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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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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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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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An incredible 12 Hours in the Mara Triangle Conservancy

I've been very fortunate to spend several weeks in the Mara Triangle for the last 8 years and one thing is for certain, this part of the world always delivers when it comes to game viewing. Regardless of whether you visit in peak season or off season, the Mara will deliver. However, every now and then you have a day or a sighting which simply blows your mind. Even after…

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#LetLionsLive this World Lion Day

Lions have undergone a catastrophic decline and are on the brink of extinction in all but the largest and best managed national parks. Just over a century ago, there were more than 200,000 wild lions living in Africa. Today, there are only about 20,000; lions are extinct in 26 African countries and have vanished from over 95 percent of their historic range. Though lions still exist in 28 African countries…

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The 12 and a half hour game drive

How often have you found yourself trawling through Instagram or any other photo sharing platform and stopping to think about the planning or time that went into capturing an image? Compared to other genres of photography, wildlife photographers often have very little time and options when it comes to planning their shot. Or do we? This post is all about the better part of 7 hours spent in the company…

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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…

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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…

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Trip Report: May 2019 Botswana Wilderness Tour

I have to admit that Botswana's Okavango Delta has a special place in my heart and the tours that I host there twice a year continue to deliver incredible sightings and experiences. I'm bucking the trend and sharing a slightly different take on the trip report for this years first of two departures. Rather than a day by day breakdown I've put together a highlights video which is then followed…