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 By :  Mike Myers, Wilderness Safariswww.wilderness-safaris.com Having worked as a guide, one way or another, for close on forty years now I can look back on the great animal characters I have come across. Memories of great lions, leopards and cheetahs fill my thoughts and my photographic library is full of their images. Perhaps the greatest of all of these was a magnificent male lion, incongruously called Cecil, who I was able to see often over the last five years. Few sights say “... Read On
Posted In: Hwange
By Alison Baker Victoria Falls National Park, Zambezi National Park and Chamabonda: it is really one park of amazing diversity set in a vast game area. From Victoria Falls, let your mind’s eye sweep up the Zambezi, racing through its islands and channels, quiet floodplains and tangled reedbeds, back through mopani woodland, spring lines and teak forest. Throughout the park there are so many places one doesn’t want to leave: every local you speak to will have their particular spot, their... Read On
Posted In: Victoria Falls
 BY : CAROL O’NEILL-WILLIAMSEMAIL : info@livingstonerhinosafaris.com WEBSITE: www.livingstonerhinosafaris.com Two species of rhino occur in Africa - the white rhino (Ceratotherium simum) and the black rhino (Diceros bicornis).There is much speculation about why rhinos were named ‘black’ and ‘white’ since both species are actually grey in colour. The easiest way to distinguish between the two is by looking at the shape of their top lips.The white rhino’s top lip is flat and wide and is... Read On
Posted In: Livingstone
 BY : MOSES SELEBATSOKalahari Research and Conservation Botswana EMAIL : selebatsom@yahoo.co.ukThe blue wildebeest are one of the largest water-dependent ungulates resident in the Kalahari environment. They adapt to the aridity of the area by migrating between wet and dry season ranges or by opportunistic movement to access patchy and erratic forage and water. However, their historic ranges have been drastically diminished or lost due to an increase in the human population and its... Read On
Posted In: Okavango
We all know ghosts pass through walls – but do they take the bricks and mortar with them? In which case it is not ghosts that have passed through so many of the collapsed walls you will notice around residential areasof Victoria Falls town. No, it is generally the result of elephants out for a picnic in someone else’s garden, merely taking the most direct route in and out – which often means through solid walls. One of the uniquely distinguishing features of Victoria Falls town is the... Read On
Posted In: Victoria Falls
As parents of two little girls of 20 months and 14 weeks, and as owners of a busy tour operating business, my wife and I were spurred into exploring the benefits of going on a luxury safari with small children.There is a misconception that running a tour operating business is difficult to do with children, especially where both parents are intricately involved. Determined to continue with the business we love, and to have children, we also set out to prove this myth wrong.Fortunately, many... Read On
Posted In: Hwange
BY LAWRENCE ALROYDuring visits to the Chobe National Park in the ‘90s I shared many peaceful moments with my favourite antelope, the kudu, as they browsed unobtrusively on acacia bushes, the whorled horns of the males tucked neatly along their backs, or raised proudly aloft whenever they chose to look about them.One evening I was startled by the sudden appearance of a large, chalky-white kudu bull, his milky colouring in marked contrast to the grey presence of his companions as they crossed in... Read On
Posted In: Chobe
Clare Mateke studies bats as part of her work as a Mammalogist at Livingstone Museum.From October through to December is a good time of year to see bats and especially at Kasanka National Park in Zambia’s Central Province, where the straw-coloured fruit bat roosts in numbers estimated at around 8 million – believed to be the highest density of mammalian biomass on the planet as well as the greatest mammal migration known to man.When ‘out on the town’ at night in Livingstone, or watching the... Read On
Posted In: Lusaka
BY LAWRENCE ALROYThe warthogs of Kasane are local personalities. They enjoy VIP status as they wander at will across main roads, along back tracks and in and out of gardens - unmolesting and unmolested. You would not normally expect to share a pavement with a wild hog, but that happens daily - and startles visitors - in our town, which abuts the Chobe National Park in northern Botswana.This must be one of very few places in a hungry world where potential meals-on-trotters coexist peacefully... Read On
Posted In: Chobe
ROBYNNE KOTZE & KYLE BURGERThe time is 06:00. We are lying awake in the tent on one of the rare mornings we’ve decided not to get up before the sun. Suddenly we hear a soft, rumbling contact call, “aaawwwww”. It’s close. Kyle and I scramble outside to find what I’m looking for: two sets of clear, fresh paw prints in the sand. It’s the Morula males, but they’re on the move. We quickly jump into the vehicle and find the two burly, tawny males strolling down the road. This is what we live for... Read On
Posted In: Okavango
ARJUN DHEER, RESEARCH ASSISTANT, BOTSWANA PREDATOR CONSERVATION TRUSTWhat started out as a normal morning quickly turned into the most incredible observation session I’ve had as a research assistant with the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust. Before dawn I picked up a signal for ‘Hector’, a collared adult male lion, on the tracking-mast at camp and headed out to track him down. I found him about 1.5km north of our camp, in the Santawani area south of Moremi Game Reserve. He was heading... Read On
Posted In: Okavango
Recently a large number of plains game were translocated and released into the Zambezi National Park by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) to mark the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly, co-hosted by Livingstone and Victoria Falls.The UNWTO gathering was the key event for the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) in August. Released species included wildebeest, eland, zebra, impala and giraffe, in line with the... Read On
Posted In: Victoria Falls