The baboon Hilton.

While you explore Africa there is one animal that you will find at once endearing and ever-present. The ubiquitous baboon. They are gregarious creatures living in troops of up to 100 and run by a set of males who all have equal status as Dons and yet among equals...

A victory lap for mom!

The Leopard hunts in the darkness! An awesome book by Wilbur Smith and a very exciting and provocative title, slightly fearsome to some I suppose, but of all the sights of the African bush none is more awe inspiring and sought after than that of a leopard. Inkwe/ Ngwe...

The bird barbers of the bush!

Believe it or not, there are birds who run a mobile cleaning and grooming service for animals in the bush. Red-billed oxpeckers, as they are called do just that. The birds literally travel on animals from warthog, impala, and kudu to buffalo rhino and giraffe and...

The boys get a talking to.

Young bull elephants go for 20 years under the care and companionship of an older bull. We call the youngsters askaris after the Swahili word for soldiers, the big old bull being like a captain over these rambunctious fellows. They get pretty big too and many will be...

One hot afternoon at the waterhole.

Heading for Satara camp from Tshokwane after a quick breakfast we noticed a herd of elephants heading north as well and slowed to keep pace with them. They were looking like they might cross over and head for the waterhole just ahead so we took up position facing the...