Category Africa

PODCAST: Andre Bauma & the mountain gorillas of Virunga National Park

In this episode of the Wild Lives by Faunographic podcast we chat to Andre Bauma, a legendary ranger, guide and wildlife rescuer who has devoted his life to caring for the mountain gorillas of Virunga National Park, in the Congo.

PODCAST: With world-renowned cheetah expert Dr Laurie Marker

In this podcast, legendary big cat expert Dr Laurie Marker shares the fascinating tales of her life with cheetahs in both Namibia and her early days in the Unites States.

TRAVEL: FOR WILDLIFE, SCUBA DIVING AND LIVING THE TROPICAL ISLAND DREAM, HEAD TO ZANZIBAR

  Whoever said, “Blue and green should never be seen” should stop being so judgey and get to Zanzibar, stat. Wherever you look, there’s proof these colours are at their best when they’re working together – here, lush green jungle meets dazzling aqua sea meets deep blue sky. The wildlife is easy on the eye, […]

INTERVIEW: Nat Geo photographer Beverly Joubert on taking the perfect wildlife portrait

Ever wondered how a pro shoots winner after winner… while you fire off 40 shots just to get one keeper? Snap! Here, iconic photographer, Nat Geo Explorer, Emmy-award winning doco maker and TED talker Beverly Joubert reveals her recipe for the perfect wildlife photo. Fauno: What’s the difference between a good wildlife photo and an incredible one? […]

TRAVEL: Elephant encounters & wilderness walks in Tarangire

From the Serengeti to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania lays out plenty of click-bait for the wildlife photog… but nothing fills a memory card like a trip to Tarangire National Park, in the country’s north. The reserve is famous for its asparagus-coloured wetlands, bright red earth and abundant wildlife, including plenty of friendly eles. It’s no hassle to […]

TRAVEL: Explore the Serengeti’s most remote corner

    Anyone who’s seen footage of the annual Great Wildebeest Migration has at least “penciled in” a Serengeti adventure. And no wonder – between July and October around 1.2 million wildebeests, 750,000 zebras and hundreds of thousands of other plains creatures pass through the area, hungry big cats hot on their hooves, before heading […]

TRAVEL: One ele of an orphanage in Nairobi

Reading Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s autobiography, I’m so mesmerised by the way she makes friends with wild elephants and outsmarts poachers that I decide I’ll track her down if ever I find myself in Nairobi. And then I find myself in Nairobi. And then I (sort of) track her down. Allow me to explain… In her […]

TRAVEL: Hiking with cheetahs in Namibia

  “Don’t. Run,” Jonas whispers. Seeing me twitch, Nicholas adds: “Only dinner runs, hahaha!”
 It’s not the first time I’ve heard the “running dinner” thing since
 arriving in Namibia, but it’s the first time it’s likely – I’m pants-peeingly terrified. Less than 15m away, 4 cheetahs have stopped hunting to eye us off. I glance […]