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What to Know about your Masai Mara Safari in Kenya

Kenya is one of the most renowned countries in the world for safari holidays. With around 18 National Parks and over 17 various Reserves, it is no wonder that tourists flock to this beautiful country in their hundreds of thousands each year. But with such a large selection of wildlife destinations available to tourists, it […]

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Stop the Rhino Carnage

I am using my column this week to garner support for a very important issue which I am sure will touch a nerve with all of AfricaFreak’s readers… One of Africa’s greatest icons – the rhinoceros – is currently being slaughtered indiscriminately in South Africa by highly organized and professional gangs of poachers. Prized in […]

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What Type of Luggage to Choose for your African Safari

Having refined the art of packing the right clothes for the right destination, spent years honing my skills in travelling as light as possible and circumnavigated the (ridiculous) liquids restrictions as far as reasonably possible, I have come to understand that the single most important part of African travel is having a suitable bag. It […]

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How to End Off a Botswana Safari

For most folk a typical Botswana Safari consists of the Okavango Delta, The Linyanti Wildlife Reserve (Savuti) and the Chobe National Park, and for some a visit to the Kalahari Desert and then a visit to Victoria Falls as it is so close with easy access. For the purpose of this post I am going […]

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When Hyenas Steal Leopard Kill

Leopards Galore! Most Folk believe that the Leopard is elusive and hard to find, well, that is simply not true.  You just have to know where to go. As an African Safari Operator I have had the privilege to spend many days and nights in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve following and filming these beautiful cats. […]

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The ultimate safari wardrobe – Hemingway’s Cottage at Singita Grumeti Reserves’ Sasakwa Lodge in Tanzania.

How to Pack Clever for your African Safari

It’s the eternal battle for safari-goers the world over – what to pack, what to leave behind and whether to unpack once you get where you’re going or just live out of your bag… There is no easy solution, and the term “emotional baggage” is very apt because it’s a thorny subject, especially when your […]

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My Favourite Wildlife Reserve in Kenya

When asked ‘What is your favourite wildlife reserve in Kenya?’, most people will tell you the ‘Masai Mara’. However, my favoured park happens to be a very different one, Amboseli. I find this park to be the perfect mixture of scenery and wildlife, and I have had some great times whilst on safari here. Amboseli […]

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Lesser By The Minute – Africa’s Lesser Flamingos Fast-Flying To Extinction

When comparing wild Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor) – with an estimated population of 2 million – to other large bird species, you may assume that their status is fairly secure. However rapid declines caused a swing from a Lower Risk category to Near Threatened on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened and Endangered Species in […]

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