Hanging with the Hairy people – Tracking Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas

The following was written by Corne Schalkwyk who was in Uganda in the Early Spring of 2014 with our Africa team manager, Moira. You can follow his blog, Travel with Corne for more photos’ of Uganda. In a small country about the size of one of South Africa’s smaller provinces, you will find it all: from forests and fertile soils, […]

An Australian brown kangaroo

Why do kangaroos hop?

You’d have to ask a kangaroo why they hop.  Their answer (if you could understand roo) would possibly be “because my mum always did”. Our friends at Echidna Walkabout Tours are full of amazing information about these amazing marsupials! So, in the absence of roo input, here are some of the advantages of hopping: 1. Hopping […]

Cute Koala

Cute Aussie Animal Videos

These aren’t necessarily breaking news, but we’ve collected a couple short videos that are out there on Australia. Some are funny, some touching, all entertaining. We’ve seen this go around for years, but the first one never gets old. Every visitor to Australia wants to see a kangaroo. For the most part Kangaroo’s are harmless, […]

Animal Focus: The King Penguin

The regal King Penguin is the second largest penguin on Earth, a magnificent looking bird and a co-operative model for photographs!  Only the Emperor Penguin is larger, with the King Penguin weighing up to 35 lbs (16kg). A hardy creature, the shorelines where King Penguins call home are harsh and unforgiving landscapes around Antarctica and the […]

Beyond the Big Five

First on the list for first-time travellers to Africa is often the “Big Five”. The Big Five are ofcourse 5 animals who were once regarded as the hardest prey for Big Game Hunters, and Safari operators still use the term today. They are the Rhinoceros, Lion, Leopard, and Cape Buffalo. So yes, they’re important, they are all […]