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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

My Rays of Hope

My absolute favourite animals in the entire animal kingdom (yes I do have a favourite) are the magnificent and exquisite manta rays. These angels of the ocean are the largest of all ray species, and from the moment I swam alongside my first manta ray, I fell completely head over heels in love. Never [...]

By |2018-07-10T15:21:31+00:00July 10th, 2018|diveLIVE, Featured|Comments Off on My Rays of Hope

The Cat Report: 1 – 7 July

It has been another interesting week following the lives of the big cats in both the Sabi Sands and the Masai Mara. Tingana was seen almost every day this week. He managed to scavenge two wild dogs kills, the first of which did not go unnoticed by two displeased females. Upon arriving back at [...]

By |2018-07-09T12:55:19+00:00July 9th, 2018|cat-report|Comments Off on The Cat Report: 1 – 7 July