Year in the Wild Blog


Posts with tag Wilderness Safaris

Further into paradise

Rocktail Bay and Mabibi are located in the Coastal Forest Reserve section of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, just to the south of the Kosi section. Just when you think life can't get much better, you pitch up at Rocktail Bay.

This is the narrowest part of the park, where the forested dunes lie steep against the long beaches and Indian Ocean. Offshore is the best diving in South Africa. The tropical waters of East Africa are drawn southwards by the Agulhas current, one of the fastest in the world,
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Getaway Magazine – December 2013 – Namibia’s Kunene Region

Ten years ago during some rather drab emotional times, while I was sitting in a suit and tie in an office in Joburg, I would spend hours daydreaming about wilderness areas of Africa. I'd never been to Namibia's northwest, but for some reason, images of elephants walking across vast desert landscapes would pop into my head while I was in the middle of supposedly important business meetings. I've since read a lot about the impact of our wild ancestry and its effect on modern day people...and I'm
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British Airways Highlife – July 2013 – Namibia’s desert rhinos

One of the best commissions of my career so far, I travelled to north-west Namibia to track desert-adapted rhinos with Wilderness Safaris at their Desert Rhino Camp. My article in British Airways Magazine gives readers an idea of what it's like to travel to this incredibly harsh but beautiful region...and coming eyeball-to-eyeball with Africa's fourth largest mammal species.

Safari Interactive – May 2013 – Kaokoland Aerial Photos, Namibia

Safari Interactive, the sister magazine of Africa Geographic, published my aerial photos of Kaokoland and Damaraland on their blog...have a squiz at them by clicking here...

Epic wilderness of Serra Cafema

Some names are synonymous with adventure and wilderness: Mana Pools...Etosha...Richtersveld...Okavango.

Then there's the name Kaokoland. And the words Serra Cafema. The mention of these words confirms for me how much I love my work, how much I love Africa and its natural wonders, and what a privilege it is to travel to these places. When I hear names like these, I feel like I've been transported into an epic dream of fantastical proportions. Except these places are very real, better than any
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Aerial photos of Kaokoland, northwest Namibia

The northwest of Namibia - known today as Kunene Region, but formerly as Kaokoland and Damaraland - is one of the most untouched stretches of land in Southern Africa. About 70 000 people live in an area twice the size of Belgium, and you must have a fully-equipped 4x4 if you're going to explore anywhere off the main gravel road that runs north to south, from Palmwag to Epupa.

It's a place that must seen at least once in your life. Unlike the south of the Namib desert, which is characterised
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