Saturday, 25 May 2013

100% financial security when you book with us

We know how important it is for our guests to have financial security when booking their holidays with us, which is why On Track Safaris has become a member of the Travel Trust Association.

The Travel Trust Association is a trade association of Travel Agents, Tour Operators and Travel Organisers, that operate trust accounts, in order to provide financial protection for the consumer. The TTA lays down strict guidelines on how customer funds may be handled and each member must adhere to these guidelines. Every TTA member puts customer’s funds into a designated trust account, which is supervised by an independent trustee. The trustee is a Banker, Chartered or Certified Accountant, or Solicitor. Your funds are held in this account and may not be released unless you receive your holiday or your funds are released to another company that becomes responsible and provides for your financial protection.

In other words, this means that when you book with us your funds are 100% secure.
All that being said, I hate to write a blog without a wildlife photo included, so here is a photo taken on a recent safari.

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Written by Will Fox
On Track Safaris

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Leopards illusive and fantastic

Leopards are probably the most illusive of the big five and sightings can be hard work to find for safari guides, but that makes them all the more special. I am very fortunate to have a close involvement with leopards as the manager of the Ingwe Leopard Research program, but nevertheless I still get a thrill every time I see a wild leopard. Or, as in this case a family of leopards.
There are many myths and stories about leopards and their behaviour, but as I tell all of our safaris guests, if there is one thing for certain it is that leopards change their behaviour to suit their environment.
I've heard many guides explaining that leopards are solitary animals that don't socialise, yet I have seen instances where five related leopards were together on one kill. And even seen a mother hand over her two cubs to the father while she went off hunting. Once upon a time I wouldn't have believed that could happen, but it did.
So what of the future of leopards?
Well the reason that I am so fond of them is that they can adapt to just about any environment. If we can deal with the human conflict issues, then leopards will survive and blossom.
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Written by
Will Fox