by Sandor Carter
The migration actually never stops: wildebeest, zebra and gazelle travel constantly clockwise over a huge territory in pursuit of fresh grazing. For the animals that prey on them, they’re literally a moveable feast.
by Michael Lorentz
I’m constantly grateful to the numerous trackers who shared their legendary bush skills with me, particularly a San gentleman called Vet Piet who could read the landscape like a newspaper. A lot of the time, the real story of the bush is hidden in tiny details: a bent piece of grass, or the imprint left by a swirl of dust that shows where a predator has struck.
by Richard Coke
A month and a half ago I spent a few days in the Virunga Volcanoes in the hope of seeing the endangered Mountain Gorilla. On one particular day of trekking we were blessed with beautiful blue skies, mild temperatures and manageable muddy trails - if you have done this trek you will understand what I mean about the mud!
Passage to Africa offers the unique opportunity of joining an exclusive ‘invitational safari’, lead by professional guide, Squack Evans.
This incredible adventure immerses the safari lover in the untamed wilds of Tanzania’s northern circuit, beginning in the undulating landscapes of Tarangire where ancient baobab trees dot the wide-open plains, dwarfing the abundant wildlife beneath.
In the far northwest, The Kaokoveld is one of Africa’s last true wildernesses and Namibia at its most enticing, yet most inhospitable. The Kaokoveld is different – so removed from civilisation that it is difficult to relate – a fragile ecosystem easily scarred yet unforgiving in climate and meagre in resources to sustain life.
Image: Elephant Bull
Location: Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Photographer: Michael Lorentz, PTA Director and Partner Guide
This elephant bull is so substantial, confident and determined that it seems impossible that his species could be threatened by extinction. Yet mankind’s relentless expansion has resulted in habitat destruction and the ensuing conflict over resources.
Courtesy of the Zambia Wildlife Authority
Part of the largest ever seizure of ivory of 15 tonnes seized in Malaysia adds to staggering annual toll.
December 2011. Malaysian authorities have seized a staggering 15 tonnes of elephant ivory in Port Klang, just west of Kuala Lumpur; the sixth and by far the largest major seizure involving Malaysia in recent months, quite possibly the largest ever.
CHEF BRUCE ROBERTSON
Serves 8 very hungry people!
* 2 Fairly thick slice ‘crestless’ bread (white or brown)
* 375ml Milk
* 25ml Oil
* 10ml Butter
* 5ml Turmeric
* 2 Onions, sliced
* 2 Cloves garlic, crushed
* 1 Apple, grated
* 35ml Curry powder
As a five-year-old, George Alagiah emigrated with his family to Ghana—the first African country to attain independence from the British Empire. A Passage to Africa is Alagiah's shattering catalogue of atrocities crafted into a portrait of Africa that is infused with hope, insight, and outrage.
Grootboos Nature Reserve, S.A.
The Grootbos Private Nature Reserve lies just two hours outside Cape Town and signifies the beginning of the Garden Route, a stones throw from Hermanus. This reserve is known for its dazzling sea of flowers and extensive stretches of fynbos amidst ancient milkwood forest that has stood, as today, for 1500 years.