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News and Updates on all things related to an Africa Safari

Terry’s Cycle Highlights: December/January

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Well another cycle has come and gone and it has been a great cycle enjoying the festive season in the bush. The rains have come and the Lowveld looks totally different to the dry barren landscape from a few months back. The rivers have been flowing, butterflies are out and the chorus [...]

CITW and the Shoe That Grows

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CITW Zambezi Region distributes sustainable footwear in conjunction with “The Shoe That Grows”… CITW donor Brandon Fraser contacted us in June 2016. Brandon had discovered Children in the Wilderness online and was keen to assist the programme by supplying a unique and innovative gift of shoes for the underprivileged. The Shoe That Grows provides [...]

Wild Camping at its Best

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There are many ways to define the word ‘adventure’. From unusual and exciting, to daring and downright crazy … our most favourite explanation by far is, quite simply, ‘not knowing what comes next’. Though we aren’t an adventure travel company by definition, the authentic and unforgettable travel experiences that we tailormake do [...]

When Adventure Turns to Fate

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In many of our family chats around the dinner table over the years we would plan the next family adventure and a trip to Namibia was discussed as being something that every person should experience. Initially I wondered whether a trip to the desert with very little wildlife was really going to [...]

Video: Becoming the lion king

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Practicing the skills needed for adult life is the most important part of any young animals journey in the wild! In the following video clip, you will see that life is an endless game, or rather a series of games, for lion cubs. Always under the thorough supervision of the mothers, a litter of [...]

A Week in the Bush at Sabi Sabi Vol. 137

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Despite the welcome rains, and quite a lot of it, it hasn’t put a dampener on sightings!  We have seen some great sightings this past week.  We hope you enjoy this week’s selection of highlights. A wonderful sight to see as the rivers are flowing again.  This is a magnificent sight witnessed from the [...]

Rhino Calf Rescue

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When you go through all the effort of relocating a breeding nucleus of a critically endangered species, it follows that you would pull out all the stops to try and protect them. Especially when it comes to Botswana’s only wild breeding population. Which is why, one Wednesday in November, Wilderness Safaris and Rhino Conservation [...]

African Tales at Sabi Sabi #20

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Where stories came from There was once a woman named Inganekwane and her husband Insumansumane who lived long ago, so long ago that they must have known the first people. They led a hard life and kept themselves busy during the days, Inganekwane wove, tanned hides and tilled the land while Insumansumane hunted and [...]

Children from Three Nations Come Together

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As part of our giving-back efforts in the communities we work with during the Nedbank Tour de Tuli, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) hosted its second annual Tri-Nations at Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa. Janet Wilkinson reports… Fifteen children and teachers from three different countries – Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe – participated on [...]

Pic of the Week at Sabi Sabi #7

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The coming storm This image was captured out in front of Bush Lodge while my guests and I sat and watched the storm advance on us. It was a powerful event and was the first of the heavy thunderstorms to hit the area for this rainy season. It was as if mother nature had [...]

Reflections on 2016 Mike and Marian

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It is the time of the year that we look back and we look forward. For those who know the buffalo thorn Ziziphus murcronata you will know that it has two thorns, one that points straight and one that bends backwards. Culturally, this tree has a lot of meaning and function in Africa. One [...]

Extreme Mud Spa

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  2016 saw the harsh continuation of a severe, relentless and devastating drought in southern Africa, with some parts of South Africa facing a third consecutive year of seriously below average rainfall. Coupled with unprecedented hot and windy weather conditions, it had grave consequences on the land and its wildlife. So much so, that [...]