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Help Us #SaveInongwe

Recently we celebrated World Rhino Day. An annual event held on 22 September, the date brings people together from across the globe in a bid to save these loveable members of the Big Five. Sadly, the facts speak for themselves: over 1,000 of South Africa’s rhinos killed by poachers in 2013. This year the story […]

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Capturing South Africa on a Saddle

Guest Post by Ruth S. Daly Having bought an expensive DSLR Canon camera I was lucky enough to attend a photography course at Ant’s Nest in South Africa, one of the special weeks sometimes offered at the luxury bush home. To combine a riding safari with a photography course was all my dreams come true […]

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Watch African Wildlife LIVE…From Your Sofa!

Guess who came down for a drink this morning at Djuma Waterhole? Yeah, that’s right: a thirsty elephant! And it even went for a little swim… Spraying some “natural sunscreen” with its trunk… And saying “hi” to its virtual friends! Luckily for me, the whole family joined in for a “splash party” later on in […]

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Walk with Rangers to Protect Africa’s Wildlife

Join Raabia Hawa, Ijema Funan and Moses Sinkoi on their walk to save Africa’s wildlife! This iconic 15-day trek will take you through the wilds of Tanzania and Kenya, and support a critical cause: fighting the poaching crisis. The trek includes 8 days through increasingly wild country and savannah in Tanzania in frequent view of […]

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Top 3 At-Risk Animal Species in Africa

1. Rhino – The price per pound for rhino horn is valued at $29 500 + (worth more than gold or cocaine). – The total world rhino population has drastically declined: from 200 000 individuals at the start of the twentieth century to roughly 29 000 today. – Over 70% of the world’s rhinos currently […]

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Inspired by Africa: Wildlife Off the Beaten Track

Luxury family holidays don’t have to entail spending time in typical tourist destinations. Adventurous and active families have been making memories by booking holidays such as a Botswana safari and exploring the back country of Africa. If you are looking for a travel experience that you and your family will remember for the rest of […]

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Best Wildlife Hotspots in Africa

Global tourists tired of tame, hum drum holiday destinations often look to the African continent for unparalleled beauty, exotic wildlife, and dramatic geographic landscapes. Few places on earth can make these claims like the African countries of Tanzania, Uganda, and Botswana. Hunters and adventure seekers have always sought out the African plains because it is […]

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Africa’s Endangered Safari Hit List

Guest Post by Chris Mears. Africa is awe-inspiring beauty wherever you decide to safari, but our main reason for travel on the continent is ultimately concerned with wildlife. Unfortunately, poaching and the destructive behaviour of we humans is having a massive impact on the lifespan and population of many well-loved creatures, leading to some becoming […]

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Top 10 Best African Wildlife Videos on YouTube

If you’re like me and you love “African wildlife action”, you’ve probably spent endless hours glued to your screen on some of the amazing footage out there! Today I’d like to share a compilation of the best African wildlife videos I’ve ever come across (so far) on YouTube. The top 10 selection is based on […]

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Wild Animal Close Encounters: Dos and Don’ts

If you should ever come across a bloat of hippos or a pride of lions when touring the Serengeti, consider yourself most fortunate. With that said, proceed with caution. While you’re far more likely to encounter a “foreign transaction fee” when visiting an African nation than getting attacked by an animal, the following is a […]

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By Some She is Known Only As “Baboon Woman”

Probably Africa’s primates favorite wildlife conservationist for baboons and vervet monkeys. Karin Karin, also known across South Africa as “Baboon Woman” is a quiet, soft spoken, slightly built woman. Yet once she speaks about her beloved primates she stands twice as tall as her passion, knowledge and amazing understanding of these animals rocks you back […]

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A South African Safari Secret Revealed

Tucked away behind a veil of dramatically beautiful mountains a mere two hours by road from South Africa’s bustling commercial capital of Johannesburg lies one of the Rainbow Nation’s best-kept safari secrets and one of my personal favourite game reserves – the Pilanesberg. Spawned by an ancient volcano which still sleeps beneath it some 1300 […]

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