Arc Earth partners with Empowers Africa

Empowers Africa is a U.S. based public charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3) that supports programs in the areas of human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in sub-Saharan Africa. Empowers supports programs in the areas of human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in sub-Saharan Africa and we are proud to be a local partner. Arc…

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What does a Private Guide do?

Being a Private Guide in Africa is a multifaceted and rewarding profession that involves a deep understanding of the natural environment, wildlife behaviour, and the ability to provide an unforgettable experience for visitors. Watch the video we made below just for guests like you, to understand in detail, what we actually do. A skilled Private…

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A journey to the Green Kalahari

As we traversed the dense rainforests and darted alongside the elusive rhinos, our adventure led us to a starkly contrasting landscape, where the sands of the Kalahari whispered tales of resilience and rebirth. Our final destination, Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa’s most extensive privately protected conservation area, beckoned with a promise of new beginnings.  In the…

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The Cosmic Chamelon

The flap necked chameleon is the only species of chameleon found in the Sabi Sands and is always a winner with the guests. Due to their ability to camouflage themselves so adeptly, they are very difficult to see during the day but come night time, it’s not hard for our skilled trackers to spot them…

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Risky Rhinos

Of course, with the imminent threat of rhinos becoming extinct in the wild, these amazing creatures have jumped to the forefront of guests wish lists. The white rhino is the most common of the two species for us to see and in most cases when we do see them they are going on with their…

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The dark side of a Zebra

A Zebra is one of the most iconic mammals in Africa, as it looks rather pretty and is like a frolicking wild horse to most. However, Zebras certainly don’t act as gentile as they look! Why they have such start colours is a mystery! One theory is that they have the stripes not to hide…

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The strongest insect in the world…

Dung beetles can roll dung balls up to 50 times their own weight. These little guys are some of the most fascinating insects out here in the bush. For the whole of winter they have been in a state of torpor waiting for the heat of summer and the first rains. The bush then starts…

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A spot of ewe for breakfast

With the summer in full swing in the Southern Hemisphere, all the impala ewes have started dropping their lambs and we’ve been bombarded with the most amazing sightings over the past few weeks.   Our goal for the morning was to find a leopard and we didn’t have to wait too long! Rika, one of the…

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Nothing diminutive about a Dwarf Mongoose

These incredible creatures may be the smallest carnivores in Africa but there’s nothing diminutive about these cheeky chaps! They are often found living in old termite mounds where the temperatures remain pretty constant all year round making for a comfortable home with central heating in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. The typical…

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Crashing Cubs

In many of the Private Reserves the Rangers have the privilege of getting to know particular prides of lions as well as resident leopards. This makes perfect sense as they all have particular territories which they’ve claimed. When Rich was a Safari Guide at Sabi Sabi, The Southern Pride was (and still is) a lion…

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