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Carbofuran, sold as Furadan, is a pesticide originally developed in the US to control insects on several varieties of field crops. Unfortunately, the pesticide is no ordinary product: it also happens to be an extremely [...]

Check-in with elephants at Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge is no ordinary hotel! In fact, it’s a VERY SPECIAL place inside Zambia’s world-famous South Luangwa National Park! 🙂 Having had the chance to stay at this unique luxury [...]

How to prepare for your Mt. Kilimanjaro hike in 4 essential video lessons

Special thanks go to Larry Garber for providing such amazing Kili tips! 🙂 His advice is just essential for a successful and hassle-free climb. Want to learn some more? You [...]

Official websites of Eastern and Southern African national parks

The following list is especially useful if you’re looking for specific information about local National Parks and Game Reserves in Eastern and Southern Africa. Also a great source of info [...]

Google Earth to save the African elephants

Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton is a renowned zoologist known for his conservation efforts in Africa, and is the founder of “Save The Elephants“! In this video, Iain explains how Google Earth [...]

The fastest animals in Africa – Part Two

Africa’s Top 10 Fastest Animals! 6. African Wild Dog Also known as “Cape Hunting Dogs”, or “Painted Hunting Dogs”, these wild dogs have the greatest success rate while hunting (85%). [...]

The fastest animals in Africa

Africa’s Top 10 Fastest Animals! 1. Cheetah The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal and can reach speeds of up to 113 km/h (70 mph). That’s around 0-30 mph [...]

Leading NGOs, foundations and trusts involved in African wildlife and conservation

The list has been organized into categories for your own convenience. Hope you find the links useful… Your favourite African conservation project is not listed? Make sure you add it in the [...]

Kevin Richardson: the lion whisperer

Jambo rafiki! 🙂 I have two cats at home: Plummy, an 11 year old female nicknamed “fat cat” by a lot of people lol; and Tchoupi, a happy-go-lucky youngster that plays around [...]

The world’s best safari companies

The 10 Best Safari Companies in the World… The listing is based on National Geographic Adventure’s 2009 selection of Best Adventure Travel Companies. Out of hundreds of safari companies and tour operators [...]

Fancy some eggs for breakfast?! No way, says the Dikkop

When David Beats Goliath… The water thick-knee, also known as the water dikkop, is a tiny little bird that definitely shows some spirit! 🙂 In the following video, you’ll find [...]

Dereck & Beverly Joubert present the Big Cat Initiative on NBC

Who Are They? Dereck & Beverly Joubert are legendary wildlife filmmakers, photographers, writers and conservationists who have dedicated the last 25 + years of their existence for the protection of [...]

Typical bird species on your African safari – Part Three

Marabou Stork An enormous, “ugly” bird. A true scavenger that cleans out carcasses in search for bits and peaces of meat! Is frequently associated with vultures. Call: Primarily silent, but can [...]

Typical bird species on your African safari – Part Two

Southern Ground-Hornbill The African savanna’s turkey! 🙂 Female is distinguished from male thanks to its blue throat patch . Voice: A loud, booming duet ‘ooomph-ooomph’, given on early mornings. Habitat: [...]

Typical bird species on your African safari

African Fish-Eagle Undoubtedly Africa’s most striking symbol, and Zambia’s national emblem. The fish-eagle is unmistakable with its white head and breast, chestnut belly and forewings, black under-wings and white tail. Sex [...]

Why is the hippo called a ‘river horse’?

Great question, easy answer! Watch the following video to find out! 😉 Broadcaster: BBCWorldwide Funny fellows aren’t they?! They almost remind me of manatees when underwater. Do you get it [...]

Luxury safari style lodges: East Africa Top 10

Although I don’t necessarily associate safaris with luxury accommodation, I must admit that the following lodges/tented camps are absolutely divine! If you’re looking for a unique honeymoon or don’t mind [...]

FREE African wildlife wallpapers from National Geographic

Jambo rafiki! Finally got my first “home-made” video up and running, yipie! 🙂 To be honest with you I really thought I’d never get it done! 😉 Hope you enjoy [...]

The revenge of the leopard

Leopards very rarely attack humans unless they feel threatened, are wounded or have become too old to hunt down wild animals! In this example however, the situation is rather different… [...]

Top 10 most elegant antelope species of the African bushveld – Part Three

Waterbuck A robust, somewhat “overweight” animal found in small herds and dominated by a bull. As its name implies, waterbucks love water though they will often venture some distance away [...]