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Dung Beetle

Of Dung and Beetles – Terrible Tourists

Have you been to a self drive reserve and noticed how much dung there seems to be on or near the roads? Have you also noticed the tyre tracks that very often seem to flatten the dung? I recall many years back speaking to a a family in the Kruger …

Cecil: Are we angry about the right thing?

I have sat quietly watching the discussion about the killing of Cecil the lion and taking in arguments from both sides. It’s now about time I added my own two cents. Let me start by saying I do not like hunting. I have never, and will never, take the life …

Crakes

[Road Trip 2013] Crakes and the Bird Whisperer

Sitting in our campsite at Ngepi Camp in the Caprivi Strip, Namibia, on our 2013 Road Trip we took it upon ourselves to do a little bird spotting. On that particular day we encountered countless birds and identified more than twenty different species, one of which was a Crake (see above). …

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AfriShots and 2012

  With everything that has happened this year we thought it would be a good time to have a post where we get to reflect on what has happened, and how far we’ve come, in the past year. I’m going to start by saying thank you. Thanks to everyone who …

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AfriShots has a Board

NPO Last night we had our first official Board Meeting as AfriShots and at the same time reached a few large milestones. We finalised various policies, appointed the Board of Directors and completed the application for NPO registration which we hope will be sent off very soon. We are moving …

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From Trying to Doing

Background Afrishots was founded back in 2011 for the purpose of sharing our passion and pictures of they wonderful world we live in and to try and create awareness of the plight some of these species face. With our 2013 Calendar entering the final stages and nearing print, we’ve been …

Thakadu Awards

Thakadu Does It Again

This weekend we were honoured to revisit Thakadu River Camp in Madikwe and took the opportunity to present two certificates: One of distinction to the lodge for the categories of Staff and Game Activities and a Certificate of Merit to Tshepiso for making every game drive one to remember. Thank you to …

Pilanesberg Elephant

An Elephant Never Forgets…Neither Will We!

When it comes to trip reviews, I don’t usually like to post about a place we’ve already reviewed (unless there have been noticeable changes, good or bad), however, this weekend’s trip to Pilanesberg National Park and more specifically, this morning, definitely warrants a write up. We camped at Bakgatla Campsite and were …

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Game Viewing Guidlines

We have been very lucky over the last month to have spent three out of four weekends staying in game parks. I can’t get enough of being out in the bush and as someone who will spend every opportunity in the car, or on walks, watching and photographing nature and …