Month: June 2019

Michael Laubscher - Gorilla Uganda

Gorilla Trekking In Uganda – Trip Report June 2019

If I was asked to describe; in one word, what a mountain gorilla trekking experience is like I'd have to say; Breathtaking  & no not due to hiking through the beautiful rain forests of Bwindi. I have in the past & still do say that this particular adventure is impossible to describe. Let’s take a quick look at how many words are in a common Dictionary. The Second Edition of…

Gerry van der Walt - Svalbard - Travel

The One Item You Need To Include In Your Svalbard Packing List

It's probably not what you think. Yes, when you head to Svalbard for a small expedition cruise you need to pay a little more attention to what you pack than a regular safari.  Let's face it, with sub-zero temperatures, wind, snow, zodiac rides, water landings, walking on ice, inside, outside - to name but a few of the activities you will be taking part on during an Arctic adventure requires…

Michael-Laubscher-Madikwe-MuscleMemory

Muscle Memory Is Vital

Let me start this blog with an image I took on a recent Madikwe Safari; Yes; my guest was knitting a sock while out on safari! In the video below I explain why I used the image above as the reference image for this blog;   [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gWnyXZqEKk[/embedyt]   I do hope this helps & motivates YOU to get to better grips with your gear. Until next time; Happy Snapping!…

Beho Beho Ruaha and Selous Safari-65

A week in the Selous Game Reserve

Earlier this year, and it seems like an age ago already, I hosted a week long private Guided safari in the Selous Game Reserve. Beho Beho, and specifically Bailey's Banda, was our base for this safari which had two objectives. The first was to find and photograph the Wild Dogs of the region (Selous is known for its wild dog population) and the second was to reccie the region for…

GerryvanderWalt-Migration

The Two Sides of the Great Migration

The annual wildebeest migration, the Great Migration, is rightfully known as the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. For many people around the world the Great Migration epitomises the ultimate African safari experience and is still one of the quintessential bucket list items that any wildlife and nature enthusiast should tick off of their list at least once. Wildlife photographers also know that the Migration offers incredible photographic opportunities and many portfolios and…

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3 Ways to Maximise Your Safari Experience

For many, a Safari is a once in a lifetime experience, some of whom have waited their entire lives for a week or two's holiday.  There are many things to consider when booking your ultimate adventure, but here are 3 ways you can maximise your life changing experience. 1.  Minimise Your Expectation It is so easy to get carried away with what you might expect to see and experience that…

Andrew Beck Odzala Trip Report-9

African Parks 2018 Annual Report: Odzala-Kokua National Park, The Republic of The Congo

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation, founded in 2000, that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks and protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities. Our aim is to rehabilitate each park, making them ecologically, socially and financially sustainable long into the future, for the benefit of people and wildlife. At the close of 2018, African Parks had fifteen parks…