Rocking for Rhinos Festival : Get Your Tickets
Oct04

Rocking for Rhinos Festival : Get Your Tickets

The CITES (CoP17) wildlife convention took place in Sandton, South Africa and is currently drawing to a close. The convention is a massive global event where numerous countries gather to discuss the plight of wildlife. It is an international treaty and agreement about trade in wildlife and plants – its’ major aim to prevent the extinction of species. One of the issues at the forefront of the rhino poaching issue was...

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Cycling iMfolozi to Save African Wild Dogs
Jul20

Cycling iMfolozi to Save African Wild Dogs

When it comes to exercising, there is no better motivation than to do it for a good cause. When the exercise is heart-thumping, pedal-beating mountain biking and the cause is conserving African wild dogs, there is just no better reason to jump in the saddle! The Wild Series iMfolozi Mountain Bike Challenge offers the ride of a lifetime to adrenalin junkies, nature lovers, and mountain bikers all in the name of saving Africa’s...

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Namibia: The Guardians
Nov24

Namibia: The Guardians

Namibia; a country wide conservation success story. The World Wild Life Fund and the Namibian Government have been working together to create conservation initiatives in Namibia. Wildlife protection has even been written into the Namibian Constitution and laws. Wildlife is not contained in Namibia, the animals roam freely in most parts of the country. This includes predators like lions. Small local communities have always seen these...

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Farewell to Rosh, Desert Lion Legend
Jul10

Farewell to Rosh, Desert Lion Legend

The issue of human-lion conflict is one of the biggest killers of lions in Africa today. It is a seemingly unending battle to establish an harmonious existence between us and them, and sadly, where Namibia’s unique desert lions live, this battle has resulted in the tragic death of one of the most significant male lions of the Skeleton Coast. Rosh, a name given to identify him, was collared by Dr Flip Stander and Desert Lion...

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Would you add 1% for Africa and the Big Cat Initiative?
May13

Would you add 1% for Africa and the Big Cat Initiative?

Add just 1% to your safari cost for the Big Cat Initiative  Help save Africa’s wildlife with the Big Cat Initiative Do you think the people who visit Africa and who utilise its resources for tourism should be responsible for paying toward its protection and conservation? With over 49 million tourists entering Africa in 2011 (and that number has increased every year since), it would certainly make the difference in dollars if...

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Namibia’s Lion Rangers send an update from the Skeleton Coast
Apr03

Namibia’s Lion Rangers send an update from the Skeleton Coast

We’ve mentioned in previous blogs how honoured we are to be affiliated with the Desert Lion Conservation (DLC) project in Namibia, and when we receive updates from the field, we are reminded of just how important our sponsorship of the project is. Lion Rangers – a select few men from the affected conservancies in northwestern Namibia – are employed by TOSCO Trust and DLC to patrol and protect their communities from...

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The World called upon South Africa to Ban Canned Lion Hunting
Mar17

The World called upon South Africa to Ban Canned Lion Hunting

The Global March for Lions (#GlobalMarch4Lions) took place in Cape Town and in roughly 60 other cities all over the world to protest against South Africa’s canned lion hunting industry. Sun Safaris was there – a proud (yet, sole) representative of the travel operator industry based in Cape Town – and we drove our banner to the gates of parliament to address the government and ask for change. The message of the day...

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