When passing through a Roadhouse in southern Namibia, we met the family owners - and this cute baby Chacma baboon they were hand raising for eventual release back into his troop that live nearby. They were raising him because his mother was sadly killed by a passing car on the roads nearby.
But he would've been released by now, and no, he's not in an area to pose any risk to people. The troop live in remote Fish River Canyon, and these baboons are wild, free, and don't conflict with people.
In the days after a huge thunderstorm hit the Central Kalahari, Botswana, in March 2016, I became landlocked due to flooding all around my campsite... and the experience was 100% worth it!
The best part was seeing these beauties - Giant African Bullfrogs, 100s of them - emerge from what was dry ground and occupy any waterhole deep enough across the Phokoje Pan. But GEEEEZ were they were feisty fellas!
When you manage your own business, you pour everything you have into it to make it work... that means crazy long days back-to-back, and, for me, hiding away to focus and get sh*t done. So, from time to time – especially when the sea is flat outside – I take a morning off and go adventuring myself...
Testimonial: "The Authentic African Experience" by Critty Wallace
Africa Overland Trip, Namibia to Zambia (Jul/Aug 2017)
"What Shane gave us on our journey through Africa was so much more than we could ever have imagined (expected)... Far more than just a tour guide, Shane shares a passion and connection with the landscape and its animals, and will truly give you the authentic African experience... wild camping, African-style cooking and an experience that caters to you."
After spending 2 of the last 3 years travelling across the wilder areas of Africa (the remaining time spent doing the same in Australia & North America), I've developed a handful of awesome expedition-style trips to showcase the real magic of Africa...
"It was like a Nat Geo documentary was unfolding right before our eyes... except, there was no TV between us and the action." This story recounts moments from our Great Migration experience in Africa last year, and the range of safaris we now offer around the world.