Back to Africa on a Dream

Out of Africa’s little yellow biplane can once again be seen flitting above the East African savanna. Article originally published by High Tea With Elephants “Up in this air you breathed easily, drawing in a vital assurance and lightness of heart. In the highlands you woke up in the morning and thought: Here I am, where I ought to be.” Karen Blixen’s beautifully scripted words from the Oscar-winning screenplay Out of Africa are subtly pertinent to the story of the...
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For the Love of Children: Progress at Ngamo Schools

Mike and Marian Myers report back after a day spent at school! The schools bordering the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe are working on a number of projects and have already made great progress… We were looking for MX. He is the coordinator for all the work done via the Wilderness Trust and Children in the Wilderness. The first school we arrived at was Ngamo Primary, but he was not there and we pushed on to Ziga Primary. As our party arrived, both MX and Mr Ncube, the...
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Lioness Vs Wild Dogs in the Okavango

When lions and wild dogs meet it often ends badly for the much smaller carnivores and even big packs will do their best to get out of the way of lions. This time though the wild dogs decided to fight back! Guide OD from Chitabe camp was out with guests on an early morning safari following a pack of wild dogs. He caught up with them just as they managed to bring down an impala. The pack fed well and the sub-adults thereafter began chasing one another around. The commotion...
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Lewis Mangaba – Wilderness Guide of Hwange

Near the end of last year, I spent some quality time with Wilderness Safari’s guide Lewis Mangaba in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.  He is based at Linkwasha Camp in the south-east of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, where wildlife sightings are among the most impressive in Southern Africa. I connected straight away with his softly-spoken and gentle nature. But his knowledge, experience and people skills as a guide deserves to be shouted from the rooftops. For more...
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