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News and Updates on all things related to an Africa Safari

Victoria Falls A Hub for Safari Goers

2017-03-28T01:52:10+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends Five years ago I convinced my wife, Marian that we should move to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. As a photographer I felt that being based in the Falls would put me at the hub of four of the countries where Wilderness Safaris operates. Since then, we have [...]

Forty-Four Lions!

2017-03-24T02:35:26+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends It’s been dangerous times for the Southern Pride and their cubs as the ever-dynamic territories of lions evolve. The Southern Pride females and their 14 cubs have been left in a vulnerable position as the power-hungry Charleston males have tried to extend their empire south [...]

Switch Off for Earth Hour

2017-03-24T02:26:03+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends Earth Hour has become a long-standing tradition at our safari camps and lodges and the whole evening is transformed into a romantic event. There really is no place more exhilarating and enchanting to spend Earth Hour than in the bush (or on the beach), surrounded [...]

9 amazing facts about lions

2017-03-23T02:01:08+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends Written by Rae Kokes Changa Safari Camp have put together some interesting facts about one of our favourite big cats – lions! 1. Lions are listed as a vulnerable species. Despite their affectionate name, ‘king of beasts,’ they are under serious threat on the African continent, with [...]

Of Forests and Friends

2017-03-21T02:51:24+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends  A Visionary Conservation and Community Project Given Rwanda’s intense agricultural model, the country has a limited number of indigenous trees outside its national parks, so our reforestation project is vital. Today, 21 March, is International Day of Forests. This day is particularly relevant in raising awareness of [...]

Pic of the Week #17

2017-03-18T05:52:02+00:00 General|

 Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari LegendsSpotted HyenaSeeing Spotted Hyena is a common sighting at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, however, being able to maintain a regular amount of time within that sighting can be quite difficult. In this case, we found one Spotted Hyena potentially trying to hunt an impala male. The outcome was [...]

Weird and Wonderful at Sabi Sabi #2

2017-03-13T13:34:17+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends Green-backed Camaroptera (Camaroptera brachyura) The Green-backed Camaroptera is in many ways an remarkable little bird. As can be seen above, it is small (between 11-12cm long) with a red eye, a grey face and a green back from whence the name stems. It has been described as [...]

Pic of the Week #16

2017-03-10T14:29:03+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends Woven   In this image, I have captured two male Southern Masked Weavers, one perched behind and out of focus, while the one in the foreground is busily building his nest. For me, this image was special because it was the first time I had had the [...]

Bisate Lodge Latest News

2017-03-11T06:04:53+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends We have just four months left till we open our brand-new lodge in Rwanda. Bisate opens on 1 June 2017 and the final stages of the lodge development are well underway. Those involved in the building and running of the lodge are hard at work and on [...]

The brand new Duba Plains Camp now open

2017-03-08T14:55:46+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends DUBA PLAINS CAMP BY DERECK & BEVERLY JOUBERT “The opening of the new Duba Plains Camp is the culmination of a long journey in our relationship with Duba Plains. We got stuck in a bog in January 1995 and walked into the old Duba Plains camp for help." [...]

Top Guiding from Wilderness Safaris

2017-03-09T02:36:18+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends From the desert elephants of Damaraland to the dead trees of the Namib and the red sands of the Kalahari Desert, from the coastal charm of Swakopmund to the endless plains of Etosha, we covered a lot of ground during our two weeks in Namibia. Before we attempt [...]

Damaraland Camp A Revolutionary Community Conservancy Model

2017-03-08T13:52:35+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends “Wilderness Safaris changed my life. They trained me up from grassroots level. It is a success story in our Conservancy” – Lena Florry, Wilderness Safaris Area Manager, Torra Conservancy Set in the Huab River Valley you’ll find one of our favourite wilderness areas in Namibia. This is [...]