Matusadona, a birding paradise on the shores of Lake Kariba

The 9th installment of our latest Safari Diary follows on from – Cheetahs and vultures on our last morning in Hwange Matusadona National Park As we come into land the first plane is sitting waiting to take off again and no sooner have we taxied off the runway than it roars off kicking up another dust storm. We disentangle ourselves[…]

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Elephants, more elephants and a lion

This is the 6th installment of my Safari Diary and follows on directly from Elusive Sable and idle Cheetahs – Hwange NP Elephants everywhere Some time ago the folks at Bomani installed something that they call the ‘Look Up’. A shipping contained was buried in the ground beside one of the waterholes and converted into an underground hide or blind.[…]

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Vultures – the silent victims of Africa’s wildlife poaching

The recent death of up to 600 vultures after feeding on a poisoned elephant carcass near Namibia’s Bwabwata National Park in July confirms that the indiscriminate use of poison is one of the major causes of the ongoing decline in vulture populations across most of Africa.   This is particularly evident in West Africa where an average decline of 42%[…]

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Zimbabwe – The must visit safari destination for 2014

It’s official! Zimbabwe is the must visit safari destination for 2014. Since we introduced our select range of safaris in Zimbabwe a few months ago, the response has been incredible. However that doesn’t mean we’ve been resting on our laurels. Quite the opposite in fact. Although we (naturally) thought our Zimbabwe itineraries were the bees knees, we realised that because[…]

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