Dead whale highlights major faults with octopus fishing industry in False Bay.

Another dead 12-metre Bryde’s whale was found in False Bay near Cape Town last week after becoming entangled in octopus trap ropes. The traps have been in use by a single company since 1998, under a supposedly “exploratory permit” This article by Conservation Action Trust is offered to help broaden awareness of the issues facing wildlife and wild animals. The pics are upsetting but offer an idea of the pain and suffering the poor animal suffered. Members of the public spotted the entangled whale – a sub adult male roughly ten…

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Tanzania And Kenya: An Idyllic Setting For Nature And Wellness Retreats

Combining a once in a lifetime safari with a holistic and wellness retreat in Kenya and Tanzania gives you the chance to experience nature first hand, where you get to see wild animals in their natural habitat, spend time away from your smart devices and a chance to meet with the locals. All these added benefits in the wild plus the benefits of a wellness retreat is why wellness tourism is on the rise both globally and in Africa. From 2015 to 2017, it grew by 6.5%, twice as fast…

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Zanzibar Travel Tips From a Local

When it comes to Tanzania and Zanzibar travel, Zanzibar is always hot topic among travellers. When to go, is it safe, what to see… and although Zanzibar is quite small island, there are always places you will not find in the guide books. Those places and insider tips are best obtained from locals. And this post is all about insider tips about Zanzibar from Lukman, the face of Friendly and Taxi tours that knows Zanzibar better than anyone. Lukman is 26 years old Zanzibari guy, formally trained and licensed tour…

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Review: The Capital Melrose Arch

As I approach in my Uber, I am yet again dismayed at the heavy traffic that just infused in front of us. Being lost and unable to track the place. I finally dialled the number. Since its first launch in 2006, opening the Capital Pearls and now with their newest apartment set to open early 2019. The bumper to bumper was killing me as my excitement was slowly wearing off me. If I should say, Rosebank after 3 pm is busy traffic. Reaching my destination and with the huge smile…

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Top 5 Safari Destinations In Africa You Should Visit

Are you an avid camper? Are you looking forward to a thrilling and truly exhilarating camping adventure? If your answers are yes, you’re reading the right post! Over the next few sections, we will provide a detailed guideline about the top 5 safari spots in Africa. Yes, since Africa is a heaven for campers, we will mainly focus on the best safari adventures on the continent. So, keep reading to know every little detail about the kind of camping experience that you always looked forward to. Maasai Mara – Kenya…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About A Safari In Tanzania

People come to Tanzania to experience nature on a grand scale, from the great migrating herds to the heights of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. But of course this is guidebook material. The country has a subtler and softer side, which always rises up in me at the mere mention of Tanzania. Here are 10 things you might not know about a safari in Tanzania. 1. NO TANZANIA PARK IS FENCED OFF. Expect to see all the beautiful animals Tanzania is known for. It is, after all, a country that gives…

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Tintswalo at Boulders. Luxury seaside accommodation in Simonstown.

It had been an exceptional few weeks of travel for me and the spoils continued and I was invited to spend a night of luxury at Tintswalo at Boulders in Simonstown. Choosing a Saturday night and inviting my friend Christiane to join me, the break was designed with precious catchup time in mind. We drove the coastal road that hugs False Bay into a moody day with a chilly wind and choppy sea, arriving ready to make the most of the comfort that awaited us. Warmly welcomed to a tour of the…

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Best Outdoor Adventures in Africa to Experience in Your Lifetime

Gorilla trekking Embark on the trek of a lifetime and cross lush forests and thundering waterfalls to come face-to-face with the elusive mountain gorilla. There are less than 900 mountain gorillas left in the wild, and around 200 of them call Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda their home. The untouched forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda are one of the last remaining strongholds for these gentle primates. Nowadays, the mountain gorilla finds safe haven in the Virunga Mountains, spread across Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, Uganda and Rwanda are widely considered…

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Botswana Reopens Hunting, Ignoring Science to Gain Votes. Devastating news.

The Botswana government announced yesterday they are “lifting the hunting suspension in an orderly and ethical manner”. A decision that seemed inevitable, but nevertheless is an enormous blow for Botswana’s tourism and conservation reputation. Since President Masisi’s announcement last year proposing lifting the hunting ban, this whole process has been a well-orchestrated election campaign, casting hunting as the solution to Human-Elephant Conflict, rural poverty and elephant population control. The Botswana Democratic Party has been in power since independence in 1966 but dropped to a record low of 46% of the…

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