The Week in Pictures : Avian Delights, Big Cat Carnivals, and Lush Landscapes

The safari industry refers to the summer season in Kruger as “emerald season”, and for good reason. When the rains pelt down and smother the dry landscape with water, the bushveld awakens from its drab slumber. Those bland branches give birth to plush greenery, and migrant birds flock to the region for its ample supply…

Week in Pics : A Bumper Edition

Last week we took a brief hiatus from our weekly portfolio of images, but this week we’re back with a bumper edition to right our wrongs of last week’s lack of “Week in Pics” delivery. Our reason? We were in the bushveld, monitoring lion prides and observing Pel’s fishing-owls. So yes, this week we’re due a…

Week in Pics : Roll on the Festive Long Weekend

The long weekend is approaching and there are many of us looking forward to the well-earned break. If you’re celebrating Easter, then consider these images a gift from the Easter bunny. If you’re not celebrating Easter, then consider this a visual and virtual gift to be enjoyed over the long weekend. Highlights from the Week…

This April – When Hyenas Make a Fool of Super Predators…

The hyena is not the best looking animal but it’s certainly one of Africa’s most successful scavengers and ruthless carnivores. These stout morphologically dog-like creatures are the most misunderstood species in the safari world.  Notorious for being cowardly, cunning thieves and unrepentant killers; it’s no surprise that they have a bad reputation. Hyenas are actually highly social, intelligent and…

Africa on Foot Chef: Natasha Mazini

Animated and endlessly cheerful, Natasha Mazini is an uplifting spirit at Africa on Foot where she works as an energetic chef, perfecting the recipe for South Africa’s famous malva pudding. The bush camp kitchen is always alive with chatter and laughter, as the tempting aromas of sizzling bacon and home-baked quiches fill the air. You can…