As South Africa celebrates the good news that the strict Covid related lockdowns have had a positive effect on the slow down of rhino poaching in this country, conversely we should be aware that this translates, sadly, to an anticipated increase in appetite for the illicit trade in rhino horn and other illegally traded species.
Our Wilderness Leadership Guides who many of you may have met on trail are a special group of people with a collective 100+ years of experience of taking people safely into the Wilderness. Passionate conservationists, amazing human beings and the backbone of our organisation.
Does this scenario seem familiar? You go on an outdoor adventure and have an amazing connection with nature. Perhaps it's a school excursion, a camping trip, or even one of our wilderness trails. You feel connected, awake, aware. The less important aspects of life - those everyday worries, somehow fall away and you gain a fresh perspective and appreciation for life. You leave a new person. Refreshed and inspired to keep up that connection with nature, and the regenerative effect it has on you. And then…Nothing…
We love the feedback we get from trailists around how well they ate. On trail, our guides are notorious for preparing some of the most delicious, healthy & wholesome meals you can imagine. Thanks to past trailsts, Bevan & Jill Langley from Stray Along The Way for this second in our series of DIY, leave no trace, trail food..... tasty Fuhlela with legendary Wilderness Guide and storyteller, Rodney Hlatswayo.
Everyone is a student ..... join one of our set date Wilderness Trails this Autumn period in the iMfolozi Wilderness Area at our South African Student rate, even if you're not a student. A chance for a digital detox, to de-stress and just be, sleep under a million stars on the banks of the iMfolozi River with the sounds of nightjars, hyenas and lions roaring in the distance, live in the rhythm of nature for a few days, does any of this make you feel like smiling? We have just what you need! This is hands down the best time of year to be on trail in iMfolozi!
Demonstrating a commitment to nurturing the best talent in the expedition travel industry for the benefit of its guests, Silversea Cruises recently held its second Expedition Leadership Training Academy, on land and aboard its cruise vessel Silver Discoverer, including a Wilderness immersion experience with the Wilderness Leadership School
Want to know the difference between a Buzzard and an Eagle? Or frustrated by seeing something fly over and you have no clue where to start? Durban and surrounds residents .....be sure join us for an exciting "Introduction to Raptor Identification" course, by Tammy Caine from FreeMe, KZN.
We are always amazed at how the trail experience is always a lot less about just seeing wildlife and so much more about the personal journey. This wonderful clip produced by Billi-Jean Parker and Lynton Richards from Ocean Planet Media shares their journey on a recent Wilderness Trail in iMfolozi. (Main photo credit: Bo Wood)