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It was an overcast day in the Timbavati when the staff at Umlani decided to get out into bush and explore the varying landscapes. Little did we know at the time that what we were [...]

Why Namibia’s Ai-Ais Resort didn’t rock my socks

By Roxanne Reid. The first time we went to Namibia’s Ai-Ais resort in the Fish River Canyon in the 1990s, campers were packed in so tight you couldn’t have found space [...]

Male Rhino Versus Mother and Calf


Disconnecting on Safari: Why we do it

The Wi-Fi debate… Why we choose to disconnect on safari and reconnect with nature. Ilana Stein weighs up the pros and cons of having Wi-Fi connectivity in the wilderness. [...]

Aerial video flyover of andBeyond Benguerra Island, Mozambique


African Students Can Learn from Hidden Figures

Over 200 girls and young women had the opportunity to attend the movie Hidden Figures in Jacksonville, Florida. This unique opportunity was provided by the hard work and passion to [...]

Lighting the Way for Sinde Village

A visitor to Zambia, Regina Cholnoky, took time out to visit Twabuka Primary School and Sinde Village as part of a cultural activity offered by Children in the Wilderness and [...]

Architects of the Okavango part 2: Elephants

 Botswana is home to a growing population of about 200 thousand elephants. Research (by Elephants without Borders) has shown that the elephants of northern Botswana have the largest home ranges (24,828 [...]

Aerial Video flyover of Canyon Lodge, Gondwana Collection Namibia


Aerial video flyover of Canyon Roadhouse, Gondwana Collection Namibia


Aerial video of the West Coast , South Africa


Aerial video of Lily Pond Country Lodge, Garden Route – South Africa


Meet ‘Stone Man’ and The Wassu Stone Circles of Senegambia

  I make my way East along the North shore of the Gambia River, driving into the heart of the country. Immediately I notice people living more simply in straw [...]

Aerial video of Botswana, Chiefs Camp Sanctuary Retreats​


Lions Hunt & Attack Impalas at Waterhole


Back to Basics: Aperture

In the first of the Back to Basics series of posts we looked at what the numbers on the front of your lens stood for and we came to the [...]

Architects of the Okavango part 1: Hippos

Ever since a child, I have been mesmerised by Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Yet it’s only in my adult years that I’ve truly begun to appreciate the delicate details of this mesmerising ecosystem. [...]

Cliffhanger cottages near Knysna: escape to the country

By Roxanne Reid. I love back roads, forests, wilderness and the sounds of nature. Given that I live in a city, my holiday happiness depends on finding these things, no [...]

Drone aerial video of Namibia


Embrace the shadows

It’s always about the best light! Isn’t It?? As a photographer, light is a need because with no light, comes no photograph. BUT one has to remember, it is not [...]