International Pangolin Day

Pangolins, often referred to as “scaly anteaters,” are unique and fascinating creatures that play a crucial role in the ecosystems they inhabit. Despite their ecological significance, pangolins face numerous threats, including habitat loss and illegal wildlife trade, making them one of the most endangered species on the planet. We thought we’d answer some commonly asked […]

A Grumpy Customer

The Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer), is a formidable and iconic species of large herbivorous mammal native to Africa. Also referred to as the African buffalo, this robust creature is renowned for its imposing size, unpredictable behavior, and formidable appearance. Not the prettiest of Africa Big Five animals, but without doubt the most dangerous of […]

Disco Donkey

Today we celebrate a favourite safari animal that inhabit various regions of Africa, the zebra. They are well known for their distinctive black and white striped coats and a favorite of many while on safari. Here we will answer some of the commonly asked questions about zebras. Why do zebra have stripes? For many years, […]

A trip done by Andy Joannou

The Planning I normally have a firmer plan of what I want out of my trips. This time, all I knew was that I wanted to return to South Africa (my second time), largely inspired by the photos and videos being shared on Ryan’s Instagram and those appearing on my Explore feed. I didn’t know […]

Antelope across Africa

Africa is home to a diverse array of wildlife, and among its most captivating inhabitants are the various species of antelopes. Antelopes are herbivorous mammals belonging to the Bovidae family, and they exhibit a wide range of sizes, shapes, and behaviors. In this blog, we will delve into the world of African antelopes, highlighting their […]

Cheetah – Master of Speed

The cheetah stands as one of the most captivating and iconic big cats in the world. Known for its incredible speed and distinctive appearance, the cheetah has evolved numerous adaptations to thrive in its diverse habitats. Today is International Cheetah Day, and so we are going to have a look at some of these special […]

Kenya – An Asilia Experience

Private guide Ryan Johnston recently got the opportunity to explore some of Kenya’s most iconic destinations. Tag along as he share his experience of an East African adventure

Wandering Eyes

If you have ever had the pleasure of being out on a safari in the warmer months of the year, you may have been lucky enough to come across a chameleon. Whether it be an individual crossing the road after the rains or a magic spot by a tracker guide using a spotlight on an […]

The Big River Horse

Another one of Africa’s iconic animals, the hippopotamus, or better known as a hippo, is found throughout the continent wherever permanent water can be found. Known for its loud nasal snorts, wide gaping yawns, and beady eyes, all that visit Africa want to see one. To many people’s surprise, though, it is not easy to […]

Spotted Hyena – No Laughing Matter

Spotted hyenas are fascinating and highly social carnivores found in various parts of Africa. Unfortunately, Walt Disney’s movie The Lion King dealt them a bad hand, as many people now view them as “bad guys.” This is not true, and they are incredibly intelligent animals that deserve more praise. They are known for their unique […]

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