GoPro: Lions – The New Endangered Species?

Kevin Richardson – aka The Lion Whisperer – is a South African ‘self-taught’ zoologist with a particular affinity for big predators like lions and hyenas. Beginning his career as a 22 year old assistant on a lion reserve outside Johannesburg, South Africa, Kevin quickly realised his passion and unique ability to connect with the animals Read More

Born Wild: The First Days of a Lion Cubs Life

The popular PBS Series Born Wild: The First Days of Life looks at how the first few hours and days of a wild animals life are often their most taxing and developmental. From harsh elements and the threat of predators to (sometimes) lethal sibling rivalry and starvation, it’s not easy out there for the cute and Read More

Victoria Falls Gets New Eco-Adventure: Canopy Tours

As if the Victoria Falls weren’t exciting enough, Wild Horizons launched something fresh and exciting for all the adrenaline junkies out there – The Victoria Falls Canopy Tours. With a network of trails, rope bridge walkways and rope slides amongst the hardwood forest’s tree canopy, the Vic Falls Canopy Tours will ofter unprecedented birds-eye views Read More

Air Zimbabwe To Open Johannesburg – Victoria Falls Route

Great news for all those travelling from Johannesburg (South Africa) onwards to Victoria Falls, Air Zimbabwe will offer twice weekly flights beginning on the 26th July 2013! This means that visitors to the ‘Smoke That Thunders’ now have even more travel options and getting there couldn’t be easier. What better way encounter the warm Zimbabwean Read More

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