Sustainable Travel: How the Okavango Delta is doing good

A hot wind is blowing over Botswana’s Okavango Delta. But it doesn’t bother Onks Letsholathebe. The safari guide from Maun has just found a young female leopard relaxing on a floodplain close to Xigera Camp, and he and his guests are enraptured. “She’s very relaxed,” he smiles, accompanied by the sound of fervent camera shutters and… Continue reading Sustainable Travel: How the Okavango Delta is doing good

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Sexuality in Baboons

Baboons are fascinating to watch and on many occasions they have provided a highlight during game drives. I have often wondered at our fascination with their behavior and have come to the conclusion that it is a deep seated reminder of the innocence we as a developing species have lost. There are many traits in… Continue reading Sexuality in Baboons

Child-friendly Wildlife Photography workshops at Jaci’s Lodges

They say a picture tells a thousand words. Whether you’re an aspiring amateur snapper with a passion for wildlife or a professional paparazzo looking for that perfect photographic moment, Jaci’s Lodges’ photographic safaris guarantee an encounter with some of the most sought-after wildlife subjects. And it’s not just adults who can join in the fun, but young people… Continue reading Child-friendly Wildlife Photography workshops at Jaci’s Lodges

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Gorilla Trekking in the Virunga Mountains

Come to the beautiful continent of African and enjoy the lovely scenic delights here. visit this lovely land of visual pleasures and bask in the simple pleasures of visiting the Virunga Mountains. Home to the consistently reducing mountain gorillas, the Virunga Mountain tours are as wild and exciting as they are interesting. Virunga range lies… Continue reading Gorilla Trekking in the Virunga Mountains

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Watching the Whales Go by in Hermanus

The wonderful thing about Fair Trade Tourism is that a concerned tourist can plan their whole South African holiday with accommodation and activities that live and breathe Fair Trade principles. I’m doing just this and found that, even at sea, I can still choose consciously.  Fair Trade Tourism certified whale watching boat operator Southern Right Charters in Hermanus is a largely family affair,… Continue reading Watching the Whales Go by in Hermanus

Explore Masai Mara National Park

The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of ‘s finest wildlife reserve. Everything about this reserve is outstanding. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight. Birds, too, are prolific. Including migrants, well over 450 species have been recorded, among them, 57 species of birds of… Continue reading Explore Masai Mara National Park

Baboons and Water

I studied a troop of baboons in the Okavango Delta for over a year. The troop roosted in the trees on an island across from the lodge and every morning would move onto the main island, returning to their roosting spot in the evening. It was at the time of the arrival of the flood… Continue reading Baboons and Water