Wild dogs: better than the Big Five

Wild dogs: better than the Big Five

The Big Five, historically, consists of the five most dangerous animals to hunt on foot; lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. However, these days the safari industry uses the ‘Big Five’ as an advertisement. It has become a tick list synonymous with...
A day I’ll never forget – wild dog vs impala vs hippo!

A day I’ll never forget – wild dog vs impala vs hippo!

By Cameron Inggs *CAUTION* This post may contain some upsetting or distressing content The other day, while out on drive, my guests and I came across some tracks of African Wild Dog, also known as Lycaon Pictus. We started following and soon guessed where they were...
Buffalo Blockade – A Walking Safari

Buffalo Blockade – A Walking Safari

Last week, with a small trails group of just two guests, we decided to walk in the Luvuvhu floodplains. Littered with nutritious acacia trees and grasses, as well as several large pans, many animals find this area irresistible. It is always a great bet if you want to...
Leopard with cubs: An unforgettable drive

Leopard with cubs: An unforgettable drive

A couple of weeks ago I was called upon at the last minute to guide for a small group of 3 guests. Little did I know then I was about to embark on the drive of my life! Earlier that morning one of the other guides had spotted a leopard with cubs on a kill in an area...
On the trail of elephants

On the trail of elephants

The single thing I have been most anticipating about my internship with Return Africa is Trails season. From April to October each year, the two tented trails camps open for business, offering back-to-basics bush living and twice-daily guided walks across the...