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Week in Pictures: All sorts of everything wild!

Week in Pictures: All sorts of everything wild!

This week we’ve got a roundup of incredible images from Botswana and from Kruger where our exceptional camps nestle in their wild homes. Surrounded by the African bush, everyday is brimming with opportunity to witness something phenomenal. It is the new season of rain, and the heat is rising for summer, and with the new flourish of greenery come the…

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A closer look at the Delta with Afrika Ecco Safaris

A closer look at the Delta with Afrika Ecco Safaris

Arriving in the Okavango Delta evokes feelings of peace and satisfaction with the healthy functioning of the environment. Thriving ecosystems, water, trees, birds, insects, herbivores, and predators can rejoice in this wetland paradise; even after wildfires have scorched the earth in the hottest, driest months in Botswana, the rains replenish the soil and new, green grass grows. Although the rains…

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Ross Pride lionesses kill a warthog at Africa on Foot

Ross Pride lionesses kill a warthog at Africa on Foot

The Klaserie is on fire with wildlife activity and excitement, and lucky for us, photographer Em Gatland has been hanging out at Africa on Foot capturing it all! Recently, Em and JD headed out in search of lions, and what they got was an unexpected thrill. JD writes about the time the Africa on Foot guests saw the Breakaway Ross Pride…

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The Week in Pictures: It’s baby season in the wild!

The Week in Pictures: It’s baby season in the wild!

On a recent trip to Botswana, we bore witness to some of the first impalas to be born of the season, baby warthogs tearing up the ground in an excitable game of ‘tag’, and some of Africa’s fiercest predators in their cute n fluffy youth. Well, their presence at a bloody kudu kill tainted their innocence slightly, but soon their playful…

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Birding, fishing, and walking safaris at Marakapula

Birding, fishing, and walking safaris at Marakapula

Marakapula is no ordinary game reserve. It is land that is owned by the local Mashishimale Community, and has been converted from overfarmed cattle grounds into 20 000 hectares of pristine, Big 5 territory. It’s location near the Kruger Park, the Blyde River Canyon, the Panorama Route, and the Olifants River means that guests here have a wide variety of…

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Marakapula to Kruger

Marakapula to Kruger

You know you’re winning when you’re on safari in a Big 5 private reserve of almost 20 000 hectares, but when you’ve got the option to expand your horizons and also visit one of the most prestigious game parks in Africa, you know you’ve hit the jackpot. Only a 20 minute drive from one wildlife haven to the next, and…

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Marakapula’s Makubu Lodge Masterpiece

Marakapula’s Makubu Lodge Masterpiece

  In the peace and quiet of the Marakapula Reserve, Makubu Lodge finds its home where the wild fig trees offer shade to the ground-dwelling animals, and the surging Selati River feeds the thirst of the elephants and the antelope. Warmly painted red, with thatched roofs covering high ceilings, and  authentically African artefacts adorning the wooden surfaces, Makubu Lodge is…

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The Magic of Marakapula

The Magic of Marakapula

  Just a short drive in a straight line from the Phalaborwa gate of the Kruger National Park lies the Marakapula Reserve. A Big 5 community-owned game reserve characterised by giant boulder hills, wild fig trees, and the Selati River, which courses through the property in its great, surging mass. On my first game drive I saw a leopard, crouching…

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The Week in Pictures: Ultimate images from Kruger and Botswana

The Week in Pictures: Ultimate images from Kruger and Botswana

For the week in pictures this week, we’re portraying the best snaps from our camps in the Greater Kruger and in Botswana! It’s been a whirlwind of a week and one can’t help but envy these talented photographers for the gorgeous wildlife sightings they have enjoyed in our beloved Africa. As always, we love to share the epic sights with…

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