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 April reminds us of the critical importance of biodiversity. Our planet, Earth, is a marvel in its own right, teeming with an array of life on land and in the sea. The ongoing discovery of new animal and plant species, even after thousands of years, never ceases to amaze me. It’s only fitting, then, that we have set aside a day to celebrate our extraordinary home. April 22nd marks Earth Day, an occasion that ignites a global surge of green enthusiasm. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has evolved into a worldwide call to action—a day to cherish our planet and to champion its preservation.

April is also a time to reflect on the plight of the elephant. April 16th is designated to honour these magnificent and intelligent creatures, serving as a poignant reminder that we must protect and conserve them. Elephants are crucial to the equilibrium of our ecosystems, yet they face various threats to their survival, including the dire consequences of poaching for ivory, habitat loss due to urban development, and the encroachment of agricultural lands.

For me, April is a call to our collective conscience, urging us to safeguard and cherish this extraordinary gift we’ve been granted.

This issue holds a special place as we conclude the first quarter of the year. We trust that you’ve found enjoyment and enrichment in our publications to date. In this edition, Mike Myers takes us on a journey to the Okavango Delta to explore the Kiri Camp. Dr. Teju Baba offers insights into his latest work, “50 African Pioneers”—an enlightening read. Rose Rigden adds a touch of witty humour to our pages with her comics depicting the nuanced interactions between humans and animals. While, Sophie Philips shares her remarkable love story, intertwined with the wild, through her adventures alongside her husband-turned-guide.

As the season advances, let us all embrace the spirit of Earth Day, not just on April 22nd, but every day. It’s a time to renew our commitment to environmental stewardship, to celebrate the wonders of nature, and to take action in preserving our planet for future generations. Enjoy the

articles, the stories of adventure and passion, and let them serve as a reminder of the beauty and fragility of our shared home. Happy reading!

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Wild at Life E.V. Rhinoceros Conservation and Rescue Mission

Safeguarding Rhinos through Conservation Efforts Article and Images: Aslihan Gedik; Founding Chairman and Chief Conservation Officer A rhinoceros is a large herbivorous mammal known for its thick skin and one or more horns on its snout. There are five species: Black, White, Indian, Javan, and Sumatran. The trafficking of animals is a serious global issue, […]
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Landrover Experience: Lonehill Johannesburg

Article: Rudo Nhamoinesu Images: Melissa Katunga As the first light of dawn illuminated the sprawling cityscape of Harare, a sense of eager anticipation hung in the air. We—a select group of automobile enthusiasts were awaiting our flight to Johannesburg with bated breath. We had been cordially invited by Premier Auto Zimbabwe to partake in an […]
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The Phillips on Safari

Article and Images by Sophie Phillips “The world sees the Safari industry through the lense of photographers, agents, guests and everyone in between. It paints pictures of what it is like ‘going the safari’. We paint a slightly different picture. We are the people creating Safaris. We are the people working in the camps, baking […]
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Kiri Camp. Okavango Delta

Article and Images Mike Myers When I look back on my career as a guide in Botswana it’s hard to believe I’m in my fifth decade of doing it, the time seems to have passed by in a heartbeat. In that time, I have lived through the growth of the safari industry from humble beginnings […]
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Pamarah at Night – A Diner’s Delight

By Ross Scott-Riddell, Family Owner and Head Chef To feel like eating at home away from home, to have generously sized portions which taste first world, in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, is what Pamarah Lodge manages to achieve every night in their daily set menu. Each day of the week presents guests with […]
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Scenic Nyanga

Article by Tami MudzingwaIn the rolling hills of the Eastern Highlands lies one of Zimbabwe’s hidden gems, Nyanga National Park. Nestled in thick evergreen forests, the hills and valleys are punctuated by majestic waterfalls, streams, and rivers flowing with crystal clear water. The mystical Mt. Nyangani imposes its towering presence over the scenic view, while […]
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