Week in Pictures: Seize Every Moment

Anyone who has spent days, months, or years traversing the arid landscapes and swamp-like wetlands of Africa will tell you that it all comes down to luck of the draw. Astonishing wildlife moments occur unpredictably and without warning. You might be in the right place at the right time to see a leopard leaping metres…

LIVE Leopard Kill at Umkumbe : Mxabene Goes Wild

Leopards are slick killing machines that have mastered the art of the ambush. Death comes to their unlucky victims quickly and suddenly. A leopard’s quarry doesn’t suffer like many of its counterparts that have fallen victim to other predator kills. Swift, graceful and powerful – that is how the panthera pardus conducts their kills. Rangers…

Week in Pictures : A Flair for the Unusual

Our lodges and camps all have one thing in common this week in the wild – a flair for the unusual. It could be the tiresome threat of the ominous weather approaching pockets of the Kruger or the madness surrounding Valentine’s day causing this erratic and strange wildlife behaviour. Whatever the reason, this week in pictures we’re celebrating…

South African Craft Gin Tasting on Safari

It has arrived: craft gin has followed in the footsteps of South African artisanal beer and become ‘a thing’. We certainly aren’t complaining that the ancient ‘drowner of sorrows’ known in 17th century London as Mother’s Ruin has made a huge comeback over the centuries and is now the latest craze. Here, in the world of safari,…

The Week in Pictures: TGI Friday Fix!

Another week of golden mornings, rose-tinted evenings, and humid summer days spent sipping something cold and allowing an afternoon siesta to take its course has passed us by. The hours just after dawn are well worth waking up for in the bush, where a world of unpredictable wildlife activity awaits. The sunrise spills its light…

Guest Blog : Twitching at Tuskers Bush Camp

Guest travel blogger Mike McCaffrey (Nomadic by Nature) visited Tuskers Bush Camp and documented his journey with words and images. Tuskers Bush Camp is that quiet little place in the bush that birders seek. Just sitting on the couch overlooking the waterhole there are yellow-billed hornbills, red-eyed bulbuls, and crimson boubous drinking water and hunting…

Week in Pictures: Safari Stars

Time might seem like it’s flying as we enter the second month of 2017, but the timelessness of the bush slows us right back down and reminds us that every moment holds something special. The stars come up every night, but so seldom do we take the time to glance up and gaze at it….