When is the best time to see the great wildebeest migration?

The great annual wildebeest migration is a spectacle many of us, even those who’ve not been on safari before, are familiar with. Courtesy of some excellent nature documentaries, we’ve been able to get up close and personal to the wildebeests as they desperately try to cross the crocodile-laden Mara River. We’ve seen them traverse a river by the hundreds, and gasped as the unlucky ones are nabbed b…

When is the best time to see the great wildebeest migration?

The great annual wildebeest migration is a spectacle many of us, even those who’ve not been on safari before, are familiar with. Courtesy of some excellent nature documentaries, we’ve been able to get up close and personal to the wildebeests as they desperately try to cross the crocodile-laden Mara River. We’ve seen them traverse a river by the hundreds, and gasped as the unlucky ones are nabbed b…

Fighting for the safe-keeping of mountain gorilla land – is tourism the DRC’s answer?

History of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

With a history of intense civil unrest and war, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its tenacious and courageous conservationists and rangers – even war fighters turned rangers and conservationists – have re-built Virunga National Park, several times.  Established in 1925, Virunga National Park is Africa’s…

Fighting for the safe-keeping of mountain gorilla land – is tourism the DRC’s answer?

History of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

With a history of intense civil unrest and war, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its tenacious and courageous conservationists and rangers – even war fighters turned rangers and conservationists – have re-built Virunga National Park, several times.  Established in 1925, Virunga National Park is Africa’s…

Africa’s giraffe subspecies

Do you know your African giraffe subspecies?

Giraffa camelopardalis, the silent one of Africa’s open plains, grass and woodlands. With its extremely long neck and legs, Africa’s giraffe is the tallest living animal on the planet. Well camouflaged by its coat patterns blending seamlessly with Africa’s arid colors and textures, giraffes have long roamed safely without human threat. But, as Africa…

Africa’s giraffe subspecies

Do you know your African giraffe subspecies?

Giraffa camelopardalis, the silent one of Africa’s open plains, grass and woodlands. With its extremely long neck and legs, Africa’s giraffe is the tallest living animal on the planet. Well camouflaged by its coat patterns blending seamlessly with Africa’s arid colors and textures, giraffes have long roamed safely without human threat. But, as Africa…