Wednesday, 26 December 2012

On Track Safaris - Experience the difference




Sunday, 23 December 2012

Ladies on Safari

If you're a single lady traveller and looking for a safari, then why not join one of our ladies safari.

Discounts available for early bookings.
Check out our website and Email Carol for more information
www.ontracksafaris.co.uk

Friday, 14 December 2012

Following in Livingstone's footsteps

I hadn't realised that 2013 is the bicentenary of the birth of the explorer David Livingstone. His expeditions enlightened the world about Africa and started what (over a century after his death), is still a worldwide fascination with this wonderful continent.
During a recent visit to the Royal Geographical Society, Carol and I spent sometime in the members library enjoying a quick cup of tea and I had a chance to explore the African section. I came across some words from a journal written in May 1913 by the then president of the RGS, Earl Curzon.
In recounting Livingstone's explorations he said:
Livingstone demonstrated boldness of conception, by fertility and courage in execution and by noble endurance. He wrested triumph from failure and in the darkness never failed to see the dawn.
Livingstone took a stand against big game hunting and in that helped to change general opinion towards wildlife.
On Track Safaris was conceived to not only provide a unique and exciting wildlife experience  but also to help to raise funds for our work in conservation. Of-course a modern day safari doesn't require 'noble endurance', quite the opposite. But we all follow in Livingstones footsteps by coming on safari, in more ways than one.

Written by Will Fox
www.ontracksafaris.co.uk


Sunday, 9 December 2012

Tracking leopards on safari

Want to understand more about tracking the movements of big cats (and many other animals, if it comes to that), when on safari?
Its all part of our ethos, to do more that just view animals but to be involved.

Written by Will Fox
www.ontracksafaris.co.uk

Friday, 7 December 2012

Conservation Family

 
One of the key points of our safaris is that we very much want all our safari guests to become part of our conservation family, to help us to spread the word of African wildlife conservation. A great example of this was when several of our 2012  safarists arranged a series of speaking engagements at UK colleges for me. Timed to fit in with my latest trip to the UK.
It was great to see everyone again (even if the weather was somewhat chillier then when we were on safari in Africa). A big thank you to OTS safarists Andrew & Fiona and David & Sally for looking after us so well and for your generous hospitality.
It was an absolute pleasure to not only have an opportunity to speak to some engaging young minds, but also meet some of the students who are the next generation conservationists.
Written by Will Fox
www.ontracksafaris.co.uk

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Be involved



Our Safari guests are always welcome to do more than just view animals when on safari, but also to be involved with all the elements of our wildlife conservation programs. Whether that be setting camera traps in response to a leopards movements as in the picture above. Or taking a short break during a game drive to join me checking where a leopard has been passing under a fence as  below.
Whatever the case, we want our guests to not only view animals, but be involved.

Written by Will Fox
www.ontracksafaris.co.uk