid-19 world we now live in, Africa’s safari lodges and camps have adopted stringent protocols, in line with government and health organisation guidelines, to help ensure your health and safety during your stay. As a general rule: • Receive
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Face To Face With A Poacher
The events of Sunday 12 August 2007 come frequently to mind: it was the day I came face to face with a poacher. Most people visit the Bangweulu Wetlands hoping to glimpse the elusive Shoebill. But I had other ideas. I wanted to see the area's endemic
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Community Spirit
The Virunga Massif straddles Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It encompasses four national parks and is home to the last remaining mountain gorillas, whose numbers have risen from 240 in the 1980s to more than 1000 today. Ther
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Keeping You Safe… Air Travel
Having analysed what measures airlines and airports around the world have implemented in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) has declared that any risks to passengers are “very low”. Speaking to livestream.travel, Dr
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Africa In Focus
With 3800 images submitted, Wilderness Safaris’ 2020 photography competition again produced some magical images that capture the essence of Africa we all love. Funds raised by the initiative were donated to the company’s Covid-Relief Conservation Her
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My Angry Giant
It was the day before Xmas Eve and I was in my campervan, travelling west about 100km away from Pofadder, in South Africa’s Northern Cape, when I noticed angry, cumulonimbus clouds creeping along the horizon. I thought a huge storm was developing. As
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6 Great Primate-viewing Experiences
The finest encounters with the daddy of the ape world are to be found in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda (12 groups, 400 gorillas), which also offers a four-hour experience with a semihabituated group. Note: Fo
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Trade Relations
In terms of Covid-19, Africa has been one of the least affected continents with, to date, less than 4 per cent of all cases globally. And while strict lockdowns were enforced initially, over the last couple of months governments across the continent
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My Beautiful Home
An inspiring initiative in the Matobo Hills, in Zimbabwe, is having a dynamic impact on local villages and attracting attention from tourism. Every year after harvesting, the women decorate their huts with intricate designs using charcoal, ash, water
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The Great Escape
“When I want to get away from it all and leave behind the screens, the noise, the crowds and the urban grit, my mind drifts to some of my favourite African escapes and activities. A special place to enjoy a braai (barbeque) while camping on the edge
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Remembering CHEETAHS
“Imagine travelling in a car as it gradually accelerates, speeding up from 30mph (48kmh) through to 60mph,” says Dr Sarah Durant of the Range Wide Conservation Program for Cheetah and Wild Dog. “Now picture a cheetah running alongside you. It is like
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Keeping You Safe… The Traveller Experience
Kenya was the first African country to implement a lockdown, in March. In taking a serious approach to protecting its citizens throughout the pandemic, the country has largely controlled the spread of the virus. So much so, it has (at the time of wri
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The Birder’s Guide To Africa
Now and again a book comes along that breaks the mould and sets new standards for avid naturalists. This is not a field guide. Instead it is something infinitely more ambitious – the whole of Africa’s avian diversity distilled into 544 pages of encyc
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Where Your Money Goes
With a price tag ranging from a few hundred dollars to well over US$1500 per person per night, African lodge safaris are often considered once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list trips. Are these experiences worth the price tag? And what sets them apart from a
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Fit For PURPOSE
VICKI JAURON, TAKEN IN THE MAASAI MARA, KENYA ■
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Spatial Awareness
Within the vast NamibRand Nature Reserve, Natural Selection’s Kwessi Dunes appears like an oasis, in the middle of nowhere. The lodge overlooks an undulating landscape that only ends when it meets the mountains, far in the distance. This is one of th
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I Didn’t Come to Africa for a Normal Life
This entertaining and anecdotal story tells how the author opts out of ‘normal life’ and jumps on an arduous and rough-and-ready trans-Africa overland truck tour from Morocco to Zimbabwe in the early 1990s. From bone-shaking roads and nightmare borde
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Case Studies
Where: Okavango Delta, Botswana Cost per night: From US$1995 Beds: Five double/twin tents, plus a private family suite for up to four people Staff: 49 Size of concession: 33,000-hectare private reserve Activities: Morning and night game drives, fishi
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Saving Serengeti’s CHEETAHS
“Clementine is so elegant and she’s very special,” Dennis Minja told me. “But she’s not around very often.” The sole researcher for the Serengeti Cheetah Project, Dennis wasn’t eulogising about some elusive supermodel, but about a beautiful big cat h
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