The Okavango Delta is a World Heritage Site; a maze of waterways and floodplains that is celebrated for its value as a unique ecosystem, sustaining an unmatched variety of bird, animal, and plant life in Botswana. If you’re not checking the trees for some of Africa’s most colourful bird species… you ought to be!
You know when people say they are born to do something? Well, I absolutely think I was born to travel! The only thing is that when I finished school, I went to university and once that was finished I got a job. However, the way in which I somehow avoided travel (despite the burning desire to see the most undiscovered crannies of the world) has landed me a job I love so much that I could even be jealous of myself! My passion is Africa. Safari, conservation, the wild! My job is to pen my passions. I still believe I am destined to travel, but now I think that the research in writing is the filtering process – this is how I decide where I want to go… the most.
An African rock python is seen constricting and swallowing a squirrel at Camp Linyanti in the Chobe National Park. After leaving an epic lion sighting, this unusual event was captured on camera and recorded by wildlife filmmaker, Kevin MacLaughlin.
It seems a little unfair that an amateur birder can hop onto a mokoro in the Okavango Delta and see three Pel’s fishing owls, and then follow that up with a little champagne on the water… but that’s exactly what happened on my Mapula Lodge excursion!
Trekking out to the Central Kalahari could be one of the most exciting getaways of your life, especially if there is a combination of lodge luxury, desert camping, and quad bike joy rides.
You know you’re built for life in the bush when the hessian hut you live in burns to the ground and you whip up a quick reed-based replacement on the banks of a river. Bruce and Judy Meeser have been doing this for 30 years…
Guests at Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp are in the right place at the right time as 3 different lion prides get in on a buffalo kill taking place on game drive in the Klaserie. Kevin MacLaughlin got it all on film. Take a look.
Even when they’re cute and fluffy, they’re one of the most dangerous carnivores out there! This baby honey badger had an attitude on him that kept filmmaker, Kevin MacLaughlin, on his toes while he was taking footage of this young ratel in the Linyanti recently.
Is there anything worse than missing a great wildlife sighting? There certainly is – missing it twice. Watch this special sighting of one of the Kruger’s precious pangolins.
On a recent day trip to the Kruger National Park I was introduced to the private Mananga Trail – a discrete off-road route that follows the winding river and provides solace for an astounding amount of game. And birds!
Looking over the Klaserie River, in the Klaserie Game Reserve, it’s difficult not to feel you’re in a scene from The Lion King. Here’s why …