World Wildlife Day: Top 3 Safari Favourites Facing Extinction

Today is the crown anniversary of the UN World Wildlife Day. Declared 3 years ago as the day to raise awareness about the plight of precious animal and plant species, World Wildlife Day is now being celebrated more than ever. It is no secret that our passion for safari stems directly from our love and admiration…

Week in Pictures: The Dance of the Wild

Constantly alive, constantly moving, even when all seems quiet; the bush is a place of paradise where man is the alien invader. The dance of the wild is evident in every whisper of the wind, every desperate leap to freedom, every flick of the tail, or toss of an armoured head. The bush is a place…

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…

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…

Week in Pictures: Best of Black and White

Inspiring photography that captures the essence of the big game safari experience. Sometimes it’s the glare of a short-tempered lion, or the flight of a steenbok as it springs weightlessly from the ground in a mad dash to find cover. Perhaps it’s the swoosh of of an elephant’s bristly tail against its leathery skin, or…

The Week in Pictures: Best in Show

This week, it’s photography’s Best in Show from our safari camps in the Greater Kruger Park and Botswana. With so much to see and everywhere to look, it doesn’t take a lot for the Average Jo to recognise the natural beauty that abounds in regions like the Okavango Delta, the Olifants River, the vast Klaserie, and…

Makgadikgadi Magic

Evoking images of the world famous salt pans stretching from one side of the horizon to the other, the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is one of the most unique places in Africa. Located just northeast of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, and neighbouring Nxai Pan National Park, Makgadikgadi was travelled on foot centuries ago by legendary…

Week in Pictures: Africa Magic

If you’re not already smiling because it’s Friday, here’s something to convert even the most determined frowner: The Week in Pictures! Fantasatic photos out of the Klaserie and Balule Nature Reserves in the Greater Kruger, and some breath-taking shots from the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Savute Marsh, and Khwai in Botswana. Afrika Ecco Safaris…