Join Anton Crone as he braves a precarious river crossing to meet with the King of the Bambara empire in Mali. To see him you have to climb into a leaky boat that departs from Segou along the Niger river. After an hour or so, either you will see him or you will have been devoured by crocs....
The Official Press Release from OSCAP 2014. The controversial OSCAP conference, entitled ‘Risk Assessment of Rhino Horn Trade’ ended yesterday on a positive note. The participants agreed to work together to ensure that all South Africans were made aware of the risks associated with legalising rhino horn trade. “No matter what side of the trade debate we’re on, what we all want is for the poaching to stop”, said Allison Thomson, Director of OSCAP.
A behind the scenes look at the Burrard Lucas Brother's time spent photographing meerkats in Botswana. Meerkats are charming little creatures, they have identified humans as non-threats, so are quite comfortable and friendly, just watch the video and see for yourselves...
The Death of Majesty
Mark Thorpe has been diving for 20 odd years and is disgusted by the way our Oceans are being exploited. Much like the Iconic species of Africa hunted for their horn to cater to the Asian libido so are so many of the Oceans mega-fauna falling foul. Shark populations in particular are being decimated in the demand for their fins which form the component ingredient for Shark Fin Soup. This gelatinous and bland soup has zero aphrodisiac abilities, it's merely status...
Tweet, travel and blog with Getting Stamped
Hannah and Adam Lukaszewicz, otherwise known as the Editors of Getting Stamped, will be heading overland on Acacia Africa's 43-day Kenya To Cape Town overland expedition. Nominated for a Bloggies Award in 2013 and with a following of over 4,000 fans on Facebook, the bloggers are adding Africa to their Round The World Travel trip. Follow them as they embark on their African Adventure!
Wild Gallery: Cat and Mouse
Gareth Carter photographed a sequence of high action shots in which a Lion learns that maybe it's not a good idea to play cat and mouse with an easily irritable buffalo, especially when the buffalo is twice his size.
Diamond in the Rough
Michael Harlow reasons with us as to why we should get into Scuba diving, not that we need reasoning with, but in case you were wondering, the reasons could be endless; whether you're looking to get some exercise in, or just want to experience the excitement of discovering the underwater world. Read about Michael's experiences in the ocean and be inspired to take the dive yourself!
Ker + Downey Africa Launches Pioneering Travel Website
A place filled with tradition, culture and heritage – Africa is always redesigning itself, and so are Ker+Downey Africa. With a pioneering new website and brand identity, Ker+Downey Africa are illuminating the wonder and diversity of the African continent and stimulating the imagination of those who travel there.
Wild Video: Into The Arctic
An entirely self-created film shot in September 2010 showing the outrageous and fantastic scenery and wildlife in the Arctic regions of Greenland and Spitsbergen.
The mimic Octopus: Master of Disguise
Different animal species have evolved a number of ways to hide in their environments. One of the most popular tactics is by camouflage, which is achieved by matching the background or by having patterns that break up the animal's outline. Others have evolved to resemble other species that are toxic or venomous in a technique called mimicry. Read more about a few amazing species that have been recently discovered to have the ability to alter their mimicry to actively imitate a range of species, depending on their circumstances.
Zimbabwe’s Presidential Elephants Embroiled in New Saga
Fresh concerns have been raised over the safety of Zimbabwe’s famous herd of Presidential Elephants after it has emerged that state land bordering on the Hwange National Park has been ‘acquired’ and closed off. Speculation is rife that it is to become a hunting concession thus putting the move in direct contradiction to a Presidential Decree that protects the elephants from such practices.
Wild Video: Leopard steals GoPro camera!
What would a leopard do with a GoPro? Well, watch this amusing footage and find out what happens when a leopard steals a GoPro!
Wild Gallery: Birth of a Springbok in the Kgalagadi Park
Incredible footage of the birth of a Springbok in the Kgalagadi Park by Safarian Les Crookes.
Why you should visit Zimbabwe on holiday!
Luke Brown gives us 7 Myth Busting Reasons why we should visit Zimbabwe on holiday. Zimbabwe’s tourism is on the rise and the country is at the beginning of a boom. Luke is determined to dispel any preconceptions about the country and put it on the top of holiday destination lists!
Wild Video: 11 Second Teleport
Mark has been quite over the last two months, he's in the middle of filming a documentary around Indonesia and seldom gets the luxury of a few minutes to himself. But recently he has had the opportunity to experiment with time lapse photography, and this is what he has come up with!
A Clash of the Big Toothed Beasts at Musango, Lake Kariba
“The death of one is the triumph of another.” These words ring true when it comes to the ways of the wild, and nature is not always kind. On a recent safari in Africa, in Musango on Lake Kariba, Frances Jackson witnessed first hand just how harsh nature can be. Her tale spans over four days and stars some of the biggest names and reputations in the bush; lion, crocodile and hippo.
Wild Video: Cartwheeling Around the World
In 2013 Steppes Travel went cartwheeling around the world, traveling further than ever to find the best destinations and experiences out there! Steppes Travel proudly boasts 18 Specialists in 48 Countries bringing you more destinations, more lodges, hotels, camps, boats, yurts and tepees in the hunt for the finest and most exotic retreats, the undiscovered hidden gems that go beyond the ordinary.
Lions - Origins Revealed
The origin and history of modern lions has finally recently been revealed in a genetic analysis completed with both living lions and museum specimens. Aren't you curious to find out what lies in their past?
Introducing the Latest BeetleCam!
Brought to you by the Burrard Lucas Brothers, the BeetleCam is an armoured remote-control buggy for your DSLR camera. Use it to safely position your camera in places where no human could go. Photograph predators from the perspective of their prey or elephants as they pass inches from the camera! Read more about it on Safarious.
Great Bear Rainforest 2013
Here are a few images Max Waugh's 2013 autumn tour to the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada. There you can see three different types of bears (spirit, black and grizzly), as well as other magnificent sightings such as coastal wolves, whales and more! Max will be returning to lead tours in the region in 2015 and 2016, so contact him if you're interested in visiting this area!
Wild Video: A Debt of Courtesy
In this heartfelt music video by Mrisho Mpoto, Africans are speaking out against the looting of their wildlife heritage. "It makes me want to cry, people value money more than the lives of other beings..."
New App for Kruger National Park
A new app has just been released to help visitors navigate and identify wildlife sightings in Kruger National Park. Developed by Derek and Sarah Solomon, Lee Gutteridge and the Wild About Info team, the app is available for both iOS and Android platforms.
Sympathy for a Serpent
It is amazing how quickly actors on the stage of nature can change roles. Mike Kendrick came across this thrilling sighting in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, where a cobra was engaged in a heated confrontation with a slender mongoose. Read on to find out how the scenario played out.
Tanzania Horseback Safari
Harness those equestrian skills and take to the Serengeti on horse-back. Experience the ultimate safari, that allows you to travel next to zebras and giraffes, ensuring a wildlife experience like you could only imagine.
Wild Video: Gorongosa National Park
Gorongosa National Park, in Mozambique, is perhaps Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration story, by adapting a 21st Century conservation model of balancing the needs of wildlife and people, they are protecting and saving this beautiful wilderness.
Wild Gallery: Okavango delta, Mombo camp
One Morning exploring the okavango delta from Mombo camp, as fortune would have it, Moa came across three predators in the same area, a lion, hyena and wild dog!
Wild Video: The Spider Who Couldn't Hide
Need a laugh? Watch this short video of the spider who couldn't hide!
Wild White Lion Cub
Roel van Muiden came across this very special sighting in July 2012, a wild white lion cub. He came across the young cub when he was guiding at Africa on Foot in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve.
Wild Gallery: The Magic of Botswana and Tanzania
A beautiful gallery of wildlife photography by Karin Van Couwenberg.
Rivington Pike and Winter Hill, West Pennine moors.
A few photographs taken as the sun faded one late afternoon on a visit to Rivington Pike, Winter Hill, in the West Pennines in Lancashire, England.
Wild Gallery: Kalk Bay, South Africa
A lovely gallery of one of the quaint coastal areas of Cape Town. Kalk bay is a stunning and small town by the sea, full of character and excellent sea food!
Ker and Downey Botswana: Kanana Camp
Read all about Clare's fantastic experience at the Ker and Downey Camps in Botswana's Okavango Delta. From lions to elephants and plenty of game viewing, have a look at what the Ker and Downey Botswana team have on offer.
Wild Video: Clash of Titans
In South Luangwa at the peak of the dry season lions reign in force and a lone buffalo is no match for the Mwamba-Kaingo pride. Watch this incredible footage filmed by Shenton Safaris, of a rival male trying his luck from across the river.
Wild Gallery: Sunrise at the Narmada River
The Narmada river is one of the five holy rivers in India, Safarian Nicole Honegger captures its divine beauty in her gallery, have a look.
Wild Gallery: Madikwe Game Reserve
Madikwe is arguably one of the best places in Southern Africa to see the endangered African wild dog. It also boasts other must see's, including the cheetah, spotted and brown hyena and some stunning scenery to top it off! Have a look at Paul Slyer's gallery and be inspired to travel!
Wild Video: The Severn Bore
The Severn River usually flows from left to right, but in this video it starts to flow from right to left - uphill. Find out how the 'Severn Bore' changes the course of the water and makes it flow against the gradient!
Wild Gallery: Landscape Portfolio
Have a look at Andrew's portfolio of different landscape images, from snow capped mountains to swamped forests Andrew captures the natural diversity of our planet.
Wild Video: Awesome East Africa
East Africa is an unbelievably special place, just watch and see for yourself...
Wild Gallery: The Amazon
Michael Lorentz had some fun with his macro lens and took a few close up shots on a trip to Hamadryade lodge in the Napo region of Ecuador.
Wild Video: Canoeing the Tobeatic
A short video from Andy Wood's canoe expediiton down the Tobeatic...real wilderness paradise!
Wild Gallery: Botswana Summer Safari 2013
Have a look at Tania's gallery of images taken on her recent Summer Safari to Botswana! From lions to elephants, to magnificent sunsets, Tania captures the natural beauty of this African country.