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The death of a leopard in the Klaserie

The death of a leopard in the Klaserie

Survival of the fittest means only one thing; that those who are weaker will succumb, and those who succeed will prosper. When predators take down prey, we call it the circle of life, when predators take on predators, it is a vicious and brutal fight, often to the death. Competition in the wild is rife. It’s every man for himself,…

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That lucky leopard sighting… on video

That lucky leopard sighting… on video

Enjoying that ideal leopard sighting on safari quickly becomes one of the most memorable parts of one’s trip. There is something unbeatably beautiful about the leopard; glimpsing its rosetted pelt, yellow-green eyes, and the white flick of its tail is what puts one the the edge of their safari seat. The hunt for this exceptional cat was on at Africa on Foot…

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All the big cats this week at Nokana Safari Camp

All the big cats this week at Nokana Safari Camp

With game drive privileges on 3 private Big 5 game reserves, and access to public roads and exclusive off-road trails in the Kruger National Park, it’s no surprise that game viewing with Nokana Safari Camp is always exceptional. In a week’s stay at this luxury tented lodge located in the Greater Kruger region, guests visit the Kruger Park, twice; Thornybush, Karongwe,…

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Wild dogs on film at Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp

Wild dogs on film at Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp

African wild dogs, also know as Cape hunting dogs, and painted dogs are purely carnivorous, and they are very good at it. Their co-operative breeding behaviour and incredible social structure means that the whole pack (can reach up to 30 individuals) works together to support the breeding effort and the strength and survival of the pack. It is quite unique,…

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Week in Pictures: Unexpected elephants, and more safari gold

Week in Pictures: Unexpected elephants, and more safari gold

Sometimes you see what you expect, sometimes something quite the opposite comes your way. While on safari with Camp Linyanti, we encountered so many elephants that we grew to expect them around every corner, but we had to stop and take a look at one particularly wrinkly old female. She didn’t have any tusks, and her ears were folded over, shapelessly…

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Lions on a kill charged by elephants at Camp Linyanti

Lions on a kill charged by elephants at Camp Linyanti

One muggy afternoon on the Linyanti swamps we set off for a routine game drive. We were spending 2 weeks making our way through some of the best wildlife zones in Botswana, and game drives had become something of a marvelous habit. Guests at Camp Linyanti are led by their guides in kitted out Land Cruisers, while their accommodation in…

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The Week in Pictures: The birds, the bees, and the big things.

The Week in Pictures: The birds, the bees, and the big things.

With such a diverse range of camps in various areas of pristine wilderness, its not surprising that the photography coming out of these areas each week is reliably great. The Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, the Sabi Sand, and the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve have produced some fantastic footage lately, and photographers Em Gatland, Kevin MacLaughlin, and Jochen Van de Perre…

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