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Those of you keeping an eye on Africa’s varying eco credentials over the past few years may have noticed an exciting trend beginning to emerge of late. We’ve known for some time that concern for [...]

African court’s landmark ruling gives hope to rural people across the continent

The still new African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has issued a landmark judgement for marginalised communities across Africa. It ruled that the Kenyan government violated the rights of [...]

Past and present collide in Namibia’s ghost town

By Roxanne Reid. I’ve talked before about how diamonds at Kolmanskop were so plentiful in the early 1900s that you could pluck them by the fistful off the open ground. The [...]

Photoseries: Spotted bush snake enjoys a frog dinner

Anna van Doorn and Ludovic Wilmart managed to take some excellent photographs of a harmless spotted bush snake (Philothamnus semivariegatus) who had caught quite a large frog and was in [...]

Are elephants more at risk from poaching or habitat loss?

Ivory poaching is the most immediate, urgent threat to Africa’s elephants. But even if that can be tackled, they will have to fight humans for land, food and water. Read [...]

Massive Noah’s Ark project attracts critics

The plan is to move 6,000 animals during the coming three years – and in the coming eight weeks alone the project will move 50 elephants, 100 giraffe, 900 impala, [...]

Get to eye level

One thing that totally changes the effect of your image is trying to get down to the ground or eye level with your subject but remember to still be ethical which [...]

Digital detoxing – it’s good for you!

Escape to the bush for a digital detox and let the natural world ease your stresses away.

Let’s boycott African tourism. Not.

Some keyboard warriors regularly call for the boycott of an entire country’s tourism industry in reaction to the death of animals that could conceivably have been prevented.

Up in the air on a sky safari

Soaring and drifting. Flying and floating. A safari in the sky is both magical and memorable, and should definitely be on your next African itinerary.

Video: sibling’s thrilling African adventure

What happens when two adventure-loving siblings get together and embark on a spontaneous 8-week road trip across Africa? A whole lot of fun and crazy according to Shelton and Angel [...]

Vulture crisis = Human crisis. Get involved!

Africa is experiencing a vulture crisis. The white-backed vulture is one of eight African vulture species that is on the decline. Poisoning and traditional medicine pose a substantial threat to [...]

Learn from the legendary naturalist Dr. Jane Goodall in her first ever online class teaching conservation

“There is still a window of time. Nature can win if we give her a chance.” In her first ever online class, Dr. Jane Goodall teaches how you can conserve [...]

Red-Billed Quelea Take Over Lion Plain

It was late September and I was leaving camp for a morning game drive. We were heading towards the Luangwa River and crossing an open area known locally lion Plain. [...]

Bush harmony – a classical concert in the Kruger

The Sunset Serenade concert, held at Kruger’s Mopani camp and surrounds, is a three day cultural and wildlife experience in support of anti-poaching

Magical tree house in the Baviaanskloof

​By Roxanne Reid. As a child I dreamed of climbing the Magic Faraway Tree to find a different world among its branches. Spending a night in a magical tree house in [...]

My Very First Sighting In Kenya

Have you ever traveled to any of the National Parks in Kenya? If you answer is yes, I’m sure you remember the feeling you got when you saw the dazzling [...]

Lutembe Bay: Counting birds (and the resident shoebill)

Over 1030 bird species have been recorded in Uganda, a veritable birder’s paradise. Indeed it’s quite common for European tourists (who have dismissed all birds as LBBs (or Little Brown [...]

Photography From A Very Special Hide

Hide photography comes with its own unique set of challenges. Usually it requires a lot of patience and waiting for the animals to come to you. Very rarely will you [...]

Focussing on positive conservation news

Four positive conservation stories that we should be focussing on right now.