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…

Elephants from above in the Sabi Sand

The Sand River flows and dries up with the change in seasons in South Africa’s Kruger Lowveld. As the summer heat creeps in, the epic thunderstorms roll in on through great, purple clouds, and the rains nourish the land after a long, dry winter, and rivers such as the Sand fill up and bring life…

Elephants digging for water at Ezulwini

It is well known that elephants are some of the most intelligent members of the wild population of African inhabitants. Emotional beings with a mysterious reputation for good memory, elephants have been known to carve out age old migration routes that lead to reliable sources of water, and to remember where herd members have laid…

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…

Lady Leopards, Tatowa and White Dam

It’s no secret that the Sabi Sand is leopard territory. There are various big cat stories that have come out of this prestigious Kruger Park reserve over the years, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Umkumbe Safari Lodge, enviously located overlooking the Sand River and the population of elephants, buffalo, and waterbuck that…

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…