The Wild Life
Looking to make life a bit more wild? When we get tips on the latest travel opportunities and adventures, we'll post them here.
Celebrating the world's most iconic species
"Guarding our temples, adorning our flags, decorating our coins and capturing our hearts, the lion is beyond doubt the world's most iconic species." To celebrate World Lion Day, we bring you a collection of our favourite images from some of our talented contributors. To read more about World Lion Day go to worldlionday.com
Wildlife Rangers - The Best and Worst Job in the World
Sitting behind a computer at a desk, it’s easy to glamourize the life of a ranger in our minds. Spending your days in the bush and experiencing wildlife encounters on a daily basis does sound pretty great! And while it definitely is a great way to spend your life, it’s also not all roses. Like any job, being a ranger comes with its own set of pros and cons.
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.
Riding Wild in the Waterberg
Once a year at The Ant Collection, gallant riders from across the world gather to conduct a game census on horseback that is vital in order to understand what actions are necessary to achieve a balanced ecosystem in which wildlife can thrive. During the course of the week, participants also assist with the relocation of certain wild animals in order to establish new populations or to avoid culling.
Great Migration Update
Late last week we received reports from Rekero Camp safari guide Onesmus Irungu that the wildebeest herds were crossing the Mara River at the Lookout Hill crossing point.
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!
How to pick a travel agent for your safari
Botswana! Yip, you’ve heard about it. Lonely Planet named it the place to visit in 2016. So what is it about the country that has safari enthusiasts starry eyed when they mention it?
Ethiopia 2016 Part 1
Ethiopia. Safarian Marco Tonoli believes that there is no other travel destination in the world that offers the immense amount of historic, cultural and natural diversity that one can experience in Ethiopia. When the story of a country starts “3.8 million Years Ago”, and one continuously hears the phrases like “The rarest in the world” or, “The last place in the world to see”, as well as having a history shrouded in mystery, you know it is a story worth listening to.
The Healthy travel guide
Do you travel a lot and have healthy concerns? Well, If you want to stay healthy throughout your travel, you should think of ways in which you can stay healthy before, during and after the travel experience. Here are some tips from Safarian Brian Nusbaum to help you stay in peak form whilst traveling!
Zakouma 2016 - The fairest of them all
Over the course of May 2016 Passage to Africa partner guide Adrian Bantich released numerous galleries of his three month experience in Zakouma National Park - Tchad. Within these galleries, he attempts to incorporate various themes to highlight some of the floral and faunal marvels that Zakouma holds.
Guilt Tripping - the moral minefield of volunteer travel
‘We have a responsibility to tell the volunteers that they are not going to change the world.’ Sallie Grayson’s words at the 2012 World Travel Market London conference bring a sense of reality to the volunteer travel industry, an industry that is largely hypocritical and often destructive.
From the air - Zakouma Tchad 2016
Passage To Africa Parter Guide Adrian Bantich shows us an aerial perespective of Zakouma National Park in Chad!
5 reasons a safari in Zimbabwe is worth the trip
With so many destinations to go to, how should we choose our safari destinations in Africa? The wildlife rich Kruger National Park, the impressive Okavango Delta or the spectacular plains of the Serengeti – there are certainly many places to choose from when it comes to picking your next African safari destination. Liquid Giraffe explains why we should consider visiting Zimbabwe!
On this Africa Day
Safarious CEO Anton Crone reflects on his reasons for loving Africa, and why, even with a burgundy British passport he chooses to stay in this country and explore everything she has to offer. Let's all ask ourselves, why do we love Africa? #Africaday2016
Great Migration Update
HerdTracker has said that the wildebeest are currently between the Naabi Gate and Southern Plains and they are heading towards the Gol Kopjes.
10 restaurant to visit during your next Garden Route road trip
At a loss with where to eat during your next trip down the Garden Route? Drive South Africa know it's a tough decision to make so they've compiled a list of the top 10 restaurants to visit during your next Garden Route getaway!
The Northern Black Crowned Cranes of Zakouma Tchad
A glimpse into the abundance that is the wildlife of Zakouma National Park!
As told by Hwange’s Wildlife Whisperers
Wildlife whisperers. Field guides. Rangers. Whatever you’d like to call them, the truth is they are an integral part of each guest’s safari experience. It’s no secret that Zimbabwe is known for having the best guides in the safari industry, but The Hide believe they’ve got the cream of the crop. They turn good safaris into great ones and continue to be a trending topic on their Trip Advisor review page.
Lots of Lions at Little Governors’ Camp
A sighting of the King of the animal Kingdom is always humbling. Seeing a wild lion in person is something one can never quite prepare for. You know that they’re big, you know that they’re beautiful, but they are nowhere near as cuddly as The Lion King would have you believe. It’s not until you actually see these beasts with your own two eyes that you realise the raw power of their presence.
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?”