Studying Desert Giants: The Elephants of Namibia

It must be incredibly satisfying to spend your days exploring wide tracts of untouched land… In the case of Laura Brown and Rob Ramey, this means exploring desert dunes in search of elephants in Namibia, specifically the Kunene region [...]

Africa’s Travel Trends for 2017

We know that the way that people travel is constantly changing; we see this in the places that we choose to travel to where a destination that was once ‘off the tourist map’ is now a hot and happening [...]

First Rains of the Green Season at Hwange National Park

Marian and Mike Myers from Wilderness Safaris capture the first rains of green season at Hwange National Park - soggy baboons and all! At 3:00am in the dark stillness of a heavy summer night, a slight breeze lightly touched [...]

The Beauty of the Busanga Plains

It has been a year since I visited the Busanga Plains in Zambia and whilst the area is moderately drier than last year, the abundance and diversity of bird and mammal life seem to have increased since my last [...]

Phenomenal Sequence of a Cheetah Taking Down a Springbok

Starting with the most amazing scenic flight over the rock desert to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, you can’t help yourself but take dozens of pictures of the intricately patterned landscapes below. We arrived at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp and went [...]

Elephants Without Restraint at the Waterhole

Restraint. ‘The action of keeping someone or something under control’ . That is the matriarch elephant’s role at this time of year when conditions are dry and harsh and the temperature is being dialed up daily. It is a year [...]

Damaraland & the Skeleton Coast Off the Beaten Path

We waved our aircraft off from the Palmwag airstrip, brimming with the inevitable excitement that comes at the start of an expedition. Months of preparation, planning and poring over maps had led us to our start point. The mission: [...]

Hidden Depths of South Africa’s Rocktail Beach

One of my favorite things about Rocktail – if you don’t include the wonderful people, gorgeous camp, canvas, wood and glass rooms that are just right, looking out over a swathe of green coastal trees to the glinting, white-flecked [...]

12 Fantastic Wildlife And Adventure Books Every Traveler Should Read

On September 8th, we celebrated International Literacy Day – our inspiration for sharing a few of our favorite wildlife and adventure books with you. The following books have been chosen by members of the creative team at the Wilderness Safaris office in Johannesburg. [...]

Spotted Hyaena: Africa’s Misunderstood Top Predator

Many tourists to Botswana’s beautiful Okavango will have the privilege of seeing spotted hyaena on safari, yet so often in Africa, these misunderstood predators barely get a second glance. People will queue for hours to watch the ears or a [...]