Category: Conservation

Conservation

We care deeply about the conservation of our incredible and precious wildlife. We cover the hottest topics on African safari conservation below.

Can Luxury Travel Save the Rhino?

Can Luxury Travel Save the Rhino?

The word ‘safari’ is actually a Swahili synonym of the Arabic word ‘safaryia’, which translates roughly as “to take a journey”. The concept of a safari is synonymous with the idea of movement, of voyage and exploration. The earliest safaris moved along trade routes in North and East Africa, where people bartered animals and goods…

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Liben Lark: conservation

Liben Lark: conservation

Bird extinctions aren’t something given much publicity. Compared to the Saudi Gazelle (declared extinct in 2008), Javan Tiger (extinct 1976), or the extremely recent Eastern Cougar, which was declared extinct (technically) in 2011, the loss or depreciation of birds is given relatively little coverage. Which is a pity, if you consider the more-than-10000 species of…

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Giraffe octet take to Kenyan waters in very special trip home

Giraffe octet take to Kenyan waters in very special trip home

Wildlife news can become bogged down in stories about the biggest, baddest of safari predators (and, sadly, their number one predator – humans). We hear about hefty vegetarians such as the threatened rhinoceros or elephant, all tusks and larger-than-life size, or the faster than a bullet cheetah. Every now and then, however, a story comes…

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The Johannesburg Zoo brings in four new baby hornbills

The Johannesburg Zoo brings in four new baby hornbills

The Johannesburg zoo recently welcomed new and important young members of the animal family into its fold: a group of four new southern ground hornbill chicks.  These adorable shots of the chicks in question surfaced on the internet yesterday (February 16, 2011):

Skukuza Nursery and A Can for Conservation

Skukuza Nursery and A Can for Conservation

Skukuza Rest Camp is the Kruger National Park‘s flagship destination for a number of reasons: leafy green scenery and the south bank of the Sabie River pushing softly through the local flora, soft sunsets and the gentle presence of the twilight savanna as guests settle in for the evening. The camp itself can play host…

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