The Spotted Panther

The Spotted Panther

These creatures are by far the most exciting to see in the bush, usually because they are so elusive and you feel sooooo lucky to have spotted one when you do.  Surprisingly their rosette spotted coats, ensure they are almost invisible in the dappled shade of the...
Beginning of the Season

Beginning of the Season

There is excitement in the air here at home this week, as the beginning of the guiding season approaches.  Bush clothes are taken out of storage, washed and mended, camera memory cards are cleared and formatted in anticipation of the thousands of new experiences that...
What makes an exceptional Safari Guide?

What makes an exceptional Safari Guide?

On a recent trip to the bush, while bumping along in the back on a game drive cruiser, I was thinking about the qualities that make guides stand out.  In Zimbabwe we are very lucky to have a very intensive guides training and qualification process, ensuring that our...
Interesting members of the Dung Beetle family

Interesting members of the Dung Beetle family

The insect world is often only considered a nuisance when on safari, the nasty mosquitoes nibbling your ankles or the irritating flies buzzing around your face, but we should look further than these irritations to the other members of this tiny creature world. One of...
A Night Predator

A Night Predator

The Verreaux’s Eagle Owl is the largest owl in tropical Africa, weighing in at about 3kgs, and boasts being the fourth heaviest owl in the world (source Wikipedia).  This large owl is found inhabiting savanna woodland and riverine acacia in most countries in Southern...