Friday, 29 November 2013

A dazzle of Zebra

While out on game drive recently, we were sat watching a group of white rhino at a waterhole, a nice group with 3 females, 1 calf and 1 bull. They were just starting to wander off when 3 zebra also turned up. A group of zebra is known as a dazzle, for the effect the black and white stripes have on your eyes when you look at a group. These three certainly had that effect, and were certainly a dazzling trio.
Written by OTS Guide Becky Freeman


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Sunsets on Safari

One of my favourite things about being in the African bush is the beauty that comes every evening in the form of sunset. Sometimes, you get really lucky and it will be truly spectacular, with the light bouncing off the clouds in just the right way. At this time of day, lots of things are happening in the animal kingdom, vultures and other birds of prey are finding safe places to roost for the night, often in dead trees. Lions start moving round, warthogs dash for their burrows, and hippos start leaving the water. It always feels like a real privilege to be out on game drive at this time of day, and of course the drive must stop for “sundowners”, a time to enjoy the sunset with a nice cold drink and some snacks!
Written by OTS Guide Becky Freeman
www.ontracksafaris.co.uk

Monday, 18 November 2013

The Royal Geographical Society

Will talking at the Royal Geographical Society
Will and Carol attended the Royal Geographical Society Explore weekend in London, where Will and been invited to talk about our work in leopard research and conservation, as well as join the panel in the bio diversity workshops.
Our safaris have been created to support wildlife conservation and in particular leopards, which are Wills passion.
Carol discussing our work with leopards at the Royal Geographical Society
Join us on safari where you'll not only enjoy a fantastic wildlife experience, but you'll you'll be guided throughout by conservation experts.

Written by Jennie
www.ontracksafaris.co.uk