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Wild Again For 19 Challenge

My brother Josh, who is also a ranger, and I are about to embark on the toughest journey of our lifetime. We are heading into the bush for 19 days on a primitive trail. No tents, no vehicle and no other human contact as we traverse a big five…
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A Mother's Day Video: Thank You To Mothers Everywhere

One of my all-time favourite sightings was watching a tiny, newborn elephant take its first steps amongst the jostling, tender excitedness of its herd. As is typical of elephants, there was great ceremony to the occasion and the herd was…
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What is A Summer Safari Like in Botswana and Zambia?

Christmas in The Bush! This was one of my most fun safaris to date. The trip was in celebration of Helen's 60th birthday and I couldn't have imagined a more fun family (thank you the Cardons and Masons) to spend Christmas with. If you've…
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Mombo: Africa's Ultimate Destination

Known as the Place of Plenty, Mombo in Botswana's Okavango Delta, has some of the highest densities of wildlife in what is already a wildlife rich area. Doc, our incredible local guide, announced upon arrival, "Welcome to paradise". We couldn't…
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Uganda: Where Dreams Come True

“For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa.” Winston Churchill wrote these words in 1908 and…
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Victoria Falls: One For the Adrenaline Junkies

For over 2500km the Zambezi River flows through six African countries wending its way to the Indian Ocean. Punctuating it's half way point is one of the named seven natural wonders of the world, the largest curtain on water falling on the planet,…
An Oasis in The Desert
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An Oasis in The Desert

The Okavango Delta is one of the world's most magnificent anomalies. In the middle of the desert lies an 18 000 square kilometre sprawling oasis of crystal clear water supporting an abundance of wildlife. 60 000 years ago, a shifting…
A Return To Londolozi Mecca
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A Return To Londolozi Mecca

Londolozi is somewhere that has a special place in my heart. Having spent countless hours on the land and with the animals there, it was wonderful to return to the newly-refurbished Relais & Chateaux Pioneer Camp for four nights of bliss.…
Tswalu- The Home of Curious Creatures
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Tswalu- The Home of Curious Creatures

Tswalu is a unique lodge found in the Northern Cape of South Africa in a desert area referred to as the Green Kalahari. It is the biggest private game reserve in South Africa, covering a whopping 114 000 hectares (282 000 acres). Situated in…
Weird But Effective Strategies For Peace From a Grumpy Lion

Weird But Effective Strategies For Peace From a Grumpy Lion

"We cannot simultaneously set a boundary and take care of another person's feelings"- Melody Beattie Just a few days ago on retreat in the KwaZulu-Natal bushveld, my guests and I sat watching a sleeping lion. It was dusk and the sky was…