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11 Apr

White lions

Last week, after working sporadically in The Timbavati area of The greater Kruger for about 28 years (since long before the fence with The Kruger National Park came down!) I had my first sighting of the famous white lions of The Timbavati. As you can see from the white lioness asleep alongside a normal coloured male lion, the colour difference is obvious. Although their coat colour suggests that these are albinos, they are in fact leucistic. This is a colour mutation related to albinism but not as extreme and while their...

21 Dec

My most meaningful safari

Regular readers of my newsletter have been asking why I have been so quiet - and they are correct, I have not posted a newsletter for almost 3 months. The truth of the matter is that I have been extremely busy and so I apologise for letting this slip. This year has been incredible in terms of the safaris that I have guided, but one safari stands-out for me. Many cultures have a coming-of-age ritual for adolescents and I wanted to offer such an experience to my boys. They were raised...