Blog: Mana Pools National Park

For more than 15 years I’ve travelled to over 100 national parks in Southern, East and Central Africa, from Odzala-Kokoua National Park in Republic of Congo to Agulhas National Park at the very southern tip of Africa. I’ve taken a few photos along the way, and interviewed some of the dedicated people who live and work in these areas. These are the blogs I’ve written about my experiences.


22nd November 2016 Magic of Mana

Mana Pools is one of my favourite wild places, especially because of the abundant wildlife and incredible scenery. The magic…...

21st November 2016 Walking with wild dogs in Mana Pools

Mana Pools in Zimbabwe is famous for it's walking safaris. It's one of the few conservation areas in Africa where…...

21st November 2016 Night drive at Little Ruckomechi

I was taken on a night drive at Little Ruckomechi in Mana Pools while staying there. Honest Siyawareva was my…...

21st November 2016 Honest Siyawareva of Little Ruckomechi

I get to meet some very inspiring people during my exploration of Africa's wild places. And almost all the guides…...

21st November 2016 Lady leopard of Mana Pools

While on a game drive at Little Ruckomechi, I happened to fall in love with a lady leopard of Mana…...

21st November 2016 My neighbour the elephant at Little Ruckomechi

I spent two days recently at the new Little Ruckomechi camp in Mana Pools National Park. The only thing "little"…...

19th November 2016 Flying into Little Ruckomechi at Mana Pools

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of flying into Little Ruckomechi at Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. This…...

12th February 2016 Africa’s elephants on the edge

In the build up to the international CITES meeting in September in South Africa, I am writing and researching a…...

22nd January 2016 Can you place a value on African wildlife?

"In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but what we refuse to destroy."…...

16th July 2015 Chris and Monique Fallows’ incredible African wildlife experiences

Chris and Monique Fallows are a husband and wife team based in Cape Town. They have pioneered the research and…...

30th June 2015 The definitive interview with wildlife photographer Greg du Toit

Greg du Toit is probably Africa’s best-known wildlife photographer. In 2013 he won the BBC World Wildlife Photographer of the Year…...