Month: November 2019

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Revealed: The brand New Greg Mortimer ship sets sail in the Antarctic

With the delivery of the Greg Mortimer, Aurora Expeditions are excited to release the first preview of interior images of their new ship which we will be using for our 2021 Antarctica Expedition hosted by Gerry van der Walt and Andrew Beck. Proudly named after Aurora Expeditions' adventurous co-founder, this 104-metre ship is their very first, purpose-built expedition vessel. Capable of negotiating the strongest winds and waves, the Greg Mortimer is…

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Hwange National Park

Today is the start of part two of this privately guided safari. My guest and I loved the experience in South Luangwa but now we are making our way to a reserve that is wild, remote, tough to get to and authentic in every way, Hwange National Park. This incredible place offers its visitor an opportunity to see a real & raw Africa as wildlife still roam free, not prohibited by…

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Thorntree River Lodge

Afternoon sunset cruises on the mighty Zambezi to the sound of hippos, touring the majestic Victoria Falls and dining under the African starlight. That’s a few of things I recently experienced when I visited Thorntree River Lodge in Zambia. From the very smooth and efficient pick up and transfer to the warm welcome of the friendly staff, the entire experience at Thorntree River Lodge is incredible. As if all of…

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Scenic Helicopter Flights Over The Okavango Delta

A scenic flight over Botswana's Okavango Delta is an opportunity you cant afford to miss. Moments after departing you’ll enjoy the breath-taking views seen only from a helicopter. Experience the crystal-clear water channels meandering their way through lagoons, while journeying deep into the lush green flood plains to explore the abundant wildlife of the Okavango region. [caption id="attachment_10082" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Canon 5DsR, Canon 70-200mm F2.8 @ F4,5, 1/400, ISO 500…

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Timing is EVERYTHING…

When it comes to photography and wildlife photography in particular, timing is everything. In wildlife photography there are so many variables that are out of our control, this means that when something is happening, our timing needs to be spot on in order to capture the image that we are after. In today's blog I am going to be sharing 3 images all taken from the same sighting and all…

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How and what to pack for a Safari

Travelling to Africa on safari is an exciting adventure but one of the most frequently asked questions revolves around what and how to pack. With strict weight restrictions on internal flights between camps, packing can sometimes present a bit of a challenge. I thought I'd share the gear and methodology behind my packing for safari. Remember that the details of both the weight allowance and acceptable bag types will vary…

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Two weeks in Madikwe

Having recently returned from two weeks in Madikwe I thoughts I would go a different direction and steer clear of the normal trip report and tell you all a little bit more about this incredible safari destination. Some information about Madikwe: Madikwe is the fifth largest Reserve in South Africa It is situated in the North West Province of South Africa on the border Botswana The land where Madikwe now…

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Experience South Luangwa

Hello all I am beyond excited to say that over the next two weeks I'll be spending time hosting a privately guided safari starting in the tail-end of the Great Rift Valley in one of Africa’s most untouched, purest wilderness eco-systems; South Luangwa National Park before we finish off with a week in Hwange National Park. South Luangwa is considered to be one of Africa’s last great safari parks &…

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South Luangwa… A destination that will steal your heart and touch your soul

It's no secret anymore, South Luangwa has without a doubt become one of my favourite Safari destinations, if not my favourite. A few week ago I had the privilege of once again visiting the magnificent Park, also known as "The Valley of the Leopards". During this trip we spent 8 days in total at two perfectly located Camps, Tena Tena and Kaingo, October is my favourite time to visit South…

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48 hours with Savute’s Mega Pride

Since watching the fascinating documentary "Africa's Giant Killers" I have wanted to view and spend time with Savute's Mega Pride. This incredibly powerful pride consists of 29 individual Lions, ranging from young Cubs to adult Lionesses, from young Males who's manes are just developing to big black maned Lions. During this documentary they focus on how this particular Pride have developed the technique and skill set to take down young…