The industry is changing, visitors to Africa no longer want to skim the surface of things but want to go deeper; to have a more visceral meaningful experience where they feel that their travel experience has somehow added positively to the place they have visited.
Recently we hosted along with Rae Safaris an unusual tourism meets conservation safari at the Pilansberg National Park, with a group of veterinarians and animal behaviorists.
For the first couple of days we used telemetry to track down predators, with the exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate John Power and Andrew Rae. Then followed up with a series of white and black rhino notching’s and chipping with the Pilansberg Rhino Protection Service.
This was an exceptional few days where we got up close and personal to one of Africa's greatest of mammals in a meaningful way that contributes not only towards their protection but also to our scientific understanding of them.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Flying thousands of hours in their specially modified aircraft, aerial photographers Jay and Jan Roode have spent more than a decade photographing some of the most remote and spectacular wilderness areas of Southern Africa from above.
The continent of Africa has always held an irresistible allure and fascination for them and they seem content only when free to roam the
skies, capturing awe inspiring images of the
natural wonders of the region from above.