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New-born elephant in the moments after birth

New-born elephant in the moments after birth

Guests at nThambo Tree Camp were lucky enough to watch a new-born elephant calf during its first hour of life recently; a sight one never expects to see – not even the rangers! Elephants are arguably the most fascinating creatures in Africa when it comes to family structure and herd dynamics. There is a purpose for everything, and there is…

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The Week in Pictures: The Ross Pride and a Pangolin

The Week in Pictures: The Ross Pride and a Pangolin

This week has been chock-a-block with wildlife sightings in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve…which means nothing’s changed! We, in our Cape Town office, get snippets of news from our Kruger camps about the lions walking through camp, a leopard at nThambo’s waterhole, elephants ambling up to the camp’s pool, and the notorious honey badger giving guests a show. It’s always…

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Revisiting the Okavango Panhandle

Revisiting the Okavango Panhandle

The myriad of waterways, the plethora of wildlife and the lush vegetation in the Okavango Delta make it a sought after safari destination. With its brazen sunsets, hazy landscapes and bronze-coloured waters teeming with animals, this is Botswana’s most prized possession. The serenity of the delta creates a sense of peace that infiltrates the soul. Reed rafts and papyrus make…

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Baby elephant in the Okavango Delta Panhandle

Baby elephant in the Okavango Delta Panhandle

One of the most prominent wildlife sightings in the Okavango Panhandle is the elephants. Wading – sometimes fully submerged – through the waterways, drinking and playing in the wetland paradise. This region in the north-west of the Delta is historical, and forgotten by many except for the die-hard fisherman and travellers seeking the secluded and unexplored sanctuaries of nature. Here…

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Why you should go to the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

Why you should go to the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

Blogger Carolynne Higgins has had a lot of experience in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and has called Africa on Foot her ‘home in the bush’. Many people have said similar things about this quiet, private bush camp, so Carolynne summed up what she thought the appeal of this particular reserve is, and why she would recommend it to anyone……

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Heaven on a Houseboat

Heaven on a Houseboat

A water-based safari adds an element of exhilaration, a combination of habitats, and a different experience of the senses. With such generous offerings of these wet wonderlands in Southern Africa, there is a stellar variety of methods by which to experience the wild. Possibly the most decadent of all boating safaris is the houseboat. The vibrant Okavango Delta, endless Zambezi…

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On Safari at nThambo Tree Camp

On Safari at nThambo Tree Camp

You know you’ve hit the safari jackpot when you don’t even have to leave the lodge to see some excellent game. The thing is, we HAD been out on game drive and we had already had our fill for the evening. The fact that we had a honey badger, a herd of elephants, and a spotted hyena visit the lodge…

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A safari to write home about with Africa on Foot

A safari to write home about with Africa on Foot

My exhilarating stay with Africa on Foot began with a transfer to the lodge with game ranger Enoch. While bobbing around on the back of the safari vehicle I kept my eyes peeled for a chance at spotting wildlife – you never know when something wonderful could pop out from behind a bush! In between my mistaking a distant rock…

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Small things build a great safari at nDzuti

Small things build a great safari at nDzuti

On my third day at nDuzti, I sat on the porch watching tree squirrels scurry from trunk to trunk while a hungry hare hoppity-hopped its way across the expansive green lawn in search of nosh. To my left, slow-motion giraffes drank from a waterhole, while their fellow thirst-quenched impala-friends succeeded in restlessly scaring each other into a scatter, like a…

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