General News - May 2015
Banded mongoose attacked by martial eagle - 26 May 2015
The remaining mongoose band were in a state of hysteria as the eagle took off with the screaming mongoose clutched in its talons.
Pausing some distance away with the poor mongoose, the eagle is set upon by the remaining mongoose.
Invariably the victim suffers in such a fight, but not this time! The force of the mongoose was too much for the martial eagle - he gave up his fight, dropped the mongoose and retired to a nearby tree. He was promptly given his marching orders by some majors in the mongoose band while the remaining mongoose remained with their slightly ‘shaken’ friend. Amazingly the victim suffered the odd scratch but was fine... what an incredible sighting!
Cape Town... voted one of the world's top 10 travel destinations 2015 by TripAdvisor. - 19 May 2015
There's never been a better time to go... during the coming months the peninsula and oceans come alive with beautifully clear days and powerful stormy weather providing atmospheric sights and experiences.
The iconic Cape Peninsula is incredibly diverse - tours offer shark cage diving, whale watching, surfing, sand boarding, kayaking, cycling, horse riding, wine tasting and of course excellent cuisine.
What's living in those misty hills? - 12 May 2015
Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest measures 330 km sq. and is around 25,000 years old. The lowland forest is home to 340 gorillas living in 15 troops; gorillas are tracked from Buhoma in the north and Nkuringo in the south. There are 350 birds including 23 Albertine Rift endemics; 200 butterfly species, 120 mammals including 11 primates, 200 species of tree, approximately 30 forest elephants in the south.
To explore this amazing area, Zambezi is offering a 4 day gorilla trek. Read more about our special offer on Safari Bookings
Truly a once in a lifetime experience
Immerse yourself in nature...beneath the ocean - 5 May 2015
Archaeological records at the “point of origin” show the first evidence of cognitive human development, early nuclear family life, art and human values associated with how we live today.
Living along the same coastline, swimming and diving the pristine waters in an attempt to encounter nature as our ancestors did, Craig Foster is changing our perceptions of the wilderness ocean with the 'Sea Change Project'. This four year journey has lead to a discovery of life that astounds in its complexity and beauty. He's discovered new species and had encounters with wild animals once thought impossible. Learnt how the nutrient-rich, cold sea water has positive effects our minds and bodies - Foster says "when you're immersed in nature, there’s a transformation that takes place because we are basically aligning ourselves with our original design, those neutral networks in the brain start functioning and activate primal joy".
(Image credit Craig Foster/Sea Change Project)