Friday, 26 December 2014

Video taken by guests on safari - leopards mating

While on an evening game drive, we found this pair of leopards mating. Unaffected by our presence they just did what came naturally. We're looking forward to seeing their cubs in 2015.

Written by Will Fox

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

A Lions life - eat sleep and other things

It's a lions life. Sleep, hunt and eat, but most often sleep.
 Unaffected by our presence the Lions enjoy the kill they made the previous evening.
Watch the paws they're not to be fooled with.

Written by Will Fox

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Sleepy time by the dam

When on safari it's always nice to enjoy a snooze in the afternoon between game game drives, especially if you have been up early looking for wildlife. For most of us, sleeping in isn't an option when there is so much to go and see, but thats not the case for these Hippos. When we joined them, they were enjoying a late morning snooze. Well why not.
Written by Will Fox

Wednesday, 17 December 2014


We are very fortunate in that we often find Cheetah on safari. I have worked extensively with wild Lion and of-course Leopard, but only had an opportunity to work with Cheetah in a captive environment. They have a totally different temperament to many other big cats, which often lulls people into a false sense of security, they are after all an apex predator.
Written by Will Fox

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

I’m Dan Swan, On Track Safari’s fresh-out-the-box intern and my plan is to start this blog so that you can join me through my yearlong adventure with Will, Carol and the rest of the OTS team. Originally a Worcester kid, I finally ventured down to Bournemouth at the ripe old age of 20 to begin my studies of Tourism Management at the University. With a placement year being a hugely important part of my course, I began my hunt for my perfect work experience. But as the months rolled by and with deadline drawing closer and closer, the panic slowly set in.  This was until I stumbled across a small, very to the point, advertisement on my University online facilities from my future head-honcho Will Fox. With a passion for nature tourism and responsible travel, you can only image my excitement (and relief) when this little internship advert described the opportunity to a part of a company who not only run a range of African safaris…but do so to fund their very own wildlife conservation organisation! To me, Will and the company seemed so genuine in what they offer in their safaris as well as their mission for protecting African big and furries.

Needless to say I was buzzing after the countless emails and Skype calls with dodgy signal out in the bush that I finally landed my position as intern with On Track Safaris. I’m now two months in and have already learned so much from the team. Unlike my University peers, it feels like I have so much freedom and responsibility in my position that has already led me to creating marketing and promotion campaigns, utilising our social media channels and being a part of the enquiry and booking process.

On Track Safaris has given me this amazing opportunity to do something unique with my placement year and this is only the beginning. I will be uploading regular blogs so you can keep up to date with my journey during my time with OTS. Stay tuned.

Written by Dan Swan

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Lion around

Of-course we regularly see lion on safari. More often than not they are are lying down together. Sometimes love is in the air, as with this pair.

Written by Will Fox

Friday, 12 December 2014

Mum and Baby Ele going for a walk

Baby elephants are always fun to see on Safari. We love the picture above with Mum and baby heading off down the road together.
Written by Will Fox

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Rhinos and mud

Rhinos love to get down and dirty. Rolling or wallowing in mud is actually very good for their skin and helps remove ticks and parasites. This little one was just loving playing around in a mud wallow.

Written by Will Fox

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Wildlife Photography - there are plenty of chances

Whether you are a dedicated wildlife photographer, or just want to take some pics as a reminder of your safari in Africa. There are always plenty of amazing opportunities on an On Track Safari.
Written by Will Fox

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Ground HornBill

The Ground HornBill are significantly endangered. So it was great to see this group while on Safari in the Kruger National park.

Written by Will Fox