Africa

Home to southern Africa’s grasslands, the swift, small and lightweight Oribi antelope is southern Africa’s most endangered antelope species.  The Oribi can be seen in South Africa’s provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape.  Habitat loss and...
South Africa’s conservation and tourism departments are progressively planning the country’s fourth largest game park.  Looking at the plans, it is exciting to see that this new game park will rank among the country’s best – the Kruger...

Rwanda gorilla permit prices

Prices go from $750 to $1500 per person In May 2017, Rwanda took a bold move by doubling the price of gorilla trekking permits from $750 to $1500 per permit. Rwandan citizens previously paid $36 per permit. They now...
In an announcement earlier this week that excited South Africans and international travelers alike, the leading intercontinental airline Emirates Airways announced that they will be increasing their flights to South Africa.  What does this mean for South Africa...
The debate on whether trophy hunting can positively contribute to conservation efforts is a long and unresolved one.  Both sides of the argument have firm followers.  Ever since Botswana’s president announced that trophy hunting will be proclaimed illegal...
Uganda is gearing up for the witnessing of a historic astronomical event – a hybrid solar eclipse.  Astronomers and amateur enthusiasts across the globe will have their eyes glued to the sky on 3 November.  A confirmed 10,000...
Elephant poaching in South Africa In less than a decade, South Africa’s once healthy rhino population went from well protected and fairly safe, to a critically small population with fears of extinction in the near future. And now,...
I was glad when we finally left the Kruger. We’d just spent three days in the National Park on our first ever safari vacation. It was long enough for me to lose interest in self-driving for hours on...
Two male cheetahs were released at the Laohu Valley Reserve in the Free State this week as part of the Endangered Wildlife Trust's (EWT) Carnivore Conservation Programme to save the animals from extinction. Wild cheetahs were eliminated in...

Kilimanjaro and Diamox

Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, attracts an increasing number of hopeful climbers each year. As of 2017, an estimated 60,000 people attempt to summit Kilimanjaro each year, making it Tanzania’s top tourist attraction. Technical climbing skills aren’t...