Kruger Birding Checklist : Facts and Feathers

Let’s inject a bit of colour into our blogging world and focus on the feathers of the Kruger. With over 500 species fluttering about in the lowveld, it’s a near impossible task to cover them all in one post. We’re going to give the facts about our most commonly spotted feathered friends. Whatever the weather, the birds…

World Rhino Day 2016: Our Modern Day Dinosaurs

Today – World Rhino Day – brings global awareness to the battle against rhino poaching, and the reality of a future without the iconic animals that have existed on this earth for millions of years. Tragically, these rhinos, which have adapted to the dramatically changing planet over their many, many generations of life, are now…

Carnivore Feast in the Sabi Sand

While out on game drive, guests from Umkumbe Safari Lodge enjoyed two different sightings of carnivores feasting on recent kills. A clan of hyenas bathed in bloodied, matted fur were fully submerged inside the cavity of a dead buffalo. There was plenty of high-pitched cackles and excitement surrounding the availability of meat from their very…

Lions of the Moremi: Brothers in Arms

On our return trip after two glorious nights at Xobega Island Camp earlier this week, a group of visitors and myself were fortunate enough to witness an extraordinary scene involving two big cats. It all began with a nice sighting of a young male lion, sprawled full length alongside a termite mound in the shade…