Tuesday, 27 December 2016
And if you would like free tickets to the show then CLICK the links below using reference DST9
CLICK HERE for free tickets to the London show
CLICK HERE for free tickets to the Manchester show
Monday, 26 December 2016
Sunday, 18 December 2016
Sunday, 11 December 2016
Monday, 5 December 2016
Sunday, 4 December 2016
Okay, Lion are similar, but of-course a lot bigger.
Guide books and teaching aids will show you a line drawing, or photo of a footprint indent in sandy soil, but I find it easier to start with the original; so I've used pictures that I have taken with sedated leopards.
Whenever I have had to catch and release a leopard for research or to relocate, I keep pictures of the foot shape. They often help in identifying the individuals spoor later.
As you can see above the general shape of a leopards spoor is as described, but thereafter each has subtle differences which help identify a particular cat. And thats when tracking steps up a gear.
Join us on safari www.ontracksafaris.com
Thursday, 1 December 2016
Sunday, 27 November 2016
Vanessa very kindly allowed us to produce 100 limited edition prints for sale, with profits going to help support our work in conservation.
The prints are individually numbered and signed by Vanessa and available via eBay for delivery worldwide.
CLICK HERE to view our eBay listing
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Camera traps are now universally used by wildlife researchers and filmmakers. You may have seen the amazing camera trap footage that the BBC achieved of snow leopards, shown in the first episode of the new Plant Earth II series. Join us on safari and try it for your self. www.ontracksafaris.com
Sunday, 30 October 2016
Friday, 28 October 2016
These children face many challenges in life, beyond that which most of us can comprehend, yet here (as you can see) they can have some fun and enjoy life.
So much so that we have decided to recruit a local teacher to continue this program.
There are several ways that you can contribute towards our community education programs. You can join us on safari, the profits from which help to fund this work. Or you can make a donation via our UK charity www.ontracksfoundation.org
Saturday, 22 October 2016
Even in these uncertain times, we have not increased our prices for our 2017 South African Safaris, making our safaris exceptional value. We're often asked why our South African safaris are offered at such a low price? The answer is very straightforward...When you come on safari with us, you come are on safari with us not a third party. There are no middlemen or agents taking their cut, meaning you pay the real price for your safari.www.ontracksafaris.com
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
We have limited places remaining for our 2017 Djuma specials, so book now to secure your place and while the $-£ rate is so advantageous.
Dates for our 14 day Djuma safaris are:
4th June - 17th June
16th October - 29th October
Or if you prefer our three reserves safari package with Djuma included for just £1995 pps (currently around $2,500)
8th June - 17th June
19th October - 28th October.
This three reserve special includes transfers from Johannesburg, four nights at our safari base and home of the INGWE Leopard Research program Rukiya Safari lodge, followed by three nights at Vuyatela (to coincide with the 14 day Djuma safari group time at Vuyatela, followed by two nights in the luxurious Raptors Retreat in the Blaule Game Reserve.
CLICK HERE to fund out more
Friday, 30 September 2016
|Guests heading out on safari after visiting Final Control|
As a fan of WildEarth and #SafariLive you'll be very familiar with Djuma Game Reserve, which is the base for safari broadcasts and home to the amazing film crew we all know and love. Vuyatela Game Lodge at Djuma joins the DRC (safari crew camp) and has become extremely popular, especially with South African tourists due to it's unique and very successful business model. So much so, that there are only a few available dates remaining in 2017 which we have provisionally booked for WildEarth fans who wish to join our Djuma Safaris. However, we can't hold these dates for long and need to confirm in just four days time.
|WildEarth fans on safari with OTS meeting the TV crew|
|WildEarth director Will Fox with OTS guest Mary visiting FC|
The first is our Djuma Special Safari, which is fantastic value and has proved very popular with WildEarth fans over the last two years. It includes both Vuyatela and Cheetah Plains game lodges as well as our safari base (home of the INGWE Leopard Research program) and Klaserie game reserve. CLICK HERE for more details.
|Our guests enjoying back stage passes to Final Control to see the start of the show|
This special safari is not even listed on our website, however you can CLICK HERE to check out our standard three reserve and just replace the three nights at Umlani Game Lodge with three nights spent at Vuyatela Gmae Lodge at Djuma.
|View from Vuyatela Game Lodge of the Djuma Water Hole|
Monday, 19 September 2016
This example is resident on the Thaba Tholo wilderness reserve, where we have been conducting leopard research for nearly ten years.
Join us on safari at Thaba Tholo
Sunday, 11 September 2016
We had some great news last month, when Tara's work was accepted and she is now officially Dr Pirie.
Huge congratulations go to Tara, but the good news doesn't end there. Tara has accepted a post doctoral research role at Reading, which means she will be continuing to work with our leopard program.
For more information on our leopard program, click the about us link on our website www.ontracksafaris.com
Thursday, 8 September 2016
Sunday, 4 September 2016
Pangolin and Aardvark are just two of the illusive and secretive species we have seen recently, much to the excitement of guests and guides alike.
Join us in Africa
Sunday, 28 August 2016
Witnessing a kill is as real as it gets, and reality is after all what separates the safari experience from that of watching TV documentaries.
We are ever conscious of our guests sensibilities and if those scenes are not appropriate for them, then rest assured that we'll maintain our distance. For others we'll endeavour where feasible to offer a view to a kill.
|Sleeping lion with a full belly|
Sunday, 21 August 2016
These are specially adapted 4 x 4 vehicles that have rows of seats for our guests, plus a special seat on the front for a tracker to be able to sit forward and read signs along the road to help find animals.
All in all a great way to experience wildlife.
Sunday, 14 August 2016
Join us in Africa
Sunday, 7 August 2016
Thereafter we move on to the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
Mixing camping in remote places with time spent in lodges and hotels.
Click here to find out more.