Bush Snippets

  • Zambia / Zimbabwe combined visa

    Zambia and Zimbabwe are pleased to announce the launch of the Kavango Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) UNIVISA from 28th November, 2014. It is a common tourist visa for the SADC region which will be piloted by Zambia and Zimbabwe for six months. If successful, it will rolled out to Angola, Botswana and Namibia. During [...]

  • Safaritalk article on Benson’s pre-school project

    Matt Wilkinson, founder of Safaritalk, has just spent a few days with Benson in Zimbabwe and on the final day had an opportunity to visit the pre-school Benson has built near to Victoria Falls. He has posted the following excellent article on Safaritalk: http://safaritalk.net/topic/13259-visiting-benson-siyawarevas-school-and-community-project-zimbabwe/ (you’ll need to log in/register for the pics)

  • You Won’t Catch Ebola from a Giraffe in Tanzania

    I have written previously about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa but anyone with concerns may also find this article of interest: http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/09/09/345871678/you-wont-catch-ebola-from-a-giraffe-in-tanzania

  • Ebola Outbreak – an update

    The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has understandably caused major concern with travelers planning safaris to Africa. However at the time of writing there have been no cases of Ebola in Southern and East Africa; this includes Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. It is worth noting that Africa [...]

  • The Fatal Attack – Dog takes Car

    I was watching dogs chasing red lechwe onto a peninsula with some guests.  When the hunt failed one dog took a liking to a landrover and attacked. From our position we could not tell what part of the vehicle he had gripped onto like a vice. The guide in the victim car got warned about [...]

  • Let’s Go to the Dogs Today

    On a hunt with the Linyanti pack at Dumatau camp in March 2014. The younger members of the pack lost the hunting steam and enjoyed playing in the rain; they sure had a ball. They kept ‘chasing tails’ and once in a while slipped and fell in the water. Even in that play drama  the [...]

  • Safaritalk Interview with Benson

    Benson was recently interviewed by Safaritalk for the publication of the 2nd edition of their digital magazine. The magazine can be accessed by clicking on the following link. Benson’s interview is on pages 56-57. http://content.yudu.com/Library/A2tj89/SafaritalkMagazineIs/resources/index.htm?  

  • Learning the Hard Way

    An afternoon game drive at Kwara Camp in Botswana introduced us to the mmaLito  pride with 3 cubs. The cubs are the first known litter for the 4 Marsh Boys who saw off the famous coalition of 7. MmaLito pride had just taught the cubs to cross deep water risking ‘flatdogs’ and flooding. Once they [...]

  • Conde Nast – Best Safari Guides in Africa. Congratulations Benson!

    Benson has done it again! In November 2002, Benson was featured in the Conde Nast Traveler magazine as one of the top 15 “megaguides” on the African continent. In the current issue of Conde Nast they again consider the best guides, this time with the list somewhat expanded to the 25 best safari guides. I [...]