ASC Scholarship Winner 2013 Blog: Kris Taylor

African Safari Consultants (ASC) feel strongly about wildlife conservation and community development, and always support those making a difference, whenever and however we can. In 2011 we successfully partnered with the Wilderness Foundation’s ‘Forever Wild’ initiative, where we actively campaigned to raise money to combat rhino poaching (you can find the campaign post here). We also Read More

“Car-L” Meets the Lions

Wildlife photographer Chris McLennan recently captured some unique footage of his African safari tour in Botswana. ADDITIONAL INFO (from YouTube): This was filmed in the wild in Botswana. No lions were harmed in the making of this film. “Car-L” survived his injuries and is ready for his next adventure! While Chris’ expertise allowed him a one Read More

Drop Everything!

For anyone interested in booking a last-minute African safari – you’re in luck! Andy and Claudia Stewart from Bushtops Camps are reporting an extraordinary event in the Masai Mara and Serengeti Migration – “If you can, stop what you are doing and make a last minute booking to come to the Masai Mara or Serengeti. Why? Read More

Conservation Focus of the Week: Fundu Lagoon

Who says African safaris tours are only about the vast savannah and big cats? Coral Reefs around Fundu Lagoon and Misali Island, Tanzania ‘The waters around Misali contain more than twice the number of coral genera than are found elsewhere in Tanzania; often seen are beautiful gorgonian sea fans and giant sponges amongst fields of Read More

Kate Humble Visits South Luangwa National Park

Fans of African safaris have a new program to tune into – Robin Pope Safaris recently hosted Kate Humble and Simon King in the Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. The crew took some incredible footage of the wildlife during the dry season as it peaks and eventually comes to an end. Read More

Meerkat Pup Magic!

African safari pro Kyle de Nobrega, a field guide, naturalist and Capetonian, is constantly on the hunt for knowledge and adventure. Currently at Tswalu in the Kalahari, Kyle was recently able to view his first meerkat pup sighting and fortunately for us, he has shared his experience through his camera! Here are just a few of Read More

Travel Advisory Issued for Mozambique

via Maputo – The French embassy in Maputo last week advised against travelling to the troubled central Mozambican province of Sofala, the centre of the unrest between the Renamo rebel group and government forces. The advice follows renewed hostilities after the army seized a Renamo base during a raid on Monday, prompting the group Read More

Porini Camps Keeps it Light and Wild

Each journey on an African safari is an adventure all on its own. Last month, Porini Camps out of Kenya had some great photographic days out in the bush, and wanted to share their “incredible wild album” with travelers interested in East Africa! In the Ol Kinyei Conservancy… “Um… I think I’ve lost weight, let me walk Read More

Introducing Little Chem Chem!

Those interested in a Tanzania safari would be delighted with what they’ll find at Little Chem Chem, which is the latest addition to Chem Chem Lodge and just opened this week. Previously known as Chem Chem Bushcamp, the name has been adapted to Little Chem Chem in order to better reflect the secluded elegance and Read More