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Creature Feature: March of the Ants

Ants. The word ‘ants’ instantly conjures the images of a small creature, barely noticeable as more than a dot to our perceptions. Individually, these dots barely amount to anything for the human experience. Sometimes, we catch glimpses of them, going about their tiny lives but we don’t pay them a second thought beyond a [...]

By |2018-07-26T14:25:10+00:00July 26th, 2018|Camp Life, Featured|Comments Off on Creature Feature: March of the Ants

safariLIVE: The Gauntlet – Rehearsals round 3

We are just days away from bringing the gauntlet of the African wild to TV screens across the United States. The safariLIVE crew are champing at the bit to bring you all the weird and wild animal action the bush has to offer.As with anything however, practice makes perfect and we only ever want to [...]

By |2018-07-25T11:50:35+00:00July 25th, 2018|Featured, safariLIVE|1 Comment

Help WildEarth get rural African schools online

WildEarth, Djuma Game Reserve and Conservation South Africa recently worked together to install high speed Internet access at Hananani Primary School in the rural town of Dixie just outside the Sabi Sand wildlife reserve in South Africa. Along with the many educational benefits this has brought to the students, they are also [...]

By |2018-07-24T12:43:21+00:00July 24th, 2018|Featured, safariLIVE|Comments Off on Help WildEarth get rural African schools online

safariLIVE: The Gauntlet – Rehearsals round 2

With little over a week left until safariLIVE:The Gauntlet kicks off we’re in the throws of getting everything picture perfect and TV ready. This does mean another round of weekend rehearsals for the safariLIVE crew. This will have an impact on the Sunrise Safaris on both 21 and 22 July. As with rehearsals in [...]

By |2018-07-20T11:36:27+00:00July 20th, 2018|Featured, safariLIVE|1 Comment

Camp after dark

The darkness brings forth a sort of primal fear in humans. When the sun goes down, the world seems to change. We, as a species, are creatures of the day and being active at night makes us fundamentally uneasy. Familiar environments become threatening and this is amplified tenfold in safariLIVE’s camp in the Maasai [...]

By |2018-07-19T12:47:16+00:00July 19th, 2018|Camp Life, Featured|Comments Off on Camp after dark

The Cat Report: 8 – 14 July

The week kicked off with a once in a blue moon sighting featuring no less than six of our Djuma cat characters. On a chilly Sunday morning, after a long night listening to the Avoca lions roar, we set out in the hope of finding them. As the darkness gave way to overcast skies [...]

By |2018-07-16T16:10:59+00:00July 16th, 2018|cat-report, Featured|1 Comment

Dragons of the ocean

Although I am sitting here in the warm tropics of the Caymans, today I want to take you all back to my currently freezing home region to talk about my favourite marine creature, the leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques, or ‘leafies’, as we call them back home). They are one of the three species of [...]

By |2018-07-16T12:55:58+00:00July 16th, 2018|diveLIVE, Featured|Comments Off on Dragons of the ocean

Winter has come

A thick-knit sleeve pulled down to your fingertips as you wrap your hands around a radiating tin cup. Your nose is still numb as the wind finds its way to what little bare skin is left. Citronella and the indescribable smell of dust waft by you as the rising sun breaks through the chill. [...]

By |2018-07-12T15:36:46+00:00July 12th, 2018|Camp Life, Featured, safariLIVE|Comments Off on Winter has come

safariLIVE and Nat Geo WILD present: The Gauntlet

The gloves are coming off for the next spectacular televised installment of safariLIVE. The gauntlet has been set and no amount of protective armament is going to deflect the hard hitting action only the African wild can deliver. The challenge commences on Friday, 27 July. However, in order to bring you mother nature’s ultimate [...]

By |2018-07-11T14:29:34+00:00July 11th, 2018|Featured, safariLIVE, WildEarth|7 Comments