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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Latest on the Desert-Adapted Lions of Namibia

It has been almost a year now since the release of the internationally acclaimed Vanishing Kings documentary which highlights the plight of a unique species, the desert-adapted lion of Namibia. Carel Loubser updates us on the Five Musketeers, the Hoanib region and international TV screenings of the documentary. Some good news – new cubs One of the mothers of the Five Musketeers gave birth to four cubs in early December. The four Floodplain Cubs were seen with their...
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What Should I Wear on My Safari

Part of your safari-planning checklist should include procuring appropriate safari attire. Knowing how to properly plan ahead for a functional safari wardrobe will ensure that you get the most out of your safari experience. First and foremost, make sure you pack all the essential practical clothing elements. This would include tons of pockets for camera transport and other miscellaneous items. Cargo pants/ shorts are ideal for storage purposes. The African sun is blazing...
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How to Safely Execute a Multi-Generational Safari

While it might not seem like the most obvious choice in the “fun for all ages” category, African family vacations are actually something anyone can enjoy, regardless of age or gender. Organizing a safari for the whole family is not only feasible, but one of the most satisfying travel experiences you could ever imagine. African family vacations aren’t too arduous to organize provided you research the environment. This is one case in which it is most opportune to work with...
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