Etosha National Park must be one of the best places to see wildlife in the whole of Southern Africa. And to my mind, each of these three camps offers its own rewards.
The Wildlife ACT Fund Painted Dog Project conducts research on the social behaviour of painted dogs (or wild dogs) and how this affects the success of the reintroduction strategy for the species. As a researcher for Wildlife ACT, guest blogger Shannon Chapman has collected data from all painted dog introductions in KwaZulu-Natal for the past two years. She explains why it's so challenging.
Saturday 22 September is World Rhino Day, so it seemed a good time to bring you news of Rhinose Day in South Africa. This is a public campaign to raise funds and awareness of rhinos in particular, and the wider fight against poaching and false medicinal myths in general.
Imagine having a battle with a honey badger for possession of your campsite in the dead of night. That’s what happened to us when we visited Etosha National Park in Namibia.
It was our first morning at Halali camp in Namibia’s Etosha National Park, so we were up and ready for action as soon as the gate opened. Bingo! While the morning light was still soft, we found four cheetah in a flat-topped acacia tree at Salvadora waterhole on the edge of the pan.
Last week, the South African government lifted the moratorium on fracking in South Africa. Is this the end of the road? In this guest post, Jonathan Deal, Chairman of Treasure Karoo Action Group, vows it’s just the beginning and promises to take it to the Constitutional Court if need be.
Looking for a stopover on our way to Etosha National Park in Namibia, we stumbled on Weaver’s Rock Guest Farm just south of Otjiwarongo on the C22 (the road that goes to the Waterberg Plateau). It turned out to be a good stumble.
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