Bat migration, Kasanka NP

10 Million Bats

Watch 10 Million Bats descend into Kasanka With over 10 million straw coloured fruit Bats descending into Kasanka, this is the largest mammal migration on Earth! The Bat Migration is one of the most jaw-dropping spectacles of nature and an absolute must to experience! While the sheer volume of bats is special, it is the atmosphere surrounding this phenomenon that[…]

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So you’ve got 4,000 dollars

What kind of safari can you get for US$4,000? A short while ago we were contacted by some professional photographers from the USA. They wanted to go on safari in Africa, in particular they wanted to witness the great wildebeest migration, but their budget was tight; the cost must not exceed US$4,000 per person. Now, I can hear some of[…]

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Great Places to stay in Africa

Camps & Lodges with the WOW! factor Someone just asked me “What is your favourite camp in Africa?” How do I pick just one? I’ve been fortunate enough to stay in so many amazing places. Faced with this challenge and a few idle hours over the festive season I thought I’d try and at least narrow it down to a short-list.[…]

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Bush Rover suite

Bush Rover: Great Idea, Great Price!

Each year, attending World Travel Market in London becomes less of a pleasure and more of a chore. I spent ages prowling the aisles in search of something original and inspirational only to be disappointed.   Rising costs and diminishing returns have driven away most of the small (for small read, ‘interesting and original’) tour operators and the show is[…]

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Hwange interview with Mark Butcher, Imvelo Safari Lodges

Hwange – An African Park in Crisis? Interview with Mark Butcher, Imvelo Safari Lodges Hardly a day goes by without another depressing story about the plight of Africa’s elephants. Elephant numbers across Africa are declining at an alarming rate under the onslaught of ivory poachers yet one National Park, Zimbabwe’s Hwange NP, faces an entirely different problem; its elephant population[…]

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Interview with Dr Susan Canney, Director of the Mali Elephant Project

NOTE: 01 Feb 2016 I’ve re-posted this interview because the threat to Mali’s elephants is becoming even more worrying. Poachers have exploited the on-going civil conflict in Mali to poach more elephants than ever before and unless action is taken very soon there is a real danger of Africa’s northernmost herd of elephants being wiped out.  The Mali Elephant Project has[…]

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Mali elephants under siege again

Africa’s northernmost herd of elephants have long been a fascination of mine and I have followed the Mali Elephant Project with both with interest and anxiety as tribal conflicts and civil war have threatened their survival. Earlier this year, as background to a trip I have been planning to visit Mali’s elephants, I carried out an interview with the Director[…]

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Wildlife and Waves in Tanzania

Combine the Serengeti with the Indian Ocean Coast Tanzania is where crystal clear beaches meet intimate wildlife experiences. As one of the most attractive locations on Africa’s safari circuit, from the vastness of the Serengeti, to the calm waves of the Indian Ocean, Tanzania has so much more to offer than game viewing alone. From the beating heart of the[…]

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Wildlife Photography Africa re-introduces group safaris

By popular demand, 2014 sees Wildlife Photography Africa re-introduce a small selection escorted group departures designed for wildlife and photography enthusiasts. Offering photographers the chance to travel with a small group of like-minded individuals our groups have a maximum of 6 participants and are escorted by Africa expert and experienced wildlife photographer Martin Dunn. Working closely with our Tanzanian guides[…]

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Discover Tanzania with Wildlife Photography Africa and Lemala Camps

3 great safari itineraries for 2015 with Wildlife Photography Africa and Lemala Camps Lemala Camps operate some of Tanzania’s premier camps in the best locations for viewing wildlife. We’ve worked closely with Lemala to create 3 safari itineraries for 2015 – each designed to put you in the right camp at the right time. Our dates have been chosen to[…]

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Migration Update

2 months ago, all indicators pointed at the annual wildebeest migration running behind schedule this year. But now things are turning out quite differently. By the beginning of June some of the front runners were crossing the Grumeti River and heading towards Seronera before quickly moving further north into Ikoma. Herds of wildebeest were already massing on the central plains[…]

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