The first Namibian record of Yellow-throated Leaflove (photo by lodge owner Curt-Ingo Sagell). This is a noisy but sometimes coy member of the greenbul/bulbul family

At the start of 2016, something almost unbelievable happened in the southern African listing region. Yellow-throated Leafloves (plural) were discovered 125 km south of their previously known range, just within the southern African listing region (which includes seven countries south of the Zambezi River: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, the southern half of Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho… Read more »

Namibia

Cheetah in Namibia (Photo by Martin Benadie)

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Land of Dust and Giants: The Northern Tuli Game Reserve

Sandstone and Baobab

The Tuli Game Reserve may be small compared to the Central Kalahari, but it comes with the wild and rugged ambiance that’s at the heart of the Botswana experience.

Birdlife of Namibia (Photo Gallery)

The Caprivi Strip is a narrow finger of land belonging to Namibia but extending 280 miles further east than the rest of the country. The German Chancellor Leo von Caprivi bargained with the British to get this strip of land so they could have access to the mighty Zambezi River and thus a route to the east coast of Africa – the only problem being that Victoria Falls stands in the way. Travel photographer Ted Stedman visited Namibia earlier this year and came back with these winning shots of birds he encountered.

Africa: Top Ten Destinations for Bird Watching

Pell's Fishing Owl (photo courtesy of Birding Ecotours © Mike Nelson)

In Birding the Dark Continent of Africa, I provided an overview of this superb continent. Now I will suggest my opinions for the first 10 African countries to visit, in descending order of priority. Most first-time visitors to Africa understandably also wish to see the megafauna, so it makes sense to narrow it down to southern… Read more »

African Birds & Wildlife Photo Gallery

Cheetah in Namibia (Photo by Martin Benadie)

This is a companion photo gallery to accompany my post: Birding the Dark Continent of Africa. Click any image to open… Read more »

Africa’s Top 10 Birds and Where To See Them

Pell's Fishing Owl (photo courtesy of Birding Ecotours © Mike Nelson)

In Birding the Dark Continent of Africa, A Continental Overview, I covered this fascinating continent with a broad brush stroke. If you select your travel destinations as a lister - where you will pick up certain species--the following list of Africa’s Top 10 Birds and Where To See Them will help plan your next excursion… Read more »