The Vulture

The vulture is a scavenging bird of prey and an animal that is often being portrayed as evil and motley. Don’t get me wrong as these birds are by no means what come to mind when we speak of warm and fuzzy. But if you dig into their purpose a bit, you may ask yourself, are they […]

Lioness Vs Serval

I have just returned from one truly special week in Madikwe Game Reserve. It was the first safari I have hosted this year, which is crazy considering we are in November! This is obviously due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but I have to say it was such an incredible feeling to be out in the […]

Serval – One of Africa’s most secretive creatures

Not many people coming to Africa know of, or have even heard of Servals. These small cats which almost represent the look of a Cheetah have long legs, a small head, large ears and a beautifully spotted and barred coat. Servals have quite a wide distribution in Africa – south of the Sahara, with one […]

The Hippopotamus

As we all know, the hippopotamus loves water. There are many reasons as to why and in this blog I will share a few of these reasons with you. A body of water that is deep enough to fully submerge is a hippo’s safest and happiest place, their tranquil breakaway. Hippos are well adapted to […]

My top 3 moments of 2020

No doubt this has been an incredibly tough year for all of us with the COVID-19 pandemic, but despite I am choosing to look at the positives that have come out of this year and as an individual the personal growth I have under gone. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is […]

Hippos – Africa’s most misunderstood animal

When you speak to most people around the world, Hippos are often interpreted or stated as the animal that kills the most people in Africa every year. Although I personally have my doubts around this statistic, it is important to understand the following facts: There are many villages along Africa’s main rivers such as the […]

The Red-Billed Oxpecker

The red-billed oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) is native to the savannah of Sub-Saharan Africa. It ranges across Ethiopia and Somalia through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia into Southern Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Southern Mozambique, and North-Eastern South Africa. They are a bulbul-sized, olive-brown bird that sports a diagnostic all red bill and a red eye surrounded by a fleshy yellow wattle. […]

What I learnt from Gentle Giants

This past week, I was fortunate enough to spend many hours around and with elephants. This week was a massive eye opener for me, the reason being is I went on the trip without posting on social media or anything of the sort. I took this week for me and to reconnect with the bush. […]

A day of the leopard.

Recently, we were lucky enough to travel again after quite some time stuck in our homes. The destination was the renowned MalaMala Private Game Reserve in the southern parts of the Greater Kruger National Park. The speciality here is no secret, it’s all about the wildlife and with an emphasis on predators. Lions, leopard, wild […]

African Wild Dogs

African wild dogs, also known as painted wolves or Cape hunting dog, are one of Africa’s most endangered predators. Description The African wild dog is unmistakeable among the medium-sized carnivores.  Characteristic features are the large rounded ears, long legs, bushy, broadly white tipped tails and the shaggy coats with blotches of black, yellow and white. […]

The Sable Antelope

The sable antelope is an incredibly handsome antelope. Characterised by its glossy black coat with white under parts and white facial markings. A rotund, barrel-chested antelope with a short neck, long face and a dark mane. Both males and females boast impressive ringed horns that rise vertically and curve backward. When they arch their necks […]

Two Rare Species To View At Tswalu

Have you ever seen a pangolin in the wild? Not many of you would say yes to this question and the reason for this is that they are extremely rare and rather difficult to find. It is a creature that evaded me for about 7 years of my guiding career, and that was with me […]

Day Dreaming of the spectacular Ndutu

Over the past few days I have been day dreaming about Ndutu… It is no secret that East Africa has a very special place in my heart.  The vast open plains with endless views combined with the huge numbers of wildlife that there is to be seen, makes it a destination that should be on […]

A World Without…

How many national parks and game reserves are there across the continent? I am not sure. Each one with its own character and “way of doing things”, its own history. Some are wildlife rich areas that were simply gazetted into parks at the last minute, conservation and tourism staff and infrastructure hustled into place, a [...]

Incredible memories of a Leopard in the Masai Mara

It was July in the Mara Triangle, and our Wild Eye Mara Camp had just opened for a new season of unforgettable safaris. After enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee around the fire with Dickson and the team, my guests and I set off as the sun was peaking through some dense cloud cover, […]

3 Ways to Best Capture a Male Lion

I think we can all agree that when it comes to Africa and its big cats, there is nothing more striking and powerful as seeing a male lion out in the wild. So what is it about these magnificent animals that is so absorbing? There are a number of reasons, but having said that, it […]

A Privileged Moment

A couple of years ago, while I was a full time guide at Londolozi, I experienced one truly incredible moment. The moment has stayed with me for years and will probably remain with me for many years to come. It started out like any other 'ordinary' day (I suppose as ordinary as any day in [...]

6 Reasons Why Mana Pools Should Be On Your Bucket List

Mana Pools is a hidden Gem which lies in the Northern parts of Zimbabwe bordering Zambia. The Reserve is very remote and therefore untouched and still very wild. The beauty of Mana Pools its that it is a walking concession with massive flood plains and, with the prominent Zambezi River flowing, it boasts a number […]

Strange Behaviour

If you are a seasoned safari enthusiast, I'm sure you have seen animals showcase some strange behaviour right? I have been in the guiding industry for many years now and over the years I've seen some pretty incredible, as well as some pretty weird animal behaviour. Thinking back, there are two moments performed by the [...]

The Aardvark

The Aardvark is considered by many to be one of the holy grails when it comes to wildlife sightings in Africa. These incredibly strange looking nocturnal animals are rarely seen on safari.  So rare in fact that very few people coming on safari have even heard about an Aardvark. Here is some information to introduce [...]

5 Points to Remember in Wildlife Photography

What is it about photography that ignited my passion to pick up a camera and start shooting? I have been very privileged in my time living in the bush and have been fortunate to have had some incredible experiences. 10 years ago I took up photography for the sole purpose of remembering special moments and […]