US authorities will remove restrictions on importing African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Farmstay near Tulbagh: Eikelaan Farm Cottages

​By Roxanne Reid. The tranquil farming valley of Tulbagh in the Cape Winelands is just 90 minutes away from Cape Town. There are so many things to do here that [...]

Safari tips: Tipping while on safari

The simple act of tipping can be an anxious moment for many people while on safari, and the subject of much discussion and seeking of advice.

Trip Report: Best of Botswana Photo Safari, the Xakanaxa and Khwai Regions

There are many ways to breakdown how this safari itinerary is in fact deserving of the title “Best of Botswana”. Botswana is a bucket list destination and, given the low [...]

Unlocking the potential of Zinave National Park

Zinave National Park in Mozambique has come alive with activity that will see the full potential of this breathtaking conservation area unlocked over the next decade.

A guides’ guide to operating a 4×4 safari vehicle

Having spent many hours behind the wheel of a 4×4 safari game drive vehicle, along with experiences that have taught me how best to operate a vehicle, hopefully this will [...]

A River Runs Through It – The Best of Botswana Guest Blog

A River Runs Through It – Martha A Myers Well, actually, two rivers run through it – – the Botswana that Andrew Beck re-introduced me to. Along with the pans in [...]

The bird-eating heron of the Kgalagadi

The Kgalagadi always delivers unusual opportunities to photograph animal and bird behaviour – such as a bird-eating heron.

17 things to do in Tulbagh, Cape Winelands

​By Roxanne Reid. Jagged mountains and gnarled old oaks, the curve of a Cape Dutch gable, long rows of vineyards or fruit trees, a farm dam – these are the memories [...]

The Pursuit of a Passion

The unfortunate reality of the fast-paced world in which we live, is that we often lose sight of what we are passionate about in life. Few people are able to [...]

5 things I hate about the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

By Roxanne Reid. From any of my previous posts about the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park you’ll gather that this park that skips across the border between South Africa and Botswana has a special place in [...]

The Essence of the Wild

A few weeks ago Shazmeen joined Jono and I on our last 2017 Migration safari.  In this blog post she shares some or image and experiences. Gerry. * * * [...]

12 of the best waterholes at Etosha National Park, Namibia

By Roxanne Reid. There are more than 40 waterholes at Etosha National Park, each with its own strengths. We’re so addicted to this park in northern Namibia that we’ve visited nearly [...]

My One Year Gallery Of Images

Hello all I am sure most of you know me by now, may it be that you have joined me on safari, seen me on & engaged on my social [...]

Fly tipping in Africa – a global issue, and a local one too

cc image via Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID Illegal dumping of waste in public areas, otherwise known as fly tipping, is becoming a bigger and bigger problem worldwide. Despite the increased [...]

Capturing The Masses in a Single Frame

There is nothing quite as impressive as showing the true scale of a scene and conveying the size of an expansive herd of wildebeest or elephant as they move across [...]

Why do we love elevated subjects so much?

You don’t need to be a photographic guide to spot the termite mound or fallen tree in a leopard sighting and say to yourself ” Can you imagine if she [...]

Paragliding Kili

For the more adventurous (or crazy – subject on how you look at it), climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is only the first step, before you throw yourself off it… I mean [...]

Kruger: Is this the technological future?

Presently, we are able to instantly globally share everything we see and hear in Kruger and just about every other destination on earth. Animal sightings and locations are given in [...]

The Camera Thief

After working for a couple of years in the bush I was fortunate to visit New York on one of my leave cycles. I had been saving up to buy [...]

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