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Red Hartebeest collides with mountain biker

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A jaw dropping YouTube clip was recently circulated like wild fire on all the major news networks and social media platforms. You must have seen it by now – the guy on a mountain bike who gets slammed into by a flying antelope. Click to view clip :  Red Hartebeest collides with biker If we sold mountain Read More

Frank client feedback about Sabi Sands safari and Vic Falls

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Trip feedback: Notten’s Bush Camp, Kirkman’s Camp, The Royal Livinstone Liesl & Jeff, Thanks for checking in….we will get back to you with more granular details, but suffice it to say that the safari at Notten’s suggestion was utterly brilliant. We would go back for sure. The staff, the physical plant, the food, the execution was perfection. Kirkman’s was Read More

Pic of the week : Hippo by Stephen Raffay

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Hippopotamus amphibius  – “river horse” This great shot of a hippo showing off his incisors was taken by Stephen Raffay, a professional photographer who is currently on safari in the Kruger National Park area care of africansafaris.com.   Contrary to popular belief, this old guy is not yawning or opening up wide for the dentist…! This Read More

Obituary : Africa’s Tree lady

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This week, Kenyans and environmentalists are mourning the death of their Tree Lady. Wangari Maathai was a most remarkable woman who dedicated her life to sustainable development, democracy and peace. She was 71. This charismatic Kenyan woman was known around the world as well as in the hallowed halls of international governments as the Tree Read More

Wildlife pic of the week: The African Buffalo

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The African Buffalo is a respected member of the Big Five even though he might look like a mellow bovine. His cousins in the East, the Asian Water Buffalo, can be domesticated. Not this guy!  He is extremely dangerous, and is capable of killing a lion. He is on the trophy wish list of big Read More

The great migration – the gory aftermath

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Being in East Africa’s Masai Mara and Serengeti national parks during the annual migration is high up on every animal lover’s wish list. The awesomeness is in the sheer numbers and the opportunity to witness one of nature’s most incredible spectacles.  Not everybody is lucky enough to be at the right place at the right Read More

Vultures & their International Day of awareness

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Vultures in Africa’s food chain I learnt this week that International Vulture Day occurs on the first Saturday in September each year.  So this year falls on 3rd of September which amazingly (the year is flying by) is this coming weekend.  The event was started by the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Birds of Prey Programme and Read More

Vultures & their International Day of awareness

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Vultures in Africa’s food chain I learnt this week that International Vulture Day occurs on the first Saturday in September each year.  So this year falls on 3rd of September which amazingly (the year is flying by) is this coming weekend.  The event was started by the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Birds of Prey Programme and Read More

One of Africa’s deadliest mammals – the hippo!

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Learn about this African safari icon There was a bit of focus on the Hippo last week – with Lise’s visit to Hippo Hollow and then also finding out about the almost human hippo, Jessica.  I thought it might be worthwhile to delve a bit into these huge animals and see what interesting things I Read More

Fabulous Feedback

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We recently had some feedback from travelers who have enjoyed Safaris in South Africa over the last couple of months.  It is always nice to have a positive response to the itineraries we tailor make.  Getting that perfect trip together, making sure you take into account everyone’s needs takes great listening skills and super product knowledge.  Read More