Gorilla conservation: beyond the boundaries of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Mountain gorillas are one of the world’s rarest wildlife species. According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are as few as 1000 individuals left on planet Earth. The world’s population of mountain gorillas is split into two. Just over half live in the Virunga Mountains (a range of extinct volcanoes bordering the Democratic Republic of…

That Umkumbe Life

It’s a common perception that the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is an unreasonably expensive safari destination. Umkumbe Safari Lodge begs to differ. Nestled on the banks of the seasonal and wildlife-rich Sand River, Umkumbe Safari Lodge offers guests a reasonably-priced yet luxurious retreat in one of the world’s most premier game viewing reserves, Sabi…

The Week in Pictures : Forget Flora, Winter is the (Feline) Fauna Season!

Friday flew past faster than a Peregrine falcon swooping in on its prey, which meant that we didn’t have the chance to release our much loved weekly edition of the “Week in Pictures” – we owe you a bumper edition of pictures. The Lowveld is buzzing with predator activity at the moment. When the bright…