Week in Pictures: 2016 Begins with a Bang!

A week into the new year, and things are looking promising! Despite the almost unbearable heat waves sweeping South Africa, 2016 has kicked off with a bang. The Olifants River at Ezulwini is an offer the elephants can’t refuse, and they have been seen enjoying the sweet riverside reeds, alongside buffalo and waterbuck, which are…

Africa on Foot Maintenance Man: Alfred Cuambe

There’s no denying that a lot goes on behind the scenes to make any safari lodge run like a well-oiled machine. Africa on Foot is sewn together delicately by a team of people who do their jobs well. One of those people is Alfred Cuambe; a Mozambican firecracker whose role as Head of Maintenance includes fighting…

Week in Pictures: The Mighty Jungle

“In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight” is a well known and inspiring line from the song in Disney’s, The Lion King. Everyone knows the tune, but less people know that it was originally written and sung in Zulu, by South African artist, Solomon Linda. It was called Mbube meaning ‘lion’, and it was…

Top 5 Videos of the Week: A Walk Through Our Camps

You’ve ogled over videos and photo albums of wild animals, hypnotic sunsets and incredible game drives. But what does it feel like to go on safari? And what do the lodges look like? How close is the swimming pool to your bedroom? These are all valid questions, often not answered until you arrive at camp….

Africa on Foot Sunset with Hippo, Crocodile & Buffalo

Every afternoon game drive involves the highly anticipated ‘sundowner stop’, which is a perfectly timed pause on a game-filled safari cruise to watch the sun go down. On Sunday, Africa on Foot guests unpacked their gin & tonics and biltong snacks on the edge of a large dam teeming with grunting hippo and chance-taking crocodiles…