Nov 142017
 
Batty about Serengeti’s foxes

At the Grumeti Tented Camp in the Serengeti, we usually gathered at the open air lounge before first light for a cup of coffee and a rusk or muffin. This was a traditional meeting to work out where to go for the morning and discuss what we hoped to see. There were very few vehicles […]

Aug 302017
 
Small guests at the Giant’s Castle table

The vulture’s hide at Giant’s Castle is a raptor hide first and foremost. The setting on the edge of a middleberg ridge is spectacular. Placing the bones for the raptors, mainly for the Bearded Vultures, supplements their natural food sources which is diminishing due to loss of habitat and is the main purpose of the […]

Aug 022017
 
Bearded giants gliding the barrier of spears

This is the first post from my trip to Giant’s Castle in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg park in mid-July. Apart from the breath-taking beauty, a key attraction at Giant’s Castle was its vulture hide. The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park has Africa’s highest mountain range south of Kilimanjaro. It presents a formidable horizon of massive basalt cliffs in […]

Oct 232013
 
Foxy Face

Southern Africa has a couple of interesting canids to see when you are on safari. Besides plenty of Black-backed Jackals, the rare Side-striped Jackal and the funky-looking Bat-Eared Fox…there’s also the Cape Fox (Vulpes Chama). This is our only true fox species, and they are beautiful and great fun to photograph. Later this year I […]

Feb 032013
 
Just another Kalahari morning

I’ve been putting this off for too long…so here it is. The story of the hunting lions in the Kalahari. Fasten your seatbelts – Date: 29 November 2012 – Location:Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – It was a morning much like any other morning in the Kalahari. Yet it would turn out to be a morning so […]

Dec 272012
 
Kgalagadi: September 2009 (Part 8)

Let’s carry on with this trip report, shall we? We spent our last night in Nossob and headed out on a quick game drive the next morning before we had to break up our camp. We had heard lions roaring to the south early in the morning and set off towards the Marie-se-gat waterhole. We […]

Nov 222012
 
Kgalagadi: September 2009 (Part 6)

Today we would be leaving the Kalahari Tented Camp and move across the dunes to the Nossob riverbed on the border with Botswana. We got up early and packed all the luggage and food so we can hit the road early and have good light for photography. The sunrise looked promising so right before we […]

Nov 082012
 
Kgalagadi: September 2009 (Part 2)

Right, let’s continue with this trip report, shall we? We’re picking up from the last episode, where we finished our morning drive from Twee Rivieren on our first full day. The heat in the middle of the day in the Kalahari is searing, so we went back for some siesta time (although our tent didn’t […]