Cricket on Quarantine clearings

If you’ve ever been to Sri Lanka you’ll know that cricket is no small matter. Any open space big enough to be a pitch is an opportunity for a game; from open parks, to dusty streets or cobbled alleyways, both young and old will gather for a game. All that’s needed is any old [...]

By |2018-06-29T16:12:54+00:00June 29th, 2018|Camp Life, Featured|Comments Off on Cricket on Quarantine clearings

Crazy Crustacean Queen

We all know the term ‘Crazy Cat Lady’, but have we heard of the Crazy Crustacean Queen? My self-appointed title has been brought to the foreground as the amount of invertebrates on the Caymanian reefs has blown me away. Invertebrates include any animal without a backbone, from wriggly worms to the flamboyant octopus and make [...]

By |2018-06-25T14:16:06+00:00June 25th, 2018|diveLIVE, Featured|Comments Off on Crazy Crustacean Queen

The Cat Report: 16 – 23 June

It’s been a slightly quiet on the cat front in Djuma, however we were treated to sightings of all three large cat species! The ever-peripatetic cheetah family crossed over from the west, pondering the possibility of a meal on Djuma. The cubs cajoled and frolicked while mom kept a watchful eye. Unfortunately meals seemed [...]

By |2018-06-26T06:44:48+00:00June 24th, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report: 16 – 23 June

The start of something new

Wow, it hasn’t even been a week, yet I feel so at home. I’m Jenna Coyle and I’m the new kid on the block. I was born and raised in Cape Town, making its vast coastlines and icy oceans my home. I’ve always had an unwavering passion for our natural environment and for all those [...]

By |2018-06-21T13:24:47+00:00June 21st, 2018|Camp Life, crew|Comments Off on The start of something new

World Turtle Day

Turtles: Are they really the coolest surfers in the sea? Last month we celebrated World Turtle Day on the 23rd of May; an awareness day that many probably don’t know exists. So why should we celebrate this day every year, or should I say ‘shellebrate’? This special day was devoted to both tortoises and turtles, [...]

By |2018-06-18T15:07:27+00:00June 18th, 2018|diveLIVE, Featured|Comments Off on World Turtle Day

The Cat Report 9 – 16 June

I’m sitting in my room sipping down on a smoothie and trying to figure out what to write for this week’s Cat Report. However I find myself getting distracted, the vervet monkeys are unimpressed with something in the distance… Then the squirrels and finally the francolins start alarming. My immediate thought is that there [...]

By |2018-06-17T16:16:54+00:00June 17th, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report 9 – 16 June

My Iguana Neighbour

Growing up, the movie Jurassic Park scared the living daylights out of me! Not only the questionable topless scene of Jeff Goldblum, but the possibility of prehistoric creatures eating me or my puppy. Fast forward to present day and my irrational fear may have increased since I find myself wandering the island with large prehistoric [...]

By |2018-06-11T11:30:40+00:00June 11th, 2018|Camp Life, diveLIVE, Featured|Comments Off on My Iguana Neighbour

The Cat Report: 2 – 9 June

It is with a strange feeling of deja vu that I watch the Avoca males as they appear to establish themselves in the northern Sabi Sands. The easy peace at the beginning of the week was shattered for the Nkuhumas when the Avocas moved in and promptly divested them of their buffalo kill right [...]

By |2018-06-11T15:40:41+00:00June 10th, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report: 2 – 9 June

Coffee mugs can save the environment

I was not taught about picking up after myself at school, my mother did that; and I thought it was universal. It stayed with me all the way through childhood. In fact, I think it was the first element of taking care of myself and my surroundings that I learned and took to heart. That [...]

By |2018-06-05T13:25:34+00:00June 5th, 2018|Camp Life, crew, safariLIVE|Comments Off on Coffee mugs can save the environment

Learning to dive, when you ain’t got fins

  I was not born to swim - indeed my skill in the water thus far can be likened to that of driftwood i.e. able to float but poor at moving in one direction with any efficacy. So it was with some trepidation that I learned from the Madman for whom I work that I [...]

By |2018-06-04T14:19:17+00:00June 4th, 2018|crew, diveLIVE, Featured|2 Comments