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Ape Dynamics

Tuesday, 9th September, 2014

ApeManagement

Guest blogger Dr Katalin Csatadi, ethologist (animal behaviour professional) of Apemanagement compares the behaviour of the bonobo to that of the human. The bonobo community was ready for a break after travelling and looking for food for two straight hours. That is hard work and the clearing they found looked ideal for some rest. The dominant…

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Ebola: Facts, Fiction and the Future

Monday, 8th September, 2014

‘Travel to and from Ebola-affected countries is low-risk‘  World Health Organisation To any casual reader of the world’s headline news, the above statement runs contrary to almost everything they might know about Ebola Virus Disease (EVD or Ebola). Reports are that it’s 90% fatal, that the current four-month old outbreak’s spreading like wildfire, and that…

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The Magic of Tswalu: Hannah and good friend Sophie Young make a very special trip

Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014

Tswalu, Kalahari, South Africa, Sophie Young

While I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited a number of countries in Africa, I’d never had the opportunity to do so with a close friend, someone I already knew and whose company I’ve enjoyed on numerous previous occasions. Perfect, then, that on my most recent visit to South Africa I was accompanied by great…

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Expanding Horizons: Angela’s time in Namibia

Thursday, 14th August, 2014

Angela Sacha, Schoeman's Skeleton Coast

On my recent trip to Namibia’s Skeleton Coast I had my horizons well and truly expanded on a Schoemans Flying Safari. Phew, that really was an alternative safari. The scale of the mysterious and alien Namibian landscape is breathtaking. I’ve never been anywhere like it. Flying through mist over the hulls of abandoned ships swallowed…

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Flooding the Birthplace of Mankind

Wednesday, 9th July, 2014

Omo Valley, Ethiopia Hamer tribe

The damming of the Omo Valley in Ethiopia, where five major rivers flow out of the highest concentration of highlands in all Africa – and where there is a uniquely diverse human gene pool – is due for completion in 2014. I understand perfectly why a government would want to tap into the potential that…

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Maddy and the Meerkats

Tuesday, 1st July, 2014

Maddy Bowers, Meerkats, Jack's Camp, Botswana

Spending two or three nights in the quiet of the Kalahari desert is an ideal way of winding down after safari. The slower pace and the awareness you gain after a very short amount of time, of small flora and fauna, provides a fulfilling and moving contrast to the attention given to the big game…

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Dhow Getaway: Angela’s Perfect Honeymoon – Part One

Wednesday, 25th June, 2014

A mobile dhow safari in the Quirimbas Archipelago is a romantic getaway that does what it says on the tin: it well and truly gets you away. The moment you step onto the boat, time ceases to be relevant. The African sky seems enormous from this vantage point and has an immensely calming effect. Sailing…

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Little Chem Chem: Angela’s newest favourite eco-camp

Wednesday, 25th June, 2014

Little Chem Chem, evening fire, Tanzania

Stop press. Little Chem Chem is officially open. Known as the ‘sunrise camp’, Little Chem Chem is situated within the Burunge Wildlife Management Area, in a private concession of 16,000 hectares – shared exclusively with Chem Chem Lodge. Flanked by the Babati mountain range to the South West and the distant hills of Tarangire to…

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Willie Roberts: Buddha of the Bush

Monday, 2nd June, 2014

I just arrived back home after a week in Sera, Northern Rangelands of Kenya, with the man we have come to know as, and I hope he won’t mind me saying, the Buddha of the Bush – Willie Roberts. Born in Kenya, a huge force for good in the Kenyan tourist industry, Willie has been…

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Tigray Community Tourism Walk

Monday, 2nd June, 2014

If harmony and peace of mind are what you are looking for the Tesfa Ethiopian walking tour in Tigray is for you. Trekking in this very special part of the world offers a holistic sense of one’s place in the universe. There is something immensely gratifying about the simple act of walking alongside one’s fellow…

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