Cheetahs on the prowl!

Cheetahs on the prowl!

The fastest mammal in the world is not a rare sighting in Hwange National Park, but they are elusive enough to still get the guides excitement levels up.  But to be able to find the Cheetahs, an adult female and 2 young males, and then be in luck to see them hunt and...

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Peaceful Bush Mornings

Peaceful Bush Mornings

When I started working in the camps in Mana Pools National Park, along the Zambezi River, I found one of the hardest things was to wake up before sunrise to get the main area ready for the guests. I would have to check on the kitchen that there had been no disasters...

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What to expect from a Night Drive

What to expect from a Night Drive

Most camps offer a form of night drive, be it a short drive back in the dark to camp or an hours drive after dinner.  We often get asked what you are likely to see on these drives and what to expect. These drives after the sun goes down are conducted usually with a...

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Bringing kids on safari

Bringing kids on safari

Travel is so important for everyone to experience, it broadens your mind and for children it is no different.   It helps them with their geography allowing them to see the countries and people of the world making it real and not just learning from a book. ...

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Food for thought…

Food for thought…

There are a lot of problems around the world that I think could be solved with time being taken to understand and educate the people involved, things like poaching.  I think we need to look at the underlying causes to solve the problem and not just putting a band aid...

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Feather colours

Feather colours

Birds are a daily occurrence where ever we live, but have you ever wondered how they have different coloured feathers?  And how in the breeding season, some drab brown birds morph into these brightly coloured creatures?  I was thinking this the other day and thought I...

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The Painted Dogs of Africa

The Painted Dogs of Africa

I’m sure you are aware of how critically endangered these magnificent creatures are, only about 3000 individuals remain in the wild today.  They have been on the endangered list for 20 years and are Africa’s most endangered predator!  But these Painted Dogs are among...

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Why should I have a Private Guide?

Why should I have a Private Guide?

We are often asked what the advantages are of having a Private Guide on a safari.   We consider the biggest advantage, is being able to choose the guide and his particular skill set that are important to you, and knowing that you will have access to those skills for...

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Baboon Entertainment

Baboon Entertainment

Baboon watching can be one of the most charming activities in the bush.  These creatures, so like humans in some ways, provide us with hours of entertainment, and much laughter.  A troop of baboons can consist of anywhere between 3 to 100 members and its size is based...

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