Grazing impala dwarfed by a deceased leadwood tree

Week in Pictures: Celebrating the Earth

It’s International Earth Day today, giving us even more of an excuse to brag about our fantastic week in the natural world of Safari! From the Greater Kruger Park to Botswana’s epic Chobe Riverfront, we’ve received a photographic overload of wildlife evidence from this week’s game drives. These sublime wild regions are protected areas, dedicated to…

Walking Safari with Hyena & Vultures on Kill

The aim of a walking safari is to offer guests an alternative perspective on the bush – the animals’ domain. Every morning begins with analysing fresh tracks, seeing flowers open with the dawn sunlight, and discovering the evidence of the night. Often, the Africa on Foot guides track elephants, or buffalo, or lion and establish…

Naming a New Leopard: Meet “White Rock”

There’s a certain excitement surrounding the guides at Africa on Foot when an unknown leopard (or a known leopard, for that matter) is spotted during a game drive. Questions asking ‘who is it?’, ‘do we known him/her?’, and ‘where was it seen?’ fill the air as soon as the guides put their heads together back…

Week in Pictures: Predators and Plains Game

This week was the week that brought the rain to the Kruger. At such a late stage in the summer, the earth was scorched from the incessant heat and lack of replenishment from the rain. Then, the growl of distant thunder and flicker of lightning behind giant grey clouds announced the arrival of relief, all…

Hyenas feed on fallen giant, Shoshangane

Sad news broke in the Balule last week, when the lifeless body of big tusker, Shoshangane, was discovered. This collared elephant had been monitored for over a decade by the Save the Elephants foundation, contributing invaluable data towards studies on elephant movements in the Greater Kruger. His natural death was a shock, but it was…