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Yanbaru, Forests of the North. - Ep.1
Filming exclusively with an iPhone6S Plus and the odd cameo use of a GoProHero4 'Stunt Cam' for underwater and snake strike sequences Safarian Mark Thorpe recently headed to the forested Northern areas of the island of Okinawa in Japan.
Fair Trade Tourism app goes live on smartphones!
The Fair Trade Tourism App is now available for download free of charge for both tablets and now smartphones too! Find out more!
Yanbaru, Forests of the North - Teaser
This is the teaser trailer for the soon to be completed series of short wildlife films that intrepid Safarian Mark Thorpe recently filmed in the dense jungles of Northern Okinawa in Japan, a region known as the 'Yanbaru'. What sets this apart is that he filmed everything in this, apart from the underwater and risky elements such as snake strikes, with an iPhone6S+! Watch on Safarious now!
Calling all Capetonians, please join us on Wednesday the 6th of July at 5:30 pm for a glass of wine at Chandler House as we celebrate the publication of Robert J. Ross’ new book The Selous in Africa - A Long Way From Anywhere and the opening of his photographic exhibition in our Voorkamer Gallery.
Activities in and around Livingstone, Zambia
As Zambia’s entry to the Victoria Falls and the surrounding Zambezi region, Livingstone has something for everyone!
Feeling the Squeeze?
Smart devices are packing cameras with an increasing amount of punch, it is the area of smart imaging, of iPhoneography.
Let's help Kickstart: Travel the Planet Overland
“How the heck did you get your wife to agree to this, how can you afford to travel the world with children, do you all sleep in that one tent, isn’t it dangerous to live like you do, simply - how?”
Media Statement: Tourism leaders join the campaign against predator breeding and all exploitative wildlife activities
The global campaign to bring an end to predator breeding, canned hunting and exploitative tourism activities such as cub petting and ‘walking with lions’ gained further momentum this past week. At the We Are Africa Conservation Lab, almost every leading African-based safari and ecotourism operator attending committed to a statement pledging not to support any of these activities.
Great Migration Update
And here is the latest Great migration update brought to you straight from the source, by Asilia Africa and HerdTracker!
Africa on Safari - Full Interview with Kym Illman
Looking for a great christmas present for a wildlife fanatic? The photographs in Africa on Safari by Australian photographers Kym and Tonya Illman present wildlife in a unique way, drawing the viewer in by placing them at eye level with wild animals. Get travel tips, learn about the photographic techniques and more in this interview with Kym Illman. Africa on Safari provides invaluable information on the types of cameras and other equipment Kym and Tonya used, the locations they recommend to visit as well as the different places they suggest to stay.
wpsWatch System Thwarts Poachers
Wildlife Protection services have installed their wpsWatch system on a game reserve in South Africa which has seen an increase in poaching activity over the last few weeks. Find out how it's doing!
'Vanishing' new limited edition
A new and limited edition work by Heinrich Filter of a Black Rhino in bronze on a stone base. Heinrich is a talented artist, have a look at his sculptures, they make a beautiful and ever-lasting gifts.
WINNER ANNOUNCED: Manfrotto Mini Competition Series 4/12: Sunrises and Sunsets
Congratulations Cesar Torres, our judge Sue Flood selected one of your images to win the 4th installment of our Manfrotto competition! She commented that your photographs were strong with good technique and composition! Well done and Thank you to everyone who took part, there were some truly breath taking images entered!
Another great showcase of what our friends at Canvas and Tent have been up to!
Great Migration update: 04 May 2015
The herds have moved from Ndutu for now with some going towards Naabi and onwards to the Gol Kopjes towards the east. Others have moved slowly up towards Kusini but they have not yet reached Moru so they are directly north-west of Matiti Hill at the moment...
Venus Butterfly Trap
Mark Thorpe has just taken delivery of a new macro lens from a Chinese manufacturer called Venus, he will be writing a fuller journal soon but wanted to show us a taster of what the venus is capable of. So for anyone know who may be contemplating getting one as their macro 'go to' lens, he says do it!
Manfrotto Mini Competition Series 1/12: CLOSED
We are busy deciding the best caption! The winner will recieve the latest Manfrotto BeFree lightweight tripod and will be announced on Monday 23rd February! Stay tuned for the next competition where you can enter your photographs to win a Manfrotto Monopod!
Africa's Ultimate Safaris
After 20 years of traveling the African continent on filming and guiding expeditions, and having gained a wealth of knowledge and experience – Shirli Carswell and Ian Thompson, partners in the Wildside Safari Company, have compiled a unique coffee table book entitled “Africa’s Ultimate Safaris” which represents some of the best Safaris Africa has to offer - or the “Bucket list of Safaris” in Africa. Check it out!
GoPro: Lion Mouth Cam
A curious pair of lions grab a GoPro camera and give us a first person look at what its like to be the King of the Jungle. Call this...'A Lions Perspective'
The tents at Honeyguide in Manyeleti
Canvas and Tent are doing what they do best, erecting only the finest tents for your camping pleasure - or should we rather say Glamping! Here is a gallery of the tents at Honeyguide in Manyeleti (two camps, Khoka Moya and Mantobeni) and also Cheetah Paw in the Guernsey Game Reserve.