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 [...]

The Beauty of the Busanga Plains 2016-12-09T15:05:26+00:00

The Luxury of Going Back to Nature in Namibia

Ultimate Safaris' Marketing Director Birgit Bekker recently spent four nights at the //Huab Under Canvas in Damaraland, Namibia. Here is her amazing report from those five soul-enriching days, connecting with nature in Namibia! I couldn’t wait to finally see [...]

The Luxury of Going Back to Nature in Namibia 2016-12-08T19:06:51+00:00

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 [...]

Elephants Without Restraint at the Waterhole 2016-11-16T22:19:27+00:00

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 [...]

Spotted Hyaena: Africa’s Misunderstood Top Predator 2016-11-16T22:19:30+00:00

How The Fearless Honeybadger Earned Its Reputation

Images and post courtesy of Wilderness Safaris. The mid-morning air had a nip to it in the middle of winter at Deception Pan, deep in Botswana’s Kalahari Desert. As the pride of lions lay snoozing in the sun, another [...]

How The Fearless Honeybadger Earned Its Reputation 2016-11-16T22:19:47+00:00