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Monthly Archive for June, 2011

Despite conservation efforts in Africa, rhino poaching is still on the increase with 300 having been slaughtered in the year to date. Many countries have started to employ and train more rangers but the harsh truth is that this brutal practise will continue as long as there is a demand for rhino horn. The only [...]

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Months passed by before the first elephant used the wildlife corridor to cross under a busy road. Since then more than three dozen elephants have used the underpass to cross the road that connects the lower forests and plains with the highlands. The wildlife corridor is hoped to create harmony between humans and wildlife in [...]

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Malaria free safaris

Malaria free safaris do exist and are the best choice for families with young children, elderly travellers or for women who are pregnant or for people who are just put off Africa by the thought of catching malaria. South Africa has malaria free private game reserves in Madikwe, the Eastern Cape, Pilanesberg and the Waterberg. [...]

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A recent study of west and central African lions suggest that they are genetically different from lions living in parts of Eastern and southern Africa. The study included the analysis of DNA from lions inhabiting Africa and India as well as the DNA of extinct lions. The outcome of the study suggests that West and [...]

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Mozambique is a coastal nation in southern Africa. It is bordered by Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia and was primarily inhabited by the Bantu people before the Europeans discovered it on the way to India in 1498. Vasco Da Gama was the seafarer that first laid eyes on the country and he returned to Portugal [...]

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Stakeholders of South African tourism are closely monitoring the impact of an ash cloud over Cape Town’s air space. On Sunday, flights out of Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and East London were cancelled due to the ash cloud that originated from a volcano in Chile. Both South African Airways and British Airways flights were affected. [...]

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News from Abu Camp

Abu Camp is preparing for a cold winter. The water levels are rising very fast and the high waters are making for some great elephant back safaris. Two ex members of the camps elephant family have been seen at the camp lately and their presence has shown guests first hand – how successful the release [...]

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The Government of Mozambique has recently declared Lake Niassa a reserve. The lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world. It is also one of the most bio-diverse and the species that inhabit the lakes and the surrounding area will be protected. The eventual result will be a lasting impact on [...]

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Mombo Camp

The temperatures are starting to drop as winter is facts approaching. Although most of the days have been warm there have been a few really cold days and even colder nights. Around the middle of the month, the waters of the Okavango Delta reach their peak. The waters will hold for a few weeks before [...]

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The water levels have been at there highest this year – 3cm more than last year. The staff at the camp were even better prepared for it this year, having built new walk ways around the camp to keep everyone’ s feet nice and dry! The Delta in Botswana is a different story altogether and [...]

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