Harrison Jacobs, provided by Published 10:05 am CDT, Saturday, March 30, 2019 Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider Tanzania, in East Africa, is home to some of the greatest conservation areas and parks in the world. On a recent five-day safari, I visited three areas: the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire. The most breathtaking sight of the whole trip was the Great Wildebeest Migration, when 1.5 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra and other animals travel across Kenya and Tanzania to give birth or find new grass or fresh water. Nothing else I saw on safari compared to watching a natural event of such magnitude. If you had asked me before going on safari what I was most excited to see, my answer would have been lions. But after having gone on a five-day safari in Tanzania last month, I'm convinced I had it all wrong. The most fascinating animals to watch are the wildebeest. All year round, just about the entire population of wildebeests in … [Read more...] about I went on safari in the Serengeti and the most unforgettable sight of the whole trip had nothing to do with lions, cheetahs, or leopards
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Harrison Jacobs, provided by Published 3:08 pm CDT, Thursday, March 28, 2019 Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider On a recent five-day safari in Tanzania, I witnessed the Great Wildebeest Migration as well as numerous lions, elephants, and giraffes. I was incredibly lucky: My guide, Charles Nnko of Tanzania Experience, told me that many safari-goers don't see half as much on safaris that are twice as long. My "luck" was helped considerably because we visited three different parks, each with different climates and habitats supporting different animals. By visiting all three, my guide put me in the places where animals are likely to be. Like most people who go on safari, I wanted to see everything. I'm talking lions, cheetahs, rhinos, hippos, leopards, and the Great Migration, where1.5 million wildebeest migrate annually on a nearly 2,000-mile cycle in search of new grass, fresh water, and a place to birth their calves. That is difficult to accomplish. No matter … [Read more...] about My safari guide told me we saw more animals in 5 days than most people do on 10-day trips. It comes down to a simple planning strategy all safari-goers should follow.
It was a special kind of season warm-up for the reigning Cliff Diving World Champions Rhiannan Iffland and Gary Hunt when they headed for a "cliff dive-and-safari" adventure in South Africa. The record-winning duo could choose from majestic cataract falls, circular basins flanked by red rocks and what is said to be the greenest canyon on earth when they scouted the Drakensberg escarpment region of eastern Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was the Bourke's Luck Potholes that attracted the cliff diver's attention most during their quest for untouched take-off spots a month prior to the first stop of the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Before the seven-stop world tour kicks off in the Philippines on April 13, the sport's most decorated athletes seized the cliff diving safari to gain confidence for their acrobatic free-falls from up to 27 metres at speeds in excess of 85 kilometres per hour. … [Read more...] about Champion cliff divers enjoy incredible South African scenery
PUBLISHED: 09:35 07 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:56 09 January 2019 Tony Wenham You and your family could wion the holiday of a lifetime in our new competition. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto adogslifephoto You could be jetting off on a £10,000 safari to South Africa in September this year. Africa Alive! logoThe winners will experience one of the world’s most beautiful cities, some startling exotic scenery – and get up close to some of the giants of the animal kingdom.The competition, in association with the Zoological Society of East Anglia (ZSEA), owner of Africa Alive! at Kessingland and Banham Zoo, will see a family of four jet out to stunning South Africa for an 11-day holiday of a lifetime.Two adults and two children will fly to Cape Town and enjoy nine nights in carefully chosen accommodation followed by two nights in the privately-owned Garden Route Game Lodge, fully escorted by an experienced tour manager.Along the way, the … [Read more...] about Win a £10,000 safari holiday of a lifetime with the EADT
By Jordan Blum Published 6:40 pm CDT, Sunday, August 5, 2018 Perhaps the biggest showstopper at the weekend’s Hunters Extravaganza was the team from Gator Country Adventure Park in Beaumont. Wearing a “Quick hands or no hands” shirt, owner Gary Saurage wrangled a live, eight-foot American alligator and showed off a variety of rattlesnakes and other animals. “If you get bit by this, you better find God,” Saurage said, while holding a canebrake rattlesnake. Nearly 20,000 people attended the 42nd annual event in Houston with exhibitors touting everything from dove hunting in Texas to big-game elephant hunting on South African safaris. Guns were not sold at the Texas Trophy Hunters Association event at the NRG Center, so it was all about the seemingly countless accessories and technological advances used by hunters, from laser sights and range-finding binoculars to bigger equipment like hunting blinds and all-terrain vehicles. These are all … [Read more...] about Countless accessories sold at Hunters Extravaganza in Houston but not guns