Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Great Leopard photos

We're very fortunate to see Leopards often during our safaris. The female pictured was photographed by Linda the latest member of the On Track Safaris while in ThornyBush Game Reserve last week.
Linda had a new camera that she said "she was getting used to". I'm sure you will agree that from the quality of these pictures it's her eye for a shot rather than the camera that makes all the difference.
If you would like to contact Linda and see more of this sequence of pictures including this female with her new born cubs, then you can get in touch with Linda directly via email

Written by Will Fox

Sunday, 11 May 2014


A crash of Rhino 
The collective noun for a group of rhino is a 'crash'. And when you get six male rhino together 'crash' is a very good descriptor. This group were seen on safari by Chris and Linda in one of the new reserves that we have been trying out.
I won't give the name of the reserve obviously, as we don't want to alert poachers to their presence, but as you can see they are doing very well.
Chris and Linda are very experienced travellers and were on their second safari with us, which was a new experience for them, as they normally never holiday in the same place twice. Such is the quality of an On Track Safari:)
Those of you who visited our stand at the Times Destination Show in London this year, will no doubt have met Linda, who - we are very pleased to announce - has now joined the On Track Safaris team. 
Linda has a wealth of wildlife travel experience and can offer our guests sound advice, not only on our South African safaris, but she will be helping us to expand our foot print to other wildlife destinations.

Written by Will Fox

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Snakes and schools - what could go wrong?

One of the big fears a lot of people have is snakes. They're actually a very rare thing to see on safari.
Safaris aside, we like to support all forms of wildlife conservation and that includes all reptiles. Luckily we have a good friend who runs a snake conservation program and we often recruit his help to go into schools to not only educate the children on the various species, but moreover encourage them to be respectful and understand more about the snakes that live in their area.
OTS guide Becky Freeman showing some of school children a File snake
On Tuesday this week, some of the OTS team (accompanied by safari guests) visited one of the rural schools we support to educate the entire school about snakes.
Becky with a harmless file snake in front of the whole school
File snake heads for cover, somewhere warm!
Will, sat with some of the under fives. The boy on the left who had been rather boisterous, became a new best friend. 

Safari guest and teachers with some of the equipment donated to the school.
Written by Carol Fox